List of courage skills in Dragon Quest IX

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Courage skills are learned via the Warrior class.

Whipping Boy[edit]

Protects a single party member from harm for 1 turn, including status inflicting attacks. Requires 8 skill points to learn.

Whistle[edit]

In battle, it attempts to enrage an opponent, causing them to direct attacks at the user. Requires 28 skill points to learn.

On the field, it calls up a random encounter.

Body Slam[edit]

Attempts to reduce the enemy (and the user) to 25% HP. Requires 48 skill points to learn.

Morale Masher[edit]

Launches an attack that also cuts the enemy's tension back by one level. Costs 3 mp to use and requires 70 skill points to learn.

Attack Attacker[edit]

Launches an attack that has a chance of reducing enemy's Attack by one level. The rate of success is determined by the foe's resistance to the Blunt spell. Costs 4 mp to use and requires 100 skill points to learn.

Passive Bonuses[edit]

Fully maximizing the Courage skill tree will grant the following permanent bonuses for the character:

  • When 16 and 56 points are invested into the skill tree, a character's strength will increase by 10 and 30, respectively.
  • When 40 and 80 points are invested into the skill tree, the character's resilience increases by 20 and 40, respectively.
  • When 90 skill points are invested into their Courage, the character's maximum hp will increase by +60
  • With the 'Warrior's Workbook' in inventory, a character has a chance of making a counterattack.