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Sprite(s) Dq1dragonlord-sprite-NES
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Family Dragonlord's grandson (descendant)

Dragonlord (formally known as King Dragon and DracoLord) is the main antagonist and final boss of the original Dragon Quest. Before the game starts, he steals the Ball of Light to bring forth monsters and unleash his forces of darkness upon Alefgard; he also kidnaps Lady Lora for reasons unknown.



Main Games

Dragon Quest

The Dragonlord resides in Charlock castle, which is located to the southeast across the water from Tantegel castle. Within the castle, the Dragonlord resides on the bottom-most level. Throughout the game, the Dragonlord never leaves the castle, similar to Hargon in Dragon Quest II.

When confronted by the Hero, the Dragonlord offers him a chance to rule the world by his side. The Hero is then presented with an opportunity to answer 'yes' or 'no'. Answering 'yes' causes the screen to fade to black as if the Hero had been fainted/killed in battle. Answering 'no' results in the start of the battle with the Dragonlord.

In battle, the Dragonlord appears as a humanoid sorcerer who possesses the skill of magic but is fairly weak, physically speaking. After receiving enough damage, the Dragonlord transforms into a more powerful, dragon form (his "true" form). The music also changes to the final battle theme.

Game Appearance Dragon Quest
Console NES, SNES, GBC
HP 100 (NES)
240 (remix)
MP 40
Attack 90 (NES)
107 (remix)
Defense 75 (NES)
110 (remix)
Agility 55
Spells Stopspell, Hurtmore
Haunts Charlock Castle

Dragonlord (Dracolord)
Game Appearance Dragon Quest
Console NES, SNES, GBC
HP 130 (NES)
361 (remix)
MP 40
Attack 140
Defense 200
Agility 55
Skills Breathes fire
Breathes intense fire


The grandson of the Dragonlord resides in the same location in Dragon Quest II. He is a character of core importance as he informs the heroes of their need to collect the Crests and contact Rubiss.


Although not specifically mentioned, the Dragonlord inherits the castle once inhabited by Zoma, sometime after Zoma was defeated by Erdrick at the end of Dragon Quest III. Also, according to the Emblem of Roto manga, the Dragon Queen's egg is most likely Dragonlord.

#296 - Dragonlord
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IX - Dragonlord sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility
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Description: Lizard lord who ravages all with great gusts of flame, and whose fire-retardant scales stop any such scorching in return.

This proud and mighty beast rules over all the dragon clans of the world with a high and haughty hand.

Encountered at:

Dragonlord appears as a Legacy Boss, obtained as a rare drop from Greygnarl in grottoes.

Level Range
Secondary Drop
1-3 Alefgard boots 15% Red Orb 5%
4-8 Alefgard helm 15% Red Orb 5%
9-15 Alefgard armour 15% Red Orb 6%
16-25 Psaro's Map 10% Red Orb 6%
26-40 Psaro's Map 15% Red Orb 7%
41-56 Psaro's Map 20% Red Orb 7%
57-68 Psaro's Map 25% Red Orb 8%
69-80 Psaro's Map 30% Red Orb 8%
81-90 Psaro's Map 35% Red Orb 9%
91-99 Psaro's Map 40% Red Orb 10%
Initial Attack, may attack twice per turn, Blazing Fire
5 Always attacks twice per turn
10 Party Pooper
16 Hellfire
41 Stops Blazing Fire, attacks three times per turn, stops attacking twice per turn
49 Dark Breath
57 Disruptive Wave

Side Games

Game Appearance Dragon Quest Monsters
Console GBC
HP 2/5
MP 5/5
Attack 2/5
Defense 2/5
Agility 5/5
Spells Firebal, Meditate, BeDragon
Family Boss Family

Game Appearance Dragon Quest Monsters
Console GBC
HP 2/5
MP 4/5
Attack 3/5
Defense 2/5
Agility 5/5
Spells FireAir, Massacre, Surge

The Dragonlord (DracoLord at the time) acts as the boss of the Gate of Ambition and will attempt to draw Terry over to his side in the same way he attempts to bargain with the Hero in the original Dragon Quest. but even if the player replied Yes, he would laugh and still challenge Terry.

Monsters 2
Game Appearance Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
Console GBC
HP 5/10
MP 9/10
Attack 6/10
Defense 5/10
Agility 7/10
Spells Firebal, Meditate, BeDragon
Family Boss Family
Haunts Breed a Servant with an Andreal or GreatDrak

Game Appearance Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
Console GBC
HP 6/10
MP 9/10
Attack 7/10
Defense 6/10
Agility 7/10
Spells FireAir, Massacre, Surge
Family Boss Family
Haunts Breed a DracoLord (human) with a Divinegon

Caravan Heart

Game Description: This monarch was once bested by the Legendary Dragon Warrior in the days of yore.

Joker 2

Dragonlord and his sorcerer form, Dracolord, are synthesizable monsters in this spin-off game; the former is a special case since it's one of two monsters which forcefully require a Captain Crow for its synthesis, the other being Dr. Snapped.

Dracolord can be obtained by synthesizing a Great Dragon and a Demon-At-Arms. For Dragonlord, it requires the two resulting monsters of a Dracolord, an Alabast Dragon, a Gem Slime and a Captain Crow.

Fortune Street

He is an unlockable playable character in this with Square-Enix game collaboration with Nintendo.

Dragon Quest Builders


Captain N: The Game Master

The Dragonlord appear as an antagonist to The N Team, and worked with Mother Brain in his first appearance. He appeared in:

  • Episode 7: "Three Men & A Dragon"
  • Episode 23: "Trojan Dragon"
  • Episode 24: "I Wish I Was a Wombatman" (Robotic replica)

The Dragonlord is the only character from a Dragon Quest game to appear in both episodes, with a Blue dragon appearing in Episode 7, and an Axe knight appearing in Episode 23.


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