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List of litheness skills in Dragon Quest IX

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Litheness skills are learned via the Minstrel class.

Hot Lick

Sends forth jets of flame to attack a single enemy. This move is very weak; even a high-level character only does 20-25 damage with it. It is, however, required to unlock the Luminary vocation.


Targeted enemy group may miss their next turn. Similar to War Cry.

Sobering Slap

In combat, dispels confusion from one party member. Though not listed in description, it also awakens sleeping party members.

Tap Dance

Increases evasion chance.

Have a Ball

Hits randomly selected enemies a total of eight times. This ability is very useful against low-end metal monsters, as each ball is treated as a separate attack. Costs 8 MP.

Gritty Ditty

This ability is provided by the 'Minstrel's Manual', an everyday item awarded by the level 40 Minstrel class quest. It increases every party member's Attack by one level.

Passive Bonuses

Fully maximizing the Litheness skill tree will grant the following permanent bonuses for the character:

  • Charm +30
  • Magical Might +30
  • Magical Mending +30
  • Deftness +50
  • Increased evasion at low HP (Spry in a Crisis)

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