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The Mudraker is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest V. It is an amorphous mass of mud that has been brought to life.


Mudrakers are mud elementals that erupt from the ground to slap at enemies with their newly formed mashing arms. They're capable of casting Kabuff in order to harden their muddy clay skin and prevent it from cracking mid-battle. Their freaky faces seem like they're constantly melting and dripping, with massive mouths that they sometimes spend turns laughing madly with and odd eyes that they'll just spend battle time staring. Much like the Muddy hand, mudrakers have sometimes been classified as members of the Undead family and as such, take extra damage from skills such as Undead Undoer. According to their descriptions in IX and X, they are formed from the souls of the dead dwelling in mud. Sunlight is their natural enemy as it can harden their bodies. Their names are a combination of the words "mud", which their bodies are composed of, and "muckraker".


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

Mudraker (ドロヌーバ Doronūba)DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mudraker DQV SNES.gif 85 0 70 40
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
20 60 31 14
Bestiary No. #064
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Loudly calls for help (Mudraker)
Location(s) Scary Lair
Tunnel south of Zoomingale
Item dropped Seed of life164
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 20% 20% 20%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 100% 20% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
20% 0% 20% 20%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
67% 0% 100% 0%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Mudraker DQV PS2.png Mudraker DQVII PSX.gif

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

Mudraker (ドロヌーバ Doronūba) DQVII Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Mudraker DQVII PSX.gif 130 20 68 40
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
40 35 (PS1)
53 (3DS)
15 (PS1)
23 (3DS)
Bestiary No. #062
Spell(s) Kabuff
Skill(s) Laughs (waste turn)
Location(s) Wetlock region (past)
Hardlypool Tunnel (past)
Highendreigh Tower
Item(s) Dropped Horse manure164
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% 0% 80%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
0% 0% 50% 0%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
0% 100% 0% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 0% 0%
3DS version changes

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

Mudraker (ドロヌーバ Doronūba)DQIX Logo.png
Model HP MP Attack
Mudraker DQIX DS.png 120 12 85
Defence Agility Experience Gold
50 26 188 86
Bestiary no. #052
Family Elemental
In-game description These amorphous masses of mud toughen themselves with Kabuff, then set about throwing stones.

The souls of travellers who sink in sludge and become clumps of clay so they can try to slip and slither their slow way home.
Spell(s) Kabuff
Skill(s) Stone's Throw
Location(s) Newid Isle
Tywll Cave
Item(s) dropped Cowpat116
Mystifying mixture1128
Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance * Blast/Lightning Resistance *
0% 0% -25% 0%
Rock Resistance * Dark Resistance * Light Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% -25% 0%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 100% 75% 25%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 25%
Deceleratle Resistance * Spooky Aura Resistance* Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 50%
Charm Resistance *

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Mudrakers appeared from the beginning of the game, once again having their familiar ability to cast Kabuff to protect themselves and any allies. Starting in Version 5.4 of the game, vicious mudrakers can be faced in the Netherworld, as well.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart[edit]

Mudraker DQMCH GBA.png

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

Mudrakers are E Rank Material monsters that can be found in the First left gate of B2.

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Mudrakers are Rank E material monsters that can be commonly found in the Spirit Road, along with their greener cousins.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Mudraker (ドロヌーバ Doronūba) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Mudraker DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 material family icon.png 1,370 530
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
600 530 310 540
Bestiary No. #296
Rank F
In-game description Spirits of the dead who dwell in glorious mud and fear nothing more than clement weather. The sun's vicious rays can bake them solid, after which their sense of self inevitably crumbles
Talents Materialist (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Cragmeister (lv. 1)
Rando-Buff (lv. 20)
Slick Skin (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Poisoner (lv. 1)
Parting Gift (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart DQM3 material family icon.png X DQM3 slime family icon.png
(Either parent must be F-rank.)
Notable synthesis Mud mannequin DQM3 portrait.png X DQM3 undead family icon.png = Mudraker
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
0% 50% -25% 50%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
0% 50% 50% -25%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
0% 0% 25% 0%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
25% 50% -25% 0%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest: Monster Parade[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolFangal oscuroSpanish for "dark bog/muddy place".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisFangeuxDerived from the French fagne.
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschSchlammschlachterGerman for "mud butcher".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoMelmortiferoFrom the Italian melma and mortifero.


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