How to get the Lightning Staff in Dragon Quest IV
Finding the Lightning Staff in Dragon Quest IV
ItemLightning Staff
Effect+29 ATK, can be used to cast Kazap
LocationVault of Vrenor, Psaro’s Castle

There are two lightning staffs in this game. One in a secret room in the Vault of Vrenor, and another one in the last dungeon of Chapter 5.

The first Lightning Staff

First, you’ll need the Ultimate Key for this one. You can get it after helping the queen of Femiscyra.

It’s very likely that during your journey you’ll find parts of a diary written by Rowand talking about this staff’s location. You’ll find pieces of the diary in Bath, Porthrunnel, Mintos, the cave to the west of Aubout du Monde, and Femiscyra. 

You’ll find entries from Rowand’s diary in many towns | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll find entries from Rowand’s diary in many towns

By gathering the clues you’ll find out the staff is in the same cave where you got the Armlet of Transmutation during Chapter 2. Zoom to Vrenor and head there. 

Go south of Vrenor to enter the cave. Go through it in the same way you did during Chapter 2 (it will be much easier this time), and examine the chest that previously had the Armlet of Transmutation. This time it’ll reveal a switch that you can use to access a secret room. Use the Ultimate Key inside this room to open the cell and get the Lightning Staff inside. 

Interact with the empty chest to get inside the room with the Staff of Lightning (1) | Dragon Quest IV
Interact with the empty chest to get inside the room with the Staff of Lightning (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Interact with the empty chest to get inside the room with the Staff of Lightning

The Second Lightning Staff

You’ll find this one much later in the game after you reach Nadiria and defeat the four bosses that block your way into Psaro’s Castle.

Once you get to Psaro’s Castle, walk east and south, avoiding the magic tiles that damage you. Get to the next floor, exit this room and take the path north to get inside the castle again. 

Some indications to the next floor (1) | Dragon Quest IV
Some indications to the next floor (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Some indications to the next floor (3) | Dragon Quest IV
Some indications to the next floor

From here follow the only path you have, and on the first bifurcation go to the stairs in the small room east of you. Exit this room through the south side, then go to the next entrance and step on the elevator. 

Step in this button to bring the elevator down (1) | Dragon Quest IV
Step in this button to bring the elevator down (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Step in this button to bring the elevator down (3) | Dragon Quest IV
Step in this button to bring the elevator down (4) | Dragon Quest IV
Step in this button to bring the elevator down

After the elevator takes you back to the previous floor, walk all the way back to where the elevator was. This time you’ll be able to walk over the elevator’s floor to access the next stairs. 

You can walk over the elevator to access these stairs | Dragon Quest IV
You can walk over the elevator to access these stairs. 

From there head east and south, walk east through the area outside the castle and get inside the room. You’ll find a chest with a Yggdrasil Leaf and another one with your second Lightning Staff.

You’ll find a Staff of Lightning in this room (1) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll find a Staff of Lightning in this room (2) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll find a Staff of Lightning in this room (3) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll find a Staff of Lightning in this room

You got both of them now! You can cast Evac now and head to Heaven’s Haven to recover and keep exploring. 

This staff can be equipped only by Borya or Maya, but if you want to use it as an item to cast Kazap on enemies, you can give it to whoever you want.

As a curious note, the Hell Raiser enemies use Lightning Staffs as an item.