Fire blade

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Fire blade
DQ Flame Sword.png
Japanese ほのおのつるぎ
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Flame sword
Fire sword
Fire blade
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Swords
Effect Damages group with fire
Fire element

The Fire blade is a recurring Sword in the Dragon Quest series. It is a powerful weapon that can unleash flames on the enemy when used as an item in battle, and often deals blistering bonus damage as well.


The Fire blade is a red European-style sword with a wavy red blade shaped like a flame. The hilt, handle, and edge of the blade are gold, and the blade has a blue and gold crystal in the center. In some illustrations, the handle is purple, while the hilt and pommel are light blue. Despite being the penultimate sword in the first game of the series, the fire blade has only made a handful of appearances in other games in the series.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the fire blade was renamed to Flame with a symbol of a sword next to it.

Fire blade (ほのおのつるぎ honō no tsurugi)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
9800 gold coins 4900 gold coins Attack +28.

In remake versions* of the game, it can be used as a tool in battle to cast Sizz for 12 ~ 36 damage.

Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
ICON-Hero (Dragon Quest).png Sword ICON-INFO-QUESTION.png Remakes Only
Shop(s) N/A
Location(s) Bought from a soldier in Cantlin by unlocking a door to the right side of the town.
In-Game Description
Mobile Useful in battle, and not only when wielded...

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +87 and a Style bonus of +33. It can be equipped by The Hero, Carver, Nevan, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and Goowain. It can be purchased in Well shop south of Alltrades Abbey and Felonia for 22,500 gold coins.

The Style can be raised to +36 at the Fashion Forge for 8,000 gold coins.

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

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +87 and a Style bonus of +33. It can be purchased in the Den of the Dwarves in the present for 22,500 gold coins and sold for 11,250. It can be equipped by The Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. When used as a tool in battle, it casts Bang. It also casts Frizz after attacking an enemy, hitting for half the original damage before resistances apply.

The Fire blade provides a +20 style bonus when graded for the Excellence Grading Organisation when equipped with the Flame shield and Flame armour.

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

 Fire Blade
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack 83
Equipable by Armamentalists, Gladiators, Minstrels, Thieves, Omnivocational master
Recipe Sold in Upover
Buy Price 21,500
Sell Price 10,750
Flavor text A hot blade that spits forth flames if used as an item in battle.
Notes Deals minor fire damage to one group when used as an item

The Fire blade can be upgraded into the inferno blade after being combined with one Sunstone and three Rockbomb shards using the Krak Pot.

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

 Fire blade
Rarity ★★★☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+90, +94, +98)
Equipable by The Hero, Erik, Sylvando, Hendrik
Found Sold in Hotto
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text The wand once wielded by the legendary sage Serenica. Sometimes bestows protective blessings on the user when battle begins.
Notes Fire element
Dropped by Grumpy grublins at a rate of 1/128

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

This weapon is made by tempering the Steel Broadsword with 4 Monsterbone, 3 Iron Ore, and 1 Lava Lump. After this sword is tempered into the Wrath of Helios, it becomes available to buy normally in the weapon shop for 1620 gold coins. This sword also teaches The Hero the Searing Slash Master Stroke.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +39 and is enchanted with fire magic. It is created using a furnace and the recipe of: Orichalcum x 2+ Rockbomb shard x 5+ Coal x 5.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The Fire blade has an Attack bonus of +74. The recipe is learned at Level 26, and is crafted with 1 Steel broadsword + 3 Rockbomb shards + 3 Magic crystals at a Wizard's workbench.

Captain N: The Game Master[edit]

In the episode "The Trojan Dragon", both the fire blade & silver shield are in a cave, and guarded by an Axe knight until Captain N defeats it.


  • If the remake versions of Dragon Quest are considered, the flame sword is retroactively the first weapon that could be used as a tool.

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