Spooky Aura

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Spooky Aura is an ability in the Dragon Quest series that reduces an enemy's resistance to magic.


Dragon Quest V

Spooky Aura is learned by several monster companions such as the rotten apple. Targets will have their resistances lowered by one level, turning the 100%, 80%, 33%, 0% rates to 100%, 100%, 67%, 0%. An enemy's resistance to the skill is shared with Whack.

Name Level
Hades helm --
Rotten apple --
Samigina --
Hyperanemon 8
Moosifer 13
Slime 45

Dragon Quest VI

Spooky Aura is learned by advancing to rank 5 of the Luminary vocation. Again, its resistance parameter is shared with the Whack line of spells. Due to status ailments and elemental damage using separate resistance rates, spooky aura modifies each independently. For offensive spells, the percentages change from 100%, 75%, 40%, 0% to 100%, 85%, 50%, 0%.

For debilitating spells, 100%, 85%, 50%, 0% becomes 100%, 100%, 75%, 0%.

Dragon Quest VII

Still learned via Luminaries, the skill can also be picked up at rank 1 of the Prism peacock vocation. The skill operates exactly as it did in VI.

Dragon Quest IX

This ability is learned with 26 skill points allocated into Spellcraft skill. It reduces a foe's resistance to magic (damage and ailments) by 25% when first cast, and once more when cast again. The ability has it's own resistance tag now, separate from any instant-death spells.

Dragon Quest XI

Veronica will learn spooky aura for 8 skill points in her Vim attribute. It costs 3 MP to use and operates as it did in IX.