Magic Knife

The divine dagger is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. It is a simple weapon that can typically be equipped by any character or vocation, making it useful for those who cannot wield heavier weapons. Later games in the series gave the dagger the ability to deal increased damage against monsters of the undead family.


The divine dagger has had two distinctive designs throughout the series, both with relatively simple designs. The original design has a simple short blade, but a beautiful handle with a red grip, a gold and red crossguard decorated with a small blue gem, and a red heart-shaped pommel decorated with gold edges and another small blue gem. Starting with Dragon Quest IX, the divine dagger is an upgraded version of the bronze knife and simply has a recolored blade. In Dragon Quest XI, the divine dagger is now a light purple-silver color with gold on the pommel and crossguard and various runes carved into the blade.


Dragon Quest II

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +12. It can be purchased from LeftwyneMoonahan, and Rippleport for 200 gold and sold for 100. The divine dagger can be equipped by all three characters. It is the only bladed weapon that the Princess of Moonbrooke can equip and is a worthwhile upgrade from the cypress stick.

Dragon Quest III

The divine dagger has the attack bonus of +14. It can be equipped by all classes.

Dragon Quest IV Remakes

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14. This weapon appears in remakes of the game, replacing the Thorn Whip.

Dragon Quest VII

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14 and a style bonus of +7, however it actually decreases Ruff's attack by 7 when he equips it. It can be equipped by all characters and can be purchased in L'Arca in the present for 200 gold. One can be found in the Burnmont. Divine daggers can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest inn.

Dragon Quest IX



Dragon Quest IX
Location Info
Coffinwell buy
Stornway buy
Alchemy Recipe: Bronze knife x 1 + Holy water x 3

Equipping characters


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Dragon Quest XI

The divine dagger has an attack bonus of +14 and can reach a maximum of +20 if refined using the Fun-Size Forge. It can be equipped by Erik and Sylvando and one is carried by Sylvando in his inventory when he joins the party. Once again, the dagger deals 20% more damage to monsters of the undead family. It can also be made using the Fun-Size Forge and is one of the recipes known by default.

Recipe: Copper oreFresh water

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Other languages

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French Dague divine
German Himmelsdolch (IV)
Göttlicher dolch
Spanish Daga divina
Italian Daga divina
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