Hypernova sword

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Hypernova sword
Japanese ぎんがのつるぎ
Romaji Ginga no tsurugi
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Has a chance to lower an enemy's defence.

The Hypernova sword is a recurring sword in the Dragon Quest series. It is the final evolution of the Stardust sword and is the most powerful blade in the games it appears in, at least in terms of raw physical attack.

In Dragon Quest XI, the Hypernova sword is tied in damage with the Supreme Sword of Light. This ultimately leads the player to use either weapon based on personal preference, give it to the other party members that can wield swords, or dual wield it with another sword.


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

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An almighty blade that dulls the defence of the foes it fights
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★★★★ Attack +180 IXarmamentalisticon.pngIXgladiatoricon.pngIXminstrelicon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXwarrioricon.png
1/8th chance to Sap target
Price Location
N/A/16,800 Alchemy only
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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1 Nebula sword
Agate of evolutionIXicon.png
3 Agates of Evolution
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3 Silver orbs

The Hypernova sword will require an alchemiracle to create, with the success rate depending on the player's strength stat. This ranges from a base rate of 10% at less than 532 and 40% at 999 strength.

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

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The ultimate bejeweled blade. It can lower the defence of any enemy struck
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +182/185/191/196
Charm +47/48/49/50
12%, 16%, 20%, 24% chance to sap target
Price Location
N/A Fun-Size Forge
Forging difficulty
Supernova sword x1, Über Agate of evolution x1, Evencloth x3, Lucida shard x3, Crimsonite x1
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The recipe book for the weapon, A Hero's Book of Brilliant Weapons, is given to the player after making all five wishes at Trial Isle.