Serpent's Bite

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Serpent's Bite is a whip ability in the Dragon Quest series. When used, the wielder transforms their whip into a great serpent that attacks an enemy group for extra damage.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Jessica can use Serpent's Bite after allocating 100 skill points into her Whips skill. It deals 160% -> 130% -> 110% -> 80% -> 50% -> 30% damage for 8MP, and inflicts Strike/Rock element damage.

  • In the international PS2 version of the game, the animation for Serpent's Bite was changed from a glowing white snake to one of a yellow and orange snake crawling through the ground, possibly due to its flashing effects. Starting with the smartphone version, the new animation would be used going forward.

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

Serpent's Bite can be used by any character that has the Working with Whips (quest #74) item in their inventory. It attacks a group of enemies twice with proper Earth damage for 16MP.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Serpent's Bite appears as a combo finisher for Jessica, used when she performs three light attacks in a row, followed by a heavy attack. When used, she creates a jagged pillar of rocks from the ground that will damage any enemies near it.

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

Both Lazarel and Teresa are able to use Serpent's Bite, as well, if they are equipped with a whip.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Serpent's Bite (地這い大蛇 Jibai daija)Dragon Quest of the Stars English logo.png
Ability information
Serpent's Bite
Type & Rank Target CT Restriction
DQotS Purple A.png Single Enemy 30s* DQotS Whip.png
320%* potency non-elemental attack. 50% chance to put an enemy to sleep.
How to obtain
Gringham whip, Gringham whip★

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Serpent's Bite appeared as a skill exclusive for Mage leaders.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Serpent's Bite can be learned by Mystical Juliante at level 52 and costs 64 MP to use. It has a range of up to three squares away from her in any direction and inflicts 110% potency physical damage to a single target 3 times. Upgrading the ability increases its damage and reduces the amount of MP it costs to use.

Serpent's Bite (地這い大蛇 Jibai daija)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Serpent's Bite
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Physical DQTact Non-elemental.png 64
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
Deals physical damage (110% potency) to 1 enemy 3 times
Naturally learnt by
Mystical Juliante