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Monster Info
DQ9 Barbarus
Japanese name 闇竜バルボロス
Romanji Dark Dragon Barubaros
Family Dragon Family
Sub-type Boss
Introduced in Dragon Quest IX

"I command a power greater than you [Greygnarl] have ever known."
Barbarus during his fight with Greygnarl in Upover

Barbarus is a large black dragon that is allied with the Gittish Empire in Dragon Quest IX. He is Greygnarl's look-alike and mortal enemy. He, along with the rest of the Empire, was defeated over 300 years ago by Greygnarl, and, also like the rest of the Empire, was brought back with more power and attempted to obliterate Upover, but Greygnarl stopped him by flying in front of the giant energy ball. Barbarus is also the dragon that attacks you on the Starflight Express with Hootingham-Gore on his back. It is revealed when you check Greygnarl's spot in the Defeated Monsters List after you defeat Greygnarl in his grotto that he and Barbarus are brothers.


#275 - Barbarus
Dragon Family
DQ9 Barbarus HP MP Attack Defense Agility
3000 255 238 288 160
Exp Gold Drop Item icon Yggdrasil leaf (100%)
32500 0 G
Description: Greygnarl's nefarious nemesis. He was defeated long ago, but the Empire brought him back to wreak havoc once more. He and Greygnarl once formed a duality of darkness and light, but his memory of this beneficial balance has been obliterated.
Encountered at:Realm of the Mighty - L9

Barbarus has a physical attack, a stronger variant (Slash with claws), War Cry, Kazam, Dark Breath, and Wave of Panic, which lowers defence and agility.

He is weak to Light, so Life Fource should be used if available, and your sword-wielders should attack with Dragon Slash while your Priest or Sage keeps everyone healed.

Attributes Resistance

Attributes Resistance
Fire Ice Wind Earth Light Dark Blast
75 75 100 100 150 50 100
Illusion Sleep Death Drain MP Confusion Silent Petrify
0 0 0 100 0 0 0
Paralyze Poison Attract Attack ↓ Defense ↓ Agility ↓ Magic Res ↓
0 0 5 0 25 25 50


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