Aurora blade

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Not to be confused with the Sword of light from Dragon Quest XI
Aurora blade
DQII Sword of Light.png
Japanese ひかりのつるぎ
Romaji Hikari no tsurugi
Old localizations Sword of light
Light sword
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Tact
Effect Casts Dazzle or Sizz when used as a tool in battle.
Increases the effects of Sizz-type physical attacks. (Tact only)

The aurora blade is a recurring sword in the Dragon Quest series. When it first appeared, it was a powerful weapon that could cast Dazzle when used as tool in battle. Starting with Dragon Quest IX, it became an upgraded version of the cautery sword in the mainline titles.


The aurora blade is a Western-style longsword with an unusual blade and hilt. Its blade appears to be made out of an unusual green metal with a gold fuller in the middle decorated with alternating crescent-moon designs and red gemstones. The center of the crossguard features a circular design with another red gemstone in the center and rays all around, reminiscent of a sun, and the quillons have gems on each side, as well. The hilt is blue and has a red gemstone on the pommel. In Heroes II, the sword is mostly made out of golden metal with green gems instead of red, and a red hilt.

When the aurora blade reappeared in IX and XI, it became an upgraded version of the cautery sword instead with a purple blade. Dragon Quest XI added a two-handed version of the aurora blade called the brilliant blade.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

The aurora blade has an attack bonus of +70 (+65 in the NES version), can purchased in Burrowell for 16,000 gold, and sold for 12,000 gold. Originally, it could only be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall, but the Prince of Cannock can equip it as well in all remake versions of the game. It is the strongest non-cursed weapon the Prince of Cannock can equip in the game. When used as a tool in battle, it will cast Dazzle on enemies (all enemies in the NES version, only one group in all remakes).

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX Aurora blade.png Aurora blade DQIX Logo.png
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A wondrous weapon that flings flames if used as an item in battle.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ +70 Attack IXwarrioricon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXminstrelicon.pngIXgladiatoricon.pngIXarmamentalisticon.png
Deals 6~10 fire damage on all enemies when used as a tool in battle.
Price Location
N/a / 4,700 Equipped by Aquila when he joins the party after Quest #163.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Cautery blade
DQIX Brighten rock.png
Brighten rock x3
DQIX Holy water.png
Holy water

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Aurora blade xi icon.png  Aurora blade
(forge buffs)
(+73, +76, +80)
(forge buffs)
(+19, +20, +22)
Rarity C
Found Sold at the weapon shops in Puerto Valor and Phnom Nonh, as well as the
Zwaardsrust Region and Dundrasil Region roving emporiums during the second act.
Equipable by The Luminary, Erik, Sylvando, and Hendrik
Class Sword
Buy Price 9,400
Sell Price 4,700
Flavor text A sacred sword that can be used in battle to fire gouts of flames at foes.
Notes Inflicts 12~20 fire damage to one enemy group when used as a tool in battle.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

The aurora blade increases the Builder's attack by +40, and as a magical weapon it can damage the bodies of intangible monsters that the little craftsman's arms are too puny to on their own. The only ingredient is a single magic ingot, and the assembly table required is the welder's workbench.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The aurora blade increases the Builder's attack by +80. It requires the 1,000 gratitude points to unlock, and is made by mixing one Steel broadsword, one ruby, and three ingots of mythril at a wizard's workbench.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

This weapon increases the Hero's attack by +70, and is made by tempering the Rednusadner with 3 Lava Lump, 3 Ice Crystal, 3 Thunderball, and 1 Gold Bar. This sword also teaches the hero the Light Fantastic Master Stroke. It can be tempered into 3 different swords: a Dragovian King Sword, a Zenithian Sword, or a Sword of kings.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The aurora blade appears as an A-rank sword as part of the limited Dragon Quest II event. It has an ATK bonus of +11, a max HP bonus of +16, and increases Sizz-type physical potency by 4%. It has three slots for Alchemy Effects. One of the potential effects is increasing the potency of Rickerd's Burning Strike.


A sword whose blade is alive with leaping light.[1]
A wondrous weapon that flings flames if used as an item in battle.[2]
A sacred sword that can be used in battle to fire gouts of flames at foes.[3]

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolEspada borealSpanish for "boreal sword".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLame de l'auroreFrench for "blade of the aurora".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschAuroraklingeFrom the Latin aurora and German klinge.



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