Divine dagger

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Divine dagger
DQIII Holy Knife.png
Japanese せいなるナイフ
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
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
Effect Increased damage to zombies (post IX).

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 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: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[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.

A knife made of solid silver.[1]

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 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 Romria. 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 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]

DQ9-NDS-DIVINE-DAGGER.png  Divine dagger
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +18
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%

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

 Divine dagger
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+16, +18, +20)
Equipable by Erik, Sylvando
Recipe Copper ore + Fresh water
Found Hotto and the Emerald Coast campsite
Buy Price 200
Sell Price 100
Flavor text A short blade brimming with holy energy that excels at exterminating undead foes.
Notes +120% damage to the undead

The recipe book for the divine dagger is the First Forays Into Forging manual, which comes included with the Fun-Size Forge itself.

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.

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.


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