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Gigagash (also known as Gigabreak, an original technique from the The Adventure of Dai series), is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.


Gigagash is basically an even more powerful version of the Gigaslash standard ability. The user channels their power through both arms instead of their prime laterality. Furthermore, the power radiating from the ethereal blades shines more brilliantly than before.


Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai[]


Anime eyecatch representation of the technique

The skill first appeared in the Adventure of Dai manga as Baran's Coup de Grace to be later adapted into the main game series. By enchanting his sword with Kazap, Baran was able to use Gigabreak, and after Dai learned to use his Dragon Crest, he was able to use this move as well.

Dragon Quest VIII[]

Making its main series debut, the Hero can learn Gigagash as a sword technique after fully investing 100 skill points into both the Sword and Courage skill trees, replacing Gigaslash. Despite the requirements, the skill can be used with any weapon equipped, and even bare-handed.

Damage is calculated as level+222~282, capping at level 47 for a maximum range of 271~331, costing 20 MP to use.

Dragon Quest IX[]

To use Gigagash, a character must both equip a sword and be carrying the book awarded by the level 40 Sword Skill quest. Its damage output is a base of 185~335 and a maximum range of 445~595, and the caveat about its usability applies with even greater force. Damage improves as the user's magical might and strength increase. It costs 30 MP, and is also used by Estark against players from level 57 onwards, so caution must be taken.

Quest #064 - "Turn in Your Badges"
Location Swinedimples Academy - Church
Available at Complete Quest 63, after defeating the Dreadmaster
Requested by Marco
Response to Marco
Requirement A party member with 100 sword ability
Reward Gigagash sword technique
Detail Marco, who teaches swordmanship at Swinedimples, wants to put you to the test. On his travels he buried badges by the cities he visited, retrieve them all.
Hint for solution Marco's diary is on the bookshelves in the Swinedimples teachers lounge and will tell you all of the badge locations. You must obtain them in the order Marco visited the towns. Bloomingdale, Gleeba, Angel Falls, Coffinwell, and Swinedimples. Obtain the badges by fighting the monsters outside of the towns until they drop their respective badges, the Bloomingdale badge, Gleeba badge, Coffinwell badge, Angel Falls badge, and Snowberian badge; it often helps if your warrior deals the finishing blow on these monsters

Dragon Quest X[]

Learned by investing 140 skill points into the sword skill tree, it costs 12 MP to use, and can deal a lot of light attribute damage on all enemies. The skill itself can also be improved through the Master Orb system, and is also used by Goresby-Purrvis in battle. In the Offline version of the game, it is a Coup de Grâce learned by investing 13 skill points into the Hero's Sword Character Builder and by investing 25 skill points into Anlucia's Cleric Character Builder costing 75 Tension for the Hero and his Grand Zetannian ally.

Dragon Quest XI[]

The Luminary will learn the skill for 36 points through his Swordmastery skill tree. It costs a massive 32 MP to use, but deals up to 390~430 lightning damage to all enemies.

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2[]

Making its game debut, it appears as a special skill when two Gigaslashes are used at the same time.

Dragon Quest Swords[]

Gigagash is a master stroke in Dragon Quest Swords, being a combo with the Hero and Claymore at level 32.

Dragon Quest Tact[]

Learned by Baran at level 56, it deals 320% Zap damage to one enemy and costs 60 MP to use. Upgrading the skill increases damage dealt and reduces MP cost, while it can be upgraded further via Baran's Talent Blossoming.

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - A Hero's Bonds[]

Can be obtained if one get's the Demon Dragon Blade weapon.


It uses "giga" to mirror the Japanese prefix of the Kazap spell (gigadein)


Battle visuals[]


Other languages[]

Other languages
French Gigagash
Gigabreak (AHB)
German Gigaschlitzer
Spanish Megacorte profundo
Italian Giga fendente
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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