Steel broadsword

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"A sturdy sword made from forged steel."

—Description of the steel broadsword in Dragon Quest VIII

The steel broadsword (also known as steel sword or broadsword) is a recurring sword in the Dragon Quest series. It is often a mid-level sword.

Steel broadsword
Kana はがねのつるぎ
Old localizations Steel broadsword
Steel sword
Found in Dragon Quest I
Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
Buy for 1,500-2,800 gold
Sell for various, see article
Effect varies


The steel broadsword is a standard sword with a long blade forged from steel and a yellow hilt and crossguard. It often marks the turning point from early game weapons to mid-level weapons, being an effective weapon in terms of attack power and gold cost. This sword has appeared in every main entry in the series and even multiple spinoffs, as well.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake of Dragon Quest, it was known as Steel with a symbol of a sword next to it in said version.

Steel broadsword (はがねのつるぎ hagane no tsurugi)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
1500 750 Attack +20
Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
ICON-Hero (Dragon Quest).png Sword ICON-NO-X.png NO
Shop(s) Rimuldar and Cantlin
In-Game Description
Mobile Slices through enemies like a knife through butter.

Dragon Quest II[edit]

The steel broadsword has an attack bonus of +30 and can only be equipped by the Hero. It can be purchased from Moonahan, Rippleport, Tantegel, and Dirkandor for 1,500 gold and sold for 1,125 gold.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The steel broadsword has an attack bonus of +33. It can be equipped by the Hero, Warriors, Martial Artists, and Sages. It can be purchased for 1,300 gold at several locations or one can be obtained by winning the first Treasures n' Trapdoors Track near Romaria.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The steel broadsword has an attack bonus of +40. It can be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar, and Psaro. It can be bought in Ballymoral, Porthtrunnel, Mintos, Zalenagrad, and Canalot for 2000 gold coins.

In Chapter 3, after opening his own shop, Torneko can obtain 60,000 Gold Coins by giving Endor soldiers a total of 6 steel broadswords and 6 pieces of iron armour.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The steel broadsword has an attack bonus of +33. The Hero,his son, Harry, and Tuppence can equip it. It can be bought for 2000 gold coins in Coburg, Lodestar Harbour, Zoomingale, Mostroferrato, and Stockenbarrel.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

In this game, the steel broadsword has an attack bonus of +33 and a style bonus of +16. The Hero,Carver, Amos, Terry, and Goowain can equip it. Metal slime knights have a 1/64 chance of dropping one. They can also be bought in Alltrades Abbey, Amor, Wellshire, Ghent, and Scrimsley for 2000 gold coins. They can be sold for 1,500 gold coins.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The steel broadsword has an attack bonus of +33 and a style bonus of +16. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Ruff, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. Steel broadswords can be purchased for 2,800 gold at Alltrades Abbey and sold for 1,400 gold. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The steel broadsword has an attack bonus of +35 and can be equipped by the Hero, as well as Jessica and Red, provided they have enough skill points in Swords. It can be purchased in Ascantha and Pickham for 2,000 gold and sold for 1,000 gold.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

 Steel broadsword  (DS)
Equipment Class Weapon (Sword)
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +45
Found Crafted from iron broadsword + iron ore + lava lump
Recipe N/A
Classes Warrior, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Armamentalist, Omnivocational Swordmaster
Equipment Class
Equipable by
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 1,900
Flavor text A fully fledged fighting blade forged from steel.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

Steel broadswords have an attack bonus of +30. They are described in game as "A sturdy sword forged from steel". It can be bought from the Lethal Weapons Armoury as well as the vending machine on Celeste Isle for 1,600 gold coins.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

This weapon is made by tempering the Copper Sword with 2 Monsterbone and 1 Iron Ore. After this sword is tempered into a derivate sword, it becomes available to buy normally in the weapon shop for 750g. This sword also teaches the hero the Multistrike Master Stroke.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The steel broadsword increases the Builder's attack by +64, it can be crafted with 3 steel ingots at an anvil.


Equipment Class
Equipable by
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Location Info
Castle Avalonia Tempered at armor shop (500g)
(later) Sold at armor shop (750g)

Equipping characters[edit]




Slices through enemies like a knife through butter.[1]



  1. Mobile, Android and iOS version