|Old localizations||Bamboo lance|
|Found in||Dragon Quest I|
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
|Buy for||10-85 gold|
|Sell for||5-25 gold|
The bamboo lance or bamboo spear is a recurring spear in the Dragon Quest series. It is cheap, but not very powerful.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Appearances
- 3 Descriptions
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See also
- 6 Reference
This spear is a primitive weapon made from a length of bamboo sharpened to a point at the end. In some of the games, the spear or pole has some cloth wrapped around it as a rudimentary grip for ease of use. Typically it is one of the weakest, if not the weakest, weapon that appears in the game. Eventually, this position would be taken by the cypress stick in later games.
In the Japanese versions of the games, the bamboo pole from the original Dragon Quest, the bamboo spear from V to VII, and the bamboo lance that appeared in IX and X are considered three different weapons, but for the sake of simplicity, all three weapons have been combined for this article.
Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the bamboo pole was renamed to Bamboo with a picture of a pole beside it. Additionally, Hero starts his quest with it in the Mobile, Android, iOS, and Switch versions of the game, although it is not equipped.
Although the bamboo pole does not appear in the game, there is an artwork of the Prince of Cannock appearing to carry the bamboo pole.
The bamboo spear has an attack bonus of +5. It can be purchased in Whealbrook at the beginning for 50 gold.
Carver starts with this equipped in his inventory.
|Bamboo lance (DS)|
|Found||Equipped by any Priest that joins from Patty's Party Planning Place.|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Priest, Paladin, Omnivocational Spearmaster|
|Flavor text||A simple spear fashioned from fresh bamboo.|
|Notes||Sold in Stornway.|
|A long spear made from bamboo.|
|Doesn't appear to have any special effect.|
The Prince of Cannock carrying the bamboo pole
- Mobile, Android, iOS and Nintendo DS versions