Sands of time

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Sands of time
Sands of time modern art.png
Japanese ときのすな
Romaji Toki no suna
Old localizations Sandglass of Regression
Time Sand
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.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

In battle, they can reverse time itself.[1]

The Sands of Time can be found in the Cascade Cave, after the Karstaway stone is used to drain the grotto.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The Sands of Time is a reward for completing the T'n'T board at Nadiria. (DS Version only)

In the Super Famicom Version, it can be found in the town of Precaria (ジャハンナ) in a Treasure chest guarded by a Merry man outside the eastern wall.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

You can obtain the Sands of Time by showing 50 Mini medals to the King at Medford Manor.

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

Reverse time in battle.[2]
In battle, they can reverse time itself.[3]

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.

Side winders can also use it in battle.