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The bodkin archer is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest game series.

Characteristics

Bodkin archers are green, impish creatures dressed in simple hoods and tunics. Being marksmen, they carry a bow with a quiver full of arrows. When they are early enemies, their attacks will deal very little damage. However, they can summon others to form a mob, and can also cast Buff to bolster allies' defence.

Strategy

The Bodkin Archer has the ability to use Buff, which increases the defense levels of the other monsters, making it slightly harder to kill the affected monster. They lack in damage.

Tips to Combat:

  • Buff doesn't do too much and should be ignored. If you're having trouble, target the other monsters without Buff.
  • Treat with Low Priority.

Main game appearances

Dragon Quest IV

#11 - Bodkin archer
Humanoid Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
16 3 26 20 20
Exp Gold Drop Plain clothes
15 13 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
Buff
Haunts at:
Loch Tur (Ch. 1)
Endor area (Ch. 3)
Last Chance Saloon area (Ch. 5)


Dragon Quest VIII

#14 - Bodkin archer
Humanoid Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
21 2 22 18 12
Exp Gold Drop Bandana (Common)
Plain cheese (Rare)
10 8 G
Note: Diminutive but resourceful monsters. Upon encountering an enemy, they keep their distance and let fly with long-range bow and arrow attacks.
Abilities
Normal attack
Spells
Buff
Haunts at:
Alexandria Region
Tower of Alexandria
Port Prospect
Hilltop Hut


Dragon Quest IX

#7 - Bodkin archer
Humanoid Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Agility
17 5 16 12 10
Exp Gold Drop Plain clothes (Common)
Leather hat (Rare)
9 16 G
Description: Able archers who attack from afar, use medicinal herbs when in need, and aren't too proud to flee from more formidable foes. Their bodkin betters tease them that they're terrible shots, so they target unlucky travelers to try and prove them wrong.
Abilities
Normal attack
Uses Medicinal herb
Flees
Spells
Buff
Haunts at:
Angel Falls area
The Hexagon
Eastern Stornway


Dragon Quest X

Normal

# - Bodkin archer
Humanoid Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Weight
29 15 36 42 80
Exp Gold Drop Single phial (Common)
Copper coin (Rare)
16 5 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Calls for back-up (Bodkin archer)
Spells
Buff
Haunts at:
Unknown


Vicious

# - Vicious Bodkin archer
Humanoid Family
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HP MP Attack Defense Weight
2826 {{{MP}}} 350 310 0
Exp Gold Drop Oasis water
Sainted soma
1526 5 G
Note: None
Abilities
Normal attack
Calls for backup (Vicious Bodkin archer)
Rain of Pain
Spells
Buff
Haunts at:
Unknown


Dragon Quest XI

Normal

#17 - Bodkin archer
Humanoid Family
DQXI - Bodkin archer 2D
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
17 4 22 18 17
Exp Gold Drop Plain clothes (Common)
Leather hat (Rare)
10 8 G
Note: They often brag about their perfect aim, but truth be told, if they're managing seventy percent accuracy, they're doing better than usual.
Abilities
Normal attack
Calls for back-up (Bodkin archer)
Flees
Spells
Buff
Haunts at:
Heliodorian Foothills (Early game, 3DS only for Mid game)
The Kingsbarrow (Mid game)


Malicious

#435 - Malicious bodkin archer
Humanoid Family
DQXI - Bodkin archer 2D
HP MP Attack Defense Agility
263 12 167 223 170
Exp Gold Drop Plain clothes (Common)
Leather hat (Rare)
845 210 G
Note: Bodkin archers who have morphed into a truly malevolent form under the malign influence of infinite evil.
Abilities
Normal attack
Calls for backup (Malicious bodkin archer)
Flees
Spells
Buff
Haunts at:
Heliodorian Foothills (Post game)


Bo the Crossbow Kid’s quest

Several friendly bodkin archers can be found near campsites throughout the realm of Erdrea, after obtaining the Crackshot Crossbow from Bo in Gallopolis. Bo will ask the Luminary to track down five (5) targets per region and report to one of these agents. Speaking to a bodkin archer will reveal the number of targets left to shoot in the current region. When all five targets are struck down, the player can claim a prize. Hitting all targets in every region except Heliodor and Arboria will earn the Crossbow Colossus accolade and a happy hat from Bo himself. The quest itself is only available in the PS4 version of the game.

Monster series appearances

Joker

Joker 2

Joker 2 Professional

Terry's Wonderland 3D

The Last Hope

Monster Battle Road Victory

The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

Other languages

Other languages
French Archer vert
German Schützenwicht
Spanish Arquero punzante
Italian Anselmo tell
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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