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The Umbra is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest III.

It is a powerful, crimson red variant of the Shadow with glowing yellow eyes.


Umbras are the strongest versions of the shadow monsters, appearing only in places filled with darkness. As its Japanese name states, they are shadows of deceased Demon Lord themselves given physical form. The official guide book for the Super Famicom version of Dragon Quest III states that they are the malicious intent of Baramos given semi-physical form. With its high agility, it can become a nuisance to adventurers with its instant death spells and sickly sweet breath. Thankfully, they are vulnerable to having their magic sealed away with Fizzle. Although its shadowy ilk appeared in VI and VIII, umbras themselves did not make a reappearance in the series until X and XI, as well as various spinoff games.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Umbra (まおうのかげ Maou no kage)DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP
Silhouette DQIII NES.gif 38 130 30
Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
105 60 80 1710 77
Bestiary No. #107
Spell(s) Whack
Skill(s) Sweet Breath
Location(s) Damdara region
Tower of Rubiss
Item Dropped Dieamend164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
0/64 25% 100% 25%
Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance
0% 70% 70% 0%
Poof Resistance Fuddle Resistance Snooze Resistance Dazzle Resistance
70% 100% 100% 25%
Fizzle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
0% 25% 70%
Remakes sprites

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Umbra (まおうのかげ Maou no kage)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Umbra XI sprite.png 604 48 286
Defense Agility Experience Gold
298 176 1,525 370
Bestiary no. #537
Family Elemental & Floating
In-game description Having shadowed the Lord of Shadows on his daily rounds of evil-doing, they've become indispensable assets in the armies of evil.
Spell(s) Kasap
Skill(s) Sweet Breath
Location(s) The Disciple's Trial - The Cruel Crypt (third act)
Item(s) dropped Mini medal164
Agate of evolution1128
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Wind Resistance *
N/a 25% 25% 25%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
25% -125% 25% 25%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 50% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
100% 100% 25% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
50% 100% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%

This monster does not have a vicious, nor a malicious variant.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Umbra (まおうのかげ Maou no kage) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Umbra DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 undead family icon.png 1,340 410
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
560 410 480 640
Bestiary No. #495
Rank A
In-game description Long ago, the shadow of a great demonic lord was endowed with magic and took on a life of its own. It multiplies by devouring the souls of its terrified human victims
Talents Grump (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Ultra Crafty Whacker (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Sleeper (lv. 20)
Deadly Touch (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Trooper (lv. 1)
Insult to Injury (lv. 1)
Collective Punishment (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart Green bogey DQM3 portrait.png X Demon-at-Arms DQM3 portrait.png
Notable synthesis
Fire Resistance * Water Resistance * Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
-25% 0% 0% 50%
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Light Resistance *
25% 50% 0% 0%
Dark Resistance * Debilitation Resistance* Bedazzlement Resistance * Antimagic Resistance *
50% 0% -25% 75%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 0%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Umbra Dragon Quest Treasures Logo.png
Portrait Forte Treasure Capacity Safekeeping Score
Umbra DQTR portrait.jpg DQTR Stealth Forte Icon.png 2 100%
Bestiary no. #14
Family Elemental
Trivia The phantasmal form of a dead demon king
They fight not for fame but the honor it brings
Of their pasts they recall only a few things
Favorite foods Power punch DQTR icon.pngPunchy power punch DQTR icon.pngDark side rice icon.pngDarker side rice icon.png
Habitats The Maneland
Cinderback Ridge
The Snarl
Item(s) dropped Princely powder dqtr icon.pngPurple gem dqtr icon.png
Starting HP Starting MP Starting Strength
39 31 17
Starting Defence Starting Deftness Starting magic
9 14 22
Max HP Max MP Max Strength
627 450 400
Max Defence Max Deftness Max magic
360 425 440
Potential abilities *
First Second Third
Barbaric Barbs Grim Creeper Kadonkle
Fourth Fifth Sixth
Kazam Poison Breath Sweet Breath
Dragon Attack
Name Target(s) Element
Blackball Area Dark
First Second
Slippery Skin Sorcereverb
Third Fourth
Counter-Debilitator Daredevil
Fire Resistance * Water
Wind Resistance * Earth Resistance *
Weak Weak Weak Normal
Explosion Resistance * Ice Resistance * Electricity Resistance * Gravity Resistance *
Weak Quite strong Normal Very strong
Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Slash Resistance Impact Resistance
Weak Very strong Quite strong Quite strong
Piercing Resistance Sleep Resistance Stun Resistance Poison Resistance
Quite strong Normal Normal Quite strong
Debilitation Resistance *
Quite strong

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Umbra appears as an A-rank monster of the Inorganic family as part of the limited Dragon Quest III event. It will join the party in Chapter 5, Episode 3: Baramos? of the event quests and it can be fully awakened by completing the quest at any difficulty. The umbra can participate in Skelegon's Battle Road as a party member.

Umbra (まおうのかげ Maou no kage)Tactlogo.png

DQT Umbra art.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
DQTact Rank Icon A.png DQTact DebuffType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
120 793 320 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
288 358 425 305 35
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Sweet Breath Crackle* Putrid Breath*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Rare MP Regen / Stats Up Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Crackle Potency +5% / Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up Crackle Potency +5% / Stats Up
Leader Perks
Raises Crack-type potency of inorganic allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
AGL +15 Max MP +10 Crackle Potency +2%
Perk Details
Rare MP Regen: Rarely recovers MP at action start.
Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance *
Normal Half Res Half Res Normal
Bang Resistance * Zap Resistance * Zam Resistance * Snooze Resistance
Very Weak Very Weak Normal Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Normal Super Weak Half Res
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Super Weak


  • The Umbra is the only member of the living shadows group to have never changed its colors.

Similar species[edit]