Black Clover manga is well into its Spade Kingdom arc as of chapter 247, “Battlefield: Heart Kingdom.” If you have been catching up with Black Clover, you must know that the manga has been on a high-horse for a couple of weeks.
Week after week, thrilling chapters have been released since the attack on Golden Dawn, followed by the attack on Black Bull and now the Heart Kingdom.
However, the latest chapter gave us more of a shock than just goosebumps, right up to the final panel. Our lightning wonder, Luck Voltia, went up against a Dark Disciple of Vanica and lost!
He hasn’t actually “lost” the fight yet, but it can be safely said that Svenkin — the dark disciple KO-ed Luck in round 1. So, let’s talk about the strength of the mage who managed to overwhelm the ever-fighting Luck Voltia himself!
Conflict Between Mage Stages
Spade Kingdom arc introduced us to a new set of mage levels — stages. The stage goes from 0 to 9, with 0 being the strongest.
Up until here, it was easier to understand, but lately, the stages seem to have no significant meaning at all.
Zeno’s two dark disciples that attacked Golden Dawn — Gaderois and Foyal (introduced in chapter 236 and 237) were both able to use 40% of Devil’s power and were Stage zero mages.
Yuno himself was identified as a stage zero mage, but he defeated both the dark disciples with relatively fewer wounds.
Is Luck Stage One?
Svenkin, the dark disciple who fought Luck Voltia, is also a Stage zero but can use the power of the Devil at 50%. In addition to that, he defeated Heart Kingdom’s Stage Zero Spirit Guardians.
On the contrary, he identified Luck as Stage One, who can fight Svenkin’s skin magic to some extent.
Based on the above facts, two conclusions can be drawn. Firstly, there is a great difference in power even amongst stage zero mages.
Second, after all his training with Gaja, Luck cannot be a mere stage one mage. In the next chapter, we will likely see him amping up his real power and beat Svenkin and his skin magic.
How Strong Is The Dark Disciple? – Conclusion
Based on the arguments mentioned above, Svenkin and his ability to harden and soften his skin at well is definitely a killer weapon. In addition to that, he can summon the devil power upto an astonishing fifty percent.
As for how strong is Svenkin? He should be on the same level as Luck’s pre-time skip elf mode at maximum potential, if not stronger.
About Black Clover
Black Clover is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūki Tabata. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since February 16th, 2015, and has been collected into 22 tankōbon volumes.
The story centers around Asta, a young boy seemingly born without any magic power, something that is unknown in the world he lives in. With his fellow mages from the Black Bulls, Asta plans to become the next Wizard King.