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Safe Passage is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series. It prevents damage from traveling through harmful terrain, and in all appearances lasts for 128 steps with a cost of 2 MP.


Dragon Quest IIEdit

The Prince of Cannock and Princess of Moonbrook learn the spell at level 17 and 21, respectively.

Dragon Quest IIIEdit

Magi and Sages will learn the spell at level 21.

Dragon Quest IVEdit

Safe Passage is learned by Maya at level 21, and is already known by Psaro upon joining.

Dragon Quest VEdit

Name Level
Orc king 9
Son 15
Nera 15
Debora 17
Bianca 17
Slime 25
Man o' war 25

Dragon Quest VIEdit

This spell is learned by advancing to rank 3 of the Ranger vocation.

Dragon Quest VIIEdit

Safe passage is learned by reaching rank 4 of the Pirate vocation in the original PSX version, and rank 2 of the Thief in the 3DS remake.

Dragon Quest IXEdit

Safe Passage is learned by mages at level 13 and rangers at level 3. It costs 2 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest XEdit

Dragon Quest MonstersEdit

Called StepGuard in this game, this ability can be learned by various monsters. It requires the monster to be at least level 10, with at least 40 MP, and 34 intelligence. Is is naturally learned by the DarkCrab, Droll, GiantWorm, Mimic, Stubsuck and WingTree, among others.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2Edit

StepGuard now requires 62 intelligence to learn. It is no longer naturally learned by the Mimic.