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Once a legendary blade. Now just a rusty and chipped sword.
(Description when selecting the Rusty old sword in Dragon Quest VIII.)

The Rusty Sword (sometimes Rusty Old Sword) is an infrequently occurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. Though not very serviceable in its current state, it can always be refurbished into something truly remarkable...

Rusty sword
DQVI Rusty Sword.png
Japanese さびたつるぎ
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect None


Dragon Quest VIEdit

The rusty sword only has an attack bonus of +63. After it is refurbished in Turnscote, it becomes the Sword of Ramias.

Dragon Quest VIIIEdit

The rusty old sword only has an attack bonus of +45. It can be restored into the Liquid metal sword via alchemy pot. One can be found at the Trodain castle, after getting the Ultimate Key.

Dragon Quest IXEdit

The Rusty Sword is found in the Realm of the Mighty. It can be refurbished into the legendary Erdrick's sword. While not available in shops, it was available as a DQVC item during the last part of June 2011.

   Rusty sword  (DS)
Attack +35
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Found Red chest in the Realm of the Mighty, eighth floor
Equipable by Armamentalists, Gladiators, Minstrels, Thieves, Omnivocational master
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text A shabby and unshiny sword whose origins are obscure.
Notes Becomes Erdrick's sword with nine Glass frits and one Orichalcum chunk
Misses 25% of the time

Dragon Quest SwordsEdit

This sword can be tempered into the Metal King Sword.

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Location Info
Olde Reflectory Lucky Bag item drop by Clank 'n' Knalc




  • The rusty sword's initial attack bonus of +63 is likely an homage to how the zenithan sword only provided +65 when it was first obtained, and needed to be empowered by the Zenith Dragon.

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