Fans are a recurring weapon type in the Dragon Quest game series and are most commonly associated with the Minstrel, Luminary, and Dancer vocations.

As a distinct category, Fans are typically mid-to-high range weapons for less melee-oriented characters, such as Maya Mahabala. Though there were originally only three individual fans in the series, the release of Dragon Quest IX has bolstered the stock by a considerable amount, and introduced several elements that distinguish a fan from it's peers.


Dragon Quest III

  • Slapstick (remake versions only)

Dragon Quest IV

Dragon Quest VI

Dragon Quest VII

Dragon Quest VIII

Fans appear in the 3DS version as one of the weapons that Red can equip and the only type that are unique to her. She joins the party with an iron fan equipped.

Dragon Quest IX

Fans may be equipped by Minstrels, Luminaries and Martial Artists by default, as well as anyone who has mastered the skill tree.

All fans deal 10% more damage to Aquatic enemies.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below

Fans are the main weapon of Maya, dual wielding them and utilizing them in her flamboyant attacks.

  • Fans fatale
  • Iron fans
  • Peafowl fans
  • Stellar fans
  • Fancy fans
  • Lunar fans
  • Solar fans
  • Frond fans
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