Boomerang Weapon Family

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Boomerangs are a recurring weapon family famous for their ability to target all enemies on screen at once. Though the damage will decrease significantly for every enemy struck, many players still keep on in the item inventory of their melee characters to help with crowd control.

Typically the damage calculation is that the second enemy struck will take 80% of the initial damage, the third 60%, the fourth 40%, and the rest 20%. This represents the boomerang losing its momentum when it hits an enemy, and thus strikes the next foe with less force.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Though not present in the original NES Version, three 'rangs have been added to the remake and its subsequent ports.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

A single Boomerang was included in the original NES Version, but has been replaced with the Hunter's bow in all remakes.

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

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

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

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

Boomerangs are one of the three weapon families the Hero and Morrie can equip. Due to the base power of offensive spells being much lower than in other games, as well as the fact that both characters have slow Wisdom growth, many players like to invest a handful of points into the skill tree to give either character more utility in a mob fight.

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

Rangers, Luminaries, and Sages can equip boomerangs and fill out the skill tree. Many of the following weapons are made through the Alchemy pot, and all boomerangs will deal 10% more damage to slimes.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Boomerangs are one of Erik's three weapon choices and will 10% extra damage to slimes and birds. Unlike past games boomerangs now suffer an accuracy penalty with each extra hit--the exact rates are currently unknown, but can be offset with the precision bonuses available in the skill panel. Purchasing all three bonuses, for a total of 29 points, will raise the accuracy of the second hit onwards by 20%. The first hit from a boomerang is calculated normally, having perfect accuracy before a monster's evasion or the Dazzle spell is applied.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Boomerangs are Isla's weapon of choice.

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

Maribel uses boomerangs in the main game, with Isla returning for bonus content.