Fire blade

The Fire blade is a recurring Sword in the Dragon Quest series. It is a powerful weapon that can unleash flames on the enemy when used as an item in battle, and often deals blistering bonus damage as well.

Fire blade
DQ Flame Sword.png
Japanese ほのおのつるぎ
Romaji Honō no tsurugi
Old localizations Flame sword
Fire sword
Sword of flames
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Walk
Dragon Quest Tact
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds
Dragon Quest Keshi Keshi
Effect Casts Sizz or Bang when used as a tool in battle.
Inflicts fire damage when attacking.


The Fire blade is a red European-style sword with a wavy red blade shaped like a flame. The hilt, handle, and edge of the blade are gold, and the blade has a blue and gold crystal in the center. In some illustrations, the handle is purple, while the hilt and pommel are light blue. Despite being the penultimate sword in the first game of the series, the fire blade has only made a handful of appearances in other games in the series.


Dragon QuestEdit

Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the fire blade was renamed to Flame with a symbol of a sword next to it.

Fire blade (ほのおのつるぎ Honō no tsurugi) 
Buy Sell Attributes
9,800 gold coins 4,900 gold coins Attack +28.

In remake versions* of the game, it can be used as a tool in battle to cast Sizz for 12 ~ 36 damage.

Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
  Sword   Remakes Only
Shop(s) N/A
Location(s) Purchased from a soldier in Cantlin by unlocking a door to the right side of the town.
In-Game Description
Mobile Useful in battle, and not only when wielded...

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +87 and a Style bonus of +33. It can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Nevan, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and Goowain. It can be purchased in Well shop south of Alltrades Abbey and Felonia for 22,500 gold coins.

The Style can be raised to +36 at the Fashion Forge for 8,000 gold coins.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +87 and a Style bonus of +33. It can be purchased in the Den of the Dwarves in the present for 22,500 gold coins and sold for 11,250. It can be equipped by The Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. When used as a tool in battle, it casts Bang. It also casts Frizz after attacking an enemy, hitting for half the original damage before resistances apply.

The Fire blade provides a +20 style bonus when graded for the Excellence Grading Organisation when equipped with the Flame shield and Flame armour.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

  Fire blade  
A hot blade that spits forth flames if used as an item in battle.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Attack +83  
Inflicts 23~32 fire damage to all enemies when used as a tool in battle.
Upgrades into Inferno blade.
Price Location
21,500 / 10,750 Sold in Upover.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Valkyrie sword
Lava lump x3
Rockbomb shard

Dragon Quest XEdit

The fire blade has an attack bonus of +66, a style bonus of +10, and increases the wielder's weight by 10. It has an equipment level of 50 and inflicts fire-elemental damage when attacking. The sword can be crafted with weaponsmithing.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

Fire blade  
A fearsome sword that gutters and sputters with ferocious, fiery energy
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +87/90/94/98
Inflicts fire-elemental damage when attacking
Price Location
22,500 / 11,250 Sold in Hotto
1128 chance of being dropped by Grumpy grublins.
Forging difficulty

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of MirrorsEdit

This weapon is made by tempering the Steel Broadsword with 4 Monsterbone, 3 Iron Ore, and 1 Lava Lump. After this sword is tempered into the Wrath of Helios, it becomes available to buy normally in the weapon shop for 1620 gold coins. This sword also teaches The Hero the Searing Slash Master Stroke.

Dragon Quest BuildersEdit

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +39 and is enchanted with fire magic. It is created using a furnace and the recipe of: Orichalcum x 2+ Rockbomb shard x 5+ Coal x 5.

Dragon Quest Builders 2Edit

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +74. The recipe is learned at Level 26, and is crafted with 1 Steel broadsword + 3 Rockbomb shards + 3 Magic crystals at a Wizard's workbench.

Dragon Quest TactEdit

The fire blade appears as an A-rank sword as part of the limited Dragon Quest I event that can be received as a reward for completing Chapter 3, Episode of the event quests, completing the sixth stage of the event Battle Road, or purchasable from the event Swap Shop. It has an ATK bonus of +11, a max HP bonus of +36, increases Frizz-type physical potency by 4%, and has three slots for Alchemy Effects.

Captain N: The Game MasterEdit

In the episode "The Trojan Dragon", both the fire blade & silver shield are in a cave, and guarded by an Axe knight until Captain N defeats it.


  • If the remake versions of Dragon Quest are considered, the flame sword is retroactively the first weapon that could be used as a tool.


Useful in battle, and not only when wielded...[1]
A hot blade that spits forth flames if used as an item in battle.[2]
A fearsome sword that gutters and sputters with ferocious, fiery energy.[3]
A flaring, flaming foil forged in the fiercest of fires.[4]

Other LanguagesEdit

Language Translation Meaning
  EspañolEspada de fuegoSpanish for "sword of fire".
  FrançaisLame de feuFrench for "blade of fire".



  1. Mobile and Nintendo Switch versions.
  2. Nintendo DS version.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  4. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.