Cypress stick

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Cypress stick
Japanese ひのきのぼう
Old localizations Wooden cane
Cypress stick
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Builders
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect N/a

The cypress stick, also known as wooden cane or simply stick, is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. It is a simple wooden stick and is usually the weakest weapon in the game.


The cypress stick is a crude, but simple length of wood that can be used as a club or baton. In its earliest depictions, it had a loop at the end of its handle. Later entries in the series shows the cypress stick as having a length of cloth around its handle as a rudimentary grip.


Dragon Quest II[edit]

The cypress stick has an attack bonus of +2. It can be equipped by all characters. The Princess of Moonbrooke joins the party with it equipped.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The cypress stick (known simply as Stick in the GBC version due to text limitations) has an attack bonus of +2. It can be equipped by all classes. The King of Aliahan gives one to the hero at the beginning of his quest.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The cypress stick has an attack bonus of +2. It can be equipped by all characters. Borya is initially equipped with it.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The cypress stick has an attack bonus of +2. The hero begins his journey with this weapon.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The cypress stick has an attack bonus of +2. It can be equipped by all characters. When equipped by Ruff, it actually decreases his attack by 1. In the 3DS version, it is initially equipped by Kiefer.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The cypress stick has an attack bonus of +4. In this game, it is classified as a sword and can only be equipped by the Hero. Although it has no practical use in combat, the cypress stick can be used in various Alchemy recipes:

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The cypress stick increases the Builder's attack by +8, it can be crafted from 1 unit of wood at a worn-out workbench or anvil.


A simple weapon made from the branch of a cypress tree.[1]
Doesn't appear to have any special effects.[2]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPorra de CiprésLiterally cypress club


  • The cypress stick shares its position as the weakest weapon in the series with the bamboo lance.
  • The anime series Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei makes a humorous reference to the cypress stick in an imagine spot as being the bare minimum for an adventurer, along with the plain clothes and pot lid.



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