Metal Slash is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.


Ensures that it will damage a metal slime by dealing one extra point of damage. When the Metal slimes are 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

Making its debt, Metal Slash is learned by Lizzie at level 20. Other characters can obtain it by mastering the Gladiator vocation. It is also used by Überkilling machines, Zombie gladiators, Zozagel, and Nokturnus in battle.

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 Hero and Angelo can learn, requiring 30 skill points by the former, and 22 skill points for the latter.

Dragon Quest IX

This ability is learned with 13 skill points invested into the Sword skill tree and now costs 2 MP to use.

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).

Dragon Quest XI

Metal Slash once again deals 1~2 damage to metal slimes, but now also ignores evasion and the Dazzle affliction. The HeroErikSylvando, and Hendrik will learn the skill for 12 points in their Sword Character Builders and once again costs 2 MP to use. It is also used alongside Erik's Metalicker for the Metal Medley Pep Power, and Hendrik's Hatchet Man for the Executioner Pep Power.

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French Lame de Métal
German Metallhieb
Italian Spaccametallo
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