Gigaslash

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"This ends right now!"

—Aurora unleashing Gigaslash in Dragon Quest Heroes.

Gigaslash is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series. Despite its name suggesting a physical basis for its (very large) damage output, it in fact deals magical damage. It slices a group of enemies with a blade of holy electricity.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

Starker's Slash (DS)
MP 20
Effect Hits a single group of enemies with Zap damage for 150~330 points.


A variant of Gigaslash appears in the remakes of DQ V, utilized by Starkers.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Gigaslash (DS)
MP 20
Effect Hits a single group of enemies with Zap damage for 350~410 points.
Flavor text A legendary sword technique for cutting down a group of enemies.

Anyone in who is/has been a World Hero (via Rank 6 of the Hero class) can use Gigaslash.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Gigaslash (PSX, 3DS)
MP 15
Effect Hits a single group of enemies with Zap damage for 350~410 points.


Anyone in who is/has been a World Hero (via Rank 7 of the Hero class) can use Gigaslash. In the 3DS remake, Gigaslash is now a class-exclusive ability, requiring the user to be a Hero in order to use it.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The hero can learn Gigaslash as a sword-only technique after fully investing 100 skill points into either the "Sword" or "Courage" skills. If both skill are at maximum, he obtains Gigagash instead. The electrified slice targets one enemy group for 20 MP, and damage is calculated as lvl+180 +/- [20+lvl] for a cap of 207~239.

Angelo cannot learn this skill; he obtains Lightning Storm after mastering his sword skill instead.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Gigaslash (DS)
MP 15
Effect Hits a single group of enemies with Light damage (as done by the Zap line of spells in other games)
Flavor text A technique for cutting down a group of enemies.

In Dragon Quest IX, the Gigaslash ability is obtained by allocating 88 skill points to Sword Skill, and can only be used by a character who currently has a sword-class weapon equipped. Its damage output has a base of 160 and a maximum of 360, reached when the sum of the character's magical might and strength reach 300.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

The Hero will learn gigaslash for 25 points in his Swordmastery skill tree. It costs 16 MP to use, targets all enemies, and deals up to 210~250 lightning damage.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Gigaslash is described as "a legendary technique for cutting down a single enemy." It costs 16 MP to use and is learned from the Captain Crow, Cleric, Cluboon III, Diamagon III, and Uber Knight skillsets.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Gigaslash is a master stroke in Dragon Quest Swords.

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

Gigaslash appears as the Coup de Grâce of Aurora. She points her sword into the sky and summons lightning, then redirects it at a group of enemies.

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

Gigaslash is the Coup de Grâce of Teresa when she is wielding a sword.

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