Dancer

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"The Dancer simply loves to dance"
--description from Dragon Quest VII

The Dancer (踊り子, Dancer) is a character class in Dragon Quest VI, Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest X.

Description[edit]

The dancer has good style and agility, and can learn several different kinds of dances. When a party member becomes a dancer, they are more likely to avoid attacks, with the chance depending on their current rank. The exact rate varies between games.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Dancer is one of the basic classes available. It is one of the prerequisites for the Luminary vocation (along with Gadabout).

Rank Avoidance Rate
1 1/256
2 1/256
3 1/64
4 1/32
5 1/16
6 1/16
7 1/16
8 1/8

Stat Changes[edit]

Statistics Change
Battles to Master 120
Strength -30%
Agility +30%
Defence -40%
Style +10%
Max HP -30%
Max MP -20%
Trait Increased evasion rate

Abilities[edit]

Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Aspiring Dancer Sultry Dance 1 One group An infectious step that woos the enemy into tripping the light fantastic too. 0
2 Understudy Dodgy Dance 5 Self Fancy footwork that prepares the performer to take evasive maneuvers. 0
3 Opening Act Weird Dance 18 One Enemy Lowers the enemy's MP. 0
4 Back-up Dancer Fuddle Dance 38 One group A befuddling boogie that confuses enemies. 0
5 Rising Star Cop Out 53 Self Palms off an enemy attack on a random friend or foe. 0
6 Crowd Pleaser Ban Dance 82 ??? A preventative jig that prohibits the enemy from dancing. 0
7 Prime Performer Tap Dance 97 One Enemy A rhythmic wiggle that steals MP from a single enemy. 0
8 Divine Dancer Death Dance 120 All enemies A macabre dance that sends enemies to the hereafter. 0

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

DQVII Dancer male.png
DQVII Dancer female.png

Dancers are once again necessary to unlock the Luminary vocation, and subsequently play a part in making a character a Druid.

Rank Avoidance Rate
1 1/64
2 1/64
3 1/16
4 1/16
5 1/8
6 1/8
7 1/8
8 5/32

Stat Changes[edit]

Statistics Change
Battles to Master 120
71
Strength -30%
Agility +30%
Resilience -40%
Wisdom Null
Style +10%
Max HP -30%
Max MP -20%

PS1 Abilities[edit]

Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Novice Nothing
2 Apprentice LureDance 5 One Enemy May cause one enemy to dance, preventing them from acting on their turn 0
3 ToeTapper ParryPass 18 Self Prevents any physical attack to another party member 0
4 Dervish OddDance 38 One Enemy Reduces the MP of a single enemy 0
5 Amateur SideStep 53 Self Increases the user chance of dodging an attack 0
6 Prancer DanceShut 82 One Group Prevents a group of enemies from dancing 0
7 Bounder PaniDance 97 One Group May cause confusion to one group of enemies 0
8 TruTalent K.O.Dance 120 All Enemies Has a chance of killing all enemies 0

3DS Abilities[edit]

Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Aspiring Talent Sultry Dance 1 One enemy Attempts to get the target into the groove. 0
2 Understudy 5
3 Opening Act Weird Dance 10 One enemy Reduces the MP of the target. 0
4 Back-Up Dancer Dodgy Dance 18 Self Increases evasion. 0
5 Rising Star Ban Dance 26 One group Prevents a group of enemies from performing dance abilities. 0
6 Crowd Pleaser Fuddle Dance 36 One Group Attempts to confuse an enemy group. 0
7 Prime Performer Muscle Dance 48 One Group Damages a group of enemies from left to right, with diminishing returns. 0
8 Divine Dancer Death Dance 71 All Enemies Has a chance of killing all enemies. 0

Hybrid Abilities[edit]

Hybrid Learns Target Info MP
Fighter JockDance One Group Attacks one group of enemies with decreasing damage 0
Jester BoxerDanc One Group Causes one group of enemies to laugh, preventing them from attacking 0
Mage TakeMagic Self Absorbs the MP from one magic spell 0
Mariner ShipDance One Enemy If successful, prevents one enemy from acting the next turn 0
Shepherd RamDance Does nothing 0
Thief RobDance One Enemy Steals MP from one enemy 0
Warrior SwordDanc All Enemies Four attacks to random enemies at 75 percent power 0

Usefulness[edit]

Although the Dancer takes 120 battles to master and it has some good skills, when Aishe joins the party, she has already mastered the dancer class. Aishe should be given the time to learn the Sword Dance skill as it is one of the best battle skills in Dragon Quest VII. It is also the most cost effective skill in terms of overall power.

The Hero and Ruff should also learn the Sword Dance skill. It takes 108 battles to bring both classes' levels to the 5th tier where they will learn Sword Dance.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Notable Dancers[edit]

Gallery[edit]