Lightning staff
DQVIII - Lightning staff
Japanese name いかづちの杖
Rōmaji Ikadzuchinotsue
Introduced in II

The Lightning staff (also known as the Staff of Thunder or Bolt Staff) is a powerful weapon wielded by spell casters in the Dragon Quest game series.


Dragon Quest II

The Lightning staff is dropped by Wrecktor in the dungeon of Midenhall. When used in combat, the Lightning staff casts Woosh. It is the most powerful weapon the Princess of Moonbrooke can equip. In the NES version, players can continually sell it for money by selling it, then saving & resetting the game and fighting Wrecktor again. The Super Famicom and Game Boy Version only provide one Lightning Staff per game.

Dragon Quest III

The Lightning staff can be found near a well in Persistence. It casts Sizzle when used as an item.

Dragon Quest IV

The Lightning Staff is hidden in the Castle NadiriaBorya and Maya are able to use it. It has an attack bonus of +29, and casts Sizzle when used as a tool in battle. In the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo DS remakes, it can also be found in the Vault of Vrenor in a hidden stairway that's revealed when you search the chest that originally contained the Armlet of Transmutation.

Also in the remakes are the memoirs of Rowand the Wandering Wandsman, which hint to The Staff and it's location.

The Staff is also used by the Hell raiser monsters.

Dragon Quest V

The lightning staff has an attack bonus of +29. It can be picked up in the Faerie Palace.

Dragon Quest VII

The lightning staff is found in Hubble after Hybris is defeated.

Dragon Quest VIII

The lightning staff has an attack bonus of +24 and has the same effect as Zap when used as an item in battle, but can only target one group of enemies. It can also be sold for 2,300 Gold Coins.

Dragon Quest IX


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