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Kathwack is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series. It attempts to kill all enemies outright with a macabre incantation, and is the ultimate form of Whack and Thwack.


Dragon Quest IV Remakes

Absent from the original, it is learned by Psaro at level 42 in the remakes.

Dragon Quest VI

Kathwack is learned by mastering the Sage vocation, and costs 15 MP.

Dragon Quest VII

A variety of vocations teach Kathwack: Druid at rank 2, Beastly priest at rank 4, and rank 6 of the Bone baron. It costs 15 MP to cast, as usual.

Dragon Quest VIII

Angelo can acquire the spell by investing 56 points into his Staff skill and costs 15 MP once again.

Dragon Quest IX

Kathwack is learned by Priests at level 55, and costs 20 MP to cast. As with the other whack spells, it's potency is reliant on the priest's Magical mending, raising the base accuracy from 75% at 200 to 100% at 799.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest Heroes & Dragon Quest Heroes II

Kathwack appears as Kiryl's Coup-de-Grâce, carrying over from Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road. After trying and failing to cast Thwack multiple times, Kiryl becomes annoyed and stomps on the text windows in frustration, before casting a souped-up version of Kathwack, which annihilates groups of enemies with waves of darkness. This version of Kathwack causes damage, rather than instant death. This is a reference to Kiryl's AI in the NES version of Dragon Quest IV, where Kiryl would infamously cast the Whack and Thwack spells constantly in battle to no effect. In Heroes II, the name is mentioned and groups of enemies are instantly killed.

Other languages

Other languages
French Mégakill
German Schwuppdiwupp
Spanish Exterminio
Italian Ira Divina
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
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