Archdemon whip

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Archdemon whip
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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 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.


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 Skies[edit]

DQIX Demon whip.png Archdemon's whip DQIX Logo.png
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A woeful whip that whiffs worryingly of wickedness.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ +86 Attack IXmageicon.pngIXminstrelicon.pngIXluminaryicon.png
Occasionally prevents the wielder from acting.
Upgrades into Scourge whip.
Price Location
2,400 Alchemy only.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Demon whip
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Terrible tattoo x2
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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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.
Requires 19 Perfectionist's pearls to rework
Price Location
17,500 / 8,750 Sold at the weapon shop in Phnom Nonh during the postgame.
Forging difficulty
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In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolLátigo archidemoníacoSpanish for "Archdemon whip".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisFouet d'archidémonFrench for "Archdemon's whip".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschErzdämonen-peitscheGerman for "Archdemon whip".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoCoda infernaleItalian for "infernal tail".