Skeleton swordsman (recurring)

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For the similarly named monster with only one set of arms, see Skeleton swordsman (IV)

The Skeleton swordsman (がいこつけんし Skeleton swordsman) is a monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation.

Characteristics[edit]

A sextuple-wielding menace, the skeleton swordsman engages in the unscrupulous act of skeleton modification by augmenting itself with the amputated limbs of its fallen enemies. Having gained newfound dexterity, it puts it to devastating effect by cutting the whole party's defense in half with Kasap before eviscerating an unlucky sucker all in one turn.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Skeleton swordsman (がいこつけんし gaikotsu kenshi)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Skeletor DQIII NES.gif 31 75 18
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
95 58 75 843 58
Bestiary No. 098
Spell(s) Kasap
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Location(s) Manoza Cave
Ghost Ship
Item Dropped Steel broadsword1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
064 25% 25% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
25% 70% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
25% 70% 25% 70%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
25% 25% 0%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Skeletonsoldier3snes.png None



Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Skeleton swordsman (がいこつけんし gaikotsu kenshi)DQXI Logo EN.png
All versions
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQXI SkeletonSwordsman Sprite.png 157 8 113
Defense Agility Experience Gold
126 109 431 67
Bestiary no.
Family Undead
In-game description They start out with just one pair of arms, but augment themselves with the limbs of their enemies, until finally attaining their six-armed state.
Spell(s) Kasap
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Heliodor Region (Act 2)
Heliodor Castle
Manglegrove (Act 2)
Costa Valor (Act 2)
Item(s) dropped Big bone
Iron headgear
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anthamatize Resistance
? ? ? ?
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
? ? ?


Vicious[edit]

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Skeleton swordsman (がいこつけんし gaikotsu kenshi)DQXI Logo EN.png
All versions
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQXI SkeletonSwordsman Sprite.png 761 16 377
Defense Agility Experience Gold
352 259 2553 517
Bestiary no.
Family Undead
In-game description Skeleton swordsmen driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Spell(s) Kasap
Skill(s) None
Location(s) Hoarder's Keep
Item(s) dropped Big bone
Iron headgear
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anthamatize Resistance
? ? ? ?
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
? ? ? ?
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
? ? ?



Dragon Quest Monsters[edit]

Skeletor DWM Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Skeletor.png 55 2/5 3/5
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
3/5 3/5 3/5 4/5
Family Zombie
In-game description Attacks with a sword in each of its 6 hands
Abilities Sap, BirdBlow, BiAttack
Habitat Gate of Sleep
Breeding chart MadSpirit x Dragon family
BoneSlave x BoneSlave
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong None
Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance Drain Magic Resistance *
None None None Weak
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
Immune Immune Strong Strong
Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance
Strong Strong Strong Weak
Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance *
None None None None
Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None Strong



Dragon Quest Monsters 2[edit]

DWM2 Taras Adventure Logo.png
Sprite Level cap * HP growth MP growth
Skeletor 1.png 55 6/10 6/10
Strength growth Resilience growth Wisdom growth Agility growth
7/10 7/10 4/10 6/10
Family Zombie
In-game description
Abilities BiAttack, BirdBlow, Sap
Habitat
Breeding chart BoneSlave x BoneSlave
CaptDead x EvilBeast
DeadNite x Golem
Hork x Grizzly
Mudron x GulpBeast
Mummy x MadCat, MadCondor, MadRaven, Ogre, StoneMan
MadSpirit x Dragon family
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance *
None None None Weak
Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Rock/Army Resistance *
Strong Weak Strong None
Water Resistance * Zap Resistance * Gigaslash Resistance Magic Burst Resistance
Weak None None None
Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poison Resistance *
Weak Immune Immune Strong
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
Strong Strong Strong Strong
Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance Gobstopper Resistance Stun Resistance *
Weak None None None
Sap Resistance * Decelerate Resistance * Curse Resistance
None None Strong



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