Lumberin' Jack

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The Lumberin' Jack is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest X as the rarefied version of the Walking corpse.


Lumberin' Jacks are zombies with sickly purplish-pink rotten skin, unkempt pink hair, drool trailing from their mouths, and red eyes, one of which is bulging and irritated. All their clothes have suffered over time, and are now torn and dirty; they wear red coveralls underneath a grey ragged tunic held on their bodies with a white belt. They are capable of inflicting a wide range of harmful status effects, including envenomation, sleep, paralysis, and curses on unfortunate adventurers. According to their bestiary description in X, the lumberin' jacks wandered the earth aimlessly in search of their lost lovers, becoming corpses and sinking into the underworld in the process.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Lumberin' jacks appear as the rarefied version of the walking corpse starting in Version 1.2 of the game. Their level is moderately high, so the player must avoid them at every cost if they are still weak in comparison with them. They are capable of landing curses with their attacks or a Cursed Mist and can breathe out Venom Mist, Sweet Breath, Burning Breath, and Air Pollution.

Other appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Lumberin' Jack appears as an A-rank monster of the Undead family. It can only be synthesised by combining a Ghoul with a Baalzebub.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Lumberin' Jack appears as a A-rank monster of the Undead family as part of the limited "Collect-a-thon! Pepitown Fancy Dress Contest" event alongside Halloween Veronica on her banner. It can participate in the Frankengolem's Battle Road as a party member.

Lumberin' Jack (マッドスミス Maddosumisu)Tactlogo.png

DQT Lumberin Jack.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Zombie.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 1,190 377 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
263 460 356 138 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Shadow Ball Deep Inhale* Panic Breath*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1/Stats Up Zap Res +25/Stats Up Panic Breath Potency +5%/Stats Up
Stalled Gasp: Triggers Stalled Gasp when attacked and KO'd by enemy if they are within 2 to 4-space range, 1 time per battle.
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25/Stats Up Panic Breath Potency +5%/Stats Up
Confusion Success Rate +5%
Leader Perks
Raises breath potency of undead allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 DEF +15 Panic Breath Potency +2%
Perk Details
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Very Weak Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Super Weak
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Super Weak


  • In the original Japanese, the Lumberin' Jack's name Mad Smith (マッドスミス, Maddosumisu) is a reference to Smith, the first default name of the recruitable Walking corpse in all versions of Dragon Quest V and the Super Famicom version of Dragon Quest VI. Smith has been used as the name of a recruitable Walking corpse in several other games in the series, as well.

Related monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]