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The Martial Artist (武闘家, also known as Fighter) is a recurring class of playable characters throughout Square Enix's Dragon Quest franchise.

A Mii Fighter Costume modeled after both gender designs was made available as DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Character Description

A Martial Artist (second from right) as she appears in Dragon Quest III

Martial Artists were first introduced in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation after the inclusion of the customized party system, allowing the player to choose which vocation they wanted to be allied with, of which the Martial Artist is one of. They are usually found in certain towns, most of the time as NPCs. They are a class that specializes in Agility, Resilience, and Strength, which makes up for their lack of magic abilities. Unlike most vocations, Martial Artists have a much higher chance of landing a critical hit, with an increased ratio the higher their level; for example, in Dragon Quest III, the critical hit rate can reach 25% if they are at least Level 64.

They are able to equip a variety of weapons (typically claws), though depending on what they use it may hinder their power considerably. Compared to other vocations, Martial Artists have a very limited armor selection, usually preferring vests and other types of lighter clothing for ease of movement; this can prove to be very beneficial for the party's finances as the Martial Artists' equipment does not need to be continuously upgraded.

Though they are usually nameless characters, there have been notable exceptions; these include Alena from Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, Carver from Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, and Jade from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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A costume for the Mii Brawler modeled after the Martial Artists was made available as a part of the Round 2 batch of DLC costumes. The design is taken from their first appearance in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation and is dependent on the Mii's gender.

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