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Japanese ゾンビキラー
Romaji zonbi kira
Old localizations Zombie slasher
Zombie sword
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Bonus damage to the undead

The Zombiesbane is a powerful sword in the Dragon Quest series. True to name, it deals 50% more damage to creatures from the zombie family in most instances. In games that feature alchemy, it can often be upgraded into the more powerful Zombie slayer.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The zombiesbane has an attack bonus of +67. It can be equipped by the Hero, Warriors, Priests, Merchants, and Sages. It can be bought in Manoza for 9,800 gold coins and sold for 7,350 gold coins.

Contrary to later appearances, the sword does not actually deal bonus damage to the undead; instead, the extra damage is based on the target's vulnerability to the Poof spell. When the decision to attack has been made and base damage has been calculated, the game will then check the foe's resistance to the spell and run a simulation without the player knowing. If the spell were to hit had it been cast by the player, the enemy would take 16~32 more damage.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The Zombiesbane has an attack bonus of +80 and deals 50% more damage to rotting foes. It cannot be purchased until generation 3 though, at the new Whealbrook shop for 11,500 gold. V codified the bonus effect of the weapon, becoming standard until VIII.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The zombiesbane increases attack by +80 and style by +5, with the fashion forge upgrading it to +62. Carver, Amos, Terry, and Goowain can equip the sword and it can be purchased in Sorceria, Felonia, Turnscote the lower Weaver's Peak, and Despairia for 18,000.

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

The zombiesbane has an attack bonus of +75 and a style bonus of +5. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. It can be purchased from the Divine Shrine, Burnmont after the events at the Cathedral of Light, and the Sea Dragon for 15,000 gold and can be sold for 7,500.

Zombiesbanes can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest in the present. It is the most powerful weapon the Hero can equip after the events at Alltrades Abbey.

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

The zombiesbane has an attack bonus of +54, and deals 30% more damage to corpses and the like. It can be upgraded into a zombie slayer and can be equipped by the Hero and Jessica, once her knife skill tree lets her use swords.

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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A blessed blade custom-made for putting undead monsters back in the ground
Stats with forge buffs
Attack +54/58/62/66
+20% damage t he undead
Price Location
6,300/3,150 Sold in Sniflheim
Forging difficulty
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The zombiesbane is also found in a chest in Nautica.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker[edit]

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