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Gigagash is a recurring, group-targeting sword skill in the Dragon Quest series.

The technique first appeared in the manga Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken as an attack used by the dragon knight Baran, and was later included in the main series starting with Dragon Quest VIII.


Gigagash is the superior version of the Gigaslash skill, and requires a large skill point investment before it can be used. The user channels their power through both arms instead of just their dominant hand. Furthermore, the power radiating from the ethereal blades shines more brilliantly than before.

Like its predecessor the skill is typically associated with the Lightning element, but this does vary occasionally between titles.


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

The Hero can learn Gigagash as a sword technique after fully investing 100 skill points into both the "Sword" and "Courage" skills, replacing Gigaslash. Despite the requirements, the skill can be used with any weapon equipped, and even bare-handed. Damage is calculated as level+222~282, capping at level 47 for a maximum range of 271~331.

An enemy version of the skill can be used by Estark in the 3DS version of the game, it does 1000~1200 damage to a single character, effectively killing them.

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

To use Gigagash, a character must both equip a sword and be carrying Swordcraft in Summary: the book awarded by the level 40 Sword Skill quest. Its damage is Light-element with a base of 185~335 and a maximum range of 445~595 and costs 30 MP to use. Damage improves as the sum of the user's magical might and strength increase.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Gigagash can be learned by Warriors, Armamentalists, and Gladiators by investing 140 points into the One-handed Sword skill. It costs 12 MP to use and has a charge time of 60 seconds. It deals around 500 Light-attribute damage to any surrounding enemies.

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

The Hero will learn the skill for 36 points through his Swordmastery skill tree. It costs a massive 32 MP to use, but deals up to 390~430 Lightning damage to all enemies.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Gigagash costs 55 MP to use and deals up to 259~298 Lightning damage at level 99, being dependent solely on the user's level for damage calculation. It can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Gigagash has the same cost and damage range as in the previous game, and can be learned from all the skills it could be previously, as well as from Battle Road Master for 84 points. The only difference is that it now uses the explosion element associated with the Bang spells.

Terry's Wonderland 3D & Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Gigabreak costs 56 MP and deals a minimum of 161~201 Lightning damage, rising with a monster's level to a cap of 260~300 at level 99.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Gigagash has the same properties as in the previous two games.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Gigagash costs 56 MP and deals Lightning damage to all enemies. The power output is 160~200 plus the user's level for a maximum range of 259~299, and it is learned through the Bobby Dazzler, Cleric, Destroyer, Duelist, Empath, Estark, Hair Splitter, and Storm Brewer talents.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Gigagash is one of the strongest Master Strokes

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

Luceus can use gigagash as his Coup de Grâce move.

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

Gigaslash is Lazarel's and Teresa's Coup de Grâce.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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Bursts forward and performs an electrifying sword technique, inflicting major light-element ability damage on all enemies

Gigagash is the dragon attack of deserted armours, lethal armours, restless armours, and tanzaknights. It also deals slashing damage in addition to the Light-element mentioned in the description above.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Gigabreak can be learned by Baran at level 56. It costs 60 MP to use and inflicts 320% potency Zap-type physical damage to a single enemy. Upgrading the skill increases its damage and reduces the amount of MP it costs to use.

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Ability information
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Zap.png 60
Range Additional effects
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Deals 320% potency Zap-type physical damage to 1 enemy
Naturally learnt by

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai[edit]

Gigagash, retaining its Japanese name of "Gigabreak" in most localisations, is one of Baran's strongest techniques. After using his Dragon Knight abilities to imbue his blade with the powers of both a Kazap (JP: Gigadein) spell and his own Draconic Aura, he performs a two-handed downward slash with all of his strength. This technique can only be performed with a sword crafted from legendary materials such as orichalcum, as its sheer power will cause lesser weapons to disintegrate. Both Baran and Dai have also performed a weaker version of this technique using a Zapple spell instead.

After Dai gains the ability to cast Kazap, he combines Gigabreak with his own sword technique Avan Strash, creating the Giga Strash (which served as the model for Gigaslash in later games).

Battle Visuals[edit]