Killer torch

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The Killer torch, also known as the Grim candle, is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest X. It is a powerful variant of the Wax murderer made of red wax that wields a sickle in its hand.


Killer torches are anthropomorphic walking candles made of blood red wax, their wicks lit with an ghastly blue flame. They have traded out the knives wielded by their waxy cousins, instead choosing to wield a wicked sharp scythe in their right hands. Their eerie fires give them the ability to cast both fire and darkness magic on their enemies and they are known for taking adventurers by surprise by using Channel Anger after sustaining enough damage.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Killer torches make their debut in Version 1.0 of the game, being encountered in the Calsadra Volcano. They can cast both Frizzle and Zammle and will use Channel Anger on themselves after taking enough damage.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Killer torch appears as an A-rank monster of the Inorganic family appearing alongside the Extreme killing machine on its banner.

Killer torch (キラートーチ Kirātōchi)Tactlogo.png

DQT Killer Torch icon.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact MagicType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 940 367 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
206 242 440 380 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Frizz Zammle* Magma Blast*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Rage Awakening / Stats Up Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Magma Blast Potency +5% / Stats Up
Frizz-type Spell Potency +10%: Raises Frizz-type spell potency by 10%.
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Magma Blast Potency +5% / Stats Up
Auto MP Regen (S): Restores 4% of max MP at action start.
Leader Perks
Raises Frizz-type spell potency of allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max MP +10 WIS +10 Magma Blast Potency +2%
Perk Details
Rage Awakening: Triggers Channel Anger when HP drops to 50% or less, up to 1 time per battle.
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 Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Immune Normal Half Res Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Super Weak Normal


Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]