Sands of time
|Sands of time|
|Old localizations||Sandglass of Regression|
|Found in||Dragon Quest IV|
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
|Effect||Allows the player to start a battle over.|
The Sands of Time is a special item in the Dragon Quest series. Depicted as a heart-shaped hourglass filled with sand, it resets the battle to the beginning and allows the player to start over the encounter. Particularly patient players can use this to ensure victory over metal slimes.
|In battle, they can reverse time itself.|
The Sands of Time is a reward for completing the Nadiria T'n'T board. (DS version only)
In the Super Famicom version, it can be found in the town of Precaria (ジャハンナ) in a chest guarded by a henchman outside the eastern wall.
You can obtain the Sands of Time by showing 50 mini medals to the king at Medford Manor.
The chronic clumps of sand were used by The Time Being in conjunction with Pomposo's clocktower to freeze the region of El Ciclo in a never-ending loop. The sands are the player's reward for freeing the town.