Demon spear

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A spear that kills instantly if it hits an enemy's vitals.--Description from DQVIII
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The Demon Spear is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. The weapon is notable for having a 12.5%(18) chance to instantly slay any non-boss target upon contact. Despite its name, it is not a cursed item.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The Demon spear appears in the remakes of IV, and has an attack bonus of +100. Two can be found in the bonus dungeon. It may only be equipped by Ragnar and Psaro.

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

The Demon spear has an attack bonus of +99.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Demon spear has an attack bonus of +99 and a style bonus of +19 (+ 61 after it's been upgraded). It is found in the Dreadlair on floor two and can be sold for 18,750 gold or 21,562 gold after it's been upgraded. Amos, Carver, and Terry can equip it.

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

The Demon spear can be sold for 12,500 gold, but not bought. It has an attack bonus of + 99. Maribel, Melvin, and Aira can equip it.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The demon spear has an attack bonus of +86. The Hero can equip it. It can be sold for 12,500 gold, but not bought. Its alchemy recipe is Battle fork + Poison needle + Devil's tail.

A little know, considerably cruel combo can be pulled off by using the Hero's Clean Sweep skill, as the instant death effect is checked for all enemies struck.

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

 Demon Spear
Attack +93
Equipment Class
Equipable by
Buy Price 34,500
Sell Price 17,250
Flavor text A spear that can floor a foe with a single well-sighted strike.
Notes Sold in Stornway (post-game)
Recipe: Celestial spear + Terrible tattoo x 3 + Malicite

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