Magus

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The Magus is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest II. It is a lowly spellcaster that serves a great evil.

Characteristics[edit]

Magi are humanoid spellcasters. They wear white robes with the bat insignia of the Children of Hargon on the front and a green and red triangular pattern at the ends of their sleeves, a long green cape around their necks with a red jeweled brooch, and red shoes. In their right hands, they wield a tall scepter topped with a green crystal orb. As one might expect from the name, the magus is a magic user. Like many other humanoid monsters in the series, they are now depicted with five fingers on their hands in modern appearances instead of four. According to their bestiary descriptions in IX, the magi are formerly men who sold their souls to evil in order to acquire magic power.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

Magus (まじゅつし Majutsushi)DQ2-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
Magus DQII NES.png 15 Unlimited 17
Defense Agility Experience Gold
11 11 8 10
Abilities Sizz
Location(s) Near the Wellspring of the Hero
Cannock region
Lake Cave
Gwaelin's Gate
Moonahan region
Item Dropped Cypress stick (18)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
064 07 17 07
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
17 07 07
Remakes (SFC, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Attack
DQ2-SNES-MAGUS.png DQ2-GBC-MAGUS.pngDQII Magus iOS.png Magus Erdrick Trilogy Switch.png 15 5 17
Defense Agility Experience Gold
11 11 10 10
Abilities Sizz
Location(s) Wellspring of the Hero
Cannock region
Lake Cave
Gwaelin's Gate
Moonahan region
Item Dropped Cypress stick (18)
Evasion Fire Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
064 07 17 07
Thwack Resistance Fizzle Resistance Kasap Resistance
17 07 07



Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

##043 - Magus
DQIX Magus.png
HP MP Experience Gold
58 18 90 80
Attack Defense Speed
48 38 70
Dropped Item Wizard's staff164
Magic water1128
Locations Quarantomb
Newid Isle
Grotto
Spells Fizzle
Woosh
Magic Barrier
Family Humanoid
Bestiary # #043
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name まじゅつし
Romanized Jap. Majutsushi
Description Attacks exclusively with spells, including Fizzle, Woosh, and Magic Barrier, and lives in fear of light-based attacks.

Mortals who made a pledge of allegiance to a dastardly demon, and had their souls stolen by way of thanks.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Magus (まじゅつし Majutsushi)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Magus DQH series.png 9 12g
List No. #003
Field Notes These minor ministers to a dark deity are middling magicians...and incompetent close combatants. Having been deprived of staffs for a lengthy spell, they prefer to keep a low profile, mixing it up with magic from afar.
Location(s) Arba Castle (Recruit), Caliburgh Meadow (Recruit), Colissea (Recruit), Colissean Desert (Recruit), Fire Place (Showdown: Green Dragon)
Item(s) Dropped Thinkincense, Butterfly wing



Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Magus (まじゅつし Majutsushi)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Magus DQH series.png 40 12g Yes
List No. #029
Field Notes These minor ministers to a dark deity are middling magicians...and incompetent close combatants. Having been deprived of staffs for a lengthy spell, they prefer to keep a low profile, mixing it up with magic from afar.
Location(s) The Battle of the Wildwood
Item(s) Dropped Cottontop, Butterfly wing



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

Magi reappear in the SP version of Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key as recruitable monsters. They are E-rank monsters of the Demon family.

Related Monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]

Close cousins[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A magus is a Latin word which means magician or sorcerer, derived from the ancient Greek μάγος (mágos). In the ancient world, a magus was a priest of the Zoroastrian religion. Three Magi were famously said to have visited the newborn Jesus bearing gifts of myrrh, gold, and frankincense.

Trivia[edit]

  • One of the main characters of Chrono Trigger (which had its artwork done by Akira Toriyama and was also released by Square Enix) shares the name of this monster.
  • The descriptions for the Magus in the Heroes series of games makes reference to the fact that they did not wield staffs in their in-game sprites in earlier games, despite wielding them in their artwork.

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