Mandrake marauder

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For the pink-scaled dragon warrior from IX, see Mandrake mangler.

The Mandrake marauder is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest V. It is a dragon warrior with dark red scales wielding a golden sword and shield.


Mandrake marauders are bipedal anthropomorphic dragon warriors with scales of a dark red hue, wielding a golden cutlass and shield and wearing golden armor. On its back, it has a pair of large wings with dark grey membranes. It has a pair of pair purple horns on top of its head and darker purple scales starting from the top of its head to the end of its tail. The straps on its headgear, shield, and breastplate are green. It is stronger than the Mandrake major, but weaker than the Mandrake marshal. In battle, it is capable of performing violent slashing attacks with its sword and can call for more of its companions as backup. The marauders have yet to make a reappearance in the main series, but they have been a regular presence in spinoff games.

When Dragon Quest IX was first released in English, the Mandrake mangler was originally given the name Mandrake marauder as well, but it was a new and different monster in Japanese.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Mandrake marauder (りゅうせんし Ryū-senshi)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
DQV Ryu Senshi.png 123 0 160 115
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
88 380 81 N/A
Bestiary No. #139
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for backup
Slashes character (125% damage)
Location(s) Diggery Pokery
Item dropped Steel broadsword132
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
1/64 0% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
0% 20% 20% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
20% 100% 67% 20%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
100% 67% 20% 100%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
20% 20% 100% 67%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Mandrakemarauder DQV PS2.png Mandrake marauder.png

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

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

Mandrake marauder (りゅうせんし Ryūsenshi)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Mandrake marauder DQH2.png 4829 330g Yes
List No. #093
Field Notes Dragon dragoons who wield sword and shield, and employ them to devastating effect. A pair of these horrors once disguised themselves as humans, and guarded the hall of a heretical temple.
Location(s) The Battle of Accordia, The Fetid Foothills
Item(s) Dropped Dragon horn, Sizeable seashell

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Mandrake marauder appears as a B-rank monster of the Dragon family as part of the limited Dragon Quest V event. It will join the party in Chapter 4, Episode 2: The Order of Zugswang and it can be fully awakened by collecting Mandrake Marauder Crystals from Talon Tower, appearing on every 5th basement starting from B4. The lowest floors of the Tower are more difficult, but have the highest chance of dropping the crystals. Mandrake marauder can also be recruited from Part 2 of the story in Chapter 2, Episode 4: A Kindly Girl, as well as from the Log Bridge during Dragon Fest. It can participate in the battle roads of Slon the Rook, Gasbagon, and Baran as a party member.

Mandrake marauder (りゅうせんし Ryūsenshi)Tactlogo.png

DQT Mandrake Marauder.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Dragon.png
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
110 737 217 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
375 328 302 136 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Sizzling Slash Partyboost* Hellfire Slash*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Move +1 / Stats Up Woosh Res +25 / Stats Up Hellfire Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Hellfire Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +5 Hellfire Slash Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Move +1: Raises Move by 1.
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
Super Weak Normal Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Super Weak

Related monsters[edit]

Similar Species[edit]