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Zam is a spell in the Dragon Quest series. It damages a single target with dark energy, and is the first spell to introduce a new element category to the series since Dragon Quest III. It made its first appearance in Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, and is related to the stronger spells Zammle, Kazam, & Kazammle.


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

Zam is available only to Sages at level 2. It costs 4 MP to cast, its base damage is 16~32, and the cap is 131~147.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Sages and Demon Swordsmen start off knowing Zam, and can cast it for 4 MP. Base damage range is 9~15, with calculations for higher levels being (Magical might - 60) x 0.18 + 3 for a maximum range of 77~83 at 500 magical might. Maximum range for the spell is 15 meters.

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

Rab joins the party already knowing Zam. It costs 6 MP to cast and deals 51~59 base damage before reaching a cap of 73~81 at 145 magical might.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Zam makes its first appearance in the series. It costs 4 MP to cast, a maximum damage range of 133~147, and can be learned from:

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Zam deals 22~25 base damage and can reach a maximum of 142~145. It can no longer be learned from Diabolist, Muspell, or Reaper. It can now be learned with 6 points in Sizz & Zam.

Terry's Wonderland 3D & Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Zam costs 3 MP and deals 23~26 damage. Once the caster's wisdom reaches 49, the spell will deal 133~144 damage.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3[edit]

Zam has the same attributes as in the earlier 3DS remakes.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince[edit]

Zam costs 3 MP and is learned via the Dark Artist, Hexcommunicator, Zam Afficionado talents. It has a base power of 25 and will deal an average of 140 damage at 499 wisdom.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Zam is a spell that can be learned by Psaro for 4 skill points. It sends out three orbs of darkness that spread out in front of him for 6 MP. Psaro can upgrade the spell and also cast Kazam and Kazammle by charging up Zam.

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

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Zam slings a small ball of negative energy at one target, homing in on the nearest enemy. It costs only 3 MP to cast and is learned by drackies, shadow ministers, sham hamwitchs, and umbras.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Zam is known naturally by bone baron, fightgeist, ghost, grim keeper, lump wizard, purrestidigitator, and teeny sanguini at level 1 and can be learned by Lump mage and Winky at level 16. It costs 4 MP to cast, has a range of three squares away from the caster in any direction, and inflicts minor Zam-type spell damage to a single enemy. It can also be taught to any unit by using an ability scroll.

Zam (ドルマ Doruma)Tactlogo.png
Ability information
Role * Type * Element MP cost
Attack Spell DQTact Zam.png 4
Range Additional effects
DQTact Range1.png
Deals minor Zam-type spell damage to 1 enemy
Naturally learnt by
Bone baron, Fightgeist, Lump wizard, Lump mage, Ghost, Grim keeper, Purrestidigitator, Teeny sanguini, Winky

Enemy versions[edit]

Zam will deal 10~25 damage when cast by an enemy.

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolMinirrayoFrom mini- and rayo.
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisÉlecShort for "électricité".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGritz
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoElektronDerived from the English electron.

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