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The salamarauder is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest IX. It is a stronger, pale variant of the Wooper trooper.


Like wooper troopers, salamarauders are small amphibian warriors based off the axolotl, their paler complexion making them more reminiscent of the real-life animal. They wear simple blue tabards and horned helmets on their heads. The salamarauders can dodge attacks and redirect them in much the same way as their blue brethren, and can also breathe cool breath and block attacks with their shield.


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

##060 - Salamarauder
Salamarauder DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
80 8 171 74
Attack Defense Speed
75 67 70
Dropped Item Emerald moss116
Iron shield164
Locations Tywll Cave
Slurry Coast
Skills Cool Breath
Back Atcha
Call for backup (Salamarauder)
Spells None
Family Aquatic
Bestiary # #060
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name かいぞくウーパー
Romanized Jap. Kaizoku ūpā
Description These piratical pests freeze foes with their breath, and evade attacks while summoning support.

They're wooper troopers who set sail on a new career after a medalsome king told them that now is the new dawn of piracy.

Salamarauders are part of the objective in Quest #062: Brian's Dyin' Wish, where they must be defeated until one of them drops a treasure chest containing a "bedraggled piece of paper".

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Salamarauder appeared in the 10th card pack, "Frontier of Creation and Destruction" as a rare card exclusive for Thief leaders.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Salamarauder appears as an A-rank monster of the Nature family during the second part of the limited "Scintillating Summer Hols! Swimwear, Waves, and Watermelons!" event. It will join the party in Chapter 2, Episode 1 of the event quests and it can be fully awakened by completing the quest at any difficulty.

Salamarauder (かいぞくウーパー Kaizoku ūpā)Tactlogo.png

DQT Salamarauder.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Nature.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact DefenceType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 1,025 316 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
410 482 332 121 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Wooper Tackle Wooper Guard* Cyclone Spinning Wheel*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Gale Slash Stance / Stats Up Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Cyclone Spinning Wheel Potency +5% / Stats Up
Rare Gale Slash Follow-Up: Rarely attacks with Gale Slash if enemy is within 1 to 3-space range when ally or user attacks.
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Cyclone Spinning Wheel Potency +5% / Stats Up
Soul of a Pirate: Greatly raises DEF/AGL/Move for 1 turn at battle start.
Leader Perks
Raises DEF of nature allies, including itself, by 15% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
Max HP +20 DEF +15 Cyclone Spinning Wheel Potency +2%
Perk Details
Gale Slash Stance: Attacks with Gale Slash when attacked by enemy within 1 to 3-space range.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Normal Very Weak Immune
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Super Weak Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Super Weak Normal Half Res Normal


The salamarauder, along with the rest of its wooper variants, are based on the axolotl, an endangered species of salamander from Mexico. The name wooper itself references the term "wooper looper" (ウーパールーパー, Ūpārūpā), a term introduced by the Nissin Foods company to refer to their axolotl mascot, which appeared in a 1985 commercial.


Related Monsters[edit]

Similar species[edit]