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Victimiser is a recurring knife skill in the Dragon Quest series. It deals extra damage to enemies afflicted with poison or paralysis.


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

This ability is learned with 35 skill points allocated into Knife skill, and will inflict 50% more damage to the ailing target. Defeating 10 envenomated Bad karmours with Victimiser is required to complete Quest #68: Spice Up Your Knife.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Victimiser can be learned by Thieves, Minstrels, Dancers, Gadabouts, Demon Swordsmen, and Pirates by allocating 100 skill points into the Knives skill. It costs 3 MP to use and deals 400% damage against poisoned or paralyzed monsters. All other targets will take 150% damage instead. When used, the skill creates three glowing purple tendrils that form around the knife that strike the enemy.

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

A sly strike that can see poisoned or paralysed enemies taking six times the usual damage.[1]

Erik and Sylvando can learn Victimiser through the Knives panel on their character builders for 13 and 16 skill points respectively. It costs 5 MP to perform and will deal 620% damage to monsters that are poisoned or paralyzed, all other enemies taking 110% damage. Erik has the potential to deal massive amounts of damage if Victimiser is used in combination with Divide. Victimiser uses the same animation from X.

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Victimiser costs 4 MP and deals 150% damage to the afflicted target: monsters that are neither ill nor numb take only 80% damage. Victimiser is learned through the Cutpurse, Enigma, and Zam Afficionado talents.


  • In the original Japanese version, Victimiser is named after Thanatos, the god and personification of death in Greek mythology. He is the twin brother of Hypnos, the god of sleep, and the two were said to reside in the Underworld where the rays of the sun never reach them. In the original Japanese, Persecutter is named after Hypnos.

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  1. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.