Needle Shot is a recurring ability in the franchise. It fires a needle-thin projectile that has a 1/16 chance to hit the enemy in the soft spot (killing them instantly). Otherwise, the arrow will inflict 1 damage.


Dragon Quest VIII

Needle Shot
Cost 1 MP
Effect low chance to kill target, 1 damage otherwise
Learned 25 skill points in Bows

Needle Rain
Cost 1 MP
Effect Fires 3~4 arrows, keeping the same parameters as before
Learned 100 skill points in Bows

Dragon Quest IX

This ability is learned with 35 skill points allocated into Bow skill and costs 1 MP to use, working the same as in the previous game.

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