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Japanese まだらくもいと
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Old localizations Spider's web
Found in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest X
Effect Varies.

Tangleweb is a purchasable item from Dragon Quest III and Dragon Quest VII and a found item in Dragon Quest IX. The globs of gossamer have served as utilities in battle as well as alchemical ingredients.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Tangleweb is an item to be used as a tool during battle and will mimic the Deceleratle spell by reducing all enemies' agility to zero, barring bosses and metal slimes. It can be purchased in several stores for 35 gold.

  • In the original NES version, tangleweb did not use Deceleratle's programming tag and would work 100% of the time on all non-boss monsters. This was changed in the SNES remake to use the spell's tag going forward to all subsequent versions and ports.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Due to Deceleratle not being present, bundles of tangleweb now stun a single foe for one turn. Tangleweb is still a common item, and can be bought from several shops for 35 gold once again.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

Tangleweb reduces all enemies' agility by 25% when used in battle, and can be bought at Batsureg, Upover, Wormwood Creek for 35 gold. The Widow's pique, Cyber spider, and Cumaulus enemies drop the webs at rates of 1/8th and 1/32 respectively.

Beyond being a tool, tangleweb balls can also be used in a variety of alchemy recipes.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Tangleweb reduces an enemy's actual reaction time, adding up to five seconds of inactivity before a turn takes place.