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Dazzle, originally localized as Surround is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest Series. It attempts to distract a group of enemies with illusions, reducing their accuracy to 3/8ths (37%). Introduced in Dragon Quest II, it has been a low level spell that Magi learn early in their careers. The spell typically has a 100% success rate, barring enemy resistance.


Dragon Quest II

The Princess of Moonbrooke learns Dazzle at level 6 in all versions of DQII and can cast the spell for a mere 2 MP.

In the original NES version of II, Dazzle will only reduce accuracy by 25%. This flaw has been remedied in all subsequent versions.

Dragon Quest III

Interestingly, Priests learn Dazzle in the third quest instead of the Magi. They pick up this spell at level 7 and it costs them 4 MP

Dragon Quest IV

Dazzle causes a group of enemies to hallucinate (i.e see many copies of the target), thus making them harder to hit. Kiryl learns it at Level 6, and Orifiela joins the party already knowing the spell.

Dragon Quest V

Name Level
Daughter --
Debora --
Pocus poppet --
Bianca 5
Dracky 5
Grudgerigar 5
Hellion 5
Nera 12

Dragon Quest VI

Dazzle is already known by Ashlynn upon joining the party, and learned by Milly at level 6. Other characters can learn this spell by advancing to rank 2 of the Mage vocation.

Dragon Quest VII

The Gerion can use Surround at the second tier after 16 battles. The Mage learns it at the sixth tier after 105 battles. Maribel learns it at level 11. It costs 3 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest VIII

Angelo learns Dazzle after investing 3 points into his Staff skill tree. It costs him 5 MP to cast and affects one group of enemies.

Dragon Quest IX

Dazzle is learned by Armamentalists at level 2. It costs 5 MP to cast, and has a base accuracy of 75%. Once the caster's magical might reaches 50, the spell will gradually become more accurate. Once the stat reaches 500, the spell have a base accuracy of 100%.