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Luminary is a vocation in the Dragon Quest game series.


The Luminary supports the party with maneuvers such as the Hustle Dance, and disables enemies with moves such as Dazzleflash or Scandal Eyes. Luminaries also have the ability to bewitch a monster with their stunning good looks--in VI and VII, this is due to an innate vocation trait that improves with their rank, and from IX onwards, it is dependent on their high Charm stat.

Beyond from having the highest style of any vocation, the Luminaries have very poor stat growth and will depend on other party members to handle enemies. They are a support profession first and foremost.

Dragon Quest VI

Luminaries have a great deal of Style and some unique skills. A character needs to master both the Dancer and Gadabout vocations to become a Luminary. Additionally, a Luminary can randomly charm an enemy for one turn once their rank beings to rise. Contrary to popular belief, Style has no influence on this chance.

Stat Changes

Statistics Change
Battles to Master219
Max HP-20%
Max MP-10%


Level Title Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1WannabeDazzle1Enemy groupDazzles enemies0
2Drama StudentKaclang10PartyTurns party into steel2
3DebutanteLightning25One EnemyDamages target0
4Fresh FaceKerplunk Dance40PartySacrifices self to restore other party members0
5Supporting RoleSpooky Aura70Enemy groupReduces magic power of enemies0
6HeadlinerHustle Dance110PartyHeals at least 70 HP to party members0
7Award WinnerHarvest Moon160Enemy GroupAttacks multiple enemies0
8Stage LegendSong of Salvation220PartyRevives allies20

Dragon Quest VII

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In Dragon Quest VII, Luminaries (known as Teen Idols in the PS1 version) require the Troubadour vocation to be mastered to be unlocked, along with Dancer and Gadabout, but aside from that, there are no significant changes to the vocation. Its chance to stun enemies is the same as VI's. In the 3DS version, Luminaries wear top hats, suits, and ruffled skirts similar to the outfits from Dragon Quest IX. In order to become a Druid, one must master both the Sage and Luminary classes.

Stat Changes

Statistics Change
Battles to Master (PS1) 180
Battles to Master (3DS) 152
Strength -20 Percent
Agility -10 Percent
Guard -10 Percent
Intelligence Null
Appearance +15 Percent
Max HP -20 Percent
Max MP +10 Percent
Mastery Bonus +20 Bonus to Appearance


Level Title Learns Battles Needed
1 Wannabe Dazzleflash 0
2 Drama Student Kaclang,
Tap Dance
10 (8)
3 Debutante Spooky Aura,
Harvest Moon
25 (20)
4 Fresh Face Focus Pocus 40 (32)
5 Supporting Role Cursed Verse,
Gritty Ditty
65 (52)
6 Headliner Hustle Dance 100 (80)
7 Award Winner Kerplunk Dance,
Pyre o' Fire
140 (112)
8 Stage Legend Song of Salvation 180 (152)

Hybrid Abilities

Hybrid Learns Target Info MP
Sage Life Dance All Allies Restores all dead party members to life at the cost of the life of the caster but has a chance of failure. It will not work if the caster is the last person alive 0

Dragon Quest IX

DQIX - Luminary
Luminary is an advanced class in Dragon Quest IX. It is not available at the start of the game and must be unlocked by a post-game quest. The most charming of vocations, it is not uncommon for them to stun even bosses with their bombastic beauty and grace.
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Luminary cannot be unlocked until the main story is completed. To unlock the luminary class, you have to go to the dance club in Gleeba. Go over to the left side, near the girls' makeup room and talk a girl named Applaudia. She tells you to kill a Moai minstrel with the Hot Lick ability. After doing so, go back and talk to her to unlock the luminary class.

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The Luminary class has access to the following skills:

  • Fan Skill - use of fan-class weapons.
  • Whip Skill - use of whip-class weapons.
  • Boomerang Skill - use of boomerang-class weapons.
  • Shield Skill - use of shields in the off hand.
  • Je Ne Sais Quoi - the class-exclusive skill set of the Luminary.
  • Their Coup-de-Grace is "Disco Tech," which causes all enemies to boogie and raises tension by one level.

Je Ne Sais Quoi

Required points Name Effects
4Natural Charm +10Permanently adds 10 to charm.
10AutographStings an enemy with a signature for 50G.
16Natural Agility +20Permanently adds 20 to agility.
22Scandal EyesFlashes a dazzling look.
32Natural Max HP +20Permanently adds 20 to max HP.
42Extreme MakeoverTemporarily improves charm.
55Natural Charm +20Permanently adds 20 to charm.
68Eyes on MeDraws all enemy attention.
82Natural Charm +30Permanently adds 30 to charm.
100Disco StewA dance so dangerous, it damages all enemies.


Name Level MP Description
Heal42Restores at least 30 HP to a single ally.
Woosh113Slices a group of enemies with a small whirlwind.
Bounce184Forms a protective barrier that reflects all enemy spells.
Midheal234Restores at least 75 HP to a single ally.
Swoosh368Slices a group of enemies with a powerful whirlwind.
Kaswoosh4526Slices a group of enemies with a ferocious whirlwind.
Kaswooshle5850Flays a group of enemies with a ferocious whirlwind.

Dragon Quest X

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Dragon Quest XI

Being a travelling performer, Sylvando carries a number of traits from Luminaries in his Character Builder Showmanship grid.

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