|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest VII|
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.
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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.