Rigor Mortex

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Rigor Mortex is a superboss in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, the main antagonist of said game and the source of practically all of the conflicts that torment the inhabitants of the island. It was created by a man named Zehlam to become more powerful than even the legendary warrior and ruler of the island, Leonyx. Zehlam was betrayed, however, by the pure evil Rigor Mortex had absorbed from the island and its inhabitants.


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]


Rigor Mortex is found in the Dark World after all the "dark crystals" are broken by the player, in a giant room with stained glass past a room filled with cogs. Once it is encountered, it speaks philosophically to emphasize its evil demeanor and truly shows no mercy in battle.

After its defeat, it will drop the Royal Rod and players will notice a pillar and skeleton behind it. The pillar is marked with the 'special' family mark;which can be used to travel to the world of light. If players examine the skeleton behind it, it is revealed to be none other then Zehlam himself. He carries a note that reads as follows: 'My name is Zehlam... I was betrayed... by my own hand... Rigor Mortex was a mirror... It reflected our all-too humans desires... I was betrayed by my own hand...'


Rigor Mortex is the most difficult monster to synthesize because of the two monsters needed in order to be created, Leonyx and Zenith Dragon. However, requiring two Captain Crows renders most players (outside of Japan) unable to create it partly because of the lack of players near their location to trade/scout and partly because Captain Crow is a one-time monster. However, if you have two games and two devices, you can duplicate Captain Crow. If you do manage to synthesize it, it is a rank ??? boss family giant monster, with the Rigor Mortex starting skillset and the Grand Slammer, Bouncer, Tactical Genius, and Perilous Parrier traits.

Rigor Mortex
Family  ???
Rank ???
Size L
Weapons Staves
Traits Grand Slammer, Bouncer, Tactical Genius, Perilous Parrier
Resistances ?
Skill Rigor Mortex
Location -
Breeding chart

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional[edit]

#406 - Rigor Mortex
HP MP Experience Gold
2,300 620
Attack Defense Speed
Bestiary # 406
Game Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional
Console DS