Double-Edged Slash

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Double-Edged Slash is an ability in the Dragon Quest series.

It deals high damage but inflicts recoil on the user and the bonus damage effect will stack with weapons such as the Dragonsbane.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Double-Edged Slash inflicts 150% damage, but the user takes 25% recoil damage. It is obtained by advancing to rank 4 of the Warrior vocation.

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

The skill has the same parameters as before, but is now learned by reaching rank 4 of the Gladiator vocation. In the 3DS remake the skill has been buffed up considerably, dealing 170% damage and while the recoil is reduced to 1/6th.

It is used by the enemies Automaton and Slaughtomaton.

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

This ability is learned with 42 skill points allocated into Guts skill. The parameters are the same as in VI.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Double-slash is unlocked for 20 points in Hendrik's Heroism skill tree. It costs 6 MP to use, hits for 320% damage, and inflicts 32% recoil damage upon the knight.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Double-Edged Slash can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Double-Edged Slash can be learned from all the skills it could be previously, though Berserker now requires 6 points. It can also be learned from Cursader for 5 points.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Double-Edged Slash is one of Terry's moves and costs 8 MP upon learning it at rank 2 of the one-handed sword skillset.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Double-Edged Slash is the main skill of the Sword of ruin.

Double-Edged Slash (もろば斬り mo roba kiri)Dragon Quest of the Stars English logo.png
Ability information
Double-Edged Slash
Type & Rank Target CT Restriction
DQotS Red B.png 1 enemy 15s DQotS Sword.png
A 330% potency attack with 40% sustained by the user as recoil damage.
How to obtain
Sword of ruin

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

D.E.S. appears as a card skill.

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

Double-Edged Slash is a sword skill usable by Hyunckel and Luminary Leader (Hero and Warrior). It inflicts physical Slash-type damage and hurts the user by 10% of their max HP.