Boomerangs are a recurring weapon family in the Dragon Quest games famous for their ability to target all enemies on screen at once. Though the damage will decrease significantly for every enemy struck, many players still keep one in the item inventory of their melee characters to help with crowd control. Similarly to whips, boomerangs can only critical on the first enemy.

Typically, the damage calculation is that the second enemy struck will take 80% of the initial damage, the third 60%, the fourth 40%, and the rest 20%.


Dragon Quest III

Though not present in the original 8-bit version, three boomerangs have been added to the remake and its subsequent ports.

Dragon Quest IV

A single boomerang was included in the original 8-bit version, but has been replaced with the hunter's bow in all remakes.

Dragon Quest V

Dragon Quest VI

Dragon Quest VII

Dragon Quest VIII

Boomerangs are one of the three weapon families the Hero and Morrie can equip. Due to the base power of offensive spells being much lower than in other games, as well as the fact that both characters have slow Wisdom growth, many players like to invest a handful of points into the skill tree to give either character more utility in a mob fight. Initial critical hit ratio is 1/64, growing to 1/32 when enough skill points are accumulated.

Dragon Quest IX

Rangers, Luminaries, and Sages can equip boomerangs and fill out the skill tree. Many of the following weapons are made through the Alchemy pot

Dragon Quest XI

Boomerangs are one of Erik's three weapon choices. Unlike past games, boomerangs now suffer an accuracy penalty with each extra hit--the exact rates are currently unknown, but can be offset with the precision bonuses available in the skill panel. Purchasing all three bonuses, for a total of 29 points, will raise the accuracy of the second hit onwards by 20%.

  • The first hit from a boomerang is calculated normally, having perfect accuracy before a monster's evasion or the Dazzle spell is applied.
  • Birchwood boomerang
  • Boomerang
  • Crucerang
  • Edged boomerang
  • Soarin' steel
  • Winter's wing
  • Magic circle
  • Star cross
  • Metal goomerang
  • Pentarang
  • Flametang boomerang
  • Liquid metal goomerang
  • Banefire boomerang
  • Dark star
  • Hunter's moon
  • Metal king goomerang
  • Meteorang
  • Asterang
  • Stellarang
  • Galaxarang
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