Skeleton soldier

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The Skeleton soldier is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, introduced in the original Dragon Quest. It is a stronger variant of the Skeleton with the ability to heal itself with magic.

Characteristics[edit]

Skeleton soldiers are garbed in red or olive tunics, dull purple leggings, leather boots and gloves, and a belt with a ruby on its buckle around its waist. They were formerly knights in the living world, but have retained the ability to cast healing magic in undeath. In some games such as the Monsters: Joker spinoffs, the soldiers wield scythes instead of sabres in order to differentiate them from the other skeletons.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

Skeleton Soldier (死霊の騎士 Shiryō no kishi)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-NES-SKELETON-SOLDIER.png 46 ? 28 119 68 56 56
Spell(s) Heal
Location(s) Near Damdara
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
116 016 516 316
Remakes (SFC, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-SNES-SKELETON-SOLDIER.pngDQ-GBC-SKELETON-SOLDIER.pngDQ iOS Skeleton Soldier.pngSkeleton Soldier Erdrick Trilogy Switch.png 46 12 72 120 62 46 36
Spell(s) Heal
Location(s) Grave of Galen
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
064 07 67 07


Dragon Quest IV[edit]

Skeleton soldier (死霊の騎士 Shiryō no kishi)DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQIV NES Skeleton Soldier Sprite.png 80 10 82
Defense Agility Experience Gold
59 40 106 47
Bestiary No. #077
Spell(s) Midheal
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Palais de Léon (Chapters 5 & 6)
Summoned by Grim rider
Item Dropped Steel broadsword(1128)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance *
164 0% 25% 0%
Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
75% 25% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance
100% 0% 25% 100%
Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
100% 100% 75% 100%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
DQIV DS Skeleton Soldier.png None


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Skeleton soldier (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi)
DQ7-PSX-LOGO-ICON.png
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
80 10 82 59
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
40 159 71 132
Bestiary No. DLC #017
Spell(s) Midheal
Skill(s)
Location(s) Lizard's Lair
Spooky Ruins
Item(s) Dropped Steel broadsword164
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 25% 15%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 60% 50% 25%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 25% 100% 100%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
80% 0% 50% 100%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
100% 100% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
0% 50% 0%


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Skeleton soldier (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Skeleton soldier.png 94 12 93
Defense Agility Experience Gold
95 62 93 26
Bestiary no. #104
Family Undead
In-game description Former knights enslaved by the power of the Lord of Darkness. Loyal to the core, they continue to fight even in death.
Spell(s) Midheal
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Northwest Isle
Unnamed Isle
Item(s) dropped Titan belt1128
Steel broadsword1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 30% 0% 0%
Fire Breath
Resistance
*
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Resistance
*
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
0% 0% 0% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
50% 0% 50% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
50% 15% 15% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 0% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
None



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

##144 - Skeleton soldier
DQIX Skeleton Soldier.png
HP MP Experience Gold
146 12 1,100 149
Attack Defense Speed
136 160 126
Dropped Item Chain mail132
Platinum sword164
Locations Eastern Wormwood
Western Wormwood
Skills Sleep Attack
Spells Midheal
Family Undead
Bestiary # #144
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name Shiryō no kishi
Romanized Jap. 死霊の騎士
Description Bony bruisers who give of their best whoever they're battling. They serve up sleep attacks and mend themselves with Midheal.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

DeadNite (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi) DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Sekerleton DQM2 GBC.png 45 3/5 5/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
2/5 3/5 5/5 5/5
Family Zombie family
In-game description Knight revived as a zombie, who never tires
Abilities Heal, NumbOff, CurseOff
Habitat Gate of Happiness, Gate of Sleep
Breeding chart Zombie family x Devil family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak None Weak None
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
Weak None None None
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune Strong Strong
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Strong Strong Strong None
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
None None None None
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None Strong



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

DeadNite (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi) DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Sekerleton DQM2 GBC.png 45 6/10 4/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
4/10 5/10 4/10 7/10
Family Zombie family
In-game description
Abilities CurseOff, Heal, DeChaos
Habitat Volcano Cave (Tara's Adventure), Cemetery (Cobi's Journey)
Breeding chart Skulpent, Zombie family x Demon family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
Weak Weak None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Weak None Weak None
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak Weak None None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
None Immune Immune Strong
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Strong Strong Strong
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
None None None None
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None Strong



Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Skeleton soldier
Family Undead
Rank B
Description One scratch from this skeleton's scythe may well earn you a free trip to the underworld.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Axes, Staves
Traits -
Resistances Vulnerable to Zap, Whackproof, Inactionproof
Skill Healer
Location Celeste Isle (Temple of the Sun), Infern Isle (Outside Tartarus)
Breeding chart Skeleton x Wrecktor


Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Skeleton soldier
Family Undead
Rank B
Size S
Weapons Swords, Axes, Spears, Staves
Traits Paralyzing Touch
Resistances Vulnerable to Zap, Immune to Whack and Inaction
Skill Healer
Location Necropolis
Breeding chart Heyedra x Jumping jackal
Bona constrictor x Gryphon


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

Skeleton soldier (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi)DQH Logo.png
Model Experience Gold
Skeleton soldier DQH series.png 6 5g
List No. #072
Field Notes Though their flesh has festered, time hasn't stripped these bare-boned battlers of their sword skills. A brutal blow to the cranium looks to have been what sealed the fate of these once-proud paladins.
Location(s) Arba Castle (Hero), Caliburgh (Hero), Caliburgh Meadow (Hero), Colissea (Hero), Colissean Desert (Hero), Dawnsholm (Recruit, Hero), Dual Duel Dell, Grannet (Recruit, Captain), Pinnacle of Light (Recruit, Captain), Sylvea (Recruit, Captain, Hero), The Fault (Recruit, Captain), The Shrine of Scales (Recruit, Captain, Hero), Yggdrasil's Crown (Recruit, Captain)
Item(s) Dropped Magic beast bone, Grubby bandage



Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Skeleton soldier (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Skeleton soldier DQH series.png 7 5g Yes
List No. #050
Field Notes Though their flesh has festered, time hasn't stripped these bare-boned battlers of their sword skills. A brutal blow to the cranium looks to have been what sealed the fate of these once-proud paladins.
Location(s) Battle of the Great Divide (N), Battle of the Great Divide (S), Redrock Ravine
Item(s) Dropped Itty-bitty bone, Iron nails



Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Skeleton soldier (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 1
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
75 29 16 Coarse cloth (★★☆), Bones (★☆☆)
Location(s)
?
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
60~72 24 9 Rusty nuggets (★★★), Bones (★☆☆)
Location(s)
?
Final Chapter
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
172 38 35 Key (★★★)
Location(s)
?
Sprite DQB Skeleton Soldier.png



Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Skeleton soldier appears as a B-rank monster of the Undead family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in the Ghost and Ragnar's Battle Roads as a party member.

Skeleton soldier (しりょうのきし Shiryō no kishi)Tactlogo.png
Stats


DQT Skeleton Soldier.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Zombie.png
Undead
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact AttackType.png
Attack
Max level HP MP Move
100 687 218 2-3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
363 290 273 121 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Lightstrike Slashing Edge* Blast Slash*
Talent Blossoming: Blast Draw
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Bang-type Physical Potency +5% / Stats Up Zam Res +25 / Stats Up Blas Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res + 25 / Stats Up Blast Slash Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
First
N/a
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +5 Blast Slash Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
First
Bang-type Physical Potency +5%: Raises Bang-type physical potency by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Normal Heavy Res Very Weak
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Normal Normal Heavy Res Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Super Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Super Weak
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Normal



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