Dragon Quest

The first game of the Dragon Quest series. Erdrick (or Loto in the GBC Remake) takes on a journey to defeat the Dragonlord, but fails. Years later, his descendant (the Hero) takes up the mantle to save the world from the Dragonlord’s quest for unlimited power and destruction.

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Where to find the Icicle Dirk in Dragon Quest IV

Item Icicle Dirk Stats +75 ATK, can cast Crackle Location Lakanaba The Icicle Dirk (also known as Ice Blade or Icicle Blade in other versions of the game) is a unique weapon found in the weapon shop of Lakanaba, behind a locked door. You’ll need an Ultimate Key to open this door. This sword can’t…

Where to find the Double-Edged Sword in Dragon Quest IV

Item Double-Edged Sword Stats Cursed weapon. +99 ATK, the wielder takes 25% of any physical damage he deals Location Endor You can find the Double-Edged Sword in Endor’s castle, hidden in a secret locked door. You’ll need a Magic Key to find this cursed weapon. It’s recommended to get it as soon as you get…

Where to find Hela’s Hammer in Dragon Quest IV

Item Hela’s Hammer Stats Cursed weapon. +70 ATK, 37.5% Accuracy, every hit is a critical strike Location Colossus You’ll find this cursed weapon on the fourth floor of the Colossus Tower, in the isle of Riverton. This weapon is unique and can’t be found or bought anywhere else in this game. Preparations Finding the Colossus…

Where to find the Glombolero in Dragon Quest IV

Item Tempest Shield Stats +47 DEF, absorbs MP Location Zenithian Tower You’ll find this armor piece on the third floor of the Zenithian Tower. You can’t buy this armor in any shop in the game.  Preparations Finding the Glombolero Once you get the air balloon you’ll be able to travel by air to any place…

How to get the Yggdrasil Leaf in Dragon Quest II

Extremely useful for its ability to revive a fallen ally and necessary towards the end of the game’s story, the island Yggdrasil Leaves can be found on is a destination all Dragon Quest II players should mark on their map. Some Quick Tips for those looking to get these items: Sailing to Yggdrasil Leaf Island…

How to get the Magma Staff in Dragon Quest IV

Item Magma Staff Effect +63 ATK, can cast Zoom, needed to access Femiscyra Location Zamoksva You’ll find the Magma Staff in the treasury of Zamoksva Castle after you defeat Balzack. This item is needed to progress the story and get the Zenithian Shield. Preparations Heading to Zamoksva Castle You’ll find out about the Magma Staff…

Best EXP and Gold Grind in Dragon Quest 1

If you get the Rainbow Drop early enough in the game, you’ll struggle to get through Dragonlord’s Castle while maintaining high HP and MP. In this case you’ll have to grind some levels first.  Note: the EXP and Gold values on this guide are based on the Nintendo Switch Rerelease of Dragon Quest. The values…

How to get the Warrior’s Ring in Dragon Quest 1

You can find the Warrior’s Ring at the end of Craggy Cave (A.K.A. Rock Mountain Cave on the NES release), located to the southwest of Tantegel Castle. If you were grinding some levels to the south of Tantegel at the start of the game, you probably saw the cave on the other side of the…

How to beat the Dragonlord in Dragon Quest 1

You can find the Dragonlord in the final dungeon of the game, the Dragonlord’s Castle west of Rimuldar, after you’ve made the Rainbow Drop.  Here are some tips to prepare you for the final battle: Navigating Dragonlord’s Castle These are the enemies you will find throughout this dungeon: Name HP MP Skills Cosmic Chimaera 73…

How to get the Sunstone and Staff of Rain to make the Rainbow Drop in Dragon Quest 1

The Sunstone (also called Stones of Sunlight in the original Dragon Quest release) and the Staff of Rain are two key items related to the main quest. You’ll find one on Tantegel Castle and the other on a cave west of Kol. Together they make the Rainbow Drop, an item needed to access Dragonlord’s Castle…

How to Get the Mark of Erdrick on Dragon Quest 1

The Mark of Erdrick, also called Erdrick’s Token on the original Dragon Quest Release, or Loto Seal on the GameBoy, is a key item found on the overworld south of Cantlin. You’ll learn about its existence very early in the story, after reading Erdrick’s Tablet but you won’t be told where to find it until…

How to get the Princess’ Pledge in Dragon Quest 1

The Princess’ Pledge, also known as Gwaelin’s Love, or Princess Love, is an optional item acquired by rescuing Princess Gwaelin from the Green Dragon. You can find out about the Princess being kidnapped early in the story, but you’ll be under-leveled and under-equipped to rescue her. We recommend you search for her once you’re at…

How to Get the Faerie Flute and Enter Cantlin in Dragon Quest 1

The Faerie flute is a key item found in the town of Kol. You’ll need it to enter Cantlin and defeat the Stone Golem that guards the town. Here are some tips for this part of the game: Finding the Faerie Flute You’ll become aware of the Faerie Flute’s existence when you’re in Kol, and…

How to Get Erdrick’s Sword in Dragon Quest 1

Weapon Erdrick’s Sword Stats +40 Attack Location Dragonlord’s Castle (Dungeon) You’ll find Erdrick’s Sword in Dragonlord’s Castle. It’s the strongest sword in the game and, although not required to beat the game, is highly recommended if you want to defeat the final boss. Here are some tips on how you should prepare yourself: Accessing Dragonlord’s…

How to get Erdrick’s Armour in Dragon Quest 1

Erdrick’s Armor is found in the abandoned town of Damdara, guarded by a boss monster and is the best armor in the game. It’s an optional armor and isn’t required to complete the game but is highly recommended. Before you attempt to get it, here are some tips to prepare yourself: Heading to Damdara From Tantegel…

How to Get The Lyre of Ire in Dragon Quest 1

The Lyre of Ire (A.K.A. The Silver Harp on the original NES release of Dragon Quest, or the ShinyHarp if you’re playing on the GBC) is an item you need to get in order to complete the game. To find it, you’ll first have to visit Galenholm to access Galen’s Grave. Some tips before entering…

How to get Erdrick’s Sword in Dragon Quest 1

Erdrick’s Sword, one of the strongest swords in the game, is found in Charlock Castle AKA the Dragonlord’s Castle. You can get it before you reach the final boss, the Dragonlord. Preparation Directions Starting inside the castle, head to the wall on the west then follow it north. Then go east and south, ignoring the…