Erdrick's Sword

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Erdrick's Sword
DQVIII Erdricks sword.jpg
Japanese ロトのつるぎ
Romaji Roto no tsurugi
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest VIII(3DS)
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect None

Erdrick's sword is the fabled blade wielded by the mythical Hero, passed on to his descendants to keep the realm of Alefgard free from terror. It is a one-handed longsword with a golden center and hilt that resembles a phoenix, set with a red gemstone. The grip appears to be a blue fabric, and the counter weight is a gold sphere encasing a red jewel. Prior to becoming part of the legendary Hero's heraldry, this blade was known as the Sword of Kings.


Dragon Quest[edit]

The sword of the legendary hero Erdrick.[1]

The legendary blade is found in Dragonlord's Castle, off of the path to the Dragonlord. Equipping it grants the player +40 Attack, a substantial boost from the Flame sword's +28, though unlike the Flame sword it can neither do extra damage nor be used as a tool in combat. Certain third-party documentation claims that the sword is the only weapon that can cut the despot's scales, but this is completely false. That being said, it is strongly advised to acquire the blade to make the final confrontation much easier.

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

The sword of the legendary hero Erdrick.[2]

The sword is once again found in the Dragonlord's Castle, left there by the previous Hero. Unlike the armour, no one has attempted to restore the sword to its original glory, and the +40 Attack bonus means it will not be effective during the game's finale.

The sword can only be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall in the NES, while the Prince of Cannock can also equip the sword in the SFC and all ports of the remake after.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

A sword of legend, said to have been used by the great hero Erdrick himself.[3]

Whoever pre-ordered the Nintendo 3DS Version of the game in Japan obtained the code to download Erdrick's sword. In game, the sword must be reforged in the Alchemy Pot to reach its true potential. Ye Olde Sword of Erdrick became available to download for international players on February 24, 2017. It has an attack bonus of +20 and can be equipped by the Hero, as well as Jessica Albert and Red if they have enough skill points in Knives. After the sword has been reforged, Erdrick's sword has an Attack bonus of +120, being second to the Dragovian king sword and the most powerful sword for both Jessica and Red. Recipe: Ye Olde Sword of Erdrick + Liquid metal sword + Orichalcum

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

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A well known weapon once wielded by a legendary lionheart
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★★★☆ Attack+158
Price Location
N/A Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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1 rusty sword
Glass fritIXicon.png
9 glass frits
1 orichalcum

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

The sword is only available in Terra Incognita, and requires a diviner's altar to craft. The necessary materials are three orichalcum chunks, two steel ingots, one gold ingot, one silvery sludge, & one holy water. It increases the Builder's attack by +55 and will never degrade no matter how many monsters or blocks it slices.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Erdrick's sword is the second-most powerful weapon, surpassed in power only by the Über falcon blade, increasing the Builder's attack by +118. It takes three orichalcum ingots, two steel ingots, one gold ingot, one zenithium chunk, and one phial of silvery sludge to create.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Erdrick's Sword is an S-rank sword that can be acquired as part of the limited True Dragon Quest I event by purchasing it through the Dragonlord Decoration Swap Shop. It has an HP bonus of +55, an Attack bonus of +25, raises the potency of all types of abilities, including Physical, Spell, Martial and Breath for Hero units by 5% and has three slots for Alchemy Effects.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Sword of Kings is the weapon the Hero uses if the player selects the protagonist of the third game. It also appears as DLC for the Mii Swordfighter.

See also[edit]


  1. Android/iOS version, 2014
  2. Android/iOS version, 2014
  3. Nintendo 3DS version.