Sword breaker

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Sword breaker
Japanese ソードブレイカー
Romaji Sōdobureikā
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VIII onwards
Effect Has a chance to decrease an enemy's attack power (IX onwards)

The Sword Breaker is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. Outside of it's debut appearance, it has a chance to lower the target's attack power by casting Blunt on them after a slash.


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

The Sword breaker has an attack bonus of +56, and costs 5,500 at Arcadia weapon shops. Only Jessica can equip it in the PS2 version, as well as Red in the 3DS port.

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

 Sword breaker
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +74
Equipable by Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master
Found For sale in Upover
Buy Price 15,500
Sell Price 7,750
Flavor text A stout, serrated blade that weakens enemies' weapons.
Notes 1/8th (12.5%) chance to blunt target

The sword breaker can be upgraded into the Soul breaker by combining it with one Life Bracer and one Spirit Bracer. The new dirk will have an attack bonus of +87, and the same chance to reduce a foe's strength.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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A nifty little knife whose serrated edge can seriously impede enemies' attack power
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +48/51/54/57
+8/8/10/10% chance to Blunt target
Price Location
5,500/2,750 Sold in Phnom Nonh
Forging difficulty
Silver ore x2, Gold ore x2, Twisted talons x2
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The recipe book for the sword breaker is the Knick-Knacks for Nifty Nickers, which is found in a Phnom Nonh treasure chest.


The sword breaker refers to a class of Medieval parrying daggers that is notable for having deep serrations along the shaft of the blade. Though it is unknown if the daggers were indeed capable of breaking swords, the comb-like serrations allowed a man on defense to lock his opponent's weapon in a tight bind.