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The Tearwolf is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in the original Dragon Quest.


Tearwolves are bipedal wolfmen with blue tunics and boots. They wear belts with a purple gemstone as a buckle around their waists. The wolves were originally depicted with golden coats and purple tunics, but in later appearances, their fur became a darker orange color and their tunics and boots are now dark blue. Unlike their brown-furred cousins, the tearwolves forgo any kind of spellcasting ability in favor of greater physical attributes. In later games, they began utilizing Tension to deliver attacks of greater ferocity against their opponents.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Tearwolf (キラーリカント Kirā rikanto)
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQ-NES-TEARWOLF.png 60 0 40 155 86 70 45
Spell(s) None
Location(s) Damdara
West of Cantlin
Dragonlord's Castle
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
132 1516 016 016
Remakes (SFC, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Werewolfsnes.gifDQ-GBC-TEARWOLF.pngDQ iOS Tearwolf.pngTearwolf Erdrick Trilogy Switch.png 60 0 95 60 80 65 45
Spell(s) None
Location(s) West of Cantlin
Dragonlord's Castle
Evasion Fizzle Resistance Snooze Resistance Sizz & Sizzle Resistance
132 77 07 07

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Tearwolf (キラーリカント Kirā rikanto)
Remake exclusive (3DS)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
60 0 80 65
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
45 82 233 164
Bestiary No. DLC #056
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Bites down hard with its razor-sharp fangs. (125% damage)
Claw swipe (125% damage)
Location(s) A Beastly Treat
Den of the Wintry Wyrm
Monstrous Menagerie
Item(s) Dropped Beast claw1128
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0%
Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Ice Breath Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0% 0% 0% 0%
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance * Whack Resistance *
0% 0% 100% 50%
Poof Resistance * Poison Resistance * Burning Breath Resistance Fuddle Resistance *
100% 0% 100% 50%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Fizzle Resistance * Ban Dance Resistance
50% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 0% 0%

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

##126 - Tearwolf
Tearwolf DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
136 44 730 140
Attack Defense Speed
121 125 112
Dropped Item Magic beast hide18
Cloak of evasion164
Locations Snowberia
Snowberian Coast
Hermany (high ground)
Djust Desert (high ground)
Skills Claw swipe (125% damage)
Feel the Burn
Spells Buff
Bestiary # #126
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name キラーリカント
Romanized Jap. Kirā rikanto
Description Ultimate assassins of the wolf family, their claws are razor-sharp and lightning-fast, and they love to Feel the Burn.

Often unable to find food due to severe snow blindness, they're always famished, and short of fuse as a result.
Additional Attributes
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark
100 75 100 100 100 100
Blast Dazzle Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion
125 50 50 50 100 75
Fizzle Inaction Paralyze Poison Charm Magic Res
100 0 50 50 25 50
Blunt Sap Decelerate
75 100 75

Defeating a Tearwolf is one of the objectives of Quest#76: Talonted Trio.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Tearwolf (キラーリカント Kirā rikanto)DQB-LOGO-ICON.png
Chapter 2
HP Attack Defense Item(s) Dropped
80 22 20 Bewarewolf pelt (★★★), Medicinal herb (★☆☆)
Holy Sanctum
Sprite TearwolfB.png

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Tearwolf appears as a B-rank monster of the Beast family that can be scouted normally from any banner. It can participate in the Great sabrecub and Bewarewolf's Battle Roads as a party member.

Tearwolf (キラーリカント Kirā rikanto)Tactlogo.png

DQT Tearwolf.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Beast.png
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
110 728 212 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
395 205 405 136 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Lightstrike Aeolian Slash* Multifists*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Physical MP Cost -5% / Stats Up Bang Res +25 / Stats Up Multifists Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zap Res +25 / Stats Up Multifists Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
ATK +5 Multifists Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Physical MP Cost -5%: Lowers physical MP cost by 5%.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Very Weak Very Weak Normal Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Half Res Half Res Normal Super Weak
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Half Res Immune Half Res
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal


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