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Effect Lights up dark areas.

The torch is an item used to light up dark dungeons. It is used multiple times in Dragon Quest and one specific time in Dragon Quest V.


Dragon Quest[edit]

The torch is an item that can be purchased in stores, and there is one free torch in a chest in the King's chamber at the start of the game.

It can be used in dungeons to light them up. It only lights up the adjacent tile to the player but its light lasts indefinitely until the player exits the dungeon. Torches are not really needed after learning Glow, although it is worth noting that the Glow spell eventually fades and needs to be recast.

Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Torch 8 Lights up the radius around the hero when in darkness.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The torch is a plot item that lights up a dark floor in Uptaten Towers.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Though torches are not used in the game as items, they are shown to be held by the characters while in a cavern during gameplay or cutscenes.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

(In-game description} - "A burning branch fuelled with flammable fluid. Light source. +10 points base level EXP." - Made from a broken branch and blue goo.

Captain N: The Game Master[edit]

Princess Lana uses a torch for herself, along with Kevin Keene/Captain and Duke to make it through the Cave of The Axe knight.


  • This holy light will illuminate the darkness. (Description when selecting the Torch in Nintendo DS Dragon Quest V.)



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