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Kacrackle is a recurring ice spell in the Dragon Quest series, typically the most powerful. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, it originally hit a single group of enemies with fierce ice damage, but starting with Dragon Quest V, it lacerates all enemies with enormous crystals.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Kacrackle is learned by a mage at level 26 in the original version due to a glitch, and at level 32 in all subsequent remakes. Deals between 88~112 points of damage and costs 12 MP to cast, paralleling Kasizzle.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Kacrackle damages a group of foes for 88~112 damage, and costs 11 MP to cast. It is learned by Borya at level 32. Psaro starts out with this spell upon joining.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

Due to the removal of Kacrack from the spell list, kacrackle's range has been increased to target all foes on screen. In exchange, the damage range has been reduced slightly to 80~104. It is learned by the following playable characters and costs 12 MP to cast.

Name Level
Moosifer 15
Old man of the sea 20
Orc king 20
Daughter 30
Powie yowie 30
Man o' war 50

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

This spell is learned by advancing to rank 6 of the Sage vocation and exhibits the same traits as in the previous installment.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Kacrackle will be learned by Sages at rank 3 and Druids at rank 2.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Kacrackle is learned by Jessica after an event, and is affected by her tension. Its base damage ranges from 65~85 before her wisdom hits 200, with a cap of 138~157 after her wisdom gets to 480. It costs 12 magic points to cast.

  • In the 3DS port, the spell's base damage was increased to 72~92 and the maximum became 169~189; it takes 570 wisdom to reach this cap.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Learned by: Mage Level 68. Impales all enemies with giant shards of ice for 50 MP. Base damage is 165~204 prior to the caster's magical might reaching 550, and the cap is 490~530 at 999.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Kacrackle can only be learned by investing 130 skill points into the Spellcraft skill tree. It costs 24MP to cast, and damage is calculated as Magical Might x 0.55 + 110. Base damage is 310~350, and the maximum range is 640~680.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Rab will learn kacrackle after mastering the Enlightenment skill tree. The spell is very expensive at 60 MP, but will deal 328~392 at its weakest and 688~752 once Row's magical might is high enough.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Kacrackle deals 190~210 base damage until the monster's wisdom hits 500, and will do 299~319 with max wisdom. It costs 36 MP to cast, and is learned viaBang & Crack III, Crack & Zam III, Crack & Zap III, Ice III, Uber Blessed Blizzardier, Uber Mage, Woosh & Crack III

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Kacrackle has the same parameters as before, and is learned through the following skill sets in addition to those listed above: Crack & Sizz 3, Leonyx, and Zoma.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Kacrackle has the same damage range as in the previous Joker, and the corresponding skillsets are currently unknown.

Enemy versions[edit]

Kacrackle will deal 55~67 damage when used by an enemy, and remained with that range until VI where damage increased to 60~70. In VIII Kacrackle will deal 48~56 damage when used by a monster in either version, and in IX the damage is calculated as (150+(Lvl^2/26))*(0.9~1.1), setting the base and max ranges as 190~210 and 474~579.

Battle Visuals[edit]