Parallax is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.


Dragon Quest VIII

Yangus can use Parallax as an axe technique after allocating 42 skill points into the associated skill. The swing has a 1/8th chance to paralyse an enemy, but will deal 30% more damage upon contact.

Dragon Quest IX

This ability is learned with 13 skill points invested into the Axe skill and acts mostly the same as in VIII.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest XI

Hendrik learns Parallax through his axe skill tree for 9 points. It costs 10 MP to use and deals 300% damage with a 25% chance to paralyse a foe.


Named for the phenomenon known as parallax shift, in which stationary objects may appear to have moved when observed from different viewing angles. Intended as a mashup of "paralyse" and "ax[e]".

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