Prestidigitator (Dragon Quest V)

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The Prestidigitator is a monster that appears exclusively in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride.

They share the same name as two other monsters in the series and fulfill the same role as basic spellcasters, but they have a different design.


Prestidigitators are Humanoid monsters with sickly green skin and spindly, raised hands ready to cast spells. They wear dark green hooded cloaks which cover them from head to toe. Unlike their similarly named cousins, these magicians' faces are visible, having a wizened appearance and their mouths agape which are missing many teeth.


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

Prestidigitator DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Prestidigitator DQV SNES.gif 30 9 21 17
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
19 18 20 1/2
Bestiary No. 018
Spell(s) Crack
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Faerie Lea
Winter Palace
Coburg area (G1)
Lodestar Harbour area
Scary Lair
Zoomingale area
Item dropped Magic water132
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
1/64 20% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
20% 67% 67% 0%
Zap resistance * Drain Magic resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Poof resistance Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance *
0% 0% 0% 20%
Dazzle resistance * Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Stun resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Prestidigitator DQV PS2.png Prestidigitator DQV DS.png

In addition to the ones that can be encountered, a Prestidigitator ,along with a Slime knight and Dracky attacks Pankraz in the Ancient Ruins.

Three of them show up to stop Pankraz while the Hero and Saber attempt to get Prince Harry to safety.

Related monsters[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. Legerdemain is another word for sleight-of-hand.