Dark minister

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The Dark minister is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.


Draped in dark garb and donning a fearsome mask that conceals all but their white eyes and teeth, the dark minister is a dastardly practitioner in black magic. Like all monsters hailing from the World of Darkness, their bodies and clothes are colored in various shades of black and dark greys. Having mastered the Woosh line of spells, they tear through parties with ripping tornados and are not above bestowing a curse upon an unlucky soul. They attack using wicked black scythes which they conceal within the folds of their robes.


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

Dark minister (闇の司祭 Yami no shisai)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Dark minister.png 193 16 163
Defense Agility Experience Gold
177 108 416 101
Bestiary no. #185
Family Demon
In-game description Loyal creatures that have dedicated their lives to evil.
Spell(s) Kaswoosh
Skill(s) Chants a curse
Location(s) Dark Godbird's Eyrie
After the fall of Black Citadel:
Farebury Region
Alexandria Region
Item(s) dropped Leather cape164
Saint's ashes1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 25% 100% 25%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 25% 50%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 50% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 15% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

Related Monsters[edit]