Poison moth knife

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The poison moth hnife, also known as venomous dagger or bug knife, is a recurring knife in the Dragon Quest series. Of unusually elaborate design for a dagger, it can induce paralysis on strike in all appearances with a rate of 1/6th to 1/8th, depending on the title.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The poison moth knife has an Attack bonus of +24 a 18 chance of paralyzing its target. It can be wielded by Borya, Torneko Taloon, Maya & Meena. Laurel has one among his equipment.

It can be purchased for 750 gold coins, and sold for 562. Tessie will sell it at Torneko's shop for 1,125.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The poison moth knife has an attack bonus of +24 and paralyses at a rate of 1/8. It can be purchased in Stockenbarrel for 900 gold.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The poison moth knife may be equipped by Milly, Ashlynn, Nevan, Goowainn, and the slime buddies. It has an attack bonus of +24, and a style bonus of +13. It is dropped by Giant Moths, appropriately enough, and the paralysis effect will trigger with all slash and punch skills 1/6th of the time.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The poison moth knife has an attack bonus of +23, a style bonus of +13, and a paralysis rate of 1/6th It can be equipped by Maribel and Sir Mervyn. One is given to the party after the events at Faraday in the past and another can be found at the Roamers encampment. It cannot be purchased from any shop, but they can be sold for 475 gold. Poison moth knives can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

The paralysis trigger works with he same slash and punch skills as in VI

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The poison moth knife has an attack bonus of +29. It can only be equipped by Jessica and will freeze foes 1/8th of the time. This effect will not trigger on if her knife skills are used.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

The Poison Moth Knife has expanded into a alechmical family of blades, each carrying a 1/8th chance to stun on normal attacks. Additionally, they will also deal a base +10% damage to bugs.

 Poison Moth Dagger  (DS)
Attack 25
Rarity 1/5
Equipment Class
Equipable by
Buy Price 150
Sell Price 75
Flavor text A knife that's know to paralyse prey part of the time.

The poison moth knife may be alchemized by combining a Divine Dagger with two helpings of Coagulant and one spot of Manky Mud. The weapon can be further refined into the Batterfly Knife by combining it with three helpings of Coagulant and three Butterfly wings.


 Batterfly Knife  (DS)
Attack 38
Rarity 1/5
Equipment Class
Equipable by
Buy Price 150
Sell Price 75
Flavor text A keen knife that paralyses its prey part of the time.

The batterfly knife will deal an additional 20% damage to bug family monsters in addition to causing paralysis. The blade can be honed further by combining it with one Disturbin' Turban and five Butterfly wings, resulting in the Dread Dagger.


 Dread dagger  (DS)
Attack 57
Rarity 2/5
Equipment Class
Equipable by
Buy Price 150
Sell Price 75
Flavor text An unnerving knife that paralyses its prey part of the time.

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