Metal Slash is a recurring ability in the franchise. It ensures it will damage a metal slime by dealing one extra point of damage. When the Machine monster family is not present, the skill will also deal 50% more damage to mechanical monsters.


Dragon Quest IV

In the remakes, Metal Slash is one of the special abilities that Psaro can learn. He learns it at level 40 (or earlier depending on his wisdom score).

Dragon Quest VI

Metal Slash is learned by Lizzie at level 20. Other characters can obtain it by mastering the Gladiator vocation.

Dragon Quest VII

Metal slash is learned at rank 6 of the Gladiator vocation, rank 2 of the Champion, and rank 2 of the Hero. Through monster vocations, it is learned at rank 2 of the Automaton and Ersatz Estark.

Dragon Quest VIII

Metal Slash is a sword technique that both the the Hero and Angelo can learn. It requires 30 skill points by the Hero, and 22 skill points by Angelo.

Dragon Quest IX

This ability is learned with 13 skill points invested into the Sword skill.

If the enemy being attacked is not a metal slime enemy, then this ability is functionally equivalent to a normal attack. Otherwise, the enemy in question takes 1 or 2 damage (provided that no critical hit is dealt and the metal enemy does not evade the attack).

If a Falcon blade or an Über falcon blade is equipped, then the ability is performed twice in succession, thus dealing at most 4 damage (assuming no critical hits).

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