Cursed Verse

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Cursed Verse, also known as Cursed Song or Song of Cursing, is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series. Its effects have differed in each game that it has appeared.


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

In the original PS1 version, CurseSong is a hybrid skill learned by reaching rank 5 as a Mage or Troubadour immediately after completing the other. It reduces the defence of one group of enemies for 0 MP, making it similar to Kasap. It is also learned by reaching rank 6 as a Walking corpse.

  • In the 3DS version, hybrid skills no longer exist and Cursed Verse is learned normally by reaching rank 5 as a Luminary or rank 1 as a Druid, but as it is an advanced skill, it can only be used as either of those vocations or learned permanently as a Walking corpse.

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

Cursed Song appears as an enemy-only skill that can be used by Pan pipers and Wailin' weeds. It has a chance to curse the entire party, stunning them for a single turn. The Hero is immune to its effects as he cannot be cursed.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Cursed Verse appears once again as an enemy-only skill that can be used by various monsters, including Pan pipers and Wailin' weeds. It attempts to curse any nearby characters.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Known as the Song of Cursing in this game, it is known naturally by Wailin' weed at level 1 and costs 13 MP to use. It has a range of up to three squares away from it and can occasionally curse a single enemy for four turns. Upgrading the skill increases the rate of success.

Song of Cursing (呪いのうた Noroi no uta)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Song of Cursing
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Debuff Martial DQTact Non-elemental.png 13
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
DQTact Curse.png
Occasionally curses 1 enemy
Naturally learnt by
Wailin' weed

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisChanson mauditeFrench for "cursed song".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoVerso MaledettoItalian for "cursed verse".