Sword breaker

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Sword breaker
SwordBreaker.png
Japanese ソードブレイカー
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VIII onwards
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
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.

Appearances[edit]

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.

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

 Sword breaker
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Attack +74
Equipable by Mages, Thieves, Warriors, Omnivocational master
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
For sale in Upover

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]

 Sword breaker
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack
(forge buffs)
+142
(+148, +155, +162)
Blunt chance
(forge buffs)
+8%
(+8%, +10%, +10%)
Recipe Silver ore x2, Gold ore x2, Twisted talons x2
Found Sold in Phnom Nonh
Equipable by Erik, Sylvando
Buy Price 5,500
Sell Price 2,750
Flavor text A nifty little knife whose serrated edge can seriously impede enemies' attack power

The recipe book for the sword breaker is the Knick-Knacks for Nifty Nickers, which is found in a Phnom Nonh treasure chest.

Etymology[edit]

The sword breaker refers to a class of 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.