|Old localizations||Sword of light|
|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
|Effect||Casts Dazzle or Sizz when used as a tool in battle|
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.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Reference
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.
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).
|A sword whose blade is alive with leaping light.|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Armamentalist, Omnivocational Swordmaster|
|Recipe||Cautery sword + Brighten rock x 3 + Holy water|
|Flavor text||A wondrous weapon that flings flames if used as an item in battle.|
|Notes||Deals 6~10 fire damage on all enemies when used as a tool in battle|
(+73, +76, +80)
(+19, +20, +22)
|Equipable by||The Luminary, Erik, Sylvando, and Hendrik|
|Found||Sold in Zwaardsrust campsite, Dundrasil campsite, & Puerto Valor|
|Flavor text||A sacred sword that can be used in battle to fire gouts of flames at foes.|
|Notes||12~20 fire damage to one enemy group|
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.
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.
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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.
The aurora blade as it appears in the Dragon Quest Legend Items Gallery
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