Estark Boss Guide [Dragon Quest 8 3DS/ DQVIII 3DS]

THIS PAGE CONTAINS A GUIDE ON HOW TO DEFEAT ESTARK -- A RECURRING ENEMY IN DRAGON QUEST MAKING HIS APPEARANCE AS A NEW SUPERBOSS ON THE 3DS VERSION OF THE GAME

Estark

Estark, the Lord of the Underworld, is a recurring superboss in the Dragon Quest series of games. He makes his appearance in the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII as the most powerful enemy the party can encounter in game.

Note: We are still in the process of updating data on this boss. Check back regularly when we have its complete stats, attacks and enemy behavior

Dragon Quest VIII 3DS - Estark Boss
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Attributes

HP MP Attack Defense Speed EXP Gold Item
25600 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Attacks

Name Range Damage Notes
Normal Attack Single About 400
Impale All 450 to 570 Bang damage
Desperate Attack Single 1000 to 1200
Kaboom All 300 to 350
Scorching Flames All About 400
Hell Tornado All 250 to 370 Woosh damage
Kafrizzle Single About 400
Disruptive Wave All All All buffs and status ailments are removed

Strategy

As the games “true” superboss, Estark will give your party the toughest fight in the entire game. He attacks twice, so he can make quick work of your party if you are not prepared. Be sure to have Omniheal and lots of healing items to have better chances of surviving.

Since Impale does Bang damage and Hell Tornado does Wind damage, it’s wise to have equipment that reduces most types of elements. The Goddess Shield is especially useful for this fight, though only Jessica, Angelo and Red can equip them. You’ll need a Thanatos Shield and Saint’s Ashes to make it, though, with the former requiring you to reach the Dragovian Path where it can be obtained. Yangus can use a Metal King Shield.

Using Snooze against Estark is advisable since he is not immune to sleep. This gives you some time to recover from damage he has done or to heal up.

Always take advantage of the chance to unleash your strongest attacks against Estark. You can also use the Timbrel of Tension to raise your party’s tension to ramp up your offensive capabilities. When members of your party go down too fast, use Yangus’ Kerplunk spell.

Using the monster Team Call is also a viable option for this fight to improve your damage potential.

The recommended equipment for fighting Estark are as follows:

  • Liquid Metal Armor – Can be worn by all members of the party. Reduces Bang, Crack, Frizz, Sizz and Woosh elemental damage by around 33% (found at the Dragovian Path, Baccarat Casino)
  • Magic Vestment – Can be worn  by Angelo, Jessica and Morrie. Reduces Bang, Crack, Frizz, Sizz, and Woosh elemental damage by around 33% (found at Argonia, Savella Cathedral)
  • Flowing Dress – Can be worn by Jessica and Red. Reduces Frizz, Sizz, Bang, and Fire Breath damage  by around 33% (bought at Tryan Gully).

After defeating Estark, you will obtain the Emperor’s Bracelet which doubles your attack damage when equipped.

 

 

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