Iron nail

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Iron nails
Japanese 鉄のクギ
Romaji Tetsu no kugi
Old localizations Iron nail
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

The Iron nail, also known as the iron nails, is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a common building material that is used as a crafting ingredient.


Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The first iron nail can be obtained by talking to the former bandit at Peregrin Quay and another can be found at the Ruined Abbey. They can also be commonly dropped by Canniboxes, Clockwork cuckoos, Iron scorpion, Magic marionettes, Mimics, Mimic kings, and Robo-robins. It can be sold for 10 gold coins. The nail can be mixed with several items in the Alchemy Pot:

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

Iron nails can be found in the Plumbed Depths or have a 10% chance of being found in Rank 2 blue treasure chests. They can also be dropped by Clockwork cuckoos, Killing machines, and Shocktopi. Iron nails are used in the following alchemy recipes:

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Iron nails are used as an ingredient in woodworking. They can only be purchased from a material store for 100 gold coins.

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

Iron nails can be dropped by Slime knights and Skeletons, found randomly in barrels and treasure chests on the Stonecloud, or exchanged for 1 Mini medal from King Flaminio. They can be sold for 2 gold coins or can be used to create Gold bracers, Gold chains, and Gold rings in the Alchemy Pot. Three iron nails are required to complete Quest #029: Hard as Nails.

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

Iron nails are used as an ingredient to improve various accessories. They can be dropped by Skeletons and Skeleton soldiers.


A common iron nail.[1]
Nothing more than normal nails. Alchemise 'em![2]
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Seriously sharp, rust-resistant iron nails.[3]


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Nintendo DS version.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.