From Dragon Quest Wiki

Snub is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series. It nullifies all spells cast on one party member, with the duration of the spell being different from game to game.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Snub is learned by the Hero at level 19. It will nullify the effects of spells cast on the affected ally for 7~10 turns, except for those used by the caster themselves (which includes Insulatle, Kaclang, Morph, and Hocus Pocus). As a drawback, this also means that healing and support spells will not affect a character under the effects of Snub. The Liquid metal shield can also cast Snub on the wielder when used as a tool in battle. On the enemy side, it can be cast by Demonspawns, King slimes, Grim keepers, and Vis magers.

Snub (NES, DS, Mobile)
MP 2
Effect The effects of all spells cast on one party member are negated.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Snub makes its first reappearance in the main series since the fourth game, originally being an enemy-only spell until Version 1.3 of the game. However in a change from its original appearance, Snub will only affect the caster. It can be learned by Sages at level 40 and Guardians at level 102. It costs 4 MP to cast and the effect lasts for 60 seconds.

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

Snub icon in XI

Snub returns as an enemy-only spell that can be cast by King slimes and the Crystalotl. The spell can be cancelled out with skills such as Clear Your Mind.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[edit]

Snub is learnt by Astronomers at level 1. It generates a barrier that nullifies all enemy spells cast on one party member for 2 turns. It can be removed by enemies with skills like Disruptive Wave.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Snub can be learned by Hero Solo through his Character Builder and costs 107 MP to cast. It has a range of up to two squares away from him and can also be self-cast. It fully protects the target from any and all incoming spells for 2 turns. Although it can only be cast one time per battle. Upgrading the spell reduces the amount of MP it costs to cast.

Snub (マホステ Maosute)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Support Spell DQTact Non-elemental.png 107
Times usable: 1
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
1-2 (+self)
DQTact SpellNullify.png
Spell Nullify
Grants 1 ally Spell Nullify for 2 turns
Naturally learnt by
Hero Solo