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An oaken club (or simply club) is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. Highly primitive, it is not very damaging and is often one of the first weapons found in the game.
The oaken club is a primitive weapon that appears to have been carved roughly out of a tree trunk and has cloth wrapped around the handle for ease of use. In the instruction manuals for the Famicom versions of the original Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest II, the oaken club was depicted as having numerous nails sticking out of it. They appear to be the favored weapons of many monsters, such as Trolls and Cyclopes.
The oaken club has an attack bonus of +8. It can be bought for 60 gold in Leftwyne. The Hero and the Prince of Cannock can equip it, and the Prince joins the party with one equipped. Its in-game description is "Not much better than the bamboo stick."
The oaken club has an attack bonus of +7. However, if equipped by a martial artist, it actually decreases their attack by 3. It can be equipped by the Hero, warriors, martial artists, priests, merchants, gadabouts, and sages. The King of Aliahan gives the Hero two oaken clubs at the start of their journey, but they can also be purchased at Aliahan and Persistance for 30 gold and sold for 22 gold. They can also be dropped by Trolls.
The oaken club has an attack bonus of +8 and a style bonus of +5. They can be bought for 110 gold at Ballymolloy in the past and sold for 55 gold. The Hero, Kiefer, Ruff, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe can equip it. They can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.
The oaken club has an attack bonus of +7. It can be upgraded into an Ace of Clubs, and is the first hammer available to the player, appearing well before the option to use hammer-wielding classes (Gladiator and Paladin) are available for use. They are commonly dropped by Hammerhoods and Trolls. They cannot be bought, but can be sold for 70 coins each. As with any hammer, any class can equip them with the Omnivocational Hammermaster skill.
The oaken club has an attack bonus of +3. It can be bought for 90 gold in the Infant Isle shop and sold for 45 gold. They are also dropped by Gigantes. Its in game description is "A durable club carved from solid oak."
The oaken club is a Malroth-exclusive weapon and is the very first weapon the Hero (Dragon Quest Builders 2) builds for him. Even after giving him a better weapon, Malroth will hold on the Oaken Club as a memento.