Prancing pillar

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The Prancing pillar is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII. It can found in El Monumento de Pomposo as a forced battle and regularly in the World's Tallest Tower.


Massively monstrous powerful pillars that ambush adventurers, waving their flaming fiery sconces that they swing to sear opponents with. They also fling fire at foes with Frizz and their wild weird dances deftly drain the magic straight out of stunned onlookers, leaving parties of adventurers more vulnerable. Their bodies are surprisingly flexible, able to contort in a snakelike fashion and use their malleable bodies to hammer foes.


Dragon Quest VII

Prancing pillar (エンタシスマン Entashisuman) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Columnman DQVII PSX.gif 85
180 (boss)
20 (boss)
70 65
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
65 40 (PS1)
62 (3DS)
150 (boss)
23 (PS1)
47 (3DS)
51 (boss)
Bestiary No. #069
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Weird Dance
Location(s) El Monumento de Pomposo
The Tallest Tower
Item(s) Dropped Leather armour164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 60% 60% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 15% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
50% 0% 100% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 0% 0%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 15%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest Rivals

Prancing pillar appeared in the 3rd card pack, "Cries of the Phoenix and Mother Earth" as a normal card exclusive for Merchant leaders.


Prancing pillar's original Japanese name, Entasisman, is a reference to the architectural term "entasis", which is the application of convex curves to the surface of a structure for aesthetic purposes. Its most well-known usage is on the classical pillars of ancient Rome and Greece, which the Prancing pillar is modeled after.

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