Falcon knife earrings

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Falcon knife earrings
Japanese キラーピアス
Romaji Kirapiasu
Old localizations Needle Earrings
Stilleto Earrings
Falcon Knife
Found in Dragon Quest IV onwards
Effect Strikes twice

The Falcon Knife Earrings is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. Like its larger variant, the falcon knife earrings attack twice per turn. However, they can only be wielded by female characters in most installments, and possess a lower attack bonus. To compensate for this, both strikes can inflict critical hits, be amplified by Oomph and Focus Strength, and do not suffer the percentage reduction of the Sword.

Though classified as Knives, the weapons were a pair of actual earrings before VIII, in which all attack animations per weapon type were standardized and the piercings were changed to be a pair of Knives that just so happened to look like earrings.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The Falcon knife earrings have an Attack bonus of +5. It can only be wielded by female characters. When equipped by Alena, both strikes have an equal chance of being critical hits.

Dropped by Cheeky tiki, Woolungasaurus

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The Falcon knife earrings have an Attack bonus of +35. It can be purchased as a casino prize for 10,000 tokens. It can only be wielded by female human characters and slime companions (such as the Slime knight).

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Falcon knife earrings have an Attack bonus of +35. It may be equipped by Milly, Ashlynn, and all slime buddies save Goowain. The weapon is the prize for reaching Rank C in the Slimopolis tournament, and is dropped by Jugular jokers and Sail serpents at a rate of 1/128.

Each blow with the earrings can trigger the Paladin's instant death trait, doubling the max rate from 1/8 to 1/4.

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

The Needle earrings have an Attack bonus of +45 and may be equipped by Maribel Mayde and Aishe. They possess the same traits as in the previous game, and can be purchased at the Sea dragon for 11,000 gold coins.

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

The Falcon knife has an Attack bonus of +34 and may be equipped by Jessica Albert, as well as Red in the 3DS version. They can be purchased in the Bazaar at Argonia and Orkutsk for 7,700 gold coins and sold for 4,400 gold coins.

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

 Falcon knife earrings
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +1
Equipable by Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master
Recipe Deadly nightblade x 1, Slime earrings x 1, Agility ring x 3
Buy Price 15,000 gold coins
Sell Price 7,500 gold coins
Flavor text A divine earring that delivers a double attack
Notes Unlike previous games, it is not sex segregated

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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A dagger designed to look like an earring that lets the wielder make two strikes at once
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +45/48/51/54
Charm +13/13/14/15
Dropped by Sail serpents at 1256
Price Location
N/A - 3,850 gold coins In a chest in Puerto Valor, requires the Magic key
Forging difficulty
Erik sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gif

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]


Equip these knife-like earrings to strike twice in a single turn.[1]
Equip these knife-like earrings to strike twice in a single turn.[1]
Equip these extra-expedient earrings to strike twice in a single turn.[1]
A magical dagger that lends its user the agility to attack twice in rapid succession.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nintendo DS and Cell phone version
  2. PS2, Cell phone and 3DS version