Demon spear

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A spear that kills instantly if it hits an enemy's vitals.--Description from DQVIII
Demon spear
Japanese デーモンスピア
Old localizations Demon spear
Found in Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Buy for Varies
Sell for Varies
Effect Chance to instantly kill foe

The Demon Spear is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. 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[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. It may only be equipped by Ragnar and Psaro.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The Demon spear has an attack 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.

  • In the SNES 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[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 or 21,562 gold after it's been upgraded. Amos, Carver, Nevan, Ashlynn and Terry can equip it.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The Demon spear can be sold for 12,500 gold, but not bought. It has an attack bonus of + 99, a style boost of +19, and a 1/6th penetration percent. Maribel, Melvin, and Aira can equip it.

Dragon Quest VIII[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, 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[edit]

 Demon Spear
Attack +93
Equipment Class Spear
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
1/8th kill chance

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]