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A master of weapon-based combat, able to learn a variety of cutting-edge sword techniques.
--Description of the Warrior from Dragon Quest VII (3DS)

The Warrior (戦士 Senshi, lit. Soldier) is a recurring character vocation in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. Warriors typically have high HP, Strength, and Resilience, but low Agility, and also possess no magical capability whatsoever.


Warriors specialize in armed combat in battle, being capable of wielding the strongest weapons and wearing the heaviest armor, shields, and helmets available. They boast incredible growths in Strength, Resilience, and maximum HP, but are often the slowest party member in the group: it would be a wise idea to have them equip Agility-boosting accessories whenever available to keep them on par with other party members. Warriors typically share most of their equipment choices with the Hero, as well as having access to some weapons that are unique to them such as heavy axes and hammers. They will sometimes forgo weapon accuracy in favor of wielding weapons that have a higher chance of inflicting critical hits, such as Hela's hammer and the Headsman's axe. Warriors are sometimes troublesome to the party's finances, as it can quickly become expensive to keep them equipped with the newest and best equipment in each town.

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Base stats[edit]

Male and female Warrior, Dragon Quest III Famicom artwork

NES version

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 99
HP 17 432
MP 0 0
Strength 10 201
Agility 2 83
Resilience 8 234
Wisdom 2 64
Luck 3 73


Dragon Quest III (All) 
Weapon Modifier(s)
Cypress stick Attack +2
Oaken club Attack +7
Copper sword Attack +12
Divine dagger Attack +14
Chain sickle Attack +16
Iron lance Attack +26
Steel broadsword Attack +33
Iron axe Attack +38
Sizeable Scissors Attack +47
Siren sword Attack +50
Mountaincleaver Attack +51
Dragontail whip Attack +54
Sledgehammer Attack +55
Battleaxe Attack +60
Orochi's sword Attack +65
Zombiesbane Attack +67
War hammer Attack +70
Dragonsbane Attack +79
Thunderbolt blade Attack +82
Blizzard blade Attack +90
Stormlord's sword Attack +95
Bastard sword Attack +105
Gringham whip Attack +105
Headsman's axe Attack +105
Sword of ruin Attack +107
Double-edged sword Attack +115
Destructiball Attack +135

Dragon Quest III (All) 
Armor Modifier(s)
Scandalous swimsuit Defense+1
Plain clothes Defense+4
Boxer shorts Defense+10
Leather armour Defense+12
Leather dress Defense+15
Shell armour Defense+16
Chain mail Defense+20
Silk robe Defense+20
Cloak of evasion Defense+23
Leather kilt Defense+24
Iron armour Defense+25
Magical skirt Defense+25
Glombolero Defense+30
Full plate armour Defense+32
Cat suit Defense+35
Magic armour Defense+40
Dragon mail Defense+45
Earthenwear Defense+50
Spiked armour Defense+55
Magic bikini Defense+65
Hate mail Defense+65
Blessed bikini Defense+88
Shimmering dress Defense+90

Dragon Quest III (All) 
Accessories Modifier(s)
Strength ring Strength+7
Tough guy tattoo Strength+8
Mighty armlet Strength+15
Doh-hican Defence+3
Garter Defence+3
Gold rosary Defence+4
Leg warmers Defence+5
Ten ton toupee Defence+15
Cower ring Agility+7
Skull ring Agility+10
Agility ring Agility+`5
Mercury's bandana Agility+30
Meteorite bracer Agilityx2
Restless heart Resilience+10
Gold chain Resilience+10
Weightlifter's belt Resilience+15
Recovery ring Resilience+25
Care ring Wisdom+15
Scholar's specs Wisdom+15
Goddess ring Wisdom+33
Bunny tail Luck+8
Golden tiara Luck+13
Hen's tooth Luck+20
Sacred amulet Luck+30
Elevating shoes Luck+50
Slime earrings
Ruby wristband
  • ♥ denotes female-only equipment.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Warrior is one of the basic professions available. It is one of the prerequisites for the Gladiator, (along with Martial Artist), and for the Armamentalist vocation along with Mage.

Stat changes[edit]

Statistics Change
Battles to Master 150
Strength +10%
Agility -35%
Resilience Null
Wisdom -30%
Style Null
Max HP +10%
Max MP -60%
Trait N/A


Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Ruffian N/A 1 -
2 Skirmisher Focus Strength 10 Self Focus the fighting spirit to strike with redoubled force on the next attack. 0
3 Swashbuckler N/A 20 -
4 Veteran Double-Edged Slash 35 One Enemy Deals heavy damage to an enemy, but also hurts the user. 0
5 Captain Mercurial Thrust 55 One Enemy Strikes an enemy before anyone else can act. 0
6 Expert Fencer Frenzy 85 Random target An indiscriminate attack against friend and foe alike. 0
7 Elite Blade Falcon Slash 115 One enemy A double slicing attack, faster than a falcon on the wing. 0
8 Sword Lord Hatchet Man 150 One enemy An unpredictable attack that can land a critical hit. 0

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

DQVII Warrior male.png
DQVII Warrior female.png

Warrior is once again one of the basic vocations available after the events at Alltrades Abbey. Mastering it is a prerequisite to unlock both the Gladiator and Armamentalist vocations. In the 3DS version, the outfit for Warriors is very similar to those seen in IX

Stat changes[edit]

Statistics Change
Battles to Master 130 (PS1)
78 (3DS)
Strength +10%
Agility -35%
Resilience Null
Wisdom -30%
Style Null
Max HP +10%
Max MP -60%

PS1 Abilities[edit]

Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Beginner Nothing 0
2 Novice PsycheUp 10 Self User takes one turn. Next turn, physical attack does double damage 0
3 Soldier Nothing 20
4 Guardsman SquallHit 35 One Enemy User attacks first with 80 percent power 0
5 Veteran Nothing 55
6 Warmonger DrakSlash 75 One Enemy Does 50 Percent more damage to dragons. Regular damage to all other monsters 0
7 Elite Nothing 105
8 General EvilSlash 130 One Enemy Hits one enemy with a critical hit one out of three times. 0

3DS abilities[edit]

Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Ruffian Nothing 0
2 Skirmisher Focus Strength 5 Self Focuses spirit so as to strike with redoubled force on the next attack. 0
3 Soldier Nothing 10
4 Veteran Mercurial Thrust 18 One Enemy Strikes an enemy before anyone else can act. 0
5 Captain Rude Awakening 28 One Ally Shakes an ally awake or snaps them out of a state of confusion. 0
6 Expert Fencer Wing-Clipper 38 One Enemy Deals extra damage to flying foes. 0
7 Elite Blade Dragon Slash 53 One Enemy An attack that can pierce even dragon's scales. 0
8 Sword Lord Hatchet Man 78 One Enemy An all-or-nothing strike that can sometimes land a critical hit. 3

Hybrid abilities[edit]

Hybrid Learns Target Info MP
Bard War Song All Allies Raises the defense of all allies 0
Dancer SwordDanc All Enemies Attacks four random enemies with 75 percent power 0
Jester ConfuHit One Enemy May confuse the enemy it hit 0
Mariner BirdSlash One Enemy Causes 50 percent extra damage to flying enemies, regular damage to all others 0
Shepherd Mineuchi One Ally Cures one ally of sleep and confusion 0
Thief ThiefHit One Enemy Attacks the enemy and has a chance of stealing its item 0


The Warrior is a useful class to become because of the strength increase that it affords. Among the skills that the warrior learns, Hatchet Man is by far the most useful. Although it misses half the time, when it does connect it will always be a critical hit, making short work of Metal Slimes. The Dragon Slash is also good for dragon bosses that the player encounters.

For hybrid skills, the two most useful ones are Sword Dance, which requires both a mature warrior and a mature Dancer, and Kelpto Clobber, which requires a mature warrior and a mature Thief. Sword Dance attacks four times with 0.75% power, making it useful for boss fights as it will hit for 300% more attack power than normal attacks. It is also the most cost effective skill in the game as it doesn't require any MP to use. Klepto Clobber is useful because it steals from enemies, making it a nice skill to have if the player is looking for a particular item. However, the chance of stealing is rather low.

Regarding evolution, the Warrior can combine the mastered Mage class and become an Armamentalist. The 'mentalist has access to some elemental slashes and the extremely powerful spell Kafrizzle. The Warrior can also combine the mastered Martial Artist class and become a Gladiator. The Gladiator has stronger attacks including Multifists. After the Gladiator class is mastered, the Gladiator can then become a Champion as long as the Paladin class is also mastered. The Champion has several powerful attacks culminating with Blade of Ultimate Power, a must for beating the final bosses in the game.

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


The Warrior Class is available at the start of the game and has the unique skillset 'Courage'. Warriors can also use skill points to learn Sword, Spear, Knife, and Shield skills. Their Coup-de-Grace is "Critical Claim," an attack that always lands a Critical Hit.

Warriors are considered the preliminary to Gladiators, and when the two are compared, Warriors aren't as agile or as strong. They also cannot equip heavier armor sets. However, Warriors have the advantage having more HP, Resilience, MP, and are able to wield Shields. They also have options to draw aggro and protect other party members. Thus, parties who need a reliable tank should stick with a Warrior, or at least obtain Omnivocational Shieldmaster to help smooth over the transition to a Gladiator.

Base stats[edit]

Attribute Starting Stats Maximum Stats
Level 1 99
HP 26 570
MP 4 86
Strength 18 404
Agility 4 78
Resilience 18 400
Magical Might 0 0
Magical Mending 0 0
Deftness 5 111
Charm 4 89


Accolades Required points Name Effects
Courageous Kid 8 Whipping Boy Protects a selected user in battle from damage by taking it in their place.
Plucky Devil 16 Natural Strength +10 Increases attack by 10 pts.
Bold Soul 28 Whistle Draws enemy towards you outside of battle and provokes them in battle.
Brave Heart 40 Natural Resilience +20 Increases defence by 20 pts.
Intrepid Adventurer 48 Body Slam Hits a single enemy with a body slam causing recoil.
Stout-hearted Sort 56 Natural Strength +30 Increases attack by 30 pts.
Gallant Guy/Girl 70 Morale Masher Attacks the enemy lowering its tension
Valliant Combatant 80 Natural Resilience +40 Increases defence by 40 pts.
Valorous Vanquisher 90 Natural Max HP +60 Increases HP by 60 pts.
Peerlessly Fearless 100 Attack Attacker Attacks one enemy lowering its atk. power.

Revocation award[edit]

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Status screen as a warrior in Walk

The warrior vocation is available to players from the start, and the weapon choices are Axes, Staves, and Swords.

Notable warriors[edit]


  • The female Warrior from Dragon Quest III has made cameo appearances as an NPC in other games in the series, such as Monsters, VIII, and XI. However, her outfit was altered to be less revealing starting with the 3DS remake of Terry's Wonderland; they now wear a pair of short shorts rather than bikini bottoms. Male Warriors also appeared as NPCs in XI as well.

See also[edit]