Dread dagger

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Dread dagger
DQVIII3DS - Dread dagger.png
Japanese よるのパピヨン
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect Paralysis chance, bonus damage to bugs

The Dread dagger is a recurring weapon in the series. It deals additional damage to members of the Bug family and has a chance to inflict Paralysis in all appearances. Though very similar to the Poison moth knife, the dread dagger is not always the upgraded version of that weapon.


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

 Dread dagger
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +57
Equipable by Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 3,250
Flavor text An unnerving knife that paralyses its prey part of the time.
Notes Recipe: Batterfly knife x 1, Disturbin' turban x 1, Butterfly wing x 5
1/8th chance to paralyze foe
120% damage to bugs

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

 Dread dagger
Rarity ★★★☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+70, +73, +77)
Paralysis chance +8%
Recipe Platinum ore x2, Coagulant x2, Evencloth x1
Equipable by Erik, Sylvando
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 2,250
Flavor text A knife so breathtakingly horrible to behold that it sometimes scares enemies stiff-literally.
Notes +120% damage to members of the Nature family

The recipe book for the dread dagger is the Mothmask Prophecies, which is available in the Puerto Valor casino for 1,000 tokens.