Rusty sword

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Once a legendary blade. Now just a rusty and chipped sword.
(Description when selecting the Rusty old sword in Dragon Quest VIII.)
Rusty sword
DQVI Rusty Sword.png
Japanese さびたつるぎ
Romaji Sabita tsurugi
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Effect None

The Rusty Sword (sometimes Rusty Old Sword) is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. Though not very serviceable in its current state, it can always be refurbished into something truly remarkable.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Rusty sword only has an Attack bonus of +63. After it is refurbished in Turnscote, it becomes the Sword of Ramias.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The Rusty old sword only has an Attack bonus of +45. It can be restored into the Liquid metal sword via Alchemy Pot. One can be found at the Trodain castle, after getting the Ultimate Key.

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

The Rusty Sword is found in the Realm of the Mighty. It can be refurbished into the legendary Erdrick's Sword. While not available in shops, it was available as a DQVC item during the last part of June 2011.

 Rusty sword  (DS)
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Attack +35
Equipable by Armamentalists, Gladiators, Minstrels, Thieves, Omnivocational master
Found Red chest in the Realm of the Mighty, eighth floor
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text A shabby and unshiny sword whose origins are obscure.
Notes Becomes Erdrick's sword with nine Glass frits and one Orichalcum chunk
Misses 25% of the time

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

This sword can be tempered into the Metal king sword.


  • The Rusty sword's initial Attack bonus of +63 is likely an homage to how the Zenithian sword only provided +65 when it was first obtained, and needed to be empowered by the Zenith Dragon.

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