Sage's staff

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Sage's staff
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Japanese けんじゃのつえ
Romaji Kenjya no tsue
Old localizations Sage staff
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Casts Midheal, Insulate, or Insulatle

The Sage's staff is a recurring wand in the Dragon Quest series. In earlier entries in the series it could be used as tool to cast Midheal on an ally, but starting with Dragon Quest IX the sage's staff could be used to cast Insulate on an ally and protect them from breath attacks.


The staff has had two different designs throughout the series history. The design featured in III and VII is a tall wooden staff with an upwards curving horn-like shape at the top and a metal cover on the bottom. The weapon also features a jewel set in the center of the top section, either blue or orange depending on the game. Starting with IX, the sage's staff is now dark red and has a orange crystal orb at the top held in a silver setting.


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

The sage's staff has an attack bonus of +50 and can be equipped by Mages, Priests, and Sages. It can cast Midheal on any ally when used as a tool in battle. The sage's staff can be purchased from Kol for 15,000 Gold Coins and sold for 11,250.

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

The sage's staff has an attack bonus of +50 and a style bonus of +12. It can be equipped by Maribel and Sir Mervyn and can be purchased for 15,000 gold from Providence in the present and sold for 7,500 Gold Coins. However, the sage's staff will not see much practical use, as the party will acquire the staff of salvation from the events at Gröndal for free, which also casts Midheal when used as a tool in battle.

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

 Sage's staff
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +73
Magical Might +12
MP absorb +8%
Equipable by Armamentalists, Magi, Paladins, Priests, Sages, & Omnivocational Wandmaster
Found Sold in Stornway, post-game
Buy Price 35,000
Sell Price 17,500
Flavor text Protects an ally from breath attacks if used as an item in battle.
Notes Casts Insulate

Upgrades into the Savant's staff with one agate of evolution and three sage's elixirs.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

The sage's staff has been reclassified as a two-handed staff and now casts Insulatle instead of just insulate.

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A wise man's spell-casting stick that can be used in battle to ward off breath attacks
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +38/40/42/44
Magical Might +47/49/52/55
Magical Mending +35/39/41/44
MP Absorb +10%
Casts Insulatle
Price Location
10,000/5,000 Sold in Octagonia, Lonalulu, & Sniflheim, act 2
Forging difficulty
Fatalistick x1, Thinkincense x3, Fresh water x3, Yellow eye x3
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The guide for creating the sage's staff, Fine Fashions for Philosophers, is the reward for completing quest #43 at the warrior's rest inn after the first act.