Batterfly knife

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Batterfly knife
DQXI - Batterfly knife.png
Japanese バタフライダガー
Romaji Batafurai daga
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Inflicts increased damage to monsters of the Bug or Nature family.

The Batterfly knife is a recurring knife in the series. It is an improved version of the Poison moth knife, having the ability to inflict paralysis with each attack and dealing additional damage to bugs and natural monsters.


The batterfly knife's original design has only slight differences from its predecessor. The guard around the handle is now a darker shade of fuchsia and has more golden details on it. In XI, the blade's colour is now light pink, while the guard is purple, and the handle is teal.


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

DQIX Dread dagger.png Batterfly knife DQIX Logo.png
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A keen knife that paralyses its prey part of the time.[1]
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Attack +38 IXwarrioricon.pngIXmageicon.pngIXthieficon.png
12.5% chance for paralysis when attacking.
Inflicts 120% damage to Bugs.
Upgrades into Dread dagger.
Price Location
N/a / 1,200 Alchemy only.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX Dread dagger.png
Poison moth knife
DQIX Coagulant.png
Coagulant x3
DQIX Butterfly wing.png
Butterfly wing x3

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

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A brutal, barbed blade that can sometimes stop enemies in their tracks with paralysis.[2]
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +29/31/33/36
8% chance of inflicting paralysis when attacking.
+20% damage to Nature family
Requires 8 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 600 Fun-Size Forge only.
Forging difficulty
Silver ore xi icon.png x2 + Coagulant xi icon.png + Butterfly wing xi icon.png
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The recipe book Building Butterfly Bric-a-Brac contains the recipe for the batterfly knife. It can be found on a bookshelf at the orphanage in Octagonia.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPuñal chafaposaSpanish for "batterfly dagger".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisPoignard de peurpillonFrench for "batterfly poniard".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschZerschmetterlings-dolchDerived from the German zerschmettern, Schmetterling, and Dolch.
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoFalena acuminataItalian for "sharp/pointed moth".

Related weapons[edit]

See Also[edit]


  1. Nintendo DS version.
  2. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.