Thousand-fold katana

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Thousand-fold katana
Japanese 名刀 斬鉄丸
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Heroes II (Switch)
Dragon Quest Walk
Effect Occasionally saps target

The Thousand-fold katana is an exotic one-handed sword that is so sharp that it can strip a foe of his defences on the spot.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

 Thousand fold katana
Rarity ★★★★★
(forge buffs)
(+143, +150, +158,)
Equipable by Erik
Found Event reward in Hotto, third act
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text A shockingly sharp sword that can seriously eat into an enemy's defence with each and every strike
Notes 8% chance to Sap target

The katana is given to the player in Mt. Huji by Ryu after being cured of his Tatsunaga curse. In order to do so, the player must retrieve some Lumen essence from the The Eerie Valley section of the Disciple's Trial, which is itself part of Drustan’s Labyrinth. Players will need to purify Ryu in order to receive the Crucible key from his mother, Miko, which is necessary to create the Sword of Light. As such, players can get two excellent swords in quick succession.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the game, the katana is one of Ragnar McRyan's exclusive weapons. The attack boost is +122, and it has a low chance to sap any monster it slices.

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]


  • The katana's English name comes from the history of Japanese blacksmiths needing to strike their work several times while it is molten in order to drive out any impurities in the metal being used to create a sword. The more times the metal was struck, the fewer impurities remained and thus it maintained a higher quality.