Soldier's sword

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Soldier's sword
Japanese 兵士の剣
Romaji Heishi no ken
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Rivals
Effect Increases the wielder's Attack.

The Soldier's sword is a weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is a simple sword wielded by castle guards that is only marginally better than the plain old Copper sword.


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

The soldier's sword is the Hero's starting weapon and can only be equipped by him. It has an attack bonus of +8 and can be sold for 75 Gold Coins. It cannot be purchased anywhere, but it can be dropped by Skeletons and Lethal armours.

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

Soldier's sword DQIX Logo.png
Soldier's sword IX artwork.png
A simple sword supplied to low-ranking castle custodians.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Attack +13 IXwarrioricon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXminstrelicon.pngIXgladiatoricon.pngIXarmamentalisticon.png
Omnivocational Swordmaster
Upgrades into Warrior's sword.
Price Location
240/120 Buy in Angel Falls and Stornway.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Wooper troopers and Earthenwarriors.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Soldier's sword xi icon.png  Soldier's sword
(forge buffs)
(+13, +16, +22)
Parry chance +2%
Rarity F
Difficulty 0.5
Found Erik joins the party with this in his possession.
164 chance of being dropped by Skullriders.
Equipable by Hero, Erik, Sylvando, Hendrik
Class Sword
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 75
Flavor text A basic sword issued to entry-level grunts and guardsmen.


A cheap sword of the kind used by low-ranking palace guardsmen.[1]
A simple sword supplied to low-ranking castle custodians.[2]
A basic sword issued to entry-level grunts and guardsmen.[3]



  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Cell phone, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Nintendo DS version.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.