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Rune Staff
Japanese ルーンスタッフ
Old localizations Lune staff
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Buy for various, see articles
Sell for various, see articles
Effect Casts Kabuff (3~8)
Paralyzes foe (10~11)

The Rune staff is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. First appearing in the 16-bit remake of the third game, it was a one-handed wand that could save casters a large amount of MP by dublicating the effect of the Kabuff spell for them. As of the tenth game, the rune staff has become a two-handed wand that can paralyze a foe when striking.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation remake[edit]

The Rune staff appears only the remake versions of the game. It has an attack bonus of +40 and only Mages, Priests, and Sages can equip it. It is found in the treasure room in Aliahan Castle, which requires the Magic Key, and can be sold for 5,100 gold coins.

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

The staff increases Maribel and Sir Mervyn's attack by +39 and their style by +19. It is dropped by the Necromacer and Demon deacon monsters at a rate of 1128 for both.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[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.

Raises the defence of all allies when used as an item in battle.

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

 Rune staff  (DS)
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +45
MP Absorb +6.5%
Found Sold in Wormwood Creek
Recipe Stolos' staff x 1, Ruby of protection x 1, Magic water x 5
Equipable by Priests, Magi, Paladins, Armamentalists, Sages, & Omnivocational Wandmaster
Buy Price 12,400 Gold
Sell Price 6,200 Gold
Flavor text A stick that steps up Magical Might.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

The Rune staff is the award for collecting 20 stamps in the Album de Médailles at L'Académie de Notre Maitre des Médailles.

 Rune staff
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+25, +27 ,+29)
Magical Might
(forge buffs)
(+23, +25, +27)
Magical Might
(forge buffs)
(+17, +18, +20)
MP Absorption +9%
Equipable by Veronica
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text A wand within which plentiful reserves of power reside, and whose attacks can sometimes paralyse those they strike.
Notes 8% chance to paralyze a foe

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

The rune staff has an attack bonus of +12.