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Persecutter is a recurring Knife skill in the Dragon Quest series. It deals more damage to enemies afflicted with Confusion or Sleep.


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

Persecutter deals an extra 50% damage to enemies that are confused or asleep for 3 MP. Requires the 'Knifing Know-How' in a character's inventory to use 'Knifing Know-How', which is received as a reward for completing Quest #68: Spice Up Your Knife.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Persecutter can be learned by Thieves, Minstrels, Dancers, Gadabouts, Demon Swordsmen, and Pirates by allocating 35 skill points into the Knives skill. It costs 3 MP to use and deals 400% damage to sleeping and confused monsters. All other targets will take 150% damage instead. When used, the skill creates three glowing blue tendrils that form around the knife that strike the enemy.

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

Erik and Sylvando can learn Persecutter through the Knives panel on their character builders for 9 and 13 skill points respectively. It costs a mere 5 MP, and will deal an incredible 620% damage against sleeping or confused monsters. All other targets will take 110% damage instead. Erik has the potential to deal massive amounts of damage if the skill is used in combination with Divide. Persecutter uses the same animation from X.

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Persecutter costs 4 MP and deals 150% damage to enemies that are that are suffering altered states of mind, with mentally fit foes taking only 80% damage. It is learned through the Cutpurse, Enigma, Super Naturalist, and Wild Child talents.

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Persecutter can be learned by any character equipped with the falcon knife earrings at weapon Level 20 and it costs 11 MP to use. It deals 280% slashing damage to any enemy that is asleep or confused.

Related skills[edit]


  • In Greek mythology, Hypnos is the god and personification of sleep and the basis for the word hypnosis. His twin brother is Thanatos, the god of death, and the two live in the Underworld where the rays of the sun never reach them. In the original Japanese, Victimiser is named after Thanatos.

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