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Magic Burst is a recurring spell in the Dragon Quest series.


It uses all the user's remaining MP to launch an attack on all opponents, its power dependent on the amount of MP spent.


Main games

Dragon Quest IV Remakes

Absent from the original, it is the last spell Psaro acquires in the remakes, and is also used by the true final boss in Chapter 6.

Dragon Quest VI

The game of the spell's introduction, it is acquired by Ashlynn through an event in her hometown of Sorceria and can also be learned by assuming the liquid metal slime class. The spell is also used by Mortamor and Nokturnus during their boss fights.

Dragon Quest VII

Acquired through the Gripevine class, it is one of the most powerful spells in the game, dealing about 3 damage per MP used (and thus capable of nearly 3000 damage if the user has the maximum of 999 MP).

Dragon Quest VIII

Learned by Jessica upon mastery of her fisticuffs skill set, its power has been decreased from the earlier games, likely due to the ability to Psyche Up to raise an attack's potency. It is also used by Rhapthorne and the Ultimate dragon.

Dragon Quest IX

Sages who reach level 78 in the vocation will acquire the spell. As is the case with the previous installment, its damage has been reduced due to psyching up, and will only deal about 1.5 times the current MP of the user of damage if cast without tension. Corvus, in his second form, and Gem slimes can cast the spell. The Legacy Bosses Mortamor, Rhapthorne and Nokturnus all learn the ability at level 57.

Dragon Quest X

Learned through the Armamentalist vocation after completing the final trial from the master and investing 150 skill points into the Foruce skill tree, it is now classified as a spell, and can be reflected with Bounce, while also being powered up with Channel Anger. It is used by Mortcurys, Darkonium slimes, Demon overlord, Tenma Kuvana, and Madesagora, as well as Gem slimes once again.

Dragon Quest XI

Acting the same as in X, it is learned by Veronica at level 70, as well as Serena after her haircut. It is also used by Mortamammoth and Hoopthorne in battle. In addition, a Pep Power version of this spell (Mighty Magic Burst) makes it debut in this game.

Monsters series

Dragon Quest Monsters

The spell's nature has changed little from its introduction, applying to some resistances existing in the monster population. Powerful monsters, such as the prism peacock, acquire the spell, though, humorously enough, the basic slime is capable of learning it if their stats and lineage will allow.

Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

The spell remains mostly the same from the original Monsters title, only with a few of the new monsters learning it as well. The simple slime is still capable of learning the spell if it obtains the statistics for it.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Magic Burst can be learned through the Muspell skill set.

Other languages

Other languages
French Explosion Magique
German Magieexplosion
Spanish Explosión Mágica
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
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