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Old localizations Giant hammer
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect None

The sledgehammer is a recurring club in the Dragon Quest series. This heavy mid-level weapon is usually reserved for warriors and other physically powerful characters.


The sledgehammer has had a few different designs over the years. Its original design is a maul with a large, rectangular head with five sharp spikes and a handle long enough for the hammer to be wielded in two hands. The handle has a grip at the base and a blue and bronze section near the top attached to the head. When the hammer reappeared in Dragon Quest VII, the sledgehammer was now short enough to be wielded with one hand, had a brown leather grip on its handle, and had more spikes on the head and the handle. In Dragon Quest VIII, the hammer's design had changed completely. Once again, the sledgehammer could be wielded in one hand. The head has an unusual bell-like shape and has many spikes decorating it. The handle has a blue grip and gold edges decorate the head and the edges of the hammer's grip. Both Dragon Quest IX and X returned to the design featured in the seventh game.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

The sledgehammer has an attack bonus of +40 (+35 in the NES version). It can only be equipped by the Hero. It can be purchased in Dirkandor, Tantegel, and Beran for 4,000 gold and sold for 3,000 gold.

Strictly for the extremely strong.[1]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The sledgehammer has an attack bonus of +55. It can only be equipped by Warriors and can be purchased in Lanson for 6,500 gold.

  • In the NES version, the hammer can also be purchased in Theddon, Mur, and Kol.

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

The sledgehammer has an attack bonus of +30. Sold in Lodestar Harbour, Zoomingale, Stockenbarrel, and Gotha for 1,800 gold. The hammer can be equipped by Debora, Sancho, and a few monster companions.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

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

The sledgehammer has an attack bonus of +31 and a style bonus of +6. It can only be equipped by Kiefer and Aishe, can be purchased in Pilgrim's Perdition and El Ciclo in the past and present for 2,100 gold, and sold for 1,050 gold.

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

The sledgehammer has an attack bonus of +33 and can be equipped by Yangus, as well as Morrie in the 3DS version. It can be purchased in Simpleton for 1,700 gold.

Recipe: Giant mallet + Iron helmet + Iron helmet

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

DQIX Sledgehammer.png  Sledgehammer
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +28
Equipable by Gladiator, Paladin, Omnivocational Hammermaster
Found Sold in Port Llaffan
Buy Price 1,300
Sell Price 650
Flavor text A heavyweight hammer with a head of iron.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

The sledgehammer increases the Builder's attack by +29, and is created by mixing two iron ingots at either a forge or furnace.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The sledgehammer increases the Builder's attack by +6, it can be crafted with 3 iron ingots at an anvil. The recipe is unlocked after making a smithy for Magrog in Khrumbul-Dun.


  1. Mobile, Android and iOS version