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Best Talents in Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince

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Every monster is born with a certain genome, and in Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, we call that genome manifested itself into two things: Talents and Traits. It especially helps to know what Talents to focus on so you know where to pour your points into, especially if they’re not monsters you’ll be actively using to fight.

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If you’re thinking of breeding an offspring with a certain “Talent,” then either Monster A or Monster B must have it—whether it’s from their species or an inherit from their parents.

Must have Talents in Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince

In this guide, I will outline what the best talents are in Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince as well as what important stat boosts and skills are attached to them. This is all from my own experience so far. I'll update it as I discover more good stuff!

TalentNotable SkillsMaxed Talent Skill
Booster TalentsStat buffsNone. However, when you unlock all nodes in one level, it is upgraded when the monster is used as a parent (i.e. MP Booster I -> MP Booster II)
Ward TalentsStat buffsCastslasher: Reduces MP consumption by half
Afficionado TalentsAttacks of the indicated elementA strong magic attack for that element
However, when you unlock all nodes, it evolves into Virtuoso when the monster is used as a parent (i.e. Crag Afficionado -> Crag Virtuoso).
Virtuoso's Maxed Talent is the strongest magic attack for that element.
HealerHeals, revive(s)Kazing: Resurrects an ally
Water BabyMoreheal, Multiheal, Water spellsAuto-Cadabra: Restores MP after every action
Cure-AllMultiheal and ZingOmniheal: Restores a huge amount of HP to all allies
FortifierAll the buffsOomphle: Increases the attack of all allies for 2 to 5 turns
ProtectorProtection buffs, Selflessness (Tanks all attacks for one round)Bounce: Reflects spells for 4 to 7 turns
Party MonsterMirror Move (protects all allies)Hotstepper: An extreme Fire DMG attack to all enemies that scale with level
Evil GeniusKasap (all DEF down), Kanumb (all paralysis), ThwackGiga Drain Magic: Absorbs MP from enemies at random (up to 4 times)
Thin Air, Hulk, BlustererSpells, debuffs OR
Attacks, buffs
A medium elemental DMG attack to all enemies that scale with level
DuelistHard-hitting physical DMG skillsAn outrageous elemental DMG attack to all enemies that scale with level
Tongue Twister, Enfeebler, Vexologist, AnaesthetistAll the debuffs you can think ofTongue Bashing: Stuns an enemy and reduces their Defense stat to 1
Stinker, PranksterLots of debuffs, including paralysis and stunBurning Breath: Paralyses all enemies
CharmerSultry Dance (stun all), Sweet Breath (sleep all), Fuddle DanceGiga Drain Magic: Absorbs MP from enemies at random (up to 4 times)
DancerSultry Dance, BuffSword Dance: An attack that damages enemies 3 to 7 times (random)
*extremely good on attack-heavy monsters
CupidFizz, DazzleflashShining Shot: Light DMG to enemies at random 4 to 12 times
*extremely good on wisdom-heavy monsters
Blade MavenMultislash (all enemy physical DMG)Miracle Slash: Deals DMG and gain half of it as HP (Max 200HP)
AntimagicianMist Me (prevents DMG once), Silence spellsBounce: Reflects spells for 4 to 7 turns

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How to filter Monsters by Talent in The Dark Prince

In order to know which monster(s) have the Talent you need, follow the below steps:

1. Open Settings.

2. Go to Adventure Journal and select Monsterpedia.

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3. Open filters. Set the Talent to your chosen one.

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Voila! You’re all set to hunt for the monsters you need. You can check our local monsters guide to see if they can be scouted and our synthesis guide if they need to be made.

For more help with Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince, take a look at How is Scout Rate calculated in Dragon Quest Monsters The Dark Prince here at Pro Game Guides.


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