Sword of shadows

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Sword of shadows
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Japanese 魔王の剣
Romaji Maō no ken
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest XI
Effect Breaks Jasper's barrier.

The Sword of shadows is a Greatsword in Dragon Quest XI. It is only accessible in the post-game and is needed to progress. It was created after Mordegon corrupted the original Sword of Light, and participates in the final battle against the sorcerer as Mordragon's Tail.


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

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The Luminary's own great weapon warped into a foul form by Mordegon's malevolent magics
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +196
Parry chance +3%
Deals 254~278 Darkness damage to one enemy
Price Location
N/A Unmissable
Forging difficulty
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The Sword is needed to progress further in the post-game, as it is the only weapon that can break Jasper's barrier during his fight with in the Heart of Yggdrasil. After this fight, however, the Sword breaks permanently.


  • The has the same attack stat as the Supreme Sword of Light. This can possibly be due to the Supreme Sword of Light being strengthened by holy power, while the Sword of Shadows is strengthened by darkness.
  • Many characters comment on its unsettling appearance, referencing how it is much more fitting for a villain rather than a Hero.