Ability List

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Note: This list is not yet complete. While most of the spells found in Dragon Quest are included below, a few remain to be added to this list, including their English localization names.

This is a Abilities List for the various non-magical abilities appearing in the Dragon Quest games. For more detail on any given ability, please refer to its applicable page.

Breath attacks[edit]

Original Japanese Enix localization Fan translation(s) Plus Alpha localization Effect
ひのいき FireAir Fire Breath 10+ Flame damage.
かえんのいき BlazeAir Flame Breath 30-40 Flame damage.
はげしいほのお Scorching ViolentFlames Inferno 65-90 Flame damage.
しゃくねつほのお WhiteFire InfernalFlames Scorch 150-170 Flame damage.
れんごくかえん HellFlame Hellfire 200~230 Flame damage.
つめたいいき FrigidAir Cold Breath Cool Breath 10+ Ice damage.
こおりのいき IceAir Ice Breath Chilly Breath 50-60 Ice damage.
こごえるふぶき IceStorm Blizzard Breath Freezing Blizzard 120-140 ice damage.
かがやくいき WhiteAir Crystal Breath C-c-cold Breath 200~230 Ice damage.
やみのブレス N/A N/A Dark Breath Dark damage
どくのいき PoisonGas Poison Breath Poison Breath Inflicts poison status
もうどくのきり PoisonAir Toxic Breath Venom Mist Envenomed target loses 6%~10% of max HP per turn
やけつくいき PalsyAir BurningBreath, Stun Breath Burning Breath Inflicts paralysis
あまいいき SleepAir Sweet Breath Sweet Breath Inflicts sleep

Melee arts[edit]

Original Japanese Enix localization Fan translation(s) Plus Alpha/8-4 localization Effect
こうげき Attack Attack Attack Standard melee attack
こんらんこうげき Confuhit Confusion Attack Melee attack with chance to inflict confusion
まひこうげき Paralysis Attack Melee attack with chance to inflict paralysis
どくこうげき Poison Attack Melee attack with chance to inflict poison
ねむりこうげき NapAttack Sleep Attack Melee attack with chance to inflict sleep
さみだれけん RainSlash Spinning Sword Multislice Attacks several times
さみだれぎり Multislash Attacks several times
皆殺し Massacre Slowness Frenzy Critical hit on a random allied or enemy target
まじんぎり EvilSlash Magiblade Hatchet Man All or nothing critical attack
大まじん斬り Executioner All or nothing critical attack
かえんぎり FireSlash Flame Slash Flame Slash Adds Sizz damage property to melee attack
氷結斬 Ice Slash Ice Slash Kacrackle Slash Adds Crack damage property to melee attack
いなずまぎり Bolt Slash Electric Slash Lightning Slash Adds Bang damage property to melee attack
しんくうぎり Discharge Gust Slash Adds Woosh damage property to melee attack
ドラゴンぎり Drake Slash DragonCut Dragon Slash +50% damage vs. dragons
メタルぎり MetalCut MetalCut Metal Slash Always deals at least one point of damage to metal slimes and +50% against machines
はやぶさ斬り Falcon Cut Double Slash Falcon Slash Attacks twice with 0.75% attack power
ミラクルソード Miracle Slash Heals the user with 0.25% of damage given
ギガスラッシュ GigaSlash Gigaslash Heavy damage to one group
ギガブレイク Gigagash Heavy damage to one group. Exact damage varies by game
しっぷうづき SquallHit First Strike Mercurial Thrust Strikes first at 80% power
一閃づき Thunder Thrust All or nothing critical attack
雷光一閃突き Lightning Thrust All or nothing critical attack with higher accuracy
さみだれづき Multithrust Hits 3-4 times
なぎ払い Clean Sweep (DQ8)
Party Pooper (DQ9)
Attacks one group + stun
けものづき Cattle Prod +50% damage vs. beasts
ポイズンダガー Toxic Dagger Chance to envenom a foe
ポイズンソード Toxic Sword Chance to envenom a foe while dealing 25% more damage
アサシンアタック Assassin's Stab Chance to instantly slay a foe
ライトニングデス Sudden Death Higher chance to instantly slay a foe
キラーブーン Fly Swat +50% damage vs. bugs
タナトスハント Victimizer +50% more damage to paralyzed and envenomed foes
ヒュプノスハント Persecutter +50% damage to sleeping and confused foes
バンパイアエッジ HP Hoover Restores health by 0.25% of damage dealt
たいぼく斬 Poplar Toppler +50% damage to plants
蒼天魔斬 Parallax +30% damage to one foe with a chance of paralysis
かぶと割り Helm Splitter Chance to lower a foe's defence by 50%
オノむそう Axes of Evil Attacks a group of foes with descending damage
烈風獣神斬 Typhoeus' Maul Double damage dealt to beasts, +50% to everything else
森羅万象斬 Whopper Chop 180~220 base damage with 50% chance of a critical hit
ハートブレイク Heart Breaker 30% chance to stun a foe for one turn
ゴールドハンマー Penny Pincher Steals an extra 10% gold from an enemy
ラストバッター Bagsy Last User goes last and deals 30% more damage
ドラムクラッシュ Monster Masher +50% damage to material monsters
マインドブレイク Mind Breaker Higher chance to stun a foe, also deals +25% damage
ランドインパクト Crackerwhack 160~190 Soil damage to all enemies
ビッグバン BigBang Big Banga Damage variable and attribute depend on game
ゴールドラッシュ Gold Rush Steals an extra 20% gold from one foe and deals +25% damage
デビルクラッシュ Devil Crusher Double damage dealt to material monsters, +50% to demons, and +10% to everything else
ぬすっと斬り Steal Sickle Low chance to steal from a foe
死神のかま Grim Reaper Group damaging attack with a chance to instantly slay foes
大どろぼうのかま Stainless Steal Sickle Higher chance to steal from a foe
冥王のかま Grimmer Reaper Group damage attack with a higher chance to slay foes
おうぎのまい Fan Dango Hits 3-4 times at 0.50% damage
ラリホーアロー Sandman's Arrow attack 1 enemy + sleep
妖精の矢 Cherub's Arrow attack 1 enemy + MP recovery
精霊の矢 Seraph's Arrow attack 1 enemy + MP recovery
ニードルショット Needle Shot 1 damage; 13% chance to kill instantly
ニードルラッシュ Needle Rain Hits 3-4 times for 1 damage; 13% chance to kill instantly
シャイニングボウ Shining Shot 145~155 Light damage to all foes
マジックアロー Conjury Conductor Attack with a 50% chance to lower magical resistance
バードシュート Flutter Disaster +50% damage to birds
さみだれうち Multishot (DQ8)
Rain of Pain (DQ9)
Hits 3-4 times at 0.50% damage
天使の矢 Hallowed Arrow Restores MP by 1/8th of damage dealt
クロスカッター Crosscutter Throw Attacks first enemy twice
パワフルスロー Power Throw Damage does not decrease with each enemy struck
超パワフルスロー Super Throw Damage does not decrease with each enemy struck
シャインスコール Starburst Throw 95~115 Light damage to all foes
バーニングバード Firebird Throw Strikes up to seven times at 0.30% with Frizz-type damage
ギガスロー Gigathrow Up to 375 Zap damage to one foe
スライムブロウ Ooze Bruiser +50% damage vs slimes
メタルウィング Metalicker Always deals at least one point of damage on metal slimes
らせん打ち Hypnowhip
しばり打ち Trammel Lash
ねむり打ち Hit the Hay
しびれ打ち Whiplash Attack + paralysis
愛のムチ Lashings of Love
双竜打ち Twin Dragon Lash
レディウィップ Lady's Thong
クィーンウィップ Queen's Thong
ヒールウィップ Schadenfreude
地這い大蛇 Serpent's Bite
足払い LegSweep SweepKick Leg Sweep
回し蹴り RoundHouse Spin Kick Roundhouse Kick
とび膝蹴り JumpKick Jump Kick Flying Knee 150% damage to flying foes
石つぶて CragThrow RockThrow Stone's Throw
かまいたち WindBeast Wind Slash Wind Sickles
せいけんづき Punch Spirit Punch Knuckle Sandwich
しんくうは Vacuum Vacuum Blade Thin Air
ムーンサルト BackFlip MoonSalt Harvest Moon Cartwheels into enemies. 3x damage to one foe, 2x damage to two foes, etc.
ミラクルムーン Miracle Moon Cartwheels into enemies; recovers HP
岩石おとし Rockslide Boulder Toss Throws a large boulder at enemies.
ばくれつけん QuadHits SwordLine Multifists Hits 3-4 times
Morale Masher Melee attack that cuts enemy tension
たいあたり Ram Attack ThrowSelf Body Slam Reduces HP of target and user by 80%
とうこん討ち Clap Trap +25% damage to one foe
もろば斬り 2EdgeHit Double-Edged Slash +50% damage to one foe. User takes 20% of damage dealt
無心こうげき Blind Man's Biff +50% damage to one random foe
アルテマソード Ultrahit Ultima Sword Blade of Ultimate Power 500~600 damage to one foe

Defensive[edit]

Original Japanese Enix localization Fan translation(s) Plus Alpha localization Effect
ぼうぎょ Defend Basic command
大ぼうぎょ Defenses Defending Champion Reduces damage by 90%
やいばのぼうぎょ Pincushion
うけながしのかまえ Back Atcha
Whipping Boy
におうだち Protect Guardian, Protect Forbearance Shields entire party
ビッグシールド Immense Defense Increases chance of blocking with shield
ミラーシールド Magic Mirror Reflect magic attacks
といきがえし Reverse Cycle Reflects breath attacks
おいかぜ Backdraft Reflects breath attacks

Dances[edit]

Original Japanese Enix localization Fan translation(s) Plus Alpha localization Effect
みかわしきゃく Sidestep Deflect Dodgy Dance Lowers MP
ふしぎなおどり Odd Dance Strange Jig / Strange Dance Weird Dance Lowers MP
さそうおどり Lure Dance Entice Dance Sultry Dance Distracts enemy
Boxer Dance Underpants Dance Distracts group of enemies
ハッスルダンス Hustle Hustle Dance Heals all party members
メダパニダンス Panidance Chaos Dance Fuddle Dance Inflicts confusion
Sword Dance Four hits at 75% power
死の踊り K.O Dance Death Dance Death Dance Kills enemies
メガザルダンス Life Dance GiveLife Dance Kerplunk Dance Sacrifices self to revive allies
N/A N/A Disco Stew

Songs[edit]

Original Japanese Enix localization Fan translation(s) Plus Alpha localization Effect
精霊の歌 LifeSong
たたかいのうた Gritty Ditty Increases the parties attack

Unsorted[edit]

Original Japanese Enix localization Fan translation(s) Plus Alpha localization Effect
いなずま Bolt Lightning Lightning damage
ジゴスパーク Jigosupaku HellBlast GigaSpark Lightning Storm Heavy Lightning damage
津波 Tsunami Tsunami Tidal Wave 30~40 Woosh damage
マグマ Magma Magma Magma Blast 75~85 Flame damage
じわれ Tremor Tremor Fissure
ひばしら FlameOrb Pyre o' Fire 175~195 Flame damage
まぶしいひかり Flash Dazzle Dazzleflash Blinds opponents
まばゆいせんこう Blinder Attack + blinds opponents
回転こうげき Roundaclout
魔結界 Spooky Aura Reduces magic resistance
巴投げ Suplex TossFiend Heave-Ho Chance to remove an enemy from battle
なめまわし LushLicks Spin Lick Tongue Lashing Afflicted suffers goosebumps (skips next turn)
ひゃくれつなめ SickLick Dark Lick Tongue Bashing Attempts to reduce one foe's defence to zero
おたけび WarCry Scream War Cry Scares a group of enemies
超おたけび Raging Roar Scares all enemies
投げキッス Blow Kiss
ぱふぱふ Puff-Puff Distract an enemy with feminine curves
ヒップアタック Hip Drop
セクシービーム N/A N/A Sexy Beam 65~75 damage to one enemy with a chance to confuse
ピンクタイフーン N/A N/A Pink Typhoon 76~84 woosh damage to a group of enemies
ためる Psyche Up Increases tension
気合ため PsycheUp PowerUp Focus Strength Increases strength for one turn
力ため ChargeUp WindUp Muster Strength Increases Strength for one turn
ツッコミ Mineuchi Sobering Slap Removes confusion and sleep from one ally

See Also[edit]