Steel broadsword

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Steel broadsword
Japanese はがねのつるぎ
Romaji Hagane no tsurugi
Old localizations Steel broadsword
Broad Sword
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
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest Rivals
Dragon Quest Walk
Effect varies

The Steel broadsword is a recurring sword in the Dragon Quest series. It is often the first mid-level sword the player can obtain.


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
1,500 750 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: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[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 Coins and sold for 1,125.

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

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Steel broadsword has an Attack bonus of +33. It can be equipped by The Hero, Warriors, Martial Artists, and Sages. However, it actually decreases a Martial Artists's attack by 16. It can be purchased for 1,300 gold coins (1,500 gold in the original NES version) at several locations or one can be obtained by winning the first Treasures n' Trapdoors Track near Romaria.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[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 2,000 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: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[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 2,000 Gold Coins in Coburg, Lodestar Harbour, Zoomingale, Mostroferrato, and Stockenbarrel.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[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, and can be sold for 1,500.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[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. Equipping the sword will actually decrease Ruff's attack by 16, though. Sir Mervyn joins the party with one equipped. Steel broadswords can be purchased for 2,800 gold coins at Alltrades Abbey and sold for 1,400. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[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 Coins and sold for 1,000.

A sturdy sword made from forged steel.[2]

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

For the first time in the series, the steel broadsword cannot be purchased from any shop. It can be made by upgrading an iron broadsword in the Krak Pot and can be upgraded even further.

DQIX Steel broadsword.png  Steel broadsword  (DS)
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +45
Equipable by Warrior, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Armamentalist, Omnivocational Swordmaster
Recipe Iron broadsword + Iron ore + Lava lump
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 1,900
Flavor text A fully fledged fighting blade forged from steel.
Notes Upgrades into Gigasteel broadsword.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Steel broadsword DQXI Logo EN.png
Steel broadsword xi icon.png
A sword forged from tempered steel that any warrior worth his salt will know like the back of his hand
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +35/37/40/43
Price Location
2,000/1,000 Sold in Octagonia & Puerto Valor
Forging difficulty
Silver ore x2, Iron ore x1, Blue eye x1
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

The recipe guide for the sword is the Smithing with Steel book, which is found in the Warrior's Rest Inn.

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 750 Gold Coins. This sword also teaches the hero the Multistrike Master Stroke and increases his attack by +25.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

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. The recipe is learned at level 21.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]



  1. Mobile, Android and iOS version
  2. PS2 and 3DS version