Desperate Measures is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series. It can reduce damage from desperate attacks and spells gone haywire.


Dragon Quest X

Desperate Measures can be learned by investing 100 skill points in the shield skill tree. When used, it reduces damage from desperate attacks and spell gone haywire by 70% for 2 minutes. Brownies and Harmours can learn it when they are recruited, while Alarmours and the Majin Soldiers use it in battle against their enemies.

Dragon Quest XI

Hendrik can learn the skill in his Shield Character Builder for 20 skill points. When used, it blocks desperate attacks and spells gone haywire for 4 turns. When used alongside the Blade of Ultimate Power, it becomes the Pep Power Last Bastion.

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