Gust Slash

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Gust Slash is a recurring skill in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation.

It imbues a melee strike with the power of wind.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Gust Slash deals 130% melee damage with the Woosh element. It is granted at the first rank of the Gladiator vocation.

It is used by the enemies prickly pranksters, zombie gladiators, mechalomaniacs, and Terry.

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

Gust Slash is learned at rank 1 of the Gladiator vocation in both versions of the game, as well as rank 2 of the Champion occupation in the 3DS remake. It can also be learned at rank 2 as a Notso macho and rank 8 as a Berserker in the 3DS version.

It is used by the enemies alarmours, and terracotta warriors.

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

Vacuum Slash is an enemy-only skill that can be used by gargoyles and zombie gladiators.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Called VacuSlash 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 BigRoost, ChopClown, Lionex, MadCat, MadPecker, Rayburn and |WindBeast. It can also be learned by monsters with ChargeUp and WindBeast.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

VacuSlash now requires 76 Intelligence to learn. It is naturally learned by the ArcDemon and WarMantis.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Gust Slash can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Gust Slash now deals a combination of Woosh and Zam-element damage. It can no longer be learned from Dragon Lore, Speedster, or Wind Blower. It can now be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Gust Slash costs 2 MP and deals 10% more damage than a normal attack. It is learned through the Air Fryer, Blade Maven, Blowy Slasher, Duelist, Hardliner, Storm Brewer, and Woosh Afficionado talents.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Great sabrecats and hoodlums learn Gust Slash at level 10. It costs 4 MP and will deal Wind-element slashing damage to one foe.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Gust Slash's card depicts Terry slicing up a Monolog in mid air.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Gust Slash is known naturally by Drooling ghoul, Handsome crab, and Scarewolf at level 1, and can be learned by Mandrake major at level 16. It costs 3 MP to use and inflicts 120% potency Woosh-type physical damage to one enemy. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll.

Gust Slash (しんくう斬り Shinkū kiri)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Gust Slash
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Woosh.png 3
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
Deals 120% potency Woosh-type physical damage to 1 enemy
Naturally learnt by
Drooling ghoul, Handsome crab, Mandrake major, Scarewolf

Related skills[edit]