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The Falcon Knife Earrings is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. Like its larger variant, the falcon knife earrings attack twice per turn. However, they can only be wielded by female characters in most installments, and possess a lower attack bonus. To compensate for this, both strikes can inflict critical hits, be amplified by oomph and Focus Strength, and do not suffer the percentage reduction of the sword.

Falcon knife earrings
FalconKnife.png
Japanese キラーピアス
Old localizations Needle earrings
Falcon knife
Found in Dragon Quest IV onwards
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect Strikes twice

Though classified as knives, the weapons were a pair of actual earrings before Dragon Quest VIII, in which all attack animations per weapon type were standardized and the piercings were changed to be a pair of knives that just so happened to look like earrings.

AppearancesEdit

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenEdit

The falcon knife earrings have an attack bonus of +5. It can only be wielded by female characters. When equipped by Alena, both strikes have an equal chance of being critical hits.

GameDescription
Equip these knife-like earrings to strike twice in a single turn.[1]

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideEdit

The falcon knife earrings have an attack bonus of +35. It can be purchased as a casino prize for 10,000 tokens. It can only be wielded by female human characters and slime companions (sans the Slime Knight).

GameDescription
Equip these knife-like earrings to strike twice in a single turn.[2]

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

The falcon knife earrings have an attack bonus of +35. It may be equipped by Milly, Ashlynn, and all slime buddies save Goowainn. The weapon is the prize for reaching rank C in the Slimopolis tournament, and is dropped by Juggular jokers and Sail serpents at a rate of 1/128.

Each blow with the earrings can trigger the paladin's instant death trait, doubling the max rate from 1/8 to 1/4.

GameDescription
Equip these extra-expedient earrings to strike twice in a single turn.[3]

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The needle earrings have an attack bonus of +45 and may be equipped by Maribel Mayde and Aishe. They possess the same traits as in the previous game, and can be purchased at the Sea dragon for 11,000 gold.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingEdit

The falcon knife has an attack bonus of +34 and may be equipped by Jessica Albert, as well as Red in the 3DS version.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

 Falcon knife earrings
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +1
Equipable by Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master
Buy Price 15,000
Sell Price 7,500
Notes Deadly nightblade x 1, Slime earrings x 1, Agility ring x 3

The falcon knife earrings have an attack bonus of +1. Unlike previous games, it is not sex segregated

Dragon Quest XEdit

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

 Falcon knife earrings
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack
(forge buffs)
+45
(+48, +51, +54)
Charm
(forge buffs)
+13
(+13, +14, +15)
Found In a chest in Puerto Valor, requires the Magic key
Equipable by Erik, Sylvando
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 3,850
Flavor text A dagger designed to look like an earring that lets the wielder make two strikes at once.
Notes Dropped by Sail serpents at a rate of 1256

Dragon Quest HeroesEdit

Dragon Quest Heroes IIEdit

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