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DQIX - Gladius.png
Japanese グラディウス
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 None

The Gladius is a recurring weapon in the series, being a powerful dagger with no special features.


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

 Gladius  (DS)
Attack +102
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipable by Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master
Buy Price 31,200
Sell Price 15,600
Flavor text A famed dagger for a heralded hero.
Notes For sale in Stornway, post-game

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Rarity ★★★☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+85, +88, +91)
(forge buffs)
(+26, +28, +30)
(forge buffs)
Sold in Hotto, Gallopolis, Gondolia, & Arboria after the first act.
Equipable by Erik, Sylvando
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 11,000
Flavor text A badge of honour awarded to warriors who have exhibited exceptional skill and courage.


The gladius is a 70 cm short sword popular in the time of the Roman empire, and is the root-word from which Gladiator is derived.