Mercurial Thrust

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Mercurial Thrust is a recurring ability in the franchise.

It gives the user an immense priority in turn order, often going first.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Mercurial Thrust has the third highest priority of any ability in the game, trailing behind only Double Up and Kaclang, but Attack power is reduced to 80% when used. It is obtained by advancing to rank 5 of the Warrior vocation.

It is used by the enemies Animated armour, Brock, Octavian pirate, Zozagel, and Mortamor's second form.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Mercurial Thrust operates exactly as it did in the previous game, and is learned by reaching rank 4 of the Warrior, rank 2 of the Berserker, and rank 7 of the Notso macho

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Eight can use Mercurial Thrust as a spear technique after investing 7 skill points into the associated skill. The skill has received an upgrade under Level-5, and now always goes first turning a turn.

Its is used by the enemies Night fox, Great sabrecat, and Octavian pirate, and by the recruitable Infamous Monster Spot (DQ8).

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

This ability is learned with 3 skill points invested into Spear skill, and operates exactly as it did in VIII.

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Called SquallHit in this game, it requires the monster to reach level 12 with 72 HP, 68 Attack, and 82 Agility. It is naturally learned by the Anteater, ChopClown, Grizzly, MadCat, Phoenix, Roboster, WingSlime and WingSnake.

Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

The requirements to learn SquallHit are unchanged. It is naturally learned by the AquaHawk, Aquarella, CaptDead, Octoraid and Sickler.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Mercurial Thrust can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Mercurial Thrust can no longer be learned from Assassin or Martial Artist and the point requirement for Thunderwind Slashes has changed. It can now be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Mercurial Thrust costs 2 MP and deals 40% damage to one enemy at the start of a turn. If multiple monsters use the skill, the priority is determined by their agility stats. Mercurial Thrust is learned via the Air Fryer, Antimagician, Assassin, Cutpurse, Dancer, Dark Horse, Freeze Popper, Good Knight, Hardliner, Leading Light, Mortamor, Naturalist, Speedster, Storm Brewer, Swirling Dervish, Vagabond, and Warmonger talents.

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

Terry learns to perform Mercurial Thrust.