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The Deadcurion is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest V. These undead soldiers perished in battle and continue to wield their weapons and armor from beyond the grave.


Long dead warriors that have walked the battlefield for ages, forever leaning on their lances. They can still wield it effectively, able to lash out with violent stabbing or slashing attacks to deal extra damage. Their spearheads are also coated in a toxin that can paralyse their opponents. When the deadcurions returned in IX, they also gained the ability to perform lethal stabbing attacks with their lances, true to their names. The zombies wear a full set of silver armour, including a plumed knight's helmet, and a tattered red cape that hangs from their shoulders. Although not a massive threat, their frightening appearance has sent many an adventurer screaming from battle. Their most notable feature is the horrifying eyeball that lazily hangs from their skulls.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Deadcurion (しにがみへい Shinigami hei)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Deadcurion snes.png 85 0 84 61
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
60 106 25 N/A
Bestiary No. #097
Spell(s) N/A
Skill(s) Paralysis Attack
Stabs character. (125% damage)
Location(s) Gotha Pass
Item dropped Moonwort bulb116
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
064 0% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 67% 67% 20%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 67% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
20% 100% 20% 67%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
67% 20% 100% 20%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Deadcurion DQV PS2.png Putreman.gif

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

Deadcurion (しにがみ兵 Shinigami hei) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Putreman.gif 102 0 81 40
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
50 43 (PS1)
65 (3DS)
11 (PS1)
17 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #072
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Makes a violent slashing attack. (125% damage)
Paralysis Attack
Location(s) The Tallest Tower (6-9F)
Providence (past)
Item(s) Dropped Chain mail1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 0%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

##122 - Deadcurion
Deadcurion DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
112 4 790 127
Attack Defense Speed
115 117 98
Dropped Item Iron mask164
Battle fork1128
Locations Gerzuun
Khaalag Coast
Grotto (ice)
Skills Paralysis Attack
Pressure Pointer
Spells None
Family Undead
Bestiary # #122
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name しにがみ兵
Romanized Jap. Shinigami hei
Description They paralyse enemies, then poke them with Pressure Pointer. Ice doesn't irk them much, but fire will fry them good.

Especially stagnant soldiers selected from the rank ranks of the lesionnaires to lead them to gory glory.


In Japanese mythology, Shinigami (死神) are death gods or supernatural spirits that invite humans to death. Their English names are a combination of the words "dead" and "decurion", a type of military officer from Ancient Rome who commanded 10 men in battle.


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