List of focus skills in Dragon Quest IX

From Dragon Quest Wiki

Focus skills are learned via the Martial Artist class.

War Cry[edit]

A battle cry that paralyzes a group of enemies with fear. This prevents them from taking their next turn (similar to Pratfall). Requires 4 skill points to learn.

Psyche Up[edit]

Boosts your own tension by one level. Requires 16 skill points to learn.

Mens Sana[edit]

Removes negative status changes from user. Costs 2 MP to use and 32 skill points to learn.

Mind Over Matter[edit]

Applies Insulate to protect from breath attacks for 6~9 turns. Costs 1 MP to use and 55 skill points to learn.


Heals self for 80~90 HP. Costs 3 MP to use, making it slightly more cost efficient than a weak Midheal. Requires 82 skill points to learn.

Passive Bonuses[edit]

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

  • +10 Agility when 10 skill points are invested.
  • +10 Strength when 22 skill points are invested.
  • +30 HP when 42 skill points are invested.
  • +30 Agility when 68 skill points are invested.
  • +60 Agility when the skill tree is fully mastered.