Wizard's staff

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Wizard's staff
Japanese まどうしのつえ
Old localizations Wizard wand
Wizard's wand
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Buy for Varies, see article
Sell for varies, see article
Effect Casts Sizz or Frizz when used as a tool in battle.
A staff that throws fire at foes if used as an item in battle.
--In-game description from Dragon Quest IX.

The wizard's staff is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. When used as a tool in battle, it casts Frizz on an enemy. It is usually the first wand that the player can find.


This staff's design has changed little over the years. It is a gnarled wooden staff long enough to be held with two hands and topped with a red crystal orb that is held with a gnarled claw. In earlier games in the series, the end of the staff had a metal tip and a smaller blue orb at the bottom end. Starting with Dragon Quest VII, the wizard's staff no longer had the orb at the bottom and the design has stayed the same since then. It also become reclassified as a heavy wand starting with Dragon Quest X.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

The wizard's staff has an attack bonus of +27 (+8 in the NES version). It can be equipped by all three characters. In this game, the wizard's staff actually casts Sizz, which was still a single-target spell. It can be purchased from Rippleport, Tantegel, Slewse and Beran for 2,500 Gold Coins (4,000 in the smartphone remakes) or won by playing Tombola and getting 3 Moons in a row. It can be sold for 1,875 Gold Coins in the NES version and 3,000 in the smartphone remakes.

A staff imbued with the mysteries of magic.[1]

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The wizard's staff has an attack bonus of +15. It can only be equipped by Mages and Sages. It can be purchased from Norvik for 1,500 gold.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The wizard's staff has an attack bonus of +15 and a style bonus of +11. It can only be equipped by Maribel and Sir Mervyn. It can be purchased from Alltrades Abbey in the past for 1,500 gold and sold for 750 gold. Wizard's staffs can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest inn.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The wizard's staff has an attack bonus of +15. It can be equipped by Jessica and Angelo. It can be purchased from Simpleton and Ascantha for 1,300 gold. The wizard's staff can be upgraded using the Alchemy Pot into either the magma staff by combining it with a rockbomb shard or the staff of antimagic by combining it with a rune staff.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX wizards staff.png  Wizard's staff  (DS)
Attack +7
MP Absorption Rate 1.5%
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Found Sold in Stornway and Coffinwell.
Dropped by Magi at 164 and rarely dropped by Blinksters at 1128.
Equipable by Priest, Mage, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Omnivocational Wandmaster
Buy Price 840
Sell Price 420
Flavor text A staff that throws fire at foes if used as an item in battle.
Notes Casts Frizz on a single enemy in battle.
Upgrades into Staff of sentencing.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

 Wizard's staff
(forge buffs)
(+18, +19 ,+20)
Magical Might
(forge buffs)
(+17, +18, +19)
Magical Mending
(forge buffs)
(+8, +8, +9)
MP Absorption +8
Recipe Pink pine x2, Warmaline x1, Lamplight x1
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Found Sold in Gondolia.
Equipable by Veronica, Rab
Buy Price 1,300
Sell Price 650
Flavor text A sorcerous staff that can be used to fling fireballs at foes.
Notes Casts Frizz when used in battle.

The forging manual for the wizard's staff, So You Want to Be a Witch, is found on a bookshelf in the Gallopolis inn.



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