|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest IV|
The Bodkin Archer is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Debuting in IV, they only appeared in spin offs until reemerging in VIII.
Squat little munchkins, the Bodkin family resembles goblins of Welsh myth. Bodkins perfer to fight from a distance, letting fly with long-distances arrows while supporting their front-line friends with Buff. Their complexion changes as they become more deft with their bow, and gain new accolades to reflect this.
|#007 - Bodkin archer|
|Dropped Item||Plain clothes (common, 1/16)|
Leather hat (rare, 1/64)
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Description||Denizens of the forest who live in trees, targeting those who pass beneath the canopy.|
|Weapons||Spears, Hammers, Whips, Staves|
|Breeding chart||Weartiger x Flyguy|
|Weapons||Whips, Spears, Hammers, Staves|
|Resistances||Vulnerable to Poison, Immune to Fizzle|
|Breeding chart||Weartiger x Eveel|
Night emperor x Firn fiend
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The Archers act as normal enemies in the first area of chapter 2, but also appear as NPCs in the Prickly Plains section accessed through the blue teleportal. Several are friendly towards humans, and will reward the Builder for countering their own parlaying perils.
The fishing Archer explains that, being newcomers to Alefgard and the Dargonlord's legion, his kind are bullied by other monsters on the regular. In particular, the Killerpillars cause great strife for the little goblins, to the point that a duo of sharpshooters mount an attack on the main nest in the area out of fear that their village will be wiped out if they don't.
A bodkin defines a small, blunt needle with a large eye used to punch through cloth and leather. In terms of archery, it means the archer is using less than ideal ammunition.
- Lilliputian are a diminutive, humanoid race described in Gulliver's travels.
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