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Buff is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series.

Description

Increases the defense of one ally during battle.

Appearances

Dragon Quest III

Making its debut, it is learned by both Mages and Sages at level 4 and costs 3 MP to use.

Dragon Quest IV

Buff is learned by Kiryl at level 5 and costs 3 MP to use once again. It is also used by Bodkin Archers, Dirty Dogus, Cocoon Goons, Bloody Blades, Rhinoceraxes, and Vis Magers in battle.

Dragon Quest V

Buff is learned by the Hero at level 9, already learned by Rebjorn, and can be learned by the following recruitable monsters: Bad Apple, Cureslime, Liquid Metal Slime, Mandrake Marshal, Mudraker, Pip Fighter, Pocus Poppet, and Warhog. It costs 2 MP to cast and is also used by Terracotta Warriors, Sasquashs, Hotbogs, Mandrake Majors, Pummel Horses, Quadraheads, Mandrake Marshals, and Bjorn, as well as Pip Fighters in the remakes.

Dragon Quest VI

Buff is already learned by Milly when she joins the party while other characters can learn it by advancing to rank 3 of the Priest vocation. It costs 2 MP to cast once again and is also used by Stinkerbells, Malevolanterns, Bloodcreeper, Murdaw, and Mortamor's second form.

Dragon Quest VII

Learned by the Hero at level 6, Rank 2 of the Jawtoise, and by advancing to Rank 3 of the Priest vocation once again, it acts the same as in its previous appearance and costs 3 MP to cast for the first time since IV. It is also used by Stingfishers, Sculpture Vultures, Metal Heavies, Pip Fighters, the Scarfish in the Temple Palace, and Orglob.

Dragon Quest VIII

Already learned by Angelo when he joins the party, it acts the same as in previous appearances and costs 2 MP to cast once again. It is also used by Scorpions, Crème caraslimes, and the Tortured Soul in Memoriam, as well as Bodkin Archers once again.

Dragon Quest IX

Learned by paladins at level 2 and priests at level 8, it raises the user or ally's defense by one 50% use each and costs 3 MP to cast once again. It is also used by Tearwolves, Sculptrices, and the Master of Nu’un, as well as Bodkin Archers and Sculpture Vultures once again.

Dragon Quest X

Learned by Paladins at level 22 and Priests at level 28, it raises the user or ally's defense by 20% for the first use and 40% for the second use, weaker than in IX. It costs 2 MP to use once again and is also used by Metal dragons, Snooty slime knights, Girguish, as well as Scorpions, Bodkin Archers, Dirty Dogus,

Dragon Quest XI

Learned by Serena and Hendrik when they join the party, it acts the same as in IX and costs 3 MP to cast once again. It is also used by Kriller killers and the Timewyrm, as well as Bodkin Archers and Snooty Slime Knights once again.

See Also

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French Protection
German Stärkung
Spanish Fortalecimiento
Italian Superdifesa
Superdifesa singola
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