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Sap is a spell in the Dragon Quest series. When cast it lowers one monster's defence by 50%, and may be cast repeatedly until the target's defence reaches 0.


Dragon Quest III

Mages and Sages both learn it at level 8. The Orochi sword when used as an item in battle emulates the effect of Sap.

Dragon Quest IV

Borya and Maya both learn this spell at level 5. It costs 3 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest V

Name Level
Rotten apple3
Pocus poppet7
Wiz pip10

Dragon Quest VI

Sap is known by Ashlynn, upon joining the party and is learned by the hero at level 7. No other characters can obtain this spell. It costs 3 MP to cast.

Dragon Quest VII

Sap costs 3 MP to cast. Maribel learns it at level 4, Mages learn it at level 4 also. LizardMan learns it at level 2.

Dragon Quest VIII

Jessica Albert already knows the Sap spell upon joining the party. It costs 3 MP for her to cast it.

Dragon Quest IX

Sap is learned by Mages at level 7 and Armamentalists at level 5. It costs 2 MP to cast, and will improve in accuracy once the caster's magical might reaches 50. Once the stat value surpasses 999, the spell will become 100% accurate barring monster resistance.

Other languages

Other languages
French Altération
German Schwächung
Spanish Debilitación
Italian Debilis
Dutch Unknown
Swedish Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
Chinese Unknown
Korean Unknown

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