Somatic staff

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Somatic staff
DQIV Somatic staff.png
Japanese りりょくのつえ*
Romaji Riryoku no tsue
Old localizations Staff of Force
Force staff
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road II
Dragon Quest Treasures
Dragon Quest Saga: Emblem of Roto
Effect Consumes some of the wielder's MP for each attack performed.

"Ah, there's a fair bit ye could say about this staff, so there is. It turns magic power into physical power, see. 'Tis a grand tool if yer magic's been sealed by a monster or suchlike. "

—Torneko, when he appraises the somatic staff

The Somatic staff is a recurring wand in the Dragon Quest series. It has a high attack power, but drains a small amount of the wielder's MP each time an attack is performed. This makes it ideal to use in places where magic cannot be used or if the spellcaster's magic has been sealed away.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Somatic staff has an Attack bonus of +55 (+65 in remake versions) and can be equipped by Mages, Priests, and Sages. It consumes 3 MP each time an attack is made. In the original NES version, the con man at the equipment shop in Assaram will sell it for 40,000 gold, but can be convinced to reduce the price down to 5,000 gold, while it can be purchased in Theddon for 2,500 gold. It can be sold for 1,875 gold. The staff is the strongest weapon for Mages in all versions except for the GBC version.

  • In remake versions of the game, it can only be purchased from Baharata for 2,500 gold.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The Somatic staff has an Attack bonus of +60 (+55 in the NES Version) and can only be wielded by Borya, Kiryl, Maya, and Meena. Orifiela has this among her equipment. As in the previous game, it consumes 3 MP for each attack made. It can be purchased in Zalenagrad from Chapter 5 onward and Canalot for 2,500 gold and sold for 1,875 gold. The staff can also be dropped by Beleths.

This staff draws on its bearer's MP when used to attack.[1]

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

The Somatic staff has an Attack bonus of +55 and can be equipped by Bianca, Flora, the Hero's daughter, Prestidigitator, Ghost, Hulagan, Old man of the sea, Epipany, Wiz pip, Conkuisitor, and Conkjurer. Once again, it consumes 3 MP each time an attack is made. It can be purchased from Helmunaptra and Lofty Peak for 2,500 gold and sold for 1,250 gold. The staff can also be dropped by Firebirds.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The Somatic staff is Treasure No. 114 in the Weapons category and can be found on the Maneland. Its base value is 500,000 gold.

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A strange staff that converts magical might into physical force.[2]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolBáculo somáticoSpanish for "somatic staff".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBâton somatiqueFrench for "somatic staff/wand".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschSomatischer StabGerman for "somatic rod/staff".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBastone magifisicoItalian for "magiphysical rod/staff".


Related weapons[edit]


  1. Nintendo DS and Mobile versions.
  2. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.