Bodkin fletcher

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The Bodkin fletcher is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IV. It is a stronger variant of the Bodkin archer armed with deadly, poison-tipped arrows.

Characteristics[edit]

Bodkin fletchers are goblin-like creatures with dark purple skin that don green hoods and blue robes. Their specialty is in launching arrows laced with toxins at unsuspecting adventurers. The fletchers have extracted these toxins from the poisonous bodies of bubble slimes for their own use. Thankfully, the archers often carry around antidotal herbs to cure any party member that has been poisoned. The archers are quite cowardly and will often call for help from their own kind or flee when the odds are against them.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Bodkin fletcher (どくやずきん Dokuyazukin)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Bodkin Fletcher DQIV NES.png 17 0 21
Defense Agility Experience Gold
18 10 18 16
Bestiary No. #066
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Flee
Poison Attack
Location(s) Ballymoral region (Chapters 5-6)
Lakanaba region (Chapters 5-6)
Item Dropped Antidotal herb(164)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
116 0% 0% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
75% 25% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
0% 0% 25% 25%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
25% 25% 0% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Bodkin fletcher DQIV DS.png None


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Bodkin fletcher (どくやずきん Dokuyazukin)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Bodkin fletcher.png 88 0 78
Defense Agility Experience Gold
89 60 86 23
Bestiary no. #097
Family Humanoid
In-game description Capable of firing huge volleys of poisoned arrows simultaneously, these monsters also carry antidotal herbs in case they accidentally stick themselves.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Poison Attack
Multistrike Poison Attack
Flee
Location(s) Baccarat Region (night)
Princess Minnie's Castle region
Small island west of Maella Abbey
Item(s) dropped Antidotal herb18
Hunter's bow164
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 0% 15% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
15% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



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

##025 - Bodkin fletcher
Bodkinfletcher DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
36 4 62 44
Attack Defense Speed
42 30 53
Dropped Item Antidotal herb18
Leather gauntlets164
Locations Zere
Doomingale Forest
Skills Poison Attack
Psyche Up
Call for help (Bodkin fletcher)
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # #025
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name どくやずきん
Romanized Jap. Dokuyazukin
Description Forest hunters who can call on more of their kind in a pinch to pepper foes with poisoned arrows.

Their arrowheads are doused in the bubble slime's deadly dribble, and they have to take great care not to get it on their hands.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Bodkin fletcher (どくやずきん Dokuyazukin)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Bodkin fletcher XI sprite.png 61 6 70
Defense Agility Experience Gold
67 60 81 30
Bestiary no. #120
Family Humanoid
In-game description Master archers who make their own poison by hand, harvesting bubble slime secretions and boiling them down to form potent toxins.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Poison Attack
Call for backup (Bodkin fletcher)
Flee
Location(s) The Costa Valor (first act)
Northern Champs Sauvage (first act, 3DS version only)
Item(s) dropped Strong antidote116
Poison moth knife164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 0% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
0% -110% -110% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 0% 0% 0%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%



Vicious bodkin fletcher (どくやずきん・強 Dokuyazukin・kyō)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Bodkin fletcher XI sprite.png 128 10 129
Defense Agility Experience Gold
118 99 288 67
Bestiary no. #225
Family Humanoid
In-game description Bodkin fletchers driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Poison Attack
Call for help (Vicious bodkin fletcher)
Flee
Location(s) The Costa Valor (second act)
Insula Australis (second act)
Mount Pang Lai (second act)
The Sage's Trial - The Fierce Forest (third act)
Item(s) dropped Strong antidote116
Poison moth knife164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a 0% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
0% -110% -110% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 0% 0% 0%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%


Torneko: The Last Hope[edit]

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Bodkin fletcher (どくやずきん Dokuyazukin)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Bodkin fletcher DQH2.png 26 22g Yes
List No. #032
Field Notes Eagle-eyed archers who hunt in the woods. They dip their darts in a powerful poison to fell their foes in a flash. They're often found around bubble slimes, to whose toxic trails they turn for the venom they venerate.
Location(s) The Battle of the Wildwood
Item(s) Dropped Horse manure
Ring of immunity



Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Bodkin fletcher (どくやずきん Dokuyazukin)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
30 8 4 Frogstool (★★★), Healing cream (★☆☆)
Location(s)
Swamps of Sickness, Ancient Palace
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
1 26 0 Broken branch (★★★), Healing cream (★☆☆)
Location(s)
Tantegel moor
Sprite DQB Bodkin Fletcher.png



Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The bodkin fletcher is a C-rank monster of the Demon family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in the Leery lout and the Blossoming Slime's Battle Roads as a party member.

Bodkin Fletcher (どくやずきん Dokuyazukin)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Bodkin Fletcher.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Devil.png
Demon
DQTact Rank Icon C.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Debuff
Max Level HP MP Move
105 682 230 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
321 170 278 152 20
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Poison Arrow Rain of Pain* Talent Blossoming: Envenomating Arrow
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Physical Potency +5% / Stats Up Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Rain of Pain Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Frizz Res +25 / Stats Up Rain of Pain Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
None
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +3 Rain of Pain Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
First
Physical Potency +5%: Raises physical potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Very Weak Half Res Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Super Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Immune Super Weak Half Res Normal



Etymology[edit]

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.

A fletcher is an occupational term that refers to one who crafts arrows.

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