Ersatz Estark

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For the monster vocation in Dragon Quest VII, see Ersatz Estark (vocation).

The Ersatz Estark is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII.

It is a mechanical monster built in imitation of Estark, the Emperor of Hell.


Ersatz Estarks are massive mechanical suits of living purple armour with a fearsome demonic face in the center of its body. In each hand, they wield a broadsword that they use to unleash devastating slashing attacks. Their arsenal consists of powerful explosive magic and breathing out blasts of ice-cold air from their maws. They can also nullify any beneficial effects possessed by their enemies with a Disruptive Wave or by emitting a mysterious mist on the battlefield. It is unlikely that this monster is the same Estark that appears in other titles, especially since it is a normal monster (though its appearance bears a homage to both him and Psaro). Regardless, the Ersatz Estarks that are fought are still very powerful and are also one of the monsters that players can become, either by mastering other monster vocations or by obtaining an Ersatz Estark's heart.

In the Nintendo 3DS version, it is possible to obtain an Ersatz Estark heart by creating a Traveller's Tablet with one as the boss, although it will be a formidable opponent.


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

Ersatz Estark (エビルエスターク Ebiruesutāku) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Esterk.gif 750 90 410 142
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
117 990 (PS1)
1,485 (3DS)
142 (PS1)
213 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #252
Spell(s) Kaboom
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Freezing Blizzard
Fishy Fog
Disruptive Wave
Location(s) Cave to Yet Another World 1-4, 6, 9F
Item(s) Dropped Haywire helm1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 25% 25% 15%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 25% 15% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
15% 0% 50% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 15% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 50% 50%
3DS version changes

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