Divine dagger

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Divine dagger
DQIII Holy Knife.png
Kana せいなるナイフ
Old localizations Magic knife
Divine dagger
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
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect Sometimes deals increased damage to undead family monsters.

The divine dagger is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is a simple weapon 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 Dragon Quest IX, the divine dagger is an upgraded version of the bronze knife and simply has a recolored blade. In Dragon Quest XI, the divine dagger is now a light purple-silver color with gold on the pommel and crossguard and various runes carved into the blade.


Dragon Quest II[edit]

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[edit]

The divine dagger has the attack bonus of +14. It can be equipped by all classes.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14. This weapon appears in remakes of the game, replacing the Thorn Whip.

Dragon Quest VII[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[edit]

DQ9-NDS-DIVINE-DAGGER.png  Divine dagger  (DS)
Attack +18
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Equipment Class Knife
Equipable by Warrior, Thief, Mage, Omnivocational Knifemaster
Buy Price 640
Sell Price 320
Flavor text A bitsy blade bathed in holy light that zealously zaps zombies.
Notes Increases damage against Undead family monsters by 20%.
Sold in Stornway and Coffinwell.
Recipe: Bronze knife + Holy water x3

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14 and can reach a maximum of +20 if refined using the Fun-Size Forge. It can be equipped by Erik and Sylvando and one is carried by Sylvando in his inventory when he joins the party. Once again, the dagger deals 20% more damage to monsters of the undead family. It can also be made using the Fun-Size Forge and is one of the recipes known by default.

Recipe: Copper ore + Fresh water

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Divine daggers have an attack bonus of 13. They are described as "A silver knife lethal to the undead". They can be bought for 530 gold at the Xeroph Isle item shop, and sold for 265 gold.


A knife made of solid silver.[1]



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