Wizardly whip

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Wizardly whip
DQVIII Wizardly whip.png
Japanese カルベロビュート
Romaji Karubero byūto
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key
Effect Inflicts damage to a single group of enemies.
Deals extra damage to elementals. (VIII and X only)

The wizardly whip is a recurring Whip in the Dragon Quest series. It is a powerful weapon capable of attacking a group of enemies, just like most whips, and in some entries it deals increased damage to monsters of the Elemental family.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The wizardly whip has an Attack bonus of +97 and a Style bonus of +45. It can be equipped by Ashlynn and all of the Slime companions, except Goowain. It can be found after battling a Perky pelican or bought in Sorceria for 13,000 Gold Coins and sold for 10,500.

The style bonus can be raised to +70 at the Fashion Forge.

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

The wizardly whip has an attack bonus of +115 and a style bonus of +52. Maribel and Aishe can equip it as long as they are level 30. It is available as a special DLC item in the 3DS version after beating the Whipping Up a Frenzy tablet.

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

In the 3DS Version, the wizardly whip has an attack bonus of +68 and deals increased damage against Elemental family monsters. It can only be equipped by Jessica and Red as long as they are at least level 30. The whip can be sold for 36,000 gold, but it is not recommended to do so as only one can be acquired in the game.

The wizardly whip was available through a special promotion for Japanese players that visited the real world Luida's Bar restaurant between August 29th, 2015 and September 30th, 2015, eventually becoming available for all players from November 4, 2015 and November 17, 2015. It was also available for international players for a short time in 2017, but after 2018, all DLC items for the 3DS Version became unavailable.

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

DQIX wizardly whip.png Wizardly whip DQIX Logo.png
Wizardly whip IX artwork.png
A well-known whip derived from a dim and distant city of doom.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★★☆☆ Attack +100
Style +70
Price Location
44,000 / 22,000 1% chance of finding in a Rank 8 treasure chest.
Could only be purchased from the DQVC during the Rare Weapon Fayre or Armsageddon Sale.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest X[edit]

The wizardly whip has an attack bonus of +48, a style bonus of +13, a maximum MP bonus of +10, and increases the wielder's weight by 11. It has an equipment level of 50 and inflicts an extra 10% damage against monsters of the Elemental family. The whip can be equipped by Thieves, Mages, Luminaries, Monster Masters, and Fortune Tellers. It can only be crafted with weaponsmithing.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2[edit]

The wizardly whip has an attack bonus of +76 and is the strongest whip in the game, being capable of damaging all enemies in battle when attacking. It could only be received as a prize from competing in Wi-Fi Tournaments.


A whip that really whacks elementals where it hurts.[1]
A well-known whip derived from a dim and distant city of doom.[2]


  • The wizardly whip's Japanese name, Calbero bute, is named after Calberona, the Japanese name for the city of Sorceria. Although it has made appearances in other games, it has maintained the same name and is even referenced in the flavor text for the whip in IX. The word "bute" is believed to be a reference to the Red Bute, a whip that is wielded by the Akaranger Tsuyoshi Kaijo from the Japanese live-action Super Sentai series, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. Bute has appeared in the name of whips in other Japanese video games, such as Final Fantasy.



  1. Nintendo 3DS version.
  2. Nintendo DS version.