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Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The skill is learned by reaching rank 8 of the Ranger vocation. The skill works only once per use, fades after the first hit, and covers only the caster. In addition to all fire and ice breath attacks, Burning Breath, Poison Breath, Sweet Breath will be reflected as well. Venom Mist will not be blown back though, oddly.

In the SFC version none of the status ailment breath skills will be repelled, but Pyre o' Fire, Tidal Wave, Magma Blast, and Big Banga will be sent back to their source.

It is used by the enemies Deadly dodo, Low djinks, Mechalomaniac, and Mortamor's left hand.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Backdraft is learned by reaching rank 2 of the Pirate, and 4 of the Hero, rank 7 of the Vigilantern, and rank 3 of the Prism Peacock vocations.

It functions identically to the version seen in the DS remake of VI.

The passive vocation trait of the Prism Peacock activates Backdraft at the start of each turn, with the chance reaching it's cap of 12.5% (18) at rank 8.

It can be used by the enemies High djinks, Djinn genie, and the Wind Spirit.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Backdraft appears as an ability exclusive to animal allies. It covers all allies for 60 seconds, dissipates after the first hit, and is learned by the Chimaera, Mecha-mynah, and Small fry.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

The skill reflects all fire and ice breath skills, status ailment breath skills, and Venom Mist for 6 MP. It requires the monster to be at least level 11, with 75 HP, 84 Resilience, and 70 Agility to learn. Jamirus, MadHornet, MadRaven, Firebird, Pteranod, and WingSlime all naturally learn the skill.

  • If a monster's level reaches 19 and it has at least 140 HP, 126 Resilience, and 140 Agility, then Backdraft will upgrade into Blowback (stormwind in the original localization). This improved skill covers the entire party and reflects a single enemy's breath attack to all enemies.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Backdraft has the same aspects and learning requirements as before, and in addition to the previous monsters it is also learned by the KiteHawk and LampGenie.