Earthsplitter (skill)

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For the weapon of the same name, see Earthsplitter (weapon)

Earthsplitter (also known as Earth Slash) is a sword skill which first appeared in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai as a creation of the hero Avan. It made its game debut in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age as the stone equivalent of Gigaslash.


Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai[edit]

Earth Slash is the first of the fundamental techniques of the Avan-style sword school, capable of splitting hard objects in a single strike.

After mastering Earth Slash, Wave Slash and Sky Slash, they can be combined into the school's ultimate technique Avan Strash.

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

The Luminary learns Earthsplitter when speaking to the elder of Havens Above in the game's third act. It targets one group of foes and deals up to 210~250 damage for 16 MP. If the player has completed quest #60 then the MP cost will be doubled, the base damage raised to 200~240, and the upper limit to 400~440. The Luminary must have the Sword of Light or one of its upgrades equipped to perform the technique.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Earth Slash is known naturally by Dai and Hyunckel at level 1 and costs 30 MP to use, deals 195% physical damage to a single enemy, and can greatly reduce their Defence for 3 turns.

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Ability information
Earth Slash
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Debuff Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 30
Range Additional effects
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DQTact DEFDown.png
DEF Down
Deals 195% potency physical damage to 1 enemy, occasionally greatly lowers DEF for 3 turns
Naturally learnt by
Dai, Hyunkel

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

Earth Slash is a sword skill usable by Dai and Luminary Leader (Hero and Warrior). It inflicts physical Slash damage to enemies in a small area.

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