Aeolian Slash

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For the long-range wind skill learned by Sir Roseguardin from Dragon Quest Tact, see Gale Slash.

Aeolian Slash, also known as Gale Slash, is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. It enchants the wielder's weapon with the power of a howling cyclone for a single attack.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Gale Slash costs 4 MP to use and strikes a single enemy with an attack using 130% of the user's normal attack based on the target's Woosh resistance. It can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Gale Slash's damage was reduced to 120% and it can no longer be learned from Speedster. It also now deals a combination of Woosh and Zam-elemental damage. The point requirements for Firewind Slashes and Thunderwind Slashes have changed. It can now be learned from:

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Aeolian Slash can be learned by Buffalo wing and Hoodlum at level 20, Armful and Tearwolf at level 22, Rhinoceraxe at level 26, Hell gladiator and Robbin' 'oodlum at level 31, and Cyber slime at level 32. It costs 17 MP to use and inflicts 180% potency Woosh-type physical damage to a single enemy. Aeolian Slash can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll, which can be purchased from the Slime Fest or Dragon Quest VII event swap shops for 1,500 medals or received as a reward for the first time completion of the Woosh-type Upgrade: Ultra quest and the seventh stage of Jade's Battle Road.

Aeolian Slash (ふうじん斬り Fūjin kiri)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Aeolian Slash
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Woosh.png 17
Range Additional effects
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Deals Woosh-type physical (180% potency) damage to 1 enemy
Naturally learnt by
Armful, Buffalo wing, Cyber slime, Hell gladiator, Hoodlum, Rhinoceraxe, Robbin' 'oodlum, Tearwolf

Related skills[edit]


The skill's name in Japanese references Fūjin, the Japanese god of wind and one of the eldest gods in Shinto mythology. He is often depicted together with Raijin, the god of lightning and thunder. In the English version of Tact, the skill is named after Aeolus, the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology. He is sometimes interpreted as a god by classical writers.