Slayer of the Sands

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The Slayer of the Sands is a boss that appears in Dragon Quest XI. It is a giant scorpion that has terrorized the people of Gallopolis for centuries. The monster has gone on to make regular appearances in spinoff games.


The Slayer of the Sands is an immense arthropodal monster with features of both scorpions and crustaceans. It has a sandy brownish-yellow body with four claws, a pair of scythe-like arms, and unusual eye-like black patterns on its back. The scorpion walks about on the ground on four legs and has a long segmented tail ending in a sharp stinger. Its eyes have yellow irises with black sclera and its mouth is lined with sharp fangs. It attacks either by stabbing enemies with the stinger on its tail or by delivering a series of slashing attacks with its many claws in quick succession. The monster is also able to expel a blast of blinding sand from its maw and uses the strange patterns on its back to try and confuse opponents, as well. It is able to soften up its prey by casting Kasap before moving in for the kill.


Dragon Quest XI[edit]

During the battle, Sylvando will assist as an uncontrollable party member. He will perform normal attacks on the boss and uses his Sobering Slap if someone in the party becomes confused.

Slayer of the Sands (デスコピオン Desukopion)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Slayer of the Sands XI sprite.png 712 180 55
Defense Agility Experience Gold
60 40 1,440 1,000
Bestiary no. #61
Family Nature
In-game description The citizens of Gallopolis have lived in fear of this giant scorpion for centuries, and its unquenchable appetite for carnage has earned it a truly intimidating nickname: the Slayer of the Sands.
Spell(s) Kasap
Skill(s) Acts twice on even-numbered turns
Deflects attacks
Desperate attack
Becomes Pepped up
Slashes with its claws (six random attacks on party members at 50% damage each)
Strange pattern on its back begins to glow (confuses one or two party members)
Spews forth a cloud of dust (earth damage and chance to dazzle entire party)
Location(s) Gallopolis Region (first act)
Item(s) dropped N/a
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance *
N/a 0% 25% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% 0% 0% -125%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
75% 75% 50% 50%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
25% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Slayer of the Sands appears as a D-rank monster of the Nature family exclusive to the SP version of the game.


Related monsters[edit]

Similar shrimp[edit]