Flame Slash

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Flame Slash is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series. It imbues a melee strike with the power of flames, altering the damage dealt by the target's tolerance of the element.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Flame Slash deals damage based on the target's vulnerability to Sizz, with 130%, 115%, 75%, and 30% being the possible modifiers. It is granted at the first rank of the Armamentalist vocation.

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

Flame Slash is learned in the same manner as in the previous game, and possesses the same parameters. It can also be learned naturally by Kiefer at level 5 and is already known by Aishe when she joins the party.

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

Flame Slash is a sword technique that both the the Hero and Angelo can learn. It requires 15 skill points by the Hero, and 9 skill points by Angelo. Damage modifiers have not changed.

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

Although not directly available to players, Flame Slash is used by the desert dwelling Axolhotl. Use of the Armamentalist's Fire Fource skill can mimic the technique.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Flame Slash can be learned by Warriors, Gladiators, Armamentalists, Paladins, Fortune Tellers, Gadabouts, and Demon Swordsman by allocating 3 skill points into the One-Handed Swords skill. It costs 2 MP to use and deals 20% more damage (plus 10).

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

Flame Slash increases damage by 20% (plus 5), and is learned by the Hero, Erik, Sylvando, and Hendrik for three skill points in the swords branch of their character builder. The skill once again costs 2 MP to use.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Called FireSlash in this game, it requires the monster to reach level 11 with 77 HP, 34 MP, 66 attack and 42 intelligence. It is naturally learned by the Centasaur, Demonite, Dragon, EvilArmor, Grendal, Orochi and SkulRider. It can also be learned by monsters with Blazemore and ChargeUp.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

FireSlash now requires 76 intelligence to learn. It is no longer naturally learned by the Demonite.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Flame Slash can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Flame Slash now deals a combination of Frizz and Fire Breath-element damage. It can no longer be learned from Dragon Lore, Fire Fighter, or Muspell. It can additionally be learned from:

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: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Flame Slash can be learned by Luceus for 5 skill points and costs 7 MP to use. When used, Luceus slams his sword into the ground and creates a large burst of flames in front of him.

  • Flame Slash can be upgraded with the skill Flame Slash Strengthener, which costs 20 skill points to learn. By holding the button when Flame Slash is being performed, it will attack multiple times.
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Forces gouts of flame from the ground to blast enemies away.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Flame Slash is known naturally by Arrghgoyle, Hellion, and Killing machine light at level 1, and can be learned by Wax murderer at level 16. It costs 3 MP to use and inflicts 120% potency Frizz-type physical damage to a single enemy. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll.

Flame Slash (火炎斬り Kaen kiri)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Flame Slash
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Frizz.png 3
Range Additional effects
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Deals 120% potency Frizz-type physical dmage to 1 enemy
Naturally learnt by
Arrghgoyle, Hellion, Killing machine light, Wax murderer

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Flame Slash deals Fire-element slashing damage to one foe for 4 MP, and is learned by Drackolytes and Restless armours.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Flame Slash is available to the Hero via his Command Selection ability. It costs 12 MP to perform, but deals high damage and boasts considerable knockback as well. The blade will deal 22% with a wide swing arc and the flames will inflict 17%, but the latter will not send the target flying as far as the former.

Related skills[edit]

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolEstocada flamigeraSpanish for "flaming thrust".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLame de feuFrench for "blade of fire".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschFlammenhiebGerman for "flame blow".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoFendente di fuocoItalian for "slash of fire".
ICON-FLAG-RU.png РусскийОгненный слешRussian for "fire slash".
ICON-FLAG-KO.png 한국어화염 베기Korean for "flame slash".

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