"A single jab with this in the right spot would likely finish the enemy off in one fell swoop."
—Dragon Quest VII description
|Old localizations||Poison knife|
|Found in||Dragon Quest III onwards|
|Effect||Chance for instant death|
The poison needle is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is a novelty weapon that has a chance to instantly kill an enemy in a single strike, but otherwise can only inflict one point of damage. Both of these attributes make the needle an invaluable weapon against metal monsters. It's point resembles that of a Hell hornet's stinger, but this may be a coincidence.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation
- 1.2 Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
- 1.3 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
- 1.4 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
- 1.5 Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
- 1.6 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
- 1.7 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
- 1.8 Dragon Quest X
- 1.9 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
- 1.10 Dragon Quest Swords
- 2 Gallery
The needle has an attack power of +10 and a death chance of 6.25% (1/16th) in its debut appearance, making it less useful than in later titles. It can only be equipped by Mages, and is found in a chest behind the item store's counter in Khoryv. It can be purchased in Persistence for 10 gold, and is also dropped by Betterflies at a rate of 1/128 and by Hoodies at 1/64.
Milly, Ashlynn, Nevan, Terry, and the slime buddies can equip the poison needle. It is not for sale, and can be found in Arcbolt, the seabed shrine near Holstock, as well as winning rank C of Slimopolis. The needle retains the special effect rate from the previous game, and will also increase style by +15.
- In the SNES version, the needle is bugged and will not affect monsters that are immune to Whack.
The poison needle has an attack bonus of +1, a style bonus of +15, a the 1/6th death rate. It can be equipped by Maribel, Ruff, and Sir Mervyn. It is obtained from the Medal King after turning in 45 mini medals.
|Equipable by||Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master|
|Recipe||Magic beast horn x 1, Manky mud x 3|
|Found||Sold in Dourbridge & Bloomingdale|
|Flavor text||A prickly pin that can fell a foe with a single stab if correctly aimed|
|Notes||Death rate is 12.5%|
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(+5%, +6%, +7%)
|Equipable by||Erik, Sylvando|
|Flavor text||A piercing, pin-like weapon that can instantly kill an enemy if it strikes the right spot.|
|Notes||Dropped by Fandangows at a rate of 1/256|