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Coppersword

Copper Sword

The copper sword is a common weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is a fairly weak sword for beginner adventurers, often being one of the first weapons the player can obtain in the game.

Characteristics

The design of the copper sword has changed slightly over the years. In some of the early illustrations, the entire sword was colored red-pink, though it has shifted to ochre in later illustrations. The sword has an uncomplicated design, with some of the early illustrations having a small blue gem in the crossguard, and the blade and hilt are usually all the same color. The sword's blade was quite broad in earlier games, but over time became narrower.

Due to its ease of use, this sword is usable by a variety of different characters and vocations, such as priests and merchants, although martial artists and other barehanded brawlers can actually have their attack decreased if they equip it. In many of the instruction manuals of the games, the copper sword is noted as being better suited for bludgeoning attacks than cutting due to its weight and lack of sharpness.

Appearances

Dragon Quest

Copper swords can be bought at all towns for 180 G. Due to text restrictions in the Gameboy Color remake of Dragon Quest, the Copper Sword was renamed to Copper with a picture of a sword besides it.


Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 180 G Attack +10


Dragon Quest II

The copper sword has an attack bonus of +10. The hero is given one at the beginning of his journey by his father, the King of Midenhall. It can be equipped by the Hero and the Prince of Cannock and is sold in Leftwyne and Cannock for 100 gold.

Dragon Quest II (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 180 G Attack +10


Dragon Quest III

The copper sword has an attack bonus of +12. It can be equipped by the HeroWarriors, Martial Artists, PriestsMerchantsGadabouts, and Sages. The Hero has one equipped at the beginning of the game. It can also be purchased from Aliahan and Reeve for 100 gold and is dropped by Restless armours. If a Martial Artist equips the copper sword, it actually decreases their attack by 6.

Dragon Quest III (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 180 G Attack +12


Dragon Quest IV

The copper sword has an attack bonus of +12. It can be equipped by the HeroRagnarKirylMeenaTorneko, and Psaro. It can be purchased from various weapon shops for 100 gold and is initially equipped by both the Hero and Ragnar.

Dragon Quest IV (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 180 G Attack +12


Dragon Quest V

The copper sword has an attack bonus of +13. It can only be purchased early in Whealbrook and Faerie Lea for 270 gold.

Dragon Quest V (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 270 G Attack +13


Dragon Quest VI

The copper sword still has an attack value of 13.


Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 270 G Attack +13


Dragon Quest VII

The copper sword has an attack bonus of +11 and a style bonus of +9. It can be equipped by the HeroKieferRuffSir Mervyn, and Aishe. It can first be bought at Ballymolloy for 220 gold. If equipped by Ruff, his attack actually decreases by 5. Copper swords can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VII (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 220 G Attack +11


Dragon Quest VIII

The copper sword has an attack bonus of +13. It can be equipped by the Hero and Jessica, provided she has enough skill points to equip swords. It can be purchased in Farebury and Alexandria for 270 gold and one can be found in the Waterfall Cave. Copper swords can also be crafted in the Alchemy Pot.

Recipe: Bronze knife x2

Dragon Quest VIII (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Copper Sword 220 G Attack +13


Dragon Quest IX

Info

The hero will be equipped with a Copper Sword at the outset of the game. Additionally, certain classes will be holding a Copper Sword when recruited at the inn in Stornway.


Locations

Dragon Quest IX
Location Info
Angel Falls buy
Stornway buy
Skeleton (#028) steal/win, rare, 1/128

Equipping characters

Characters


DQ9 Warrior IconThief IconMinstrel IconDQ9GladiatorIconDQ9ArmamentalistIcon


Dragon Quest XI

The copper sword has an attack bonus of +13, reaching a maximum of +20 at +3 rank if refined using the Fun-size forge. It can be equipped by the HeroErikSylvando, and Hendrik. Copper swords can be purchased at Heliodor for 270 gold.

Gallery

Trivia

The copper sword is often the first weapon that a playing character can equip and is the weakest sword in the game.

Other languages

Other languages
French Épée de cuivre
German Kupferschwert
Spanish Espada de cobre
Italian Spada di rame
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