Black dragon

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The black dragon is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, introduced in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. It is a large, bipedal dragon covered in pitch-black scales.

Characteristics[edit]

Black dragons are powerful dragons with a large pair of wings on their backs, a long tail, white horns, black scales, and light brown on their undersides and wing membranes. However, when the dragons first appeared, their entire bodies were pitch black.

The black dragon is a dangerous monster that utilizes nearly every part of its body as a weapon. It can bite down on enemies with their razor-sharp fangs, swipe at multiple foes with their long and powerful tails, and it can breathe out intense flames, as well of those of pure darkness while casting magic, though only in X. In some spinoff games, they are also capable of breathing out flames of pure darkness or exhaling intense blasts of wind, as well. Their scales make them impervious to many forms of attack. In most cases, they are not as powerful as their golden-scaled cousins, with the Joker series of games being a notable exception.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Black dragon (ブラックドラゴン Burakku doragon)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Blackdragon DQV SNES.gif 200 0 185 144
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
88 630 125 N/A
Bestiary No. #151
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flame Breath
Grabs character (125% damage)
Location(s) Talon Tower
Crocodilopolis
Item dropped Seed of strength164
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 100% 100% 100%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
67% 20% 20% 20%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
20% ? 100% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
100% 20% 67% 100%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
67% 20% 100% 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Blackdragon DQV PS2.png Blackdragon DQV DS.png



Dragon Quest X[edit]

First appearing in Version 3.3 of the game, Black Dragons are first encountered in the darkness region of Nagaland, while also being encountered in the Magical Survey Area of the Poppet Continent during the Version 4 story. They are much stronger than in V, being able to cast Kazammle, fire off a Disruptive Wave, and swing their tails, among other abilities like Violent Roar.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

"Phew! That was way too close for comfort. What's that thing doing under the castle anyway?"

—Erik to the Luminary after narrowly escaping the dragon's wrath

A black dragon plays a major role at the beginning of the game during the Luminary and Erik's escape from the dungeons of Heliodor Castle. After losing the trail of a group of Heliodorian guards in the sewers, the duo find themselves in a dragon's lair and accidentally rouse the black dragon sleeping there. They are forced to make a run for it as it is far too powerful for them to face at this point.

Although it is possible to defeat the dragon by leveling up enough, the story will still progress if the two manage to escape from it, as well. The player can receive the Accolade Dragon Slayer after defeating it.

Black dragon (ブラックドラゴン Burakku doragon)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Black dragon XI sprite.png 1,050 40 262
Defense Agility Experience Gold
165 51 1,321 127
Bestiary no. #016
Family Dragon
In-game description Great black lizards with breath so hot they sometimes even burn themselves. They love nothing more than chasing their prey about the place⁠, although it's far from fun for the one being chased.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Bites character (attacks twice for 60% damage each)
Inferno
Tail swing (targets party)
War Cry
Location(s) Heliodor Sewers (first and second acts)
Mount Pang Lai (second act)
Item(s) dropped Dragon hide18
Pitch pearl132
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 25% 25% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 75% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 75% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
25% 0% 0%



Malicious black dragon (ブラックドラゴン・邪 Burakku doragon・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Black dragon XI sprite.png 1,550 90 504
Defense Agility Experience Gold
330 97 2,929 516
Bestiary no. #395
Family Dragon
In-game description Black dragons who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Bites character (attacks twice for 60% damage each)
Scorch
Tail swing (targets party)
War Cry
Location(s) Heliodor Region (third act)
Heliodor Sewers (third act)
Mount Pang Lai (third act)
Item(s) dropped Dragon hide18
Pitch pearl132
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A 25% 25% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% 0% 0% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 75% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
25% 25% 25% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 75% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
25% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

A black dragon is an optional mini-boss inside Infern Mountain, but it can not be scouted.

Black dragon
Family Dragon
Rank S
Description Some believe these dragons were turned black by the blistering heat of their own breath.
Weapons Swords, Axes, Claws, Staves
Traits Zammeister
Resistances Zammproof, Whackproof
Skill Antimagic
Location -
Breeding chart Great dragon x Bone baron


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Black dragon
Family Dragon
Rank S
Size S
Weapons Swords, Axes, Claws, Staves
Traits Zammeister, Scare Stare
Resistances Immune to Zam, Sizz, and Whack
Skill Antimagic
Location -
Breeding chart Great dragon x Bone baron


Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Black dragon appears as an A-rank monster of the Dragon family as part of the half-anniversary event, appearing alongside Estark on his banner.

Black dragon (ブラックドラゴン Burakku doragon)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Black Dragon.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Dragon.png
Dragon
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact AttackType.png
Attack
Max level HP MP Move
110 857 277 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
456 282 365 152 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Hellichopter Galeforce Breath Black Dragon Claw
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1 / Stats Up Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Black Dragon Claw Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Black Dragon Claw Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
Raises DEF of dragon allies, including itself, by 15% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +10 AGL +15 Black Dragon Claw Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Very Weak Very Weak Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Super Weak



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