Cautery sword

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Cautery sword
DQIV DS Cautery Sword.png
Japanese はじゃのつるぎ
Romaji Hajya no tsurugi
Old localizations Sword of malice
Destruct sword
Found in Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Scorches foes when used in battle

The cautery sword is a recurring sword in the Dragon Quest series. If used as a tool in battle in earlier games it would cast Sizz on a group of enemies; later games have kept the spitfire trait while changing the damage ranges.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The cautery sword has an attack bonus of +45. It can be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar, Torneko, and Psaro.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The cautery sword has an attack bonus of +45. It can be purchased in Mostroferrato, Stockenbarrel, Helmunaptra, and Battenburg for 4,400 gold. The Hero and his son can equip it.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The cautery sword has an attack bonus of +42 and a style bonus of +23. When used as an item, it casts Sizz. It can be bought for 4,400 gold in Alltrades Abbey, Ghent, and Scrimsley, or sold for 3,300 gold. The Hero, Milly, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and Goowain can equip it.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The cautery sword has an attack bonus of +42 and a style of +23. It can be purchased in various shops for 5,400 gold and can be equipped by the Hero, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe.

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

 Cautery sword
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +42
Equipable by Armamentalists, Gladiators, Minstrels, Thieves, Omnivocational master
Sold Bloomingdale, Dourbridge
Buy Price 3,000
Sell Price 1,500
Flavor text A sacred sword that flings flames if used as an item in battle.
Notes 6~10 fire damage to all enemies

The cautery sword can be upgraded to an aurora blade by the use of Alchemy.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Cautery sword DQXI Logo EN.png
Cautery sword xi icon.png
A blade that can be used in battle to summon scorching flames to frazzle your foes
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +42/44/47/50
12~20 Fire damage to a group of foes
Price Location
4,400/2,200 Sold in Lonalulu & Phnom Nonh
Dropped by Infernal armours at 1128
Reward for Rainbow Rock Ruckus quest (Definitive Edition only)
Forging difficulty
Silver ore x2, Lava lumpx1, Red eye x1
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

The recipe guide for the sword is the Building a Blade of Blistering Brutality book, which is found in a Lonalulu chest.

Related items[edit]


Cautery is derived from Cauterize, which is to burn an open wound, and stems from the firey nature of the sword.