Demon spear

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A spear that kills instantly if it hits an enemy's vitals.--Description from Dragon Quest VIII
Demon spear
Japanese デーモンスピア
Romaji demonsupia
Old localizations Demon spear
Found in Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Chance to instantly kill foe

The Demon Spear is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. The weapon is notable for having a chance to instantly slay any non-boss target upon contact. Despite its name, it is not a cursed item.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen remake[edit]

The Demon spear appears in the remakes of IV, and has an Attack bonus of +90 along with a 1/8th chance to kill foes. Two can be found in the bonus dungeon, Fungeon. It may only be equipped by Ragnar and the 9th Chosen One.

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

The Demon spear has anAttack bonus of +99 and a 1/6th chance to kill. Tuppence is the only human who may equip it, but several monster breeds can pick up the slack. It is sold in Precaria for 37,000 gold coins.

  • In the SFC version, the spear is coded in the same way as the Poison needle and is thus guaranteed to always deal at least 1 damage.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Demon spear has an Attack bonus of +99, a Style bonus of +19 (+ 61 after it's been upgraded), and a 1/6th kill chance. It is found in the Dreadlair on floor two and can be sold for 18,750 gold coins or 21,562 gold coins after it's been upgraded. Amos, Carver, Nevan, Ashlynn and Terry can equip it.

  • In the SFC version the spear is bugged and cannot kill any enemy immune to instant death.

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

The Demon spear can be sold for 12,500 gold coins, but not bought. It has an Attack bonus of + 99, a Style boost of +19, and a 1/6th penetration percent. Maribel, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe can equip it.

The spear is a reward for defeating Gracos V in both versions of the game, but if he is not defeated by the reappearance of Estard then it will be lost. In the 3DS version, the spear is dropped by Gracolytes at a rate of 1/128 and is also the reward for the Ocean's Overlord Traveller's Tablet.

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

The Demon spear has an Attack bonus of +86 and returns to the original 1/8th rate. The Hero can equip it. It can be sold for 12,500 gold coins, but not bought. Its alchemy recipe is Battle fork + Poison needle + Devil's tail.

A little known, 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
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +93
Equipable by Paladins, Priests, Warriors, Omnivocational master
Recipe Celestial spear + Terrible tattoo x 3 + Malicite
Found Sold in Stornway (post-game)
Buy Price 34,500 gold coins
Sell Price 17,250 gold coins
Flavor text A spear that can floor a foe with a single well-sighted strike.
Notes 1/8th kill chance

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Demon spear DQXI Logo EN.png
Demon spear xi icon.png
Many's the monster that has been instantly slain by a well-aimed strike with one of these
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +101/106/111/116
Parry chance +2%
4% chance to instantly kill target
Price Location
N/A - 3,300 gold coins Fun-Size Forge
Forging difficulty
Platinum ore x2, Fatalistick x2, Blue eye x1
Serena sprite walk.gifJade sprite walk.gif

The forging manual for the demon spear is the The Devil's in the Details book, which is found on a Heliodor castle bookshelf.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Kiryl's Attack and Defence are increased by +70 and +15 respectively when the demon spear is equipped, and the instant death chance is 2%. This sounds minuscule, but each strike made by the priest has a chance to trigger the effect.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

The spear increases Attack by +85, no longer has a Defence bonus, and has a 1% Critical Hit chance per strike.