|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest V|
Hammerhoods are fairly diminutive creatures, often reaching only knee-high to the average person. They have tan-colored bodies and wear purple fur masks, or a hood as its name would suggest, and have small eyes and small limbs. One of their most outstanding traits is the wooden hammer they carry, often considered larger than the Hammerhood holding it.
Since their introduction, Hammerhoods have been portrayed as incompetent monsters that deal laughable damage but, often when given the chance, can inflict crushing blows to their enemies. With this in mind, players have to be genuinely unlucky or very careless for these monsters to pose a threat.
Hammerhoods are typically portrayed as being timid and easily shaken in their resolve, something especially noticeable with the Hammerhood in Waterfall Cave of Dragon Quest VIII. They tend to stutter syllables in their speech, though if this is due to their nerves or done as a form of emphasis is unknown.
The introduction of Hammerhoods where they can first be encountered in the lower reaches of Whealbrook Adit. Their normal attacks can only deal a point or so of damage, while their desperate attacks can deal 10, a devastating amount for players who haven't taken the time to gain a few levels on the first floor of the dungeon.
Hammerhoods show up in the Alexandria Region and can prove problematic since their normal attacks can deal decent damage, too, though they can still pull out a crippling desperate attack. A single Hammerhood also appears as a guard in the Waterfall Cave but will quickly stand down if the player decides to confront it. Talking to it afterwards will give you the opportunity of fighting it, though there is liable to be no reward beyond spoils and the knowledge of beating a monster that appears in an area not too far off. Additionally, his dialogue is given audio in the Nintendo 3DS version.
|##013 - Hammerhood|
|Dropped Item||Leather kilt (common, 1.56%)|
Oaken club (rare, 1.56%)
|Locations||Western Stornway, Zere|
|Game||Dragon Quest IX|
|Description||Their huge great hammers have them hitting the dirt more often than not, but if they do score a direct hit... They're discerning fans of good comedy, which is why they think the bag o' laughs' rubbish routine is the biggest joke going.|
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|Description||It's not the size of the hammer that counts. It's how you wield it.|
|Weapons||Spears, Axes, Hammers, Staves|
|Skill||Huntsman, Attack Boost|
|Location||Xeroph Isle (Ruins)|
|Breeding chart||Mischievous mole x Satyr|
|Weapons||Axes, Spears, Hammers, Staves|
|Traits||Psycho, Rabble Rouser|
|Resistances||Vulnerable to Abiliterator, Immune to Dazzle|
|Breeding chart||Satyr x Killer pillar|
Healslime x Funghoul
Hammerhoods can be encountered early on in the game and can prove to be formidable both in and outside of tank battles, provided they lose their hammer amidst the battle. While an armed Hammerhood is capable of slow strikes with its hammer, one which has had its hammer knocked from its hands, typically by collision, will proceed to bawl and rush after enemies in a hand-flailing tantrum that can send piles of bricks flying and utterly demolish the insides of an opponent's tank.
Hammerhood appears as a F-rank monster of the Beast family. It can be recruited from Chapter 5, Episode 8: Find the walking corpses II of the main storyline, as well as the Rhinoceraxe Nun stage of The Beastliest Beast of Bravas Qualifiers during the limited "Beast Fest" event at any difficulty. It can participate in the Brownie and Troll's Battle Road as a party member.