Sword of ruin

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Sword of ruin
DQII Sword of Destruction.png
Kana はかいのつるぎ
Old localizations Sword of ruin
Sword of destruction
Devil sword
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest Builders
Buy for 45,000 Gold
Sell for various, see article
Effect Randomly paralyzes wielder

The sword of ruin is a powerful sword in the Dragon Quest series. It is frequently one of the most powerful weapons in the game, if not the most powerful, yet that power comes at a price as the sword is cursed... If equipped, the wielder will occasionally become paralyzed for a turn in battle. The sword features an unusual design of bones and skulls and has an axe head at the tip of the blade.


Dragon Quest II[edit]

The sword of ruin has an attack bonus of +105 (+93 in the NES version), the single highest bonus in the game. It could only be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall in the NES version, but in the remakes, the Prince of Cannock can equip it, as well. It can be dropped by both Giganteses and Green dragons and can be sold for 11,250 gold.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The sword of ruin has an attack bonus of +105 and has a 3/64 (4.7%) chance to inflict a critical hit at the cost of a 25% chance of being Paralyzed for one turn . It can only be equipped by the Hero and Warriors. In the NES version, it can be purchased from Rimuldar for 45,000 gold. In all other versions, it can be found in the Craggy Cave. It can also be dropped by the Bones of Baramos at a rate of 1/256. It may be sold for 33,750 gold.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The sword of ruin has an attack bonus of +110. It can only be equipped by the Hero and Aishe. In the PS1 version, it can be purchased from the Grand Slum final evolution of the Immigrant Town for 45,000 gold and sold for 22,500 gold. Swords of ruin can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at Buccanham's Casino.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

It has an attack bonus of +50. Part of a set of cursed equipment, which in turn if you collect them all will complete a secret challenge in the final chapter of the game (alongside Thanatos shield and Wailer´s mail which can be found in the same dungeon) In order to complete the challenge you only ned to find them (it isn't needed to equip them)

"An unwieldy weapon with a strange and sinister shape. Attack+50. It emits an ominous aura..."


Armour made of manifest malice.[1]



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