Prestidigitator (Dragon Quest III)

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The Prestidigitator is a monster that originally appeared in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. It is a humanoid monster cloaked from head to toe in a grey robes. They fulfill the same role as the enemy of the same name from the original Dragon Quest, being the first enemy to be encountered that can cast spells, but they have a different design. After many years, they made a reappearance in Dragon Quest XI.

Characteristics[edit]

Prestidigiators have the appearance of men wearing dark grey robes with rope belts cinched around their waists. Their eyes seem to be glowing from within their robes and they have their hands outstretched, ready to cast a spell on any unfortunate adventurer. According to the Japanese Official Guide Book for the Famicom version, these magicians sold their souls and swore allegiance to Baramos, turning them into monsters.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Prestidigitator DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Prestidigitator NES.png 4 23 10
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
11 15 13 16 12
Bestiary No. 008
Spell(s) Frizz
Skill(s) Flee
Location(s) East Aliahan
Romaria Region
Khoryv Region
Dreamer's Tower
Item Dropped Holy water164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 0% 0% 0%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
100% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
25% 0% 0%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
DQIII SNES Prestidigitator.png Gold is now 10, exp is 20, MP is 4, attack is 15



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

Etymology[edit]

Prestidigitation is more popularly known as sleight of hand, techniques involving quick-hand movement to perform magic tricks with objects such as cards and coins. A prestidigitator is a practitioner of these techniques, the name suiting the monster given its magical talents and emphasized, upraised hands.

Related monsters[edit]