Blade of Ultimate Power

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The Blade of Ultimate Power is recurring sword skill in the series. It is a single target slash charged with non-elemental energy.

Appearances[edit]

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

Though no party member can use the spell, remakes of the game have enemy Conkuistador's occasionally attempting to cast it despite lacking the MP for it.

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

B.U.P. in the PSX version can be learned by any character who reaches rank 8 of the Champion. It will deal 600~700 damage, minus the foe's defence value, for 20 MP.

In the 3DS and subsequent mobile device ports, B.U.P. takes on different properties; it now deals 500~600 damage that ignores defence and any other damage reduction factors such as Defending Champion. This means the skill works on members of the metal slime family. Further more, the damage will increase by 50% if the practitioner is equipped with a weapon that's more effective against the target's monster family. For example, if Aishe is equipped with a Dragonsbane, she can deal up to 900 damage.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

The Hero will learn the skill for 36 points in his Swordmastery skill tree. It costs 48 MP to use, and will deal up to 680~720 non-elemental damage to one enemy. Unlike previous versions, the skill does not work on metal slimes.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

B.U.P. returns after a long absence as Cesar's Coup-de-Grace ability.

Etymology[edit]

Ultima is derived from the series of computer RPGs, of which Yuji Horii is a fan of and took inspiration from when developing the original Dragon Quest.