The mandrake mercenary is a monster who appears in the Dragon Quest series.


The Mandrake mercenary is both a regular and boss monster that players fight in Dragon Quest VII, as well as a recurring monster in the series. It appears as a regular enemy in the Nottagen Cavern and Hubble area (past), and as a boss in Providence. Note that these regions can be done in any order once accessible, so which variant players encounter first will vary. The boss version is unwinnable due to plotline restrictions, but the second fight is a regular battle.

Of the three Mandrake monsters that can be found in Dragon Quest VII, the regular enemy variant of Mandrake mercenary is weaker and encountered earlier than both the Mandrake major and the Mandrake monarch (the latter being the strongest of the three).

The Mandrake Mercenary itself reappears in X, being slightly stronger than the majors, but outclassed by the Mandrake marshals and the newly appearing Ash lizards and Red moon warriors.


Main games

Dragon Quest VII

#87 - Mandrake mercenary
Dragon Family
[[File:|100 px]]
HP MP Attack Defence Agility
77 0 190 145 91
Exp Gold Drop Iron spear
50 32 G
Note: None
Normal attack
Calls for back up (Mandrake mercenary)
Haunts at:
Nottagen Cavern
Hubble area (Past)
Monster Meadows quotes:
Gaff gaff. Your muscles are stringy, like a girl's, (player's name)!

Part man, part dragon. All monster! Gaaoohhrr!

Hey there, (player's name). Come to pick up my droppings? I left a pile for you over there.



Gwwwaaargh hargh! (player's name), it's nice to see you! You're looking well!

Ah, (player's name)! Are you on guard duties here? Well, good for you.

Dragon Quest X

# - Mandrake mercenary
Dragon Family
[[File:|100 px]]
HP MP Attack Defence Weight
665 60 167 180 365
Exp Gold Drop Large scale (Common)
Silver coin (Rare)
249 10 G
Note: None
Normal attack
Attack Attacker
Jump slash
Calls for back-up (Mandrake mercenary)
Haunts at:



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