Dragon Quest 7 3DS Luminary Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Luminary Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Luminary vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

The Luminary vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS is an intermediate job that combines battling with the art of singing and dancing. They're stylish warriors capable of mastering a number of musical ditties that can devastate enemies in the right circumstances.

How to become a Luminary: Visit Alltrades Abbey and make the switch after mastering the Jester, Dancer, and Troubadour vocations. True to Dragon Quest tradition, Jesters would rather goof around than fight, but Dancers and Troubadours are capable of singing songs and performing dances that can buff the party or debuff / damage the enemy.

Stat boosts and detriments: Luminaries take a substantial hit in their base stats, but get a significant Style increase.

Magic and Abilities Learned:

Level One: Dazzleflash (Emit a bright flash that may cause enemies to miss attacks)

Level Two: Kaclang (Turns allies into iron, preventing them from attacking or being hurt by enemy attacks)

Level Three: Spooky Aura / Harvest Moon (Reduce one group of enemies' resistence to magic / Damage all enemies with a spinning attack)

Level Four: Focus Pocus (Restores some of the caster's MP after every turn)

Level Five: Cursed Verse / Gritty Ditty (Causes all enemies' defense to drop / Increases all allies' defense)

Level Six: Hustle Dance (Restore about 70 HP to all allies)

Level Seven: Kerplunk Dance / Pyre O' Fire: (Sacrifices user to revive fallen allies at 100% HP / Deal heavy fire damage to one enemy)

Usefulness: The Luminary has some handy dances on-hand, including the Hustle Dance and Pyre O' Fire. Gritty Ditty is also handy to have around. That said, Luminaries don't pack half the wallop of other intermediate classes that require low MP use, like the Monster Masher. You need to master the Luminary class if you want to become a Druid, one of the advanced classes. Since Aishe's already mastered the Dancer class by the time she joins your party, that's a bit of a time-saver right there.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Read this next

The First Three Dragon Quests Finally Leave Their Mobile Prison For Switch

Erdrick's violent kids are about to run rampant on your Switch.

Why Dragon Quest Failed to Make it In America 30 Years Ago

Nintendo tried its best to make the West love RPGs, but culture—and more importantly, timing—was against the attempt.

Starting Screen | EarthBound’s 25th Anniversary Makes us Pine for Classic Instruction Books

Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Ban Sets Off Massive Debate

Dragon Quest's Hero is a random character... possibly too random.

Dragon Quest's Hero Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Today, Alongside A New Patch

A new stage, music, and some Mii Fighters enter the fray too.

More Guides

GTA Online: Is the Unholy Hellbringer Worth it?

There's a very strange weapon for sale in GTA Online.

GTA Online: Is the Widowmaker Worth it?

We take a closer look at the big sci-fi blaster sold at Ammu-Nation.

GTA Online: How to Play Arena War

Own the arena with our ultimate how-to guide on Rockstar's maddest update yet.

More Role Playing Games Games

The Game Awards Has Around 10 New Games and Projects to Reveal

It'll run for almost three hours, too.

The Most Baffling Survivors of the Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Cull

Who knows where the whims of fate may lead us?

Catching Up With Kawazu: The Legendary RPG Developer Talks SaGa and Why We Shouldn't Call Everything an RPG

SaGa series Director Akitoshi Kawazu and Producer Masanori Ichikawa talk to us about the series' revival in the West, Final Fantasy Legend, and the industry's tendency to call everything an "RPG."