Icicle dirk

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A short sword with a blade of ice. Generates a blizzard when used as an item during battle.
(Description when selecting the Icicle dirk in PS2 Dragon Quest VIII.)
Icicle dirk
Japanese こおりのやいば
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Ice claw
Found in Dragon Quest IV onwards
Effect Casts Crackle (all)
Ice element (V onwards)

The Icicle Dirk is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. This icy dagger can cast Crackle when used in battle, and deal an extra bit of chilly damage in certain titles.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The icicle dirk has an attack bonus of +75. It can only be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar, and Psaro.

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

The icicle dirk has an attack bonus of +70 and deals 150% damage to monsters with no ice resistance. It can only be equipped by the Chimaera, Drag-goof, Great dragon, Grudgerigar, Pocus poppet, Rebjørn, Rockbomb, Saber, Small fry, Snowbird, and the Walking corpse.

  • The Crackle cast by the dirk is slightly different in V, dealing 25~55 damage like Swoosh instead of Crackle's normal 42~58.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Equippable by Carver and Ashlynn, the icicle dirk provides +62 attack and +31 style. When it strikes an enemy, the blade deals an extra 50% damage, modified by the monster's resistance to Crack. It is the prize for winning rank E in Slimopolis, and is dropped by Freezing fogs at a rate of 1/128.

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

The ice claw has an attack bonus of +62 and an style bonus of +31. It can only be equipped by Ruff, and features the same extra damage parameters as before. It is sold in Providence and Buccanham for 9,000.

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

The icicle dirk has an attack bonus of +52. It can only be equipped by Jessica in the PS2 version, as well as Red in the 3DS port, and keeps the bonus damage from the past three titles The dirk can be found in the Herb Grotto and the Black Citadel.

It sells for 4,000 Gold Coins and can be used to make the following recipes through Alchemy:

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

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A nippy knife that emits icicles if used as an item in battle.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Attack +62 IXmageicon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXwarrioricon.png
25~35 ice damage to one group.
Price Location
9,600/4,800 Buy in Wormwood Creek.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Divine dagger x1 Ice crystal x3 Edged boomerang x1

The dirk can be upgraded into the Fenrir fang when combined with five ice crystals and three magic beast horns. The new weapon will have an attack bonus of +80, and also target groups when used as an item.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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A frosty knife that can be used in battle to fling freezing shards of ice at enemies
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +62/65/68/72
Ice element
Deals 40~56 ice damage to one enemy group
Price Location
9,000/4,500 Sold in Sniflheim and Octagonia
Forging difficulty
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