Wight king

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For the monster of the same name from Dragon Quest V' and Dragon Quest XI, see Wight king (Dragon Quest V).

The wight king is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series that was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII.

It is not to be confused with the monster of the same name (in Japanese and English) that appeared in Dragon Quest V and XI.


Wight kings are zombies with a deathly blue pallor bedecked in tattered regal robes and a crown colored in various shades of crimson, gold, and teal. They carry a scepter topped with a cracked skull and wear a ruby ring on their right hands. Their sunken eyes glow green and they appear to be missing a few teeth from their skulls. These royal wights are master spellcasters armed with a variety of powerful magic, having a particular affinity for wind spells.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

Wight king (ワイトキング Waito kingu)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Wight king.png 456 63 194
Defense Agility Experience Gold
136 125 477 72
Bestiary no. #227
Family Undead
In-game description Once a king amongst men. Killed during a crusade. His bitter soul bears a grudge to this very day.
Spell(s) Calls for backup. (Ghoul and Skeleton soldier)
Attacks twice per round.
Skill(s) Fizzle
Location(s) Dragovian Path
Item(s) dropped Saint's ashes132
Skull ring1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 0% 25% 25%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 50% 25% 50%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 0% 0% 50%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 100%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 50% 100% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
50% 50% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes

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

##182 - Wight king
DQIX Wight king.png
HP MP Experience Gold
186 75 1680 165
Attack Defense Speed
143 196 149
Dropped Item Priestess's pinafore1128
Seed of therapeusis1256
Locations Gittingham Palace
Urdus Marshland (high ground)
Cringle Coast (island)
Spells Fizzle
Divine Intervention
Family Undead
Bestiary # #182
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name ワイトキング
Romanized Jap. Waito kingu
Description They foil magic with Fizzle, slash spell resistance with Divine Intervention, and stir up a storm with Swoosh.

Recently quoted as saying: 'wE MigHT bE No MoRe tHaN STiNkINg zoMbiEs, bUT aT LEaSt We'Re tHE KinGs Of STInKing!'

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Wight king
Family Undead
Rank S
Description The lost soul of a king who terrorized his people and ruined the kingdom.
Weapons Swords, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Poisoner
Resistances Vulnerable to Zap, Whackproof, Sleepproof
Skill Reaper
Location -
Breeding chart Tortured soul x King slime or King bubble slime

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Wight king
Family Undead
Rank S
Size S
Weapons Swords, Spears, Hammers, Staves
Traits Poisonous, Magic Regenerator
Resistances Immune to Frizz, Bang, Woosh, Crack, Zap, Zam, Sizz, Whack, and Sleep
Skill Reaper
Location -
Breeding chart Tortured soul x King slime or King bubble slime

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Wight king (ワイトキング Waito kingu) DQM3 Logo.png
Icon Family Max HP* Max MP*
Wight king DQM3 portrait.png DQM3 undead family icon.png 1,310 620
Max Attack Max Defence Max Agility Max Wisdom
320 500 610 680
Bestiary No. #491
Rank B
In-game description An undead sovereign who presides over the souls of the departed. In his former life as an earthly king, he slew innocents without mercy and was punished by being sent to the underworld. There he sold his soul to a monster, gaining power once again
Talents Hater (lv. 1)
Guaranteed traits Rando-Ping (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Woosher (lv. 20)
Frizzmeister (lv. 40)
Large-size exclusive traits Tactical Genius (lv. 1)
Ultra Crafty Frizzer (lv. 1)
Tit for Tat (lv. 60)
Habitat This monster has no natural habitat
Items N/A
Synthesis chart King slick slime DQM3 portrait.png X Tortured soul 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% 50%
MP Absorption Resistance * Confusion Resistance * Sleep Resistance * Paralysis Resistance *
50% 0% 0% 25%
Stun Resistance * Poison Resistance *
0% 50%
Instant Death Resistance *

Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Wight king (ワイトキング Waito kingu)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Wight king DQH2.png 10524 395g Yes
List No. #150
Field Notes A revenant ruler who orders his orderlies to attack adventurers while he slings spells from the sidelines. He was never a royal in his lifetime, but rose through the ranks after death. You might call him a late, late bloomer.
Location(s) No Man’s Land, Dead Man’s Land
Item(s) Dropped Malicite, Saint's ashes

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The Wight king appears as an S-rank monster of the Undead family that can be scouted normally from any banner.

Wight king (ワイトキング Waito kingu)Tactlogo.png

DQT Wight King.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Zombie.png
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact MagicType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
130 661 516 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
347 347 425 438 50
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Swoosh Zammle* Kaswoosh*
Talent Blossoming: Wight Kaswoosh
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Sporadic MP Regen/Stats Up Zap Res +25/Stats Up Kaswoosh Potency +5%/Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Bang Res +25/Stats Up Kaswoosh Potency +5%/Stats Up
Leader Perks
Raises spell potency of allies, including itself, by 10% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
WIS +15 Max MP +15 Kaswoosh Potency +2%
Perk Details
Sporadic MP Regen: Occasionally recovers MP at action start.
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 Half Res
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Half Res Normal Normal Super Weak
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Normal Normal Super Weak
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Normal

Similar species[edit]

Close cousins[edit]