Where to find the Icicle Dirk in Dragon Quest IV
Where to find the Icicle Dirk in Dragon Quest IV
ItemIcicle Dirk
Stats+75 ATK, can cast Crackle
LocationLakanaba

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 be found or bought anywhere else in the game. It’s recommended to get it as soon as you obtain the Ultimate Key from the queen of Femiscyra, as it can be outdated by better weapons if you get it much later in the game.

Getting the Ultimate Key

After you reach Femiscyra, go to the eastern room. You’ll see two drawers and a person looking at one of them. Talk to him and he’ll escape with a stolen bronze rosary, with the guards coming and seeing you as the suspect. 

He’ll steal the bronze rosary, putting your party in trouble |  Dragon Quest IV
He’ll steal the bronze rosary, putting your party in trouble

You’ll have to recover the stolen rosary by exiting the castle and heading to the cave surrounded by mountains on the southeast.

The cave is on this corner of the map (1) | Dragon Quest IV
The cave is on this corner of the map (2) | Dragon Quest IV
The cave is on this corner of the map

Fight the thief at the end of this dungeon to get back the Rosary. The queen will reward you with the Ultimate Key. You can open all doors in the game now!

The queen of Femiscyra will grant you the Ultimate Key after this | Dragon Quest IV
The queen of Femiscyra will grant you the Ultimate Key after this

Note: doing this quest will also grant you access to the treasury of Femiscyra, where you’ll find the Zenithian Shield. You’ll need four pieces of Zenithian Gear to progress the story.

Finding the Icicle Dirk

Now that you have the Ultimate Key, you have to go to Lakanaba, which you probably remember as the starting town of Torneko in Chapter 4. If you haven’t reached the town yet in this chapter, Zoom to Ballymoral and walk north or go to the western shore and sail north.

Head this way to quickly reach Lakanaba (1) | Dragon Quest IV
Head this way to quickly reach Lakanaba (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Head this way to quickly reach Lakanaba

Once you’re in town, head to the weapons shop where Torneko used to work. In the basement there’s a locked room. Open it with your Ultimate Key to find three chests with Seed of Strength, a Chain Sickle and the Icicle Dirk.

The Icicle Dirk’s location (1) | Dragon Quest IV
The Icicle Dirk’s location (2) | Dragon Quest IV
The Icicle Dirk’s location (3) | Dragon Quest IV
The Icicle Dirk’s location

And that’s it! This weapon can be equipped by both the Hero and Ragnar, and at this point in the game it’s a great choice for either. It’s more recommended for Ragnar tho, as the weapon can be used to cast Crackle, allowing a character with no magic skills to have some spellcasting choices to do area damage on enemies.