Chain sickle

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Chain sickle
DQIII Chain Sickle.png
Kana くさりがま
Localized As Chain sickle
Sickle
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect N/a

The chain sickle (also known as a sickle) is a sickle (similar to a pickaxe) joined to an iron handle by a chain. It is typically a mid-level weapon. In some games, it is classified as a sword.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest II[edit]

The chain sickle has an attack bonus of +15. It can be equipped by the Hero and the Prince of Cannock. It can be purchased from Leftwyne and Moonahan for 390 gold.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The chain sickle has an attack bonus of +16 (+24 in the NES Version). It can be equipped by the Hero, Warriors, Martial Artists, Priests, Thieves, Merchants, Gadabouts, and Sages. When equipped by a Martial Artist, it actually decreases their attack by 12. It can be purchased at Reeve, Romaria, and Asham for 320 gold (550 in the NES Version) and sold for 240 gold.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The chain sickle has an attack bonus of +20. It can be purchased in many towns for 550 gold and can be equipped by all characters except Borya and Maya.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The chain sickle has an attack bonus of +27. It can be purchased from Fortuna and Roundbeck for 900 gold.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The chain sickle has an attack bonus of +27 and a style bonus of +13. It can be equipped by Ruff, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. However, when Ruff equips it, his attack actually decreases by 13. It can be purchased in Pilgrim's Perdition for 1,700 gold and sold for 850 gold.

Descriptions[edit]

GameDescription
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Used by farmers to fend of fiends.[1]
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Doesn't appear to have any special effect.[2]
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Doesn't appear to have any special effect.[2]

Gallery[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The chain sickle (鎖鎌, lit. chain-sickle) is a traditional Japanese weapon used in medieval times. It consists of a kama (sickle) attached to a long chain with a heavy weight at the end. Due to the sickle's usage as a farming tool, it could be carried by ninjas without arousing suspicion. The kusarigama's wielder could swing the chain around their head, then throw it to entangle an enemy's sword, spear, or other weapon, and then slice with the sickle. The weight at the end of the chain could also be used to hit an opponent from a range before moving in closer. Kusarigamas have been commonly featured in Japanese anime, manga, and video games as a weapon.

Reference[edit]

  1. Mobile, Android and iOS version
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mobile, Android, iOS and Nintendo DS version
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