Assassin's Stab

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Assassin's Stab is a recurring ability in the franchise. It may instantly kill a target when used.


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

Jessica can use Assassin's Stab has a knife technique after allocating 22 skill points into the associated skill. The rate of success is independent of the foe's resistance to whack, with a fixed 12.5% chance to work. After allocating 100 points, it is replaced by the deadlier Sudden Death technique, which deals an additional 30% more damage regardless of success and has a higher accuracy of 25%.

  • In the 3DS version, Sudden Death deals 80% more damage instead of 30%. This stacks with Dragonsbanes and Zombiesbanes additional damage.

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

An attack that possesses a fixed 12.5% chance to instantly kill a target. Costs 3 MP to use and is learned after 58 points have been invested into the Knife skill.

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

Erik unlocks the skill for 16 points in his Daggers skill panel. It costs 5 MP to use and has a 20% chance to kill a target, but will rise to 45% if Nastier Knives is mastered for another 20 points.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Assassin's Stab can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Assassin's Stab can no longer be learned from Diminisher, and the point requirements for Assassin and Estark have changed. It can now be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

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

Battle Visuals[edit]