Attack Attacker

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Attack Attacker is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series. It launches an heavy melee strike that can reduce the enemy's Attack.


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

This ability is learned with 100 skill points allocated into Courage skill and costs 4 MP to use. Success depends on how resilient an enemy is to Blunt.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Attack Attacker can once again be learned by Warriors by investing 100 skill points into the Courage skill. It costs 4 MP to use and deals 1.3 times more damage than a normal attack.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Attack Attacker costs 4 MP and attempts to lower an enemy's attack by 50% for 2~5 turns. It is affected by the target's vulnerability to debilitation, and is learned through the Defender, Multidisciplinarian, Naturalist, Paragon, Protector, Wild Child, and Zam Afficionado talents.

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

In the Nintendo Switch version, Attack Attacker is a special skill that Ragnar can learn for 6 skill points. He delivers two slashes with his sword and reduces the enemy's Attack shortly. It is the only method in the game of reducing the enemy's attack.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Attack Attacker appeared as a basic feat card for Warrior leaders. It costs 2 MP to use, deals 2 damage to a single enemy, and reduces their attack power by 3.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Attack Attacker is known naturally by lethal armours, Purrcival, Ragnar, stone golems, and Wulfspade at level 1, costing 12 MP to use. It inflicts 130% potency physical damage to a single enemy and will occasionally lower their ATK for 3 turns. It can also be taught to any unit using an ability scroll, which is received as a reward for completing the fourth stage of the crabid and sintaur's Battle Roads or second stage of Robbin' 'Ood's.

Attack Attacker (やいばくだき Yaiba kudaki)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Attack Attacker
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Debuff Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 12
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
DQTact ATKDown.png
ATK Down
Deals 130% potency physical damage to 1 enemy, occasionally lowers ATK for 3 turns
Naturally learnt by
Lethal armour, Purrcival, Ragnar, Stone golem, Wulfspade

Related skills[edit]