Rune staff

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Rune Staff
Japanese ルーンスタッフ
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Remake only)
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Buy for various, see articles
Sell for various, see articles
Effect Raises the entire party's defence when used as an item. (DQ8)
Has a chance to paralyze the foe on hit. (DQ11)

The Rune staff is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

The Rune staff appears only the remake versions of the game. Mages, Priests, and Sages can equip it.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The rune staff has an attack bonus of +30 and sold for 3,150 Gold Coins. It can be acquired at the Pickham Casino for 3,00 tokens. It also appears in a treasure chest in the same town, but the Ultimate Key is needed. Using it as an item raises the entire party's defense, similar to Kabuff.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

The rune staff has an attack bonus of +45.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

The Rune staff has an attack bonus of +23. It is an award for collecting 20 stamps in the Album de Médailles at L'Académie de Notre Maître des Médailles. Veronica and Rab can equip. Attacking an opponent with the Rune staff gives the wielder an 8% chance to paralyze them.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

The rune staff has an attack bonus of +12.


  • Raises the defence of all allies when used as an item in battle. (Description when selecting the Rune staff in PS2 Dragon Quest VIII.)