Cataclyst is a term for a Caster who was once considered a Natural, but turned Dark. It's also unknown whether they have the same powers and potential a Natural does. They are born from the Dark Fire. During their first few months as a Dark Caster, they will experience the "Wake of Fire", accidentally starting fires by accident and an uncontrollable draw to fire.
In The Book of Moons there's a passage:
"The greatest of the darknesse being the powere closest to the wold & the undyrworld, the cataclyst. The greatest of the light being the powere closest to the wold & the undyrworld, the natural. Where there is not onne there cannot be the othere, as withoute darknesse there can be no light."
- Elemental Manipulation: Cataclysts are easily able to control the elements and the weather without hesitation. Their "go-to" element is fire and can start fires by accident called "The Wake of Fire."
- Time Control: They are able to control and freeze time, but it's very rare if they can.
- Reality Warping: They are able to manipulate reality at ease. So easy, even Sarafine was able to warp reality with Macon Ravenwood.
- Kelting: They are able to speak non-verbally with other Casters that possess the same ability. Kelting is extremely rare. Most Casters aren't seen to do it, only very powerful casters.
- Possession: They are able to possess other living beings and project themselves into the bodies of others.
- Dark Fire Control: They are able to control the Dark Fire in Darkborns and control them.
- Sarafine Duchannes †
- Lena Duchannes (half-Cataclyst after Claiming)
- Mentioned Cataclyst
- Angelique St. Vincent (after infusion)
- Fire is the trademark of Cataclysts.