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The Merderer is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VII.


Muscled merman that trawl the seas and wash into wandering ships only when the tides are at their strongest. They smash their way through the bows of ships with their massive tridents and attempt to freeze every sailor aboard with an ice breath blast and a poison them all with with venomous breath, though their slow thinking sometimes mean they need time to decide on their next attack.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Merderer (グレイトマーマン Gureitomāman) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Merking VI DS.png 430 50 210 110
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
96 215 (PS1)
360 (3DS)
130 (PS1)
225 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #281
Spell(s) Kacrackle
Skill(s) Recovers 20 HP per turn
Flails its weapon about wildly (125% damage)
Chilly Breath
Venom Mist
Location(s) Ocean near Estard Island and L'Arca (after the Demon King's resurrection)
Cathedral of Blight
Cave to Yet Another World (water area)
Item(s) Dropped Recovery ring1256
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 0% 15%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 15% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
15% 0% 50% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 50%
3DS version changes

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Merderer appears as a boss during the limited Dragon Quest VII event. It can be faced in the Torrential Cave of the Cathedral of Blight's Treasure. It is joined by a paired of Man o' wars and it can summon Dragon slimes when it is threatened.

Related Enemies[edit]