The combat of Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai

This brand new action RPG features multiple characters, all with their own distinct fighting styles. Get the lowdown on combat here.
Por Duncan Heaney

If you love RPGs with exhilarating combat, you should look no further than Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai.

Based on the beloved manga and anime series, DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai, it features multiple playable characters, each with their own very distinct fighting styles. Today, we’re going to introduce you to the combat of the game, show some new screenshots and explain a little about what to expect.

Basics of combat

In this new action RPG, you play as Dai and his friends. You’ll win battles by using a variety of attacks, guarding and dodging against the enemy, as well as using skills and spells from DRAGON QUEST: The Adventure of Dai!

Let’s take a closer look at some of your combat options:

Normal Attacks

Normal attacks with your equipped weapon can be chained for up to three strikes.


Skills and spells unleash powerful attacks. Be careful though - you’ll have to wait for the cooldown before you use them again.

Coups de Grâce

“Coup de Grâce” are ultimate attacks that can be used when you fill up a dedicated gauge. They’re your trump card to change the tide of battle!

Unique Skills

Each character has their own “Unique Skill” to put the battles in your favour.


Use “Guard” to reduce damage from enemy attacks…

…and “Dodge” to evade attacks.

Timing them right will make them even more effective!

The battle styles of Dai and his friends

Dai, Popp, Maam, and Hyunckel all have unique attacks and skills. Here, we’ll show you their characteristics such as their skills and Coups de Grâce! Of course, these are just some examples. There are many more skills and spells that we’re not revealing here!


Dai uses the Avan Style Sword Technique and cuts down enemies in close combat!

Skill: Wave Slash

Coup de Grâce: Avan Strash

Unique Skill: Draconic Aura

“Draconic Aura” greatly increases all Dai’s stats!


Popp excels at ranged magic attacks and is adept at Fire and Ice magic. His Coup de Grâce “Kafrizz” is immensely powerful.

Skill: Crackle

Coup de Grâce: Kafrizz

Unique Skill: Mediation

Popp’s unique skill, Mediation, shortens the recovery time between each of his skills.

Maam (Warrior Priest)

Maam is skilled at Heal Spells. Her Coup de Grâce lets her shoots enemies with bullets infused with the magic of Crackle!

Skill: Midheal

Coup de Grâce: Magic Bullet: Crackle

Unique Skill: Reload

In addition to attacks with her hammer spear, she also supports others with her Magic Bullet Gun. Remember to “Reload” the gun during battle!

Hyunckel (Dark Armour Blade)

Hyunckel is a master of Dark Aura. “Bloody Scryde” is his Coup de Grâce - he developed it during his days in the Dark Army!

Skills: Dark Puppetry Aura Hand

Coup de Grâce: Bloody Scryde

Unique Skill: Amdo

Hyunckel crushes enemies with his Avan Style Sword Technique and many Dark Aura skills. “Amdo” increases his defense further by wearing the Dark Armour Blade!

Characters change over the story

Maam and Hyunckel change their battle styles as the story progresses. Maam changes her vocation to “Martial Artist” and Hyunckel changes his weapon to the “Dark Armour Spear” to help Dai on his adventure!

Maam (Martial Artist)

Skills of the “Warrior Master Style” are unrivalled in strength. Launch a flurry of Normal Attacks and Skills and finish them off with “Refractor Fist”!

Skill: Warrior Master's Fury

Coup de Grâce: Refractor Fist

Unique Skill: Focus

After learning the ways of “Warrior Master Style”, Maam overpowers enemies with her agility and close combat. She can use her Unique Skill, “Focus”, to shorten the recovery time between skills to help land consecutive attacks!

Hyunckel (Dark Armour Spear)

Hyunckel eliminates enemies with the “Avan Style Spear Technique”. “Grand Cross” is a powerful Coup de Grâce where he converts his increased life energy into Aura and unleashes it!

Skill: Earth Strike

Coup de Grâce: Grand Cross

Unique Skill: Amdo

After changing his weapon to a spear, Hyunckel is just as strong as he was with his sword! Of course, he can still use “Amdo”!

That was just a brief look at the fast-paced and tactical combat in Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai. The game launches September 28, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Switch, PC via Steam and Windows Store, and Xbox X|S.

You can preorder now for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and also Steam (Nintendo Switch preorders will go live at a later date). In addition to the standard edition, you can get a Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the full game and the following bonus items:

  • Popp’s special outfit “Legendary Mage”
  • Maam’s special outfits “Legendary Priest” and “Legendary Martial Artist”
  • Hyunckel’s special outfits “Legendary Swordsman” and “Legendary Warrior”

Regardless of which edition you select, anyone who preorders the game will receive:

  • Dai’s special outfit “Legendary Hero”
  • The Bond Memory “The Hero's Tutor”.

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