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For the video game, see Dragon Quest Swords.
For the two-handed weapon type, see Greatswords (weapon type).
For the dual wielded weapon type, see Twin swords (weapon type).

Swords are a recurring type of one-handed weapon, appearing in every installment of the Dragon Quest franchise. This weapon is favored by heroes, warriors, gladiators, armamentalists, etc., and is even favored by many enemies such as the legendary Estark.

Since swords are often associated with legendary heroes, there are many notable swords in the series such as Erdrick's sword, Zenithian sword, Falcon blade, and the Hypernova sword.

A subset of one-handed Swords are the Rapiers, less-bulky blades preferred by the more refined warriors.

Being one-handed weapons, a Shield is usually paired with a Sword but, when present, the skill Dual Wielding makes it possible to equip two Swords, either identical or not, in both hands; however, when the skill is not present, sometimes there is a seldomly seen weapon type to substitute it, the Twin swords, which are swords specifically designed to be wielded in pairs.

On the other side of the spectrum, there are the Greatswords, which are instead big and heavy blades that require two hands in order to be wielded.

Appearances[]

Dragon Quest[]

The Hero can equip some swords found in Alefgard; the strongest weapon is the ancestral blade.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest II[]

Both the Prince of Midenhall and the Prince of Cannock can equip Swords, though the former has a larger selection to choose from.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest III[]

The Hero, Warriors, and Merchants can use various swords. Priests and Sages can use some swords as well, but not as many as other classes.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest IV[]

The Hero, Ragnar, Torneko, Kiryl, Meena, and Psaro can use various swords. However Kiryl and Meena are much more restricted.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest V[]

The Hero, his son, Debora, Sancho, Tuppence, and numerous monster companions such as Slime Knight can use various swords. Compared to previous games though, the selection is spread out, and some blades can only be used by certain monster companions.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest VI[]

The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, and various monsters can use swords.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest VII[]

The Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe can use various swords. Sir Mervyn can use swords as well, but is more restricted.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest VIII[]

Both the Hero and Angelo can wield Swords. While there is some overlap, there are some slight differences in their skill sets, and some swords are restricted to either the Hero or Angelo: the Hero (and later Jessica and Red) mostly use broadswords and longswords, while Angelo uses Rapier-types.

Once Jessica raises her Knife skill to 30 points, she can start equipping some of the available swords as well. Red is able to do the same once she invests 59 skill points into her own Knife skill.

List of Swords:

Dragon Quest IX[]

Swords can be used by the warrior, thief, minstrel, gladiator, and armamentalist vocations. However, once a character fully masters the Sword skill, they can freely use swords with any vocation.

All swords will deal 10% more damage to monsters in the Dragon family. This damage does not stack with the Dragon Slash skill

Dragon Quest X[]

Dragon Quest XI[]

Swords can be equipped by the Luminary, Erik, Sylvando, and Hendrik, and all of them can learn the Dual Wielding Skill; Sylvando is however, the only party member capable to equip the Rapier-type Swords.

Dragon Quest Builders[]

Dragon Quest Builders 2[]

Dragon Quest Heroes[]

Luceus, Aurora, and Terry use swords as their main weapons. The former two share a mostly identical list, but the wanderer in blue has a selection all too himself Aurora & Luceus:

Terry's swords:

Torneko's Great Adventure[]

Dragon Quest Swords[]

Other languages[]

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French
German Schwerter
Spanish
Italian Spade (plural of "Spada")
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