Chain whip

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Not to be confused with Chain sickle.
Chain whip
Japanese チエーンクロス
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Chain cross
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest Heroes
Effect Inflicts damage to a single group of enemies.

The Chain whip is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. Like most Whips, it is designed to attack a group of enemies. It is typically a mid-ranking weapon.


The Chain whip has gone through various designs throughout the years. When it was first introduced in V, the whip had a simple design that consisted of a metal chain, a handle, and a weight at the other end for striking enemies. This design appears in VI, as well as remake versions of III. When the Chain whip reappeared in VII, the handle became more elaborate, gaining gold sections at the top and bottom, as well as a decorative golden cross at the end, true to the weapon's Japanese name. The weight at the end of the whip also became slightly larger. The Chain whip has a completely different design in VIII, featuring a sharp silver and gold arrowhead at the end and a gold and silver handle with a loop. This design is used in IX and Heroes.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

The Chain whip has an Attack bonus of +27. It can be bought in Khoryv and Asham for 1,000 gold coins and only appears in remake versions of the game. It can only be equipped by Thieves, Merchants, Gadabouts, and Sages.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

The Chain whip has an Attack bonus of +28. It can be bought early on in Roundbeck, Coburg, and Fortuna for 1,200 gold coins.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation

Chain whips can be bought in Wellshire, Somnia, and Amor for 1,200 gold coins and sold for 900 gold coins. They have an Attack bonus of +28 and a Style bonus of +18. Ashlynn, Nevan, and Lizzie can equip them.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Chain whips can be bought for 2,500 gold coins and sold for 1,250 gold coins. They have an attack bonus of +33. Maribel Mayde, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe can equip them.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

The Chain whip has an Attack bonus of +32. It can be equipped by Jessica Albert, as well as Red in the 3DS Version. It can be purchased in Argonia and the Holy Isle of Neos for 2,200 gold coins, as well as dropped rarely by Mars rovers and Frost wyvines. The chain whip can be combined with a Longbow in the Alchemy Pot to create a Hunter's bow.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

 Chain whip
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +28
Equipable by Luminary, Mage, Minstrel, Omnivocational Whipmaster
Found Sold in Bloomingdale & Gleeba
Buy Price 3,700
Sell Price 1,850
Flavor text A whip of linked loops that can lash a whole line of enemies at once

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Chain whips can be sold for 1,400 gold and have an attack bonus of +26. They are dropped by Captain Crow. Its in game description is "A metal whip able to strike all foes at once."

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below


This deadly whip can attack a whole group of enemies at once.[1]
A whip made from sturdy metal chain. Capable of hitting multiple enemies in a single lash.



The chain whip is a real-life weapon that is used in traditional Chinese martial arts, originating as far back as the Jìn Dynasty. The whip consists of several metal rods joined end-to-end by rings to form a flexible chain, with a handle on one end and a metal dart at the other end, typically used for slashing or piercing one's opponent.


  1. Nintendo DS and Cell phone Version.