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The Merchant or Dealer is a vocation in the Dragon Quest series.

Merchants are average to poor in all attributes, with an occasionally high wisdom stat to reflect their shrewd business sense. A merchant will not win the day for any party and only contribute minor damage in battle, but their real contribution is how quickly the group can amass money with one around.


Merchants have the ability to pick up additional gold after a battle. The amount of gold is dependent on the types of monsters that were defeated. Merchants can also appraise items free of charge. In battle, merchants are only average in attack and defence, slightly better than a Priest.


Main games[]

Dragon Quest III[]

Dragon Quest III (GBC) 
Spell Level Learnt
Excavate 12
YellHelp 17

Dragon Quest VI[]

Passive: Get additional money when defeating enemies. Required for: Ranger

Stat Changes[]
Statistics Change
Battles to Master 129
Strength -5%
Agility -40%
Defence -20%
Wisdom +20%
Style -20%
Max MP -50%
Level Title (Japanese/English versions) Learns Battles Needed Target Info MP
1 Browser/Huckster Peep 0 One item Appraises an item
2 Buyer Muster Strength 7 Self User takes one turn. Next turn, physical attack does double damage
3 Clerk Dig Self Digs up items
4 Stocker/Pitchman Weird Dance One Enemy Steals MP from enemy
5 Shopkeeper/Trader War Cry All? enemies Scares enemies
6 Trader/Broker Body Slam One enemy Hurts target and user
7 Big Trader Service Call Self Summons last shop you visited
8 Millionaire Call to Arms Special Summons an army to attack enemies

Dragon Quest of the Stars[]

Preferred weapon types:

Notable Merchants[]


Other languages[]

Other languages
French Unknown
German Händler
Spanish Unknown
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Comerciante
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown