Cypress stick

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Cypress stick
Japanese ひのきのぼう
Romaji Hinoki no bō
Old localizations Wooden cane
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 XI
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Walk
Dragon Quest Tact
Effect Increases the wielder's Attack.

The cypress stick is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. 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: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[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.

A simple weapon made from the branch of a cypress tree.[1]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The cypress stick 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: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

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

It can be sold in Shinnock for a while during Chapter 3 for 10 Gold Coins, but is listed as Steel broadsword to trick any travelers.

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

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

Doesn't appear to have any special effects.[2]

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The cypress stick has an Attack bonus of +2. It can be equipped by Ashlynn, Carver, Milly, and Nevan. It can be bought for 10 gold and sold for 7.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[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: Journey of the Cursed King[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 XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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A sturdy little stick fashioned from a branch of the cypress tree.
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +7/9/11/16
Price Location
10g One found in a treasure chest in Cobblestone.
Sold in Cobblestone and the Heliodor Region Roving Emporium.
164 chance of being dropped by Cruelcumbers.
Forging difficulty
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

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.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The cypress stick is a D-rank sword that can be acquired as a reward for completing the Swords: Intermediate level. It has an ATK bonus of +3, an HP bonus of +9, and has two slots for Alchemy Effects.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPorra de CiprésSpanish for "cypress club".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBâton de cyprèsFrench for "cypress baton".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschZypressenstockGerman for "cypress stick/staff".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBastone di cipressoItalian for "cypress stick/cane".


  • 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