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Crackle is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series, and the second of the ice family. It lacerates one group of enemies with a volley of ice spears.

The spell is associated with the Icicle dirk, being cast whenever the dagger is used as an item in battle.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Crackle is learned by mages and sages at level 20 and deals around 42~58 points of damage for 6 mp.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Crackle is learned by Borya at level 12. Crackle targets a group of monsters for 5 mp, and deals around 35~45 damage to each.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

Crackle deals between 42~58 points of damage to an enemy group for 5 mp, and is learned by the following party members.

Name Level
Moosifer 1
Old man of the sea 1
Blizzybody 12
Daughter 14
Powie yowie 15
Jailcat 16
Man o' war 30

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

This spell is learned by advancing to rank 6 of the Mage vocation. It deals between 42~58 points of damage for 5 mp.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Crackle is learned by advancing to rank 8 of the Mage vocation, and is used by High Priestess Jacqueline.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Crackle is learned by Jessica at level 16. It impales an enemy group for 30~40 before her wisdom hits 100, with a maximum of 73~86 once her wisdom reaches 200. It costs 5 mp to cast.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Learned by: Mage Level 16 Minstrel Level 16, and cast by both for 8 MP Rips into a group of enemies with sharp icicles. Base damage is 42~58 before the caster's magical might exceeds 100, and the cap is 142~157 at 999 M.M.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Magi will learn crackle at level 24, and Minstrels at level 25. It costs 8MP to cast, and damage is calculated as Magical Might x 0.245 +18.5 for a cap of 132~140.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Veronica will learn crackle at level 26, and Rab will have already learned it by the time he joins the party. It costs 8 MP to cast.

Enemy versions[edit]

Crackle will deal 32~42 damage when used by a monster. Incredibly, the spell would keep this range all the way until VIII, in which it deals 24~32 damage. In IX it deals 25~40.

Battle Visuals[edit]