Mandrake mercenary

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The Mandrake mercenary is both a regular and boss monster that players fight in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, as well as a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. The English version of the game differentiates between the two by naming the boss Skraw.

Characteristics[edit]

Mandrake mercenaries are yellow-scaled bipedal anthropomorphic dragon soldiers that wield a cutlass and shield into battle. They have a large pair of wings on their back with blue webbing and a blue pair of horns on their head. Their weapons and armor are all silver. They appear as a regular enemies in the past versions of Nottagen Cavern and Hubble area, and as a boss in Providence. Note that these regions can be done in any order once accessible, so which variant players encounter first will vary. The boss version is unwinnable due to plotline restrictions, but the second fight is a regular battle.

Of the three Mandrake monsters that can be found in Dragon Quest VII, the regular enemy variant of Mandrake mercenary is weaker and encountered earlier than both the Mandrake major and the Mandrake monarch (the latter being the strongest of the three).

Mandrake mercenaries reappears in X, being slightly stronger than the majors, but outclassed by the Mandrake marshals and the newly appearing Ash lizards and Red moon warriors. Previously, mercenaries shared a near identical appearance with marshals, but in X, marshals were given darker golden scales instead of bright yellow.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Mandrake mercenary (りゅうき兵 Ryūki-hei) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mandrakemarshal DQVII PSX.gif 77 0 92 72
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
78 50 (PS1)
75 (3DS)
32 (PS1)
48 (3DS)
1/32
Bestiary No. #087
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Calls for Help
Makes a violent slashing attack (125% damage)
Location(s) Nottagen Cavern
Hubble (past)
Item(s) Dropped Iron lance164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 80% 15%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
15% 50% 0%
3DS version changes
None


Skraw[edit]

Boss version DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mandrakemarshal DQVII PSX.gif 1,500 255 98 52
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
43 850 1,200 N/A
Bestiary No. Unnumbered boss
Spell(s) Kaswoosh
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Critical Hit
Multifists
Location(s) Providence
Item(s) Dropped None
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
50% 0% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 100%
3DS version changes
None



Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Mandrake mercenary appears as a C-rank monster of the Dragon family. It can learn Helichopter and Blizzard Rush naturally.

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Related Monsters[edit]