Dragon Slash

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Dragon Slash is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series.

It typically deals 50% more damage to Dragons. When combined with the dragonsbane sword, it does even more damage.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Absent from the original, it was included in the remakes as one of the 9th Chosen One's special abilities. If the Falcon Blade is equipped, the skill will strike twice per use. Affected monsters:

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Dragon Slash inflicts extra damage on Dragons, otherwise it deals normal melee damage. It is obtained by advancing to rank 2 of the Gladiator vocation. On the enemy side, the skill works on Lizzie and any character under the effects of the Puff! spell. The Affected monsters are:

It is used by the enemies überkilling machines, lethal charmours, Zozagel, and Nokturnus.

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

Dragon Slash is learned by reaching rank 2 of the Warrior vocation. Affected monsters:

The only enemy who uses it are the alarmours.

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

The Eight can use Dragon Slash after allocating 9 points into the Swords skill. It cannot be learned by any other sword wielder.

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

Dragon Slash is the first of the sword techniques, obtained after 3 skill points are invested into the Swords skill. Visually, the user leaps towards the target, then swings his or her sword, creating a brief vertical spout of fire as the swing finishes.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Slash can be learned by Warriors, Gadabouts, Gladiators, Paladins, Armamentalists, Demon Swordsmen, and Guardians by investing 13 points into their Swords skill. It costs 1 MP to use and deals 150% damage plus 5 to dragons.

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

Dragon Slash can be learned by the Luminary, Erik, Sylvando, and Hendrik through the Swords panel on their character builders for 10 skill points. It now costs 2 MP to use and inflicts double damage to dragons.

Torneko: The Last Hope[edit]

Dragon Slash is a special sword skill that inflicts double damage to dragons (normal damage to all other families) and costs 2 Hunger to use. It can only be learned by having the Dragon-X, Loto Sword, or Magic Sword equipped and the condition is killing five monsters of the Dragon family on the same floor.

Dragon Quest: Shōnen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Known as DrakSlash in this game, it requires the monster to reach level 12 with 68 HP, 72 Attack and 62 Agility. It is naturally learned by the Durran, EvilArmor, Grendal, MadRaven, ManEater and Skullroo.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

The requirements to learn DrakSlash are unchanged. It is naturally learned by the Clawster. It is no longer naturally learned by the EvilArmor, MadRaven, Octoraid or Skullroo.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

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An attack that deals heavy damage to dragons.[1]

Dragon Slash costs 2 MP to use and deals 150% damage to monsters of the Dragon family. It can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Slash now only deals 135% damage to Dragons. It can be learned from all the skills it could be previously, though Firewind Slashes now requires only 38 points. It can now be learned from Battle Road Master for 20 points.

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

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Dragon Slash costs 4 MP and deals double damage fire-breathing lizards, with other types of monsters taking a reduced 60% damage when struck by mistake. It is learned through the Air Fryer, Breath Taker, Frizz Afficionado, Leading Light, Nokturnus, Pest Controller, Spicy Slasher, and Überkilling Machine talents.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Dragon Slash can be learned by Gold lion at level 26 and costs 17 MP to use. It inflicts 270% potency physical damage to Dragons and 135% potency physical damage to enemies from all other families. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll, which can be purchased once monthly from the Arena Medal Swap Shop for 500 medals or received as a reward for completing the seventh stage of Baran's Battle Road.

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Ability information
Dragon Slash
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 17
Range Additional effects
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Deals physical damage (270% potency) to dragons, physical damage (135% potency) to all other families
Naturally learnt by
Gold lion

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolDragoestocadaSpanish for "dragon lunge/thrust".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLame du dragonFrench for "dragon blade".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschDrachenhiebGerman for "dragon slash".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoColpo del dragoItalian for "dragon blow/strike".

Battle Visuals[edit]


  1. Nintendo DS version.