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Dragon Quest VIII
DQVIII - Dhoulmagus - First Forme

Title(s) Evil jester
Class Villain
Race(s) Human
Age Unknown
Such a pity.
Dhoulmagus, usually before or after defeating an opponent

Dhoulmagus is an important figure in VIII. Until his defeat at the hands of the Hero's party, he is apparently the player's central enemy in their journey. Lord Rhapthorne, however, is the true villain of the game.





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Dhoulmagus is a jester who came to Trodain Castle. His deep desire to be the greatest magician of all time and resentment towards those who laughed at him fuels his breaking into the castle's secret chamber to obtain the legendary Scepter of Rhapthorne. Almost immediately, he was overwhelmed by Rhapthorne's power and made to do such dastardly things as his pawn. Possessed by Rhapthorne, he killed his first four victims: His former master Rylus, the swordsman Alistair (Jessica's brother), Abbot Francisco of Maella Abbey, and Mr. Golding, the casino owner of Baccarat. The Hero and party eventually defeated him after a long chase, where the Scepter's dark influence transformed him into a monstrous creature. Upon his defeat, King Trode discovered that the curse on him and his daughter, Medea, had not been broken. Shortly after, Jessica would retrieve the Sceptre, and become enthralled by it's malicious power.

His human form is quite formidable, but his demonic form is truly powerful and not to be underestimated by the player's party.

"Superfast attacker who likes to rush his foes off their feet, and whose Kacrack packs a kick. Not a fan of earth attacks. Try not to be too annoyed by this self-satisfied clown laughing down his nose at you. Smack the smile off his smug old face!" - Dragon Quest IX bestiary

Dhoulmagus appears as a Legacy Boss in Dragon Quest IX. His map can be dropped from Murdaw at higher levels (and thus can be obtained multiple times).

The quote that he says before you fight him as a legacy boss is the same one he says before you fight his second form in Dragon Quest VIII. (Ah ha ha! Ah ha ha! Hwa ha ha ha ha! You worthless fools! Prepare to be crushed! You will never pester me again!)

Level Range Secondary Drop Orb
1-3 Trodainers 20% Purple Orb 5%
4-8 Trodainers 25% Purple Orb 5%
9-15 Trodain bandana 15% Purple Orb 6%
16-25 Zenithian trousers 15% Purple Orb 6%
26-40 Zenithian trousers 20% Purple Orb 7%
41-56 Zenithian trousers 25% Purple Orb 7%
57-68 Zenithian helm 15% Purple Orb 8%
69-80 Zenithian clothes 15% Purple Orb 8%
81-90 Zenithian clothes 20% Purple Orb 9%
91-99 Zenithian clothes 25% Purple Orb 10%
Level New abilities
Initial Blazing Fire breath, Kacrack, Kazam, Combo Slash, War Cry
4 Disruptive Wave
8 Raging Roar
12 Break Down
16 Hellfire breath, stops war cry/blazing fire
28 Kacrackle
41 Stops Kacrack/Kazam, begins attacking 3 times per turn.
57 Kazammle

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