|Rōmaji||Mahotora dance, Tap dance|
Tap Dance is a name for two distinct abilities in the Dragon Quest series. In most titles it is the skill equivalent of Drain Magic, where as in games developed by Level-5 it is a Minstrel skill unrelated to magic.
Dragon Quest VI
Tap Dance absorbs MP from the enemy, and is learned by advancing to rank 7 of the Dancer vocation. The amount of MP absorbed is dependant on the user's level, and calculated as Lvl/4+5.
Dragon Quest VII
Tap Dance is learned by Aishe, and Amateurs (rank 5 of the Dancer vocation). The skill is also learned by Wigglys (rank 2 of the Slime vocation). The absorption algorithm is the same as before.
- In the 3DS version the skill has been nerfed to only drain 5~12 MP. regardless of level.
Dragon Quest IX
This ability is learned with 55 skill points allocated into Litheness skill. It increases evasion by 50% for 6~9 turns.
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Tap Dance can be learned from
- Dancer (32 points)
- Dark Knight (17 points)
- Green Finger (100 points)
- Mime (4 points)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Tap Dance can be learned from all the skills it could be previously, though Green Finger now requires only 84 points.