Sword breaker

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Sword breaker
Kana 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 None

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[edit]

The sword breaker has an attack bonus of +56, and costs 5,500 at Arcadia weapon shops.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

 Sword breaker  (DS)
Attack +74
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Equipment Class Knife
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[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.