Bad karmour

The Bad karmour is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation. It is a suit of armour animated by evil magic that wields a wicked sharp poleaxe.


Deadly dark armoured allies of evil that dash into battle to beat at adventurers with their massive meaty blades. Unnaturally tall and beefy, the Bad karmour is also armed with a spooky skull embossed shield, making them an intimidating sight for any enemy to encounter. They can give their foes a good licking with the Lightning Slash skill, creating a sharp sparking circle with their baleful blades. These not-so-noble knights also frighten foes with Flame Slash, dealing fire damage. When wounded in battle they hold their hellish shields to the sky in order to restore health. When they first appeared, their suits of armor were colored dark indigo or black, but in modern depictions, the color changed to dark green.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

Bad Karmour (てっこうまじん Tekkō majin)  
Original (SFC)
Sprite HP * MP Attack Defense
  224 0 180 138
Agility Experience * Gold Tame Rate
99 ? 118 NA
Bestiary No. #134
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Slash
Lightning Slash
Uses Power Shield (restores 75~95 HP)
Location(s) Weaver's Peak (lower world)
Old Coal Mine
Item(s) Dropped Magic shield1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 25% 25%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 60% 60% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
25% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 80% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 60%
Remakes (DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

#186 - Bad karmour
HP MP Experience Gold
188 10 2,280 132
Attack Defense Speed
161 262 98
Dropped Item Iron ore116
Hades' helm1128
Locations Oubliette
Western Wormwood (high ground)
Wyrmtail (high ground)
Skills Helm Splitter
Double-Edged Slash
Whipping Boy
Spells Kabuff
Family Material
Bestiary # 186
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name てっこうまじん
Romanized Jap. Tekkō majin
Description Steely devils who harm with Helm Splitter and Double-Edged Slash, and like to protect their pals. Don't let them cast Kabuff.

They're possessed by the souls of soldiers who sacrificed themselves for the sake of Godwyn of the House of Gitt.

Dragon Quest TactEdit

Bad karmour appears as a B-rank monster of the Inorganic family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in the Battle Roads of the Golem, Low djinks, Blossom Slime, and Gyldenbritches as a party member.

Bad karmour (てっこうまじん Tekkō majin) 

Family Rank Role
Max Level HP MP Move
110 720 258 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
348 415 231 130 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Lightstrike Smouldering Slash* Blizzard Rush*
Talent Blossoming: Hook Thrust
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Crack-type Physical Potency +5% / Stats Up Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Blizzard Rush Potency +5% / Stats Up
Hook Thrust Potency +5%
Fourth Fifth
Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Blizzard Rush Potency +5% / Stats Up
Hook Thrust Potency +5%
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +5 Blizzard Rush Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Crack-type Physical Potency +5%: Raises Crack-type physical potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Very Weak Half Res Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Immune Normal Normal Half Res
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Super Weak Normal

Related MonstersEdit