Aurora blade

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Aurora blade
DQII Sword of Light.png
Japanese ひかりのつるぎ
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
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.


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).

A sword whose blade is alive with leaping light.[1]

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

DQIX Aurora blade.png  Aurora blade
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +70
Equipable by Warrior, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Armamentalist, Omnivocational Swordmaster
Recipe Cautery sword + Brighten rock x 3 + Holy water
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 4,700
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

Aquila is equipped with the blade when he joins the party after Quest #163.

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

 Aurora blade
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+73, +76, +80)
(forge buffs)
(+19, +20, +22)
Equipable by The Luminary, Erik, Sylvando, and Hendrik
Found Sold in Zwaardsrust campsite, Dundrasil campsite, & Puerto Valor
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 12~20 fire damage to one enemy group

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.



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