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Whipcrackle is a recurring whip skill in the Dragon Quest series. It charges up the wielder's whip with electricity to strike enemies.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Whipcrackle can be learned by Mages, Thieves, Luminaries, Monster Mashers, and Fortune Tellers by allocating 120 skill points into the Whip skill. It costs 4 MP to use and inflicts 320% lightning damage to a single enemy.

  • In the Offline version of the game, it is now a Coup de Grâce that can be learned by the Hero as a Mage, Thief, or Luminary, and Duston through the Whips panel in their character builders for 14 skill points. It is a secret skill that requires at least four of the surrounding panels to be unlocked first. Whipcrackle costs 50 Tension to use and inflicts heavy lightning-elemental damage to a group of enemies.

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

Whipcrackle can be learned by Veronica through the Whips panel in her character builder for 20 skill points and costs 16 MP to use. It is behind a locked panel and can only be learned when all of her character builder is available. Whipcrackle inflicts 320% lightning damage to a single group of enemies and has a higher chance of landing a critical hit.

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

Whipcrackle is already known by Jessica when she joins the party and costs 8 MP to use. When used, Jessica will jump up and strike the ground with her whip, unleashing a burst of lightning that damages any enemies caught in it. Like all lightning attacks, it can short circuit monsters from the Machine family.

  • Whipcrackle can be upgraded with the skill Whipcrackle Extender, which costs 5 skill points to learn. It extends the area of effect of Whipcrackle.
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A thunderous crack of the whip that strikes like lightning.[1]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Whipcrackle appears as a skill card depicting Jessica lashing a Troll.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Whipcrackle can be learned by Bianca at level 38 and costs 67 MP to use. It inflicts 240% potency Zap-type physical damage and very rarely binds all enemies in a range of three horizontal squares from two squares away from her. Upgrading the ability increases its damage and reduces the amount of MP it costs to use.

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Ability information
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Debuff Physical DQTact Zap.png 67
Range Additional effects
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Deals 240% potency Zap-type physical damage to all enemies in area of effect, very rarely binds
Naturally learnt by

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Whipcrackle is learned by Great sabrecats and Stormy sabrecats. It costs 5 MP to use and inflicts Electric-element piercing damage by having the big cats sprint forward in a crackling charge.

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Leaps forward in a flurry of fizzling lightning, inflicting electric physical damage on any enemy that gets too close.[2]

Related skills[edit]



  1. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.
  2. Nintendo Switch version.