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Wind Sickles is a recurring ability in the Dragon Quest series.


Strikes a single enemy with a wave of chi-infused wind that ignores defence.


Dragon Quest IV[]

Only appearing in remakes, it is used by High djinkses in battle against their enemies.

Dragon Quest VI[]

Making its debut, Wind Sickles deals Woosh-damage calculated as ((Level x 3 +10)+/-15%), capping at level 57. It is obtained by advancing to rank 3 of the Martial Artist vocation, and costs 0 MP to use. It is also used by Giant moths, Cloud surfers, Low djinkses, Mythsteeds, Mechalomaniacs, Second Test, Dhuran, and Nokturnus in battle.

Dragon Quest VII[]

Wind Sickles functions identically as it did in the previous game, and is learned in the same manner. It costs 0 MP to use once again and is also used by the Cumulus vex, High djinkses, Djinn genies, Vaipur, and the Wind Spirit in battle.

Dragon Quest VIII[]

Yangus can learn this skill after allocating 32 skill points into the Scythe skill tree, with damage being calculated in the same method as before. It costs 0 MP once again and is also used by Diemons, Cockateers, Jumping jackals, Dark turkeys, Anchormen, Foul anchors, Dhoulmagus, and Marcello in battle.

Dragon Quest IX[]

Learned with 12 skill points invested into the Fisticuffs skill tree, it is treated as a normal attack that deals an extra 50% of damage to elemental-family monsters, while all other monster families receive no bonus damage. It costs 0 MP once again and is also used by Cyclowns and Tyrantula in battle.

Dragon Quest X[]

Learned with 18 skill points invested into the Fisticuffs skill tree, it acts the same as in its previous appearances, but costs 1 MP to use. It is also used by Blue horns, Chiya Fuujin, Sleepowls, Demowl, Strong Devil Enraja, and Fresh Green General of Extermination Conne, in addition to Cloud Surfers, Low Djinkses, Djinn Genies, and Dhuran once again using it in battle. In the Offline version of the game, it is learned by investing 3 skill points into the Hero's Fisticuffs skill tree and Fura's Wind Rider skill tree, and acts the same as in previous appearances, but costs 2 MP to use.

Dragon Quest XI[]

An enemy only skill in this entry, it is used by Brollyminators, as well as Cyclowns once again.

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Series[]

Reappearing from Battle Road II onwards, it is the blue button skill for Diemons that damages one enemy depending on the number. If its dice roll became 1, it deals a small amount of damage while it potentially misses. If its dice roll became 3 and/or 6, it deals moderate to a lot of damage while landing a critical hit. If paired up with the player in the Martial Artist vocation, it becomes Consecutive Six.

Dragon Quest Heroes II[]

Learned by investing 6 skill points into Alena, she can create a long range attack that flies through enemies, and even deal with large crowds from a distance without having to move. It costs 12 MP to use, and is also used by the King of Al-Khazam, as well as Cloud Surfers, Low Djinkses, and High Djinkses once again, with the player also using the skill when they are transformed into a Cloud surfer with its Monster Medal.

Dragon Quest of the Stars[]

Appears as a skill for the Ranger vocation.

Dragon Quest Walk[]

Acting the same as in previous appearances, it is the initial skill for the Soarin' steel, Magic circle, Swallowtail, Ninja Cutter, Watermelonrang, Crescent Moon, Dragonrang, and the Metal wing boomerang, costing 5 MP to use. It is also learned by recruited Treefaces and Clockwork cuckoos at level 10, costing 17 MP to use.

Dragon Quest Tact[]

Learned by Hawk men, Spiked hares, Carnivines, and Great sabrecubs at level 16 and already learned by Low Djinks when they are recruited, it deals minor Woosh martial damage to all enemies in range, costing 7 MP to use. A scroll of this ability can also be obtained by clearing Stage 4 of Bewarewolf and Penny Pincher's Battle Roads.

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Vent coupant
German Windsichel
Sonicboom (M)
Spanish Hoz eólica
Italian Unknown
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
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Portuguese Unknown
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