Bad axe

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Bad axe
Japanese グレートアックス
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Buy for Varies, see articles
Sell for Varies, see articles
Effect Decreases Tension from a target. (DQIX)
Reduces an enemy's attack. (DQXI)

The Bad axe is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It can be evolved all the way up to the Galaxy axe in each appearance.


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

Bad axe IX Icon.png  Bad axe  (DS)
Attack +146
Rarity ★★★★☆
Found 1% drop in Rank 10 Grotto chests.
Recipe: Climaxe x1 + Reset stone x1
Equipable by Gladiators, Rangers, Omnivocational Axemaster
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 20,000
Flavor text A tip-top tomahawk that takes tension from its target.
Notes Reduces target's tension.

Upgrades into the Maxi axe by mixing with one Agate of evolution and one Purple orb.

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

 Bad axe
Attack +106
Max MP +10
Charm +47
Rarity ★★★★☆
Found Found on the seventh floor of The Battleground
Equipable by Hendrik
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text A clever cleaver that can turn the tide of battle by impairing the attack power of anyone it hits.
Notes +8% chance to land a Critical Hit.

Being the first stage of an upgrade chain, the bad axe can neither be sold nor reforged as other weapons can.