Aurora blade

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Aurora blade
DQII Sword of Light.png
Kana 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
Buy for Varies, see article
Sell for Varies, see article
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.


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, but with a purple blade. Dragon Quest XI added a two-handed version of the aurora blade called the brilliant blade.


Dragon Quest II[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[edit]

DQIX Aurora blade.png  Aurora blade  (DS)
Attack +70
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Recipe Cautery sword + Brighten rock x 3 + Holy water
Equipment Class Sword
Equipable by Warrior, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Armamentalist, Omnivocational Swordmaster
Buy Price 0
Sell Price 4,700
Flavor text A wondrous weapon that flings flames if used as an item in battle.
Notes Casts Sizz on all enemies when used as a tool in battle.
Equipped by Aquila when he joins the party after Quest #163.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

This weapon 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.


Equipment Class
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Location Info
Castle Avalonia Tempered at armor shop (4200g)

Equipping characters[edit]




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



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