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Thwack is an instant-death spell that targets a whole group of enemies, stopping the heart (or nearest approximate). Typically, characters that take up the paths of Priests and Sages are the only humans that learn the whack line, giving the impression of the spell family being a case of "forbidden" magic reserved only for the most pious and disciplined.



Dragon Quest IIEdit

Thwack is learned by the Prince of Cannock at level 23, and costs 4MP to cast. Infamously, frostburns will cast it ceaselessly in the NES version.

Dragon Quest IIIEdit

Priests and sages will learn Thwack at level 28, and it costs 7 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest IVEdit

Kiryl learns Thwack at level 24 and now costs 7MP to cast, remaining so until IX.

Dragon Quest VEdit

Name Level
Snowbird --
Orc king 15
Samigina 20
Bianca 23
Nera 23
Debora 25

Dragon Quest VIEdit

Thwack is learned by advancing to rank 7 of the Priest vocation.

Dragon Quest VIIEdit

Thwack is learned by reaching the first rank in the sage vocation in the original and 3DS remake.

Dragon Quest VIIIEdit

Angelo learns Thwack at level 22.

Dragon Quest IXEdit

Thwack is learned by priests at level 34, and costs 10MP. It works off of the priest's Magical mending, raising the base accuracy from 50% once the stat hits 100 points, capping at 100% effectiveness (barring resistance) at 999.

Dragon Quest XEdit

Dragon Quest XIEdit

Super Smash Bros. UltimateEdit

Thwack is a spell the Hero can randomly choose from his Command Selection ability. It costs an immense 30 MP to cast and will only deal 3% upon failure, but creates a large explosion with a chance to instantly KO an opponent. The chance to KO increases with the opponents damage and is slightly boosted if the Hero is also damaged.

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