Aeolian Slash

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Aeolian Slash is a skill exclusive to Dragon Quest Tact. It enchants the wielder's weapon with the power of a howling cyclone for a single attack.

Localization history[edit]

Aeolian Slash and Gale Slash are the same attacks in Japanese, with the difference likely owing to Tact not being translated by one of Square Enix's normal contractors such as Shloc Ltd.


Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Aeolian Slash can be learned by buffalo wings and hoodlums at level 20, armfuls and tearwolves at level 22, rhinoceraxes at level 26, hell gladiators and robbin' 'oodlums at level 31, and cyber slimes 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.