Tap Dance is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.
Tap Dance absorbs MP from the enemy, and is learned by advancing to rank 7 of the Dancer vocation. The amount of MP absorbed is dependant on the user's level, and calculated as Lvl/4+5. Sluggernauts can learn it when they are recruited, but only in the SNES version.
- In the 3DS version the skill has been nerfed to only drain 5~12 MP. regardless of level.
Making an appearance for the first time since an ability with a similar name debuted in IX, it is used by monsters Octopots, Abyssal octopots, Octo Dermons, Pocus poppets, Shako demons, Nightmares, and Bondiri. Magic marionettes, Prancing pillars, & Goodybags can learn it while they are recruited by the player.
Dragon Quest XI 3DS and Switch
Now fully used by monsters, it can drain a hefty amount of MP from all enemies. While still used by Octopots & Abyssal octopots, Voodoogooders can use it too. However, it is only seen in the 3DS and Nintendo Switch versions of the game, with a 3rd tier of Weird Dance appearing in the PS4 and 3D Switch versions.