Archdemon whip

The Archdemon whip is a recurring whip in the Dragon Quest series. Although it was originally a cursed weapon when it first appeared, it can be equipped normally in XI and has a chance to beguile demons struck by it.

Archdemon whip
Archdemon whip IX artwork.png
Japanese だいあくまのムチ
Romaji Daiakuma no muchi
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Occasionally prevents the wielder from acting in battle (IX only)
Has a chance to beguile Demon family monsters (XI only)


The archdemon whip features a design of a purple-skinned demon with a long pointy tail holding a red crystal orb on its handle, a sharp blade at the end of its lash shaped like a demon's tail, and many purple scales covering the lash. In the whip's original appearance, it could occasionally prevent the wielder from taking an action in battle. But, like many other cursed pieces of equipment, it could be used normally in XI and even has a chance to inflict beguilement when attacking demons. Its color also changed to charcoal grey instead of purple.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

  Archdemon's whip  
A woeful whip that whiffs worryingly of wickedness.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ +86 Attack    
Occasionally prevents the wielder from acting
Upgrades into Scourge whip
Price Location
2,400 Alchemy only.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Demon whip
Terrible tattoo x2

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

Archdemon whip  
An undeniably evil aura flows freely from this sinister scourge
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +96/100/104/109
Charm +27/28/29/31
6% chance to beguile demons
Price Location
17,500/8,750 Sold in Phnom Nonh, act 3
Forging difficulty

Other LanguagesEdit

Language Translation Meaning
  EspañolLátigo archidemoníacoSpanish for "Archdemon's whip".
  FrançaisFouet d'archidémonFrench for "Archdemon's whip".