Balzack

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Dragon Quest series character
Balzack
Dragon Quest IV
BalzackArt.png
Japanese Name バルザック
Rōmaji baruzakku
Race Human (originally)

Monster (currently)

Age Unknown

Balzack is a character in Dragon Quest IV. A student of Maya and Meena's father, the alchemist Mahabala, Balzack killed his teacher for the Secret of Evolution he had discovered, being an underling of Psaro.

Characteristics[edit]

Balzack possesses several qualities of a typical villain: arrogant, dishonest, immoral, and murderous. These traits are shown by his ruthless betrayal and murder of Mahabala. It becomes evident throughout the game that Balzack is loyal to no one but himself. After supposedly achieving the pinnacle of the Secret of Evolution, Balzack indicates that he plans on usurping Psaro the Manslayer, just as he did to his previous master. Even his fellow demons dislike him. Marquis de Léon took the chance to separate himself from Balzack when the opportunity presented itself. Balzack's minions expressed no sadness upon his death. Even Psaro, who normally does not display cruelness towards his allies and underlings, does so for Balzack. He impresses punishment of death upon him for failures (according to Marquis de Léon's dialogue after his initial defeat), something he normally does not do, and uses him as a test subject for an experiment expected to fail.

While he appears to be a pallet-swap of the Night clubbers and Pruslas in his "Baalzack" form, the Monsters games show that he is larger than the former while smaller than the latter, taking up two spaces.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The entirety of Chapter 4 is centered on the sisters' quest to confront Balzack, their father's murderer, whom they finally encounter at Palais de Léon. However due to the intervention of the Marquis de Léon, the sisters are defeated, thrown in jail, and ultimately forced to flee to Endor.

Balzack uses powerful magical and breath attacks, and if he is injured he will heal himself fully with Fullheal, however, he is vulnerable to the effects of the Sphere of Silence.

Balzack (first phase) DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Balzack DQIV NES.gif 300 255 72 36 22 500 0
Bestiary No. 198
Spell(s) Fullheal
Sizz
Skill(s) Fireball (6~10)
Location(s) Palais de Léon
Item Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 25% 25% 25% 25% 75% 255
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 75% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 25%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Balzack1dq4r.gif None


In the fifth chapter, the Secret of Evolution has transformed him into a more powerful being: Baalzack (or "Balzack+"). He has been evicted from Palais de Léon, likely due to his failure back in the fourth chapter, and now occupies the empty Castle Zamoksva. He has become astoundingly arrogant, and is disliked even by his subordinate demons. His intention, he says, is to enhance his body to be even more godlike than Psaro the Manslayer, but he lacks the Armlet of Transmutation which allows him to use the full power of the Secret of Evolution. With the help of the hero, Maya and Meena are able to finally defeat him.

After the transformation
Baalzack DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Baalzack DQIV NES.gif 500 255 150 100 28 6,500 0
Bestiary No. 202
Spell(s) Crackle
Skill(s) Cool Breath
Recovers 50 HP per turn
Location(s) Zamoksva
Item Dropped
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
100% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Baalzack DQIV PSX.gif None


Remake Changes[edit]

  • In the NES Version, the Ball of Silence in addition to disabling Balzack's magic also changes his coloring. The remakes remove the pallet swapping effect.
  • In the NES Version, Balzack's NPC sprite through both encounters is the one used for Psaro's Pawn and Master Kung. In the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo DS versions, he takes the form of a king until the battle begins and then changes to a sprite resembling his battle form.

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