Death Master

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The Death Master (デスマスター) is a vocation added to Dragon Quest X in the version 5.0 update. It is a class focused on summoning spirits to aid in battle, and becomes empowered by the deaths of allies and enemies.

Description[edit]

The design of the vocation is based on that of Bishop Ladja, and the usage of a reaper's scythe is also taken from the infamous use of his.

The death master's distinct vocation trait is the Death Power meter, which is effectively a secondary MP pool for specific skills. It is located below their status bar. This meter rises with the deaths of enemies and allies, stacking up to four levels.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Unlocking the vocation requires a lengthy sidequest, as well as the steep requirement of being at level 50. Once these are met, a player can become a death master at any branch outlet of Alltrades Abbey in major cities and towns.

Death masters can equip Scythes, Spears, Bows, and Axes. They are limited to light-weight shield and robes for armor.

Reikan[edit]

Accolade Required points Name Effects
Occult boy/girl 8 Spirit guidance Small zam damage to one enemy, and focuses spirit summon on the target
Psychic 16 Natural M. Might +10 Permanently adds 10 to magical might
Spiritualist 28 Death power release Buffs spirit summon for one minute and resets summon timer
Sorcerer 40 Resurrection boost Automatically casts Oomph on a resurrected ally
Death 48 Curse Three attacks on one enemy, and raises death power by one stage
Death administrator 56 All stats +5 Permanently adds 5 to every stat
Death overseer 70 Spirit cut Raises magical might and magical mending by 50%, makes user immune to OHKO if their HP is over 50% or more
Keeper of the Underworld 80 Sizz boost All sizz spells will deal 10% more damage
Minister of the Underworld 90 Self-resurrection boost Increases m. might by 25% when revived
King/Queen of the Underworld 100 Anti-soul magic Revives dead allies to max HP after 75 second casting time

Spells[edit]

Name Level MP Description
Heal 50 2 Restores at least 30 HP to one ally.
Sizz 50 3 Sends out a line of fire six meters from the caster
Zao 53 5 50% chance to revive ally, at 1 HP.
Crack 56 3 Attacks one enemy with an ice crystal
Evac 58 3 Instantly escape a dungeon.
Sizzle 60 8 Sends out a line of fire eight meters from the caster.
Drain Magic 61 0 Steals magic from one enemy.
Midheal 64 4 Restores at least 80 HP to a single ally.
Zing 67 8 Resurrects a fallen ally, but sometimes fails.
Crackle 69 8 Attacks all enemies in range with ice crystals
Multiheal 71 16 Restores at least 80 HP to all allies.
Moreheal 73 8 Restores at least 166 HP to one ally
Kasizz 74 21 Sends out a line of fire twelve meters from the caster.
Kacrack 77 21 Impales all enemies in range with massive ice crystals

Trivia[edit]

Death power having four stages is a pun based on the pronunciation for the Japanese word for the number four, Shi (し), being the same as the word for death (死).

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