Hammerhood

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The Hammerhood is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series.

Introduced in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, it is a gnome-like creature armed with a large, wooden mallet.

Characteristics[edit]

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.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Hammerhood (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Whackamole.gif 18 0 2 2
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
10 6 3 N/A
Bestiary No. #005
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack (10 fixed damage)
Miss
Location(s) Whealbrook Adit
Item dropped Medicinal herb116
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 0% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
20% 0% 0% 0%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
0% 0% 100% =0%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Hammerhood DQV PS2.png Hammerhood ds.png



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.

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

Hammerhood (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Hammerhood.png 33 0 32
Defense Agility Experience Gold
16 10 21 9
Bestiary no. #022
Family Humanoid
In-game description Not the largest monster in the world, but amongst the strongest. Their bodies seem even smaller next to the massive wooden mallets they carry. The unwieldness of these weapons mean they frequently miss.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Location(s) Alexandria Region
Item(s) dropped
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
0% 0% 15% 0%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
0% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



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.

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

##013 - Hammerhood
Hammerhood IX.png
HP MP Experience Gold
20 20 20
Attack Defense Speed
12 18 17
Dropped Item Leather kilt (common, 1.56%)
Oaken club (rare, 1.56%)
Locations Western Stornway, Zere
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # #013
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
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.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Hammerhood (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Hammerhood XI sprite.png 17 0 17
Defense Agility Experience Gold
15 4 7 7
Bestiary no. #009
Family Humanoid
In-game description They've got hammers, and they wear hoods... making this description more or less redundant.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Location(s) Heliodor Region
Insula Incognita
The Kingsbarrow B1F (second act)
Item(s) dropped Medicinal herb116
Hardy hide164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a -110% 0% -110%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
0% -110% -110% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% -125% 0% 0%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%



Malicious hammerhood (おおきづち・邪 Ōkidzuchi・ja)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Hammerhood XI sprite.png 368 15 181
Defense Agility Experience Gold
250 97 1,032 286
Bestiary no. #396
Family Humanoid
In-game description Hammerhoods who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Desperate attack
Location(s) Cobblestone Tor (third act)
Heliodor Region (third act)
Item(s) dropped Strong medicine116
Hardy hide164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/a -110% 0% -110%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
0% -110% -110% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 0% 50% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 25% 0% 0%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
0% 0% 0%


Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

HammerMan (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi) DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Hammerman.png 50 3/5 2/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/5 3/5 5/5 5/5
Family Beast
In-game description It has a hammer bigger than itself
Abilities ChargeUp, EvilSlash, Kamikazee
Habitat Gate of Judgment, Goopi's Gate #2
Breeding chart Beast family x Stubsuck
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
None None Weak Strong
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Weak Strong None Strong
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
None None None None
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
None None None Strong
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
Immune Immune Immune Strong
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Strong None



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

HammerMan (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Hammerman 1.png 50 6/10 4/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
6/10 6/10 6/10 6/10
Family Beast
In-game description Has difficulty with the hammer.
Abilities ChargeUp, EvilSlash, Kamikaze
Habitat Ice World
Breeding chart Beast family x Stubsuck
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None None
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
None None Weak Strong
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Weak Strong None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Strong None None None
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
None None None None
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Strong Immune Immune Immune
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
Strong Strong None



Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Hammerhood
Hammerman 2.png
HP MP Experience Gold
??? ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Caravan Heart



Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Hammerhood
Family Beast
Rank F
Description It's not the size of the hammer that counts. It's how you wield it.
Weapons Spears, Axes, Hammers, Staves
Traits Psycho
Resistances Dazzleproof
Skill Huntsman, Attack Boost
Location Xeroph Isle (Ruins)
Breeding chart Mischievous mole x Satyr




Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Hammerhood
Family Beast
Rank F
Size S
Weapons Axes, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Psycho, Rabble Rouser
Resistances Vulnerable to Abiliterator, Immune to Dazzle
Skill Huntsman
Location Iceolation
Breeding chart Satyr x Killer pillar
Healslime x Funghoul


Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime[edit]

Hammerhood
Nopic.png
HP MP Experience Gold
3 ??? ???
Attack Defense Speed
Game Rocket Slime

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.

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

Hammerhood (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Hammerhood DQH series.png 8 13g
List No. #008
Field Notes Their heavy hammers mostly miss their mark, but when they hit home, they pack a proper punch. Beware! Some suspect them of being aspiring comics, and that all their slapstick swinging is actually an act.
Location(s) Arba Castle (Recruit, Hero), Big-Eye Boulevard (Things for a Fabulous Ring), Caliburgh (Recruit), Caliburgh Meadow (Recruit), Colissea (Recruit), Colissean Desert (Recruit)
Item(s) Dropped Magic beast hide, Sturdy stick



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

Hammerhood (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Hammerhood DQH series.png 42 22g Yes
List No. #023
Field Notes Their heavy hammers mostly miss their mark, but when they hit home, they pack a proper punch. Beware! Some suspect them of being aspiring comics, and that all their slapstick swinging is actually an act.
Location(s) The Lumberlands
Item(s) Dropped Fine fur, Sturdy stick



Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Hammerhood (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 1
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
18~88 12~26 4~8 Fur (★★★), Whopping needle (★☆☆)
Location(s)
?
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
28~84 13~26 0~10 Fur (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Chapter 3
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
16~100 11~26 5~16 Fur (★★★) Whopping needle (★☆☆)
Location(s)
?
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
25~65 11~35 3~17 Fur (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Sprite DQB Hammerhood.png



Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

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.

Hammerhood (おおきづち Ōkidzuchi)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Hammerhood.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Beast.png
Beast
DQTact Rank Icon F.png DQTact AttackType.png
Attack
Max level HP MP Move
80 387 78 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
179 127 95 85 5
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Helichopter Helm Splitter Talent Blossoming: Megaton Hammer
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
ATK +5 / Stats Up Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Helm Splitter Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Helm Splitter Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Helm Splitter Potency +2%
Perk Details
First
ATK +5: Raises ATK by 5.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Normal Very Weak Half Res
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Normal Half Res Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Super Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Immune Super Weak Half Res Normal



Related Monsters[edit]

Similar Species[edit]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolMaceroSpanish for "mace-bearer"
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisMarteleurFrench for "hammerman"

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