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Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter utilizes a skill system similar to systems from previous installments of the series. Skills are divided by which character can use them and these skills are further divided into three classes based on AP usage. Defensive skills can be used by all playable characters and are passive. Skills are threaded onto the character's equipment for a maximum of nine skills total, three for each level. Some equipment will prevent the player from equipping all the slots, and some equipment have unique skills that are nontransferable. Armor only allows for one skill to be active on them and not all armor has the ability to be threaded. Each character has two armors that can be threaded, three armors that don't come with skills and can't be threaded, and the rest have a specific skill that can't be unequipped nor transferred to a armor that can be threaded.

Ryu's Skill List[]

Ryu's skills are based around brute force. The majority of his skills are single target but he has a few that strike in arcs or do straight pierce attacks which can hit all enemies in the area. Using certain skills in a particular order will result in special Combination attacks activating, which will result in greater damage.

10 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Obtained Weapon Exclusive Note
Slice Unit Physical Normal Physical Attack Initially Equipped  on most of Ryu's weapons, Initial move No N/A
Side Slash Spread Physical ATK Power 80%, Accuracy -20% Equipped on specific weapons, Blue Treasure Chest at Life to BioCorp 2, Steal from Trickster or Highwaystar No N/A
Thrust Unit Physical ATK Power 25%, Ignores Defense Steal from Garpike or Boost Bosch No N/A
Kick Unit Physical ATK Power 75%, Hit Back 2.5m Blue Treasure Chest at Lift to BioCorp 3 South, Steal from Duke Lord No Ends combo
Third Eye Self Special Raises Accuracy of next attack to 100% Steal from Lead Gunner or Duke Lord No Can't be used in a combo
Ogre Slice Unit Physical Accuracy -50%, if it hits, Critical Hit with 75% ATK Power Steal from Duke or Gigantis No 100% power, critical deals 75% more damage, not usual 50%
Dent Weapon Unit Physical ATK Power of 80% and reduces enemy ATK by 5% Steal from Duke or Gigantis No N/A
Rust Armor Unit Physical ATK Power of 80% and reduces enemy DEF by 5% Blue Chest from Lift LowSector 3 No N/A
Brainquake Unit Physical ATK Power of 80% and reduces enemy MAG by 5% Steal from Tantra (Deegon Mode) No N/A
Act Delay Unit Physical ATK Power of 80% and reduces enemy SPD by 5% 20th Floor of Kokon Horay No N/A
Cutspace Unit Physical ATK Power of 80% and reduces enemy MOV by 5% 35th Floor of Kokon Horay, Buy from Fairy Colony Skill Shop No N/A
20 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Vert Slash Unit Physical ATK Power 130%, Accuracy -20% Ranger Edge, Initial move No Turns into X-Blade when used after Side Slash
Fang Line Physical ATK Power 40%, Ignores Defense Steal from Bosch (1st Fight) No N/A
Hyper Kick Unit Physical ATK Power 120%, Knock Back 4.0m Blue Chest at Centre 4F Central 1 No Ends combo
Hazecut Unit Physical ATK power 120%, Accuracy +50% Steal from Shadowplayer No N/A
Hex Unit Special Increases XP value of enemy unit by 10%, does no damage Buy it from Fairy Colony Skill Shop No Only works once on one enemy
Spiritcharge Self Special Increases ATK power by 1.5x for next turn only Blue Chest in IndustOne 2F No Can't be used in a combo
Bladesmack Unit Physical Adjusts damage to make sure attack doesn't reduce enemy HP to 0. 5TH Floor of Kokon Horay No N/A
Wild Swing Unit Physical Random damage between 50% to 200% Steal from Duke Leader, Deathcow, or Beak No N/A
Discharge Unit Magic Records damage received in battle and returns it Blue Chest in TradeSector D Treasure Room(During Nina's Medicine Sidequest) No After using damage recorded retuns to 0
Crimson Raid Unit Physical Restores HP to Ryu by 10% of damage dealt Steal from Tantra (Deegon and Geegagis Mode) No N/A
Reversal Unit Physical Damage value varies based the amount of Ryu's remaining HP (Less health = more damage) Blue Chest in D-Ratio Room in Lifeline Endsector No

More than 25% - miss . 25% to 12,5% - 100%. 12,5% to 6,25% - 200%. Less than 6,25% - 300%

Skullsplit Unit Physical ATK Power 125% (Damage is dealt to enemy AP) Buy it from Fairy Colony Skill Shop No
30 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Roundsaber Spread Physical ATK Power of 150% Blue Chest at CorpLab 2 No N/A
Deathcleaver Unit Physical ATK Power of 200%. Ryu receives 10% of damage dealt 40th Floor of Kokon Horay No N/A
Terabreak Unit Physical ATK Power of 100%, Ignores Defense Steal from Vexacion No N/A
Crossviper Unit Physical Hit and Run Physical Attack, 75% Critical Hit Rate Blue Chest in PowerOne 3F No Ends combo, moves Ryu behind an enemy.
Circle Stage Circle Physical Normal Physical Attack with unique target area Blue Chest at Old TradeSector B No Circle centered on Ryu
Deathbringer Unit Physical ATK Power of 125%, if it hits, it's always a Critical Hit Ranger Edge, Initial move. No N/A
Violet Death Spread Physical

(1st Hit) ATK Power of 20%, Ignores Defense

(2nd Hit) 100% Critical Hit

Violet Blade Yes N/A
Great Smash Unit Physical Instant Death attack, if it doesn't instant kill, does normal damage. Legend Blade Yes N/A
Ryu's Combo
Name Target Type Description
X-Blade Spread Physical First hit is 75% attack power, The second and third hit is 110% attack power with a +20% to critical hit

Nina's Skill List[]

Nina's skills focus on defense and crowd control. Many of her starting moves are elemental traps that limit the enemies movement or make them suffer heavy elemental damage. Her offensive spells attack directly and can often hit enemies that are in proximity to each other.

10 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Chop! Unit Special Normal Physical Attack Slapper Weapon. Yes Only physical attack usable by Nina.
Blunt Unit Special Reduces Enemy Attack Power by 10% Blue Chest at CorpLab 2. Steal from Tantra (Geegagis Mode) No N/A
Weaken Unit Special Reduces Enemy Defense by 10% Blue Chest in D-Ratio Old Waste Sahft 4F area, 30thF of Kokon Horay No N/A
Enfeeble Unit Special Reduces Enemy Magic Power by 105 Blue Chest in Tradesector C Treasure Room (During Nina Medicine Sidequest) No N/A
Slow Unit Special Reduces Enemy Speed by 105 Buy from Fairy Colony Skill Shop No N/A
Divine Unit Special Reduces Enemy Movement by 10% Blue Chest in PowerOne 2F, Buy it from Fairy Colony Skill Shop No N/A
Flare Circle Magic Level 1 Fire Magic Attack Equipped on Holy Heart and Wizard Wand Wand,  Steal from Duke Magi, Dropped by Goo Ruby No N/A
Frost Circle Magic Level 1 Ice Magic Attack Equipped on Glacier and Demonscythe staffs, Dropped by Goo Sapphire No N/A
Jolt Circle Magic Level 1 Lightning Magic Attack Equipped on Antenna, Deluxantenna, and Magic Wand, Dropped by Hermit and Goo Plasma No N/A
G-Flare Trap Magic Level 1 Fire based Magic Wall that Restricts enemy movement Pyromania Staff, Initial move. No N/A
Joltball Trap Magic Level 1 Electric based Magic Wall that Stuns enemies that come in contact with it. Equipped to Thor Hammer, Blue Chest in Lift LowSector 1 No N/A
20 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Fireblast Spread Magic Level 2 Fire Magic Attack Dropped by Baphomet, Buy at Fairy Colony Skill Shop No N/A
Fireball Trap Magic Level 2 Fire Magic Wall that stuns enemies that come in contact with it. Blue Chest in IndustOne 3F No N/A
Iceblast Line Magic Level 2 Ice Magic Attack Dropped by Goo Sapphire on Frozen Road 1F, Buy at Fairy Colony Skill Shop No N/A
Fragball Trap Magic Level 2 Ice Magic Wall that stuns enemies who come into contact with it. Blue Chest at Frozen Road 4F No N/A
Lightning Line Magic Level 2 Lightning Magic Attack Equipped on Deluxantenna, Dropped by Bouncer in CorpLab, Buy it in Fairy Colony Skill Shop No N/A
Teleportation Self Special Switches Position with an ally 10th Floor of Kokon Horay No N/A
Transfer Unit Special Gives 20 AP to an Ally Steal from RescueMech No N/A
Mirage Bomb Trap Magic Sets up Nina Doll that explodes when enemy come in contact with it. 24th Floor of Kokon Horay No Deals Fire damage.
G-Iceblast Trap Magic Level 3 Ice Magic Wall that blocks enemy Movement Blue Chest in D-Ratio room in Old Waste Shaft 5F No N/A
30 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Inferno Circle Magic Level 3 Fire Magic Attack Blue Chest at Centre 3F South No N/A
G-Inferno Trap Magic Level 3 Fire Magic Wall that blocks enemy movement Blue Chest in D-Ratio room in CorpLab 1 No N/A
Blizzard Circle Magic Level 3 Ice Magic Attack Blue Chest in Centre 3F North No N/A
Valhalla Circle Magic Level 3 Lightning Magic Attack Equipped on Deluxantenna, 45th Floor of Kokon Horay No N/A
Lag Valhalla Trap Magic Level 3 Lightning Magic Trap that erupts after 1 turn. Blue Chest at Centre 4F Central 2 No N/A
Kyrie Circle Magic Holy Based Instant Kill (Effective on undead) Holy Heart Staff Yes Either 100% success or immune, Circle centered on Nina.
Death Unit Magic Instant Death Attack Demonscythe Staff Yes N/A
Shazam Circle Magic Hit Back Magic that sends enemies in a wide area flying away. Dropped by Pantagruel No Circle centered on Nina.
Ragnarok Unit Magic Requires 3 Turns to activate. Nina cannot act while casting. 50th Floor of Kokon Horay No Deals universal damage.
Mirage Blast Trap Magic Level 2 Mirage Bomb, creates Nina Doll that explodes when enemies attack it. Dropped by Pandora's Box, must wait to kill them on the fourth turn. No Deals Fire damage.

Lin's Skill List[]

Lin's skills have the most diverse range. They will also cause different status conditions based on what order you chain her attacks together.

10 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Greetings Unit Shot ATK Power 75% Feint Attack Equipped on AutoRifle, Blue Chest at Frozen Road 1F No
Too Slow! Unit Shot ATK Power 70%, Gives weight to Accuracy Blue Chest at IndustOne 2F No Next attack in a combo always hits.
Hey, Hey! Unit Shot Adds Effect to Successive Attack Equipped on all of Lin's weapons except Autorifle, Stinger, Cleaner, and Silentcope, Initial move. No
How's That? Unit Shot May Change into an ability reducing attack depending on the previous attack Blue Chest at Lifeline TopSector No After Hey, Hey! = ATK down, after There! = DEF down, after Too slow! = SPD down.
There! Unit Shot ATK Power 70% and increases Critical Chance Equipped on Silentscope and Stinger, Chest in Old Waste Shaft 6F No Next attack in a combo always critical.
C'mere! Unit Special Vacuum that sucks enemies in closer to Lin Equipped on Cleaner, Steal from Tantra (1st battle) No Damages and steals item when used after Greetings!
20 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
That's It! Unit Shot ATK Power 130%, adds effect to successive attack Equipped on Silentscope and Stinger, Blue Chest at Lifeline LowSector No N/A
Get On! Unit Shot Adjusts damage so enemy HP won't reach 0 HP Steal from Creepstalker No Damages and steals item when used after That's it!
Stay Here! Unit Shot Attack Power of 110%, Reduces Enemy Movement Equipped on Pistol, Initial move. No Binds when used after There!, Stuns when used after That's it!
Keep At It! Unit Shot ATK Power of 120%, increases weight to penetration Equipped on all three elemental type Rifles, Dropped by Wonder Box when it has 6-10 HP left before self-destructing No
Kidding! Unit Shot Either misses or does a Reversal Effect Blue Chest in D-Ratio Room at Lifeline EndSector No Damage and weak hit-back when used after Stay here!, Strong hit-back when used after C'mere!, Instant death when used after Go on!
Outta My Way! Unit Shot Hit-Back Effect Equipped on Pistol, Initial move No
Take This! Unit Shot 60% ATK Power, Ignores Defense Steal from Asimov No
30 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
A Present Special Special Copies previous attack or misses 25th Floor of Kokon Horay No
Blow Up! Spread Shot ATK Power 150% Blue Chest at Lift LowSector 2, Steal from Garsniper No N/A
Shatter! Spread Shot 100% Attack Power at 300 CM away. Power increases/decreases by 12% for every 10 CM you are closer/further from enemy Blue Chest at PowerOne 4F No Deals more damage when used after That's it!
Let's Dance! Circle Shot ATK Power of 150% Blue Chest at IndustOne 2F No
Drop Dead! Unit Shot Atk Power of 100%, Ignores Defense Equipped on Stinger, Blue Chest at Centre 4F South No Deals more damage when used after Take This!

Bosch's Skill List[]

Bosch's skills combine direct damage with status conditions. Most of his attacks are single target and he also has the ability to activate Advanced Combo Skills when his skills are chained together in a certain way. Due to being a temporary character, Bosch has a very limited skill set.

10 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Thrust Unit Physical ATK Power of 25%, Ignores Defense Beast Blade, No N/A
Snakebite Unit Physical ATK Power of 80%, Poisons Enemy Beast Blade Yes N/A
20 AP Skills
Name Target Type Description Location Weapon Exclusive Note
Fang Line Physical ATK Power of 40%, Ignores Defense Beast Blade No N/A
Lion Smash Unit Physical ATK power of 110%, -20% Accuracy Beast Blade Yes Turns into a Twin Wake when used after Snakebite.
Bosch's Combo
Name Target Type Description
Twin Wake Single Physical First hit is 60% attack power and a chance to decrease targets defense by 10%, second hit is 125% attack, third hit is 100% attack power

Defensive Skills[]

Defensive skills are all passive skills that can be equipped onto shields that allows skill threading. Many of them simply offer defense bonuses against magical or physical attacks, or status conditions. Still others allow for countering or various effects. The most important defensive skill is Steal, which allows the character to gain skills used by enemies. Players can only have one skill threaded to a shield at a time and many do require an AP cost in order to activate.

Shield Skills
Name AP Cost Description Location Armor Exclusive
Phy.Def-25% 10 AP Reduces Physical Damage by 25%

Ryu: Solid Shell

Nina: Solid Ring

Lin: Solid Ribbon

Yes
Phy.Def-50% 20 AP Reduces Physical Damage by 50%

Ryu: Solid Guard

Nina: Solid Loop

Lin: Solid Bangle

Yes
Mag.Def-25% 10 AP Reduces Magical Damage by 25%

Ryu: Astral Shell

Nina: Astral Ring

Lin: Astral Ribbon

Yes
Mag.Def-50% 20 AP Reduces Magical Damage by 50%

Ryu: Astral Guard

Nina: Astral Loop

Lin: Astral Bangle

Yes
Univ.Def-25% 15 AP Reduces both Physical and Magical damage by 25%

Ryu: Vari Shell

Nina: Vari Ring

Lin: Vari Ribbon

Yes
Univ.Def-50% 30 AP Reduces both Physical and Magical Damage by 50%

Ryu: Vari Guard

Nina:Vari Loop

Lin: Vari Bangle

Yes
Willguard 15 AP Reduces ALL damage based on characters current HP (Example:10% current health reduces damage by 90%)

Ryu: Soul Shell

Nina: Soul Ring

Lin Soul Ribbon

Yes
Anger 5 AP When hit, Spiritcharge is activated automatically raising characters next ATK by 1.5x Steal from Regent Deamoned No
Counter 10 AP Counterattack Physical or Shot Attacks (Ryu and Lin only) Steal from Duke Battler or Lead Battler No
Explosion 0 AP When hit, shield explodes and reduces enemy HP to 1, Lose Shield Steal from Petrophage No
Feint 10 AP Blocks one enemy attack once during a battle Blue Chest from Frozen Road 2F, Steal from Captain Violet Zeno No
Leech Power 0 AP Character recover 5 AP when hit by an enemy attack Dropped from Bug Leader No
Reflect 20 AP Counterattack Magical attacks (Nina Only) Blue Chest from D-Ratio Rooms in IndustOne 2F, Steal from Duke Knight No
Shield Boost 5 AP When hit by enemy attack, Defense is raised by 1% Buy from Fairy Colony Skill Shop No
Snatch 15 AP Reduce damage by 25%, chance to steal item from enemy Blue Chest at Centre 4F North No
Steal 5 AP When hit, chance to steal item from enemy Blue Treasure Chest from Lift to BioCorp 1, Dropped by Bandits No
Valor 10 AP Recover from Unconscious once per battle with 1 HP Steal from Captain Violet Zeno No
Weapon Boost 5 AP When hit, character Attack is raised by 1% Buy it from Fairy Colony No
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