Dark Puppetry Aura Hand

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Dark Puppetry Aura Hand is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series first introduced in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. By manipulating Dark Aura, the user is able to immobilise an opponent and control their movements like a puppet. It has gone on appear in spinoff games in the series where Hyunckel and Mystvearn make appearances.


Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai[edit]

Dark Puppetry Aura Hand is an aura-channeling technique invented by Mystvearn in order to have tighter control over the Shadow Legion of the Dark Army. This skill allows its user to immobilise their targets, leaving them open for any attack. To perform this skill, the user must channel their Dark Aura into the fingers of one of their hands and then point that hand to their victim.

Mystvearn taught the skill to his disciple Hyunckel, who mastered it thanks to his hatred for Avan. He often uses it in combination with his Bloody Scryde. Eventually, after Hyunckel started fighting for justice, the power of his Dark Aura weakened and so did the strength of his Dark Puppetry Aura Hand.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dark Puppetry Aura Hand is an enemy-only skill used by both Hyunckel and Mystvearn when faced as bosses. It will stun a character for several turns and will inflict around 80 damage per turn while they are incapacitated.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Dark Puppetry Aura Hand can be learned by Hyunckel at level 38 and costs 95 MP to use. It has a range of three squares in front of him and inflicts major Zam-type martial damage and has a chance to stun all enemies in a range of three squares horizontally. Upgrading the skill increases its damage and reduces the amount of MP it costs to use.

Dark Puppetry Aura Hand (闘魔傀儡掌 Tōmakugutsushō)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Dark Puppetry Aura Hand
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Martial DQTact Zam.png
Range Additional effects
DQTact RangeFront3.png
Front 3
Deals major Zam-type martial damage to all enemies in area of effect, occasionally stuns
Naturally learnt by

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds[edit]

Dark Puppetry Aura Hand appeared as a Special Move for Hyunckel and the Luminary Leader (when using the Hero and Warrior vocations) if they are wielding swords. It deals physical shadow damage forward in a column and reduces the amount of HP the enemies will recover if they heal. It also has a chance to trigger paralysis. The main way to unlock the skill was by obtaining a Dragonscale Demon Sword from limited treasure hunts or through the Shop Exchange.

Related skills[edit]