Black tear

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Black tear
Black tear xi icon.png
Japanese やみのなみだ
Romaji Yami no namida
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest XI
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

Black tear is an item that appears exclusively in Dragon Quest XI. It is a teardrop-shaped gemstone filled with darkness that is used as a crafting material for rare and powerful pieces of equipment.


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

A stygian stone so black it sucks in all the light around it.[1]

Black tear can be received from Krystalinda by transforming a Serpent's soul at Sniflheim Castle's throne room in the postgame. This is the only way to acquire one in the original 3D versions of the game. In the Nintendo 3DS and 2D modes of the Definitive Edition of the game, it can also be dropped rarely by Hellbound heretics. It can be sold for 2,500 gold, but it is not recommended to do so as it is hard to acquire.

Black tear can be used in the following recipes for the Fun-Size Forge:

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolLágrima negraSpanish for "black tear".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLarme noireFrench for "black tear".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschSchwarze TräneGerman for "black tear".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoLacrima neraItalian for "black tear".


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