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The Deathbringer's Citadel is a location in Dragon Quest Swords.


After manipulating the Hero into destroying the Rorrim Mask, his fatal weakness, and leaving the Mirror World, Xiphos the Deathbringer floods much of the Galantyne Glades with lava. This creates the Red Sea, out of which he raises his new lair.

Golok guards the entrance of the citadel.

As the final dungeon in the game, the Deathbringer's Citadel is exceptionally long and features some of the most difficult enemies, including some who originally appeared as bosses. After navigating the outside of the castle, which loops them around several smaller structures, the party enters a mystical plane (perhaps the Mirror World) through the mouth of a demonic bust. After managing to traverse a narrow, treacherous path filled with very strong enemies and its own boss, the party reaches Xiphos's throne room and engages him in battle.


There are 20 searchable locations within this stage.

Item Location
? First treasure chest
? Second treasure chest
? Third treasure chest
? Fourth treasure chest
? Fifth treasure chest

Level rewards[]

For more information, see Level scoring in Dragon Quest Swords


  • After completing the stage for the first time or losing to Xiphos once, the player has the option of starting from the beginning or from Xiphos' throne room.
  • The bonus item for getting a Rank X on this stage is a single Orichalcum.

Other languages[]

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German Zitadelle des Todbringers
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
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