Blinding Flames

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Blinding flames is a light-based breath attack that lacks a proper skill name akin to Scorch, Freezing Blizzard, etc, and is refereed to by its text description when used by enemies.


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

The attack was described as a blinding flash rather than flames in IX's localization, but is the same skill as in later games. Each monster that uses it has a different amount of damage they can deal:

Monster Damage range
Yore 55~74
Greygnarl 55~74
Godsteed 153~186
Pale whale 153~186
Greygnarl** 187~228
  • The grotto boss battle

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Blinding flames are used by the Noble dragons and Mechan-o'-wyrms, dealing over 100 damage if let unprotected. Light-based attacks share the same element as the Bang line of spells, so anything that reduces damage from those spells will dim the flames.