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The Champion (ゴッドハンド, Godhand) is a high ranking physically-oriented vocation in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII. Starting with the Nintendo 3DS remake of VII, the Champion's design is heavily inspired by East Asian mythology.


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


The power of the heavens flows through the Champion, infusing their very being with divine energies. In order to become a Champion, one must master the Gladiator and Paladin vocations. Champions enjoy the highest strength boost of any vocation, and do not suffer the wisdom reduction that plagued gladiators. This is not to imply that champions can only focus on offense--the class enjoys a surprisingly varied amount of support abilities.

Rank Critical Hit Rate
1 1/64
2 1/64
3 1/64
4 1/32
5 1/16
6 1/16
7 25/256
8 1/8

Stat Changes[edit]

Statistics Change
Battles to Master 260
Strength +25%
Agility +10%
Resilience +5%
Wisdom Null
Style Null
Max HP +10%
Max MP -10%
Mastery Bonus +25 Bonus to Strength

PSX Abilities[edit]

Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Saint Nothing 0
2 Angel Metal Slash 20 One Enemy Able to pierce the defenses of metal monsters. Regular damage to all other monsters. 0
3 ArchAngel Multiheal 40 All Allies Heals ~100 HP to all allies 10
4 Throne Boulder Toss 80 All Enemies Throws rocks at all enemies, causing ~110 HP damage 0
5 Cherubim Kamikazee 120 Self Kills all enemies at the cost of the caster's life 1
6 Seraphim Gigaslash 150 One Group Does ~400 HP damage to one group of enemies 15
7 Celestial Kazing 180 One Ally Revives one fallen ally with full HP 15
8 Demigod Ultrahit 260 One Enemy Does 600-700 HP damage minus the foe's defence value to one enemy 20

3DS Abilities[edit]

Level Title Learns Battles Needed
1 Cheerful Champion Boulder Toss
Double Up
Thin Air
2 Bronze Champion Double-Edged Slash
Gust Slash
Helm Splitter
Metal Slash
Falcon Slash
Toxic Dagger
Undead Undoer
Weird Whacker
3 Silver Champion Multifists
Pearly Gates
4 Gold Champion Drain Magic
Magic Barrier
5 Platinum Champion Kabuff
6 World Champion Kamikazee
7 Undefeated Champion Gigaslash 180
8 Ultimate Champion Blade of Ultimate Power 260

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

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Champions were added to the game on September 27th, 2022 as the first special vocation that exceeds advanced vocations. A character can become a Champion if they have reached level 70 or higher as both a Gladiator and a Paladin. A banner was also held from September 27th to November 3rd, 2022 with special equipment that allows players to look like the Champion's new design.

Their weapons of choice include one-handed Swords, Axes, Spears, and Claws. The vocation's first trait is God Rage, which gives them a chance to increase their slashing, physical skill, and breath damage by 40% at the start of the turn while their second is God Guard, which allows them to take damage in the place of an ally and potentially survive fatal damage with 1 HP remaining. Their third trait, God Chain, increases the Champion's critical hit rate and guard rate considerably when both God Rage and God Guard are activated.


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  • For the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII, the Champion's design was based directly on the Four Heavenly Kings of Buddhist mythology.
  • Many of the PSX accolades come from the hierarchy of angels in Christian tradition.
    • Thrones are the givers of God's justice.
    • Cherub (plural Cherubim) are a rank of angels second highest in the hierarchy. They are guardians sent by God to protect.
    • Seraph (plural Seraphim) are the highest rank of angels. They sing praises to God.