Item Master

The Item Master (どうぐ使い) is a vocation added to Dragon Quest X in the version 2.1 update. It is a profession focused on using tamed monsters to assist it in battle, but themed around a mechanic maintaining an automaton instead of the typical beastmaster type seen in the series.

A female Elf as an item master, bottom right.


The Item Master wears a gatsby cap with a set of visor goggles over the brim, and a mechanic's jumpsuit lined with pouches. Both garments use a vanilla and cream-orange pinwheel pattern, and the outfit is complimented with vermilion boots and gloves.

The Item Master is similar to the Monster Master in that it has a constant companion to aid it in battle, only it focuses exclusively on inorganic monsters. These come from the Material family and Mechanical families, giving them a more narrow focus but 15 radically different monsters to choose from therein. Aside from the use of monsters, the Item Master is an excellent support vocation that can contribute greatly in conflict even if their pet is incapacitated. With access to the best augmentative spells and the exclusive ability to double the potency of disposable items, the Item Master can give even the weakest party member a major tune up.

Dragon Quest XEdit

Item Masters can equip Hammers, Spears, Bows, and Boomerangs. They can equip most shields and wear lightweight metal armor in addition to clothing-type armor.

アイテムマスター (item master)Edit

NOTE:The parenthetical translations of the Japanese names are merely placeholders for convenience and are not to be taken as official Square Enix terms

Japanese name English name Description MP Required
(Scout success rate up)
N/A Increases the innate chance of taming a monster N/A 8
(Tune up)
N/A Increases several aspects for 120 seconds
Increases pet's attack, defence, magical might & magical mending by 20 points
Increases evasion and critical hit/haywire spell rate by 2%
Reduces action interval time
2 16
全職業で最大MP+10 Natural MP +10 Permanently increases max MP by 10 in all vocations N/A 28
(Trap jammer)
N/A Target one enemy bomb or Rubblerouser-family spell and make it one's own
Resets timer for bombs and Rubblerouser duration
1 40
全職業ですばやさ+10 Natural agility +10 Permanently increases agility by 10 in all vocations N/A 48
(Item potency doubling technique)
N/A Doubles the effectiveness of items for 120 seconds
Combos with どうぐ範囲化術
6 56
全職業できようさ+10 Natural deftness +10 Permanently increases deftness by 10 in all vocations N/A 70
(Magnetic shield)
N/A Creates a 5 meter shield that reduces all types of damage by 20% for those inside by 30 seconds 2 80
全職業で最大HP+10 Natural HP +10 Permanently increases max HP by 10 in all vocations N/A 90
(Item range technique)
N/A Increases the range of items for 120 seconds, allows the targeting of multiple allies and enemies
Combos with どうぐ倍化術
8 100
(Easy bonding)
N/A Makes it easier to raise the bond level of a pet when in battle N/A 110
(Metal encounter rate up)
N/A Increases the odds of a metal slime appearing in battle N/A 120
(Medical device)
N/A Creates a circle that heals all allies within by 15% of their max HP every 3 seconds for half a minute 2 130
(Item activation quickening)
N/A Reduces the amount of item it takes to use an item in and out of battle N/A 140
(Plasma revolver)
N/A Shoots an ally within 3 meters with a plasma shell that cures all ailments save for death
Allies within 3 meters of target are also cured
3 150
(Item optimization technique)
N/A Doubles potency of items, increases range, and shortens action interval time for 120 seconds
Does not stack with どうぐ倍化術 nor どうぐ範囲化術
10 180


Name Level MP Description
Evac 7 3 Instantly teleports outside a dungeon.
Snooze 16 3 Sends a monster to sleep.
Acceleratle 24 4 Reduces the party's wait between actions.
Divine Intervention 30 4 Lowers an enemy's resistance to elemental damage.
Kasnooze 36 6 High chance to send an enemy to sleep.
Kabuff 42 4 Increases the party's defence by 20%.
Magic Barrier 48 4 Decreases spell damage by 20%.
Oomph 55 2 Increases attack by 20%.
Oomphle 62 4 Increases attack by 40%.


  • Item Masters and the details of their exclusive skills were leaked on 2chan weeks before their official announcement in February of 2014 with the version 2.1 update.