Wight priest

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The Wight priest is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII.

It is an Undead priest with powerful magic at its disposal.


Wight priests are zombified clerics that have been reanimated to continue to serve their evil masters. What remaining skin they have has turned into a sickly shade of green, their eyes glowing in their sunken skulls. They wear tattered robes and a mitre colored in different shades of blue and indigo with gold borders, leather boots, as well as a jeweled ring on their right hand and a gold bracelet on their left. The priests carry scepters topped with cracked skulls that they use to channel their spells. They have mastered a variety of different magic, often having the ability to bring back other fallen monsters back from the hereafter and can summon undead minions to serve them.


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

Wight priest (デスプリースト Desu purīsuto)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Attack
DQVIII PS2 Wight priest.png 258 255 169
Defense Agility Experience Gold
198 126 398 57
Bestiary no. #211
Family Undead
In-game description An apostle of the Lord of Darkness who sacrificed his own life in order to save his master. Calls upon other monsters to fight alongside him during difficult battles.
Spell(s) Kafrizzle
Skill(s) Call for help. (Skeleton soldier and Ghoul)
Location(s) Black Citadel
Altar of Wroth
After the fall of Black Citadel:
Farebury Region
Alexandria Region
Kingdom of Ascantha
Arcadia Region (Night only. )
Item(s) dropped Magic vestment132
Rune staff1256
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance *
064 30% 100% 25%
Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
25% 100% 25% 25%
Ice breath
Strike/Rock Resistance * Zap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
25% 0% 25% 100%
Whack Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance *
100% 50% 100% 50%
Snooze resistance * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Ban Dance Resistance
100% 15% 50% 100%
Stun Resistance * Sap Resistance * Army Resistance *
100% 50% 0%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Notable Changes
Mad cap1128 replaces Magic vestment as normal drop.

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

##135 - Wight priest
Wightpriest DQIX DS.png
HP MP Experience Gold
126 80 940 147
Attack Defense Speed
108 136 125
Dropped Item Gold rosary132
Ascetic robe1128
Locations The Old School
Grotto (water)
Skills Antimagic
Spells Thwack
Family Zombie
Bestiary # #135
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Japanese Name デスプリースト
Romanized Jap. Desu purīsuto
Description Always take these maleficient ministers out first, as they can raise their dead with Zing, and send foes back with Thwack.

Their robes may look manky, but they've been deliberately aged to give them the lived-in look that's so huge this season.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Wight priest (デスプリースト Desu purīsuto)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Wight priest DQH2.png 7,632 472g Yes
List No. #136
Field Notes A malevolent minister who preaches at the pulpit of pain, converting his congregation to ashes with unholy hexes. He was once a faithful servant of the Goddess, till his lust for power made him stray from the pious path.
Location(s) The Fetid Foothills
Item(s) Dropped Saint's ashes, Sock-it locket

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Wight priest first appeared in the 3rd card pack, "Cries of the Phoenix and Mother Earth" as a rare card common to all leaders. When summoned, it could revive a randomly friendly unit with a cost of 3 or less.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Wight priest appears as a B-rank monster of the Undead family as part of the limited Dragon Quest IX event. It can be recruited from the A Fairy's Wish level of "Be Kind to Monsters" at any difficulty.

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DQT Wight Priest icon.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Zombie.png
DQTact Rank Icon B.png DQTact MagicType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
110 771 298 2
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
298 212 271 316 25
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Zam Swoosh* Curse Orb*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
Spell Potency +5%/Stats Up Bang Res +25/Stats Up Curse Orb Potency +5%/Stats Up
Fourth Fifth
Zap Res +25/Stats Up Curse Orb Potency +5%/Stats Up
Leader Perks
Basic Perks
First Second Third
WIS +5 Curse Orb Potency +2% N/a
Perk Details
Spell Potency +5%: Raises spell potency by 5%.
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 Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Normal Super Weak Normal Super Weak
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Immune Normal Normal

Related monsters[edit]

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