Dress Break
Issei using Dress Break against Ile, Nel, and Mira.
Kana 洋服崩壊ドレス・ブレイク
Romaji Doresu Bureiku
Other Names Clothes Collapse
Type Technique
Abilities Strips female opponents of their clothing
Wielder(s) Issei Hyoudou
A Cerberus owned by Iolava Amon

Dress Break, also known as Clothes Collapse, is a technique developed and put to use by Issei Hyoudou.


While training in preparation for Rias' Rating Game against Riser Phenex, Issei invented the technique to fight against Riser's peerage, which consisted entirely of girls. Following its creation, it became one of the two signature moves of Issei that he uses against female opponents, along with Pailingual.


Dress Break has the ability to strip women of their clothing by touching the clothes. To use Dress Break, Issei first comes into contact with his target, after which a magic circle appears at the point of contact. Finally, Issei triggers the Dress Break with a snap of his fingers. Aside from clothing, Issei can also remove any magic covering the female body as well, as shown in the case of Asia and Jeanne. A variation of the spell can be used to peel fruits and vegetables.


  • In the anime, the inspiration for Issei's Dress Break came from his fight with Kalawarner, when the latter was stripped naked by the energy released from Issei's Sacred Gear when he first activated it.
  • Issei states that he could not decide between this spell or one that would allow him to see through clothing.[1]
  • Dress Break resembles the Disarming spell from Negima! (Mahō Sensei Negima!).


  1. High School DxD Light Novel Volume 3 Life. 2 The Holy-sword has arrived Part 7

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