The Black Blood Armor (黒血の鎧, Kurodji no yoroi) is a Black Blood-related ability which allows a user to create a armor consisting of the aforementioned substance.[1]



Maka's Black Blood Armor

The earlier appearance of the Grigori dress manifested during Soul and Maka's battle against the witch Arachne Gorgon. In this form, the dress is formed from the use of the Black Blood while the Demon Scythe is in its Demon-Hunt form. However, this dress lacks aspects of the Grigori aspects of the Black and White Grigori Dresses, most likely because neither Maka nor Soul was aware Maka possessed a Grigori Soul.[1][2]

Maka was able to generate a more powerful form of the Grigori Dress after Soul's ascension to a Death Scythe, during their battle on the Moon against Asura. This new dress retains the forearm gloves yet is now strapless without any sheer material, featuring a more formal skirt with additional layers, dress shoes similar to ballet flats, and angelic wing-like pigtail decorations.[3] With the new Black Blood Dress, Soul's Death Scythe form as well assumes a new appearance as a Dark Keyboard, gaining piano keys along his blade which Maka plays to weaponize her Soul Wavelength to fire at Asura in order to immobilize him long enough to slice with Witch-Hunt as well as give her the ability of flight. Soul's Death Scythe form also gains angelic wings similar to those of Maka's pigtails

Crona's Black Blood Armor

Special Abilities

Durability: Although the exact level of durability varies upon individual to individual using the Black Blood Armor, the ability allows exceptional protection of the user against physical attacks from Demon Weapon transformations, Soul Wavelength-related attacks (non-internal), and even Magical assault.[1][4]



Soul Eater Episode 20 SD - Maka Albarn Black Blood Dress

Black Room's Dress in the anime.

  • The former appearance of Maka's armor has very similar appearance upon Maka's first arrival into the Black Room[5] and after she killed Arachne, it would assume a new form after Soul becomes a Death Scythe and when they fought Asura on the Moon. This dress has a sheer top along her shoulders, neck, and hands as well as the crinoline under her skirt. Maka's dress armor uses much thicker material along her forearms and the rest of her dress. The back of the dress is tied into a ribbon. She wears heeled open-heel dress shoes. Although her hair had black ribbons to tie her pigtails in the Black Room, these ribbons are missing when Soul first manifests her dress physically. As the dress was made of Black Blood, when Soul first formed it physically around Maka's body, the bottom of the dress initially formed into more liquid tendrils.[1][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 59
  2. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 60
  3. Soul Eater Chapter 112
  4. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 83
  5. Soul Eater Manga: Chapter 18
  6. Soul Eater Anime: Episode 20
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