Divine dagger

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Divine dagger
DQIII Holy Knife.png
Japanese せいなるナイフ
Romaji Seinaru naifu
Old localizations Magic knife
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest Tact
Effect Inflicts increased damage to Undead family monsters. (IX onwards)

The divine dagger is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is a simple knife that can typically be equipped by any character or vocation, making it useful for those who cannot wield heavier weapons. Later games in the series gave the dagger the ability to deal increased damage against monsters of the undead family.


The divine dagger has had two distinctive designs throughout the series, both with relatively simple designs. The original design has a simple short blade, but a beautiful handle with a red grip, a gold and red crossguard decorated with a small blue gem, and a red heart-shaped pommel decorated with gold edges and another small blue gem. Starting with IX, the divine dagger is an upgraded version of the bronze knife with various runes carved into the blade. In XI and Tact, the blade is now a light purple-silver color with gold on the pommel and crossguard and a darker purple handle.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

A knife made of solid silver.[1]

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +12. It can be purchased from Leftwyne, Moonahan, and Rippleport for 200 gold and sold for 100. The divine dagger can be equipped by all three characters. It is the only bladed weapon that the Princess of Moonbrooke can equip and is a worthwhile upgrade from the cypress stick.

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14 and can be equipped by all vocations, but will lower a Martial artist's attack by seven points. It can be purchased in the village of Reeve and Romaria for 200 gold. In the Super Famicom and Game Boy Color versions, one can be found in a treasure chest in the first Treasures n' Trapdoors track near the kingdom of Romaria. It can also be dropped by Vladdys.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14 and can be equipped by every member of the chosen save for Borya. This weapon only appears in remakes of the game, replacing the Thorn Whip, and is available in the first and second town of nearly every chapter.

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

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14 and a style bonus of +7, however it actually decreases Ruff's attack by 7 when he equips it. It can be equipped by all characters and can be purchased in L'Arca in the present for 200 gold. One can be found in the Burnmont. Divine daggers can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest inn.

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

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A bitsy blade bathed in holy light that zealously zaps zombies.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Attack +18 IXwarrioricon.pngIXmageicon.pngIXthieficon.png
Increases damage against Undead family monsters by 20%.
Price Location
640 gold coins/320 gold coins Buy in Stornway and Coffinwell.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Bronze knife
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Holy water x3

Dragon Quest X[edit]

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +8, a style bonus of +2, and increases the wielder's weight by 1. It increases damage inflicted against monsters of the Undead family by 10%. The dagger can be equipped by Mages, Thieves, Minstrels, Dancers, Gadabouts, Demon Swordsmen, and Pirates. It can be crafted with weaponsmithing.

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

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A short blade brimming with holy energy that excels at exterminating undead foes
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +12/14/16/18
+20% damage to the undead
Price Location
200/100 Sold in Hotto & the Emerald Coast Roving Emporium
Forging difficulty
Copper ore x1, Fresh water x1
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The recipe book First Forays Into Forging comes included with the Fun-Size Forge itself, which is given to the player by Erik at the campsite in the Manglegrove.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

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A silver knife lethal to the undead[2]

Divine daggers have an attack bonus of 13 and increase damage dealt to monsters of the Undead family by 5%. They can be purchased for 530 gold at the Xeroph Isle item shop, and sold for 265 gold.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Divine daggers are projectile weapons, allowing the Builder to pick enemies off at a distance. They can paralyze zombies for a few seconds, and Elle the nun uses them in battle when accompanying the craftsman.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The divine dagger is a C-rank dagger that can be acquired as a reward for completing the Daggers level at any difficulty. It has a WIS and max MP bonus of +4 and two slots for Alchemy Effects.

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolDaga divinaSpanish for "divine dagger".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisDague divineFrench for "divine dagger".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGöttlicher dolchGerman for "divine dagger".



  1. Mobile and Nintendo Switch versions.
  2. Nintendo DS version.