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DQ Torch.png
Kana たいまつ
Old localizations
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest V
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Effect Lights up dark areas.

The torch is an item used to light up dark dungeons. It is used multiple times in Dragon Quest and one specific time in Dragon Quest V.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Torch (たいまつ taimatsu)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Effect
8 gold 4 gold Used in dungeons to light them up. Only illuminates tiles adjacent to the player, but its effect lasts until the player exits the dungeon. In the remakes* it can be used as a tool in battle, and will deal 4 ~ 6 damage to an enemy.
Can Be Used Outside Of Battle? Can Be Used In Battle?
Shop(s) Brecconary, Garinham, Kol, Cantlin
Location(s) King's chamber in Tantegel
In-Game Description
Mobile Lights up the darkness of dungeons.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The torch is a plot item that lights up a dark floor in Uptaten Towers.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Though torches are not used in the game as items, one is needed during a puzzle in the Shrine of Mysteries to light 9 braziers up with the right combination of red and blue flames. This puzzle, though, is only present in the Sony PlayStation Version.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

Though torches are not used in the game as items, they are shown to be held by the characters while in a cavern during gameplay or cutscenes.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

(In-game description} - "A burning branch fuelled with flammable fluid. Light source. +10 points base level EXP." - Made from a broken branch and blue goo.

Captain N: The Game Master[edit]

Princess Lana uses a torch for herself, along with Kevin Keene/Captain and Duke to make it through the Cave of The Axe knight.


Lights up the darkness of dungeons.[1]
This holy light will illuminate the darkness.[2]



  1. Mobile version
  2. Nintendo DS version