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Parallax is a recurring ability in the franchise. It is a powerful axe swing that may paralyze the enemy.


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Yangus can use Parallax as an axe technique after allocating 42 skill points into the associated skill. The swing has a 1/8th chance to paralyze an enemy, but will deal 30% more damage upon contact.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

This ability is learned with 13 skill points invested into Axe skill. It functions identically as its previous appearance.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Hendrik learns parallax through his axe skill tree for 9 points. It costs 10 MP to use and deals 300% damage with a 25% chance to paralyze a foe.