How to get the Lightning Staff in Dragon Quest VII
How to get the Lightning Staff in Dragon Quest VII
ItemLightning Staff
Stats+28 Attack, +24 Style, can be used to cast Sizzle
LocationHubble

You’ll get the Lightning Staff as a reward for helping the staff maker’s assistant, in Hubble. This is an optional item and it can’t be found or bought anywhere else in the game.

Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers for Dragon Quest VII.

Helping the staff maker assistant

You’ll unlock the town of Hubble when you restore the last Red Pillar. 

Once you’re teleported to the island, head to the eastern edge, past the Rucker Castle, to reach Hubble. Exit the town through the north to get inside the castle. 

Skip the first castle and head straight to Hubble (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Skip the first castle and head straight to Hubble (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Skip the first castle and head straight to Hubble

This castle has 4 towers. Head to the lower right tower. There are two chests on the first floor with gold and a Cloak of Evasion. You’ll find the staff maker assistant on the second floor. He’ll ask you to help him open a chest.

Get to the second floor to find the staff maker assistant (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Get to the second floor to find the staff maker assistant (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Get to the second floor to find the staff maker assistant (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Get to the second floor to find the staff maker assistant (4) | Dragon Quest VII
Get to the second floor to find the staff maker assistant

To open this chest you’ll have to walk through the open doors in this room following a cross pattern. Starting from the statue on the left side, go from west to east, and then from north to south. If you do it correctly you’ll hear a clicking noise.

Start from the left and follow this path to unlock the chest | Dragon Quest VII
Start from the left and follow this path to unlock the chest

Open the chest to get a bottle of Sparkling Holy Water. The man will thank you and take it from you.

Say “Yes” when asked for the Sparkling Holy Water | Dragon Quest VII
Say “Yes” when asked for the Sparkling Holy Water

After the staff maker assistant goes away, just continue doing the main quest as normal. You’ll see him again much later.

Getting the Lightning Staff

The second part of this optional quest comes after you defeat Hybris and finish the Hubble main quest. 

Head to the castle again, and go to the basement of the lower left tower this time. You’ll find the staff maker and his assistant in this room. Talk to the assistant and he’ll thank you with the Lightning Staff.

Head to the basement and claim your Lightning Staff (1) | Dragon Quest VII
Head to the basement and claim your Lightning Staff (2) | Dragon Quest VII
Head to the basement and claim your Lightning Staff (3) | Dragon Quest VII
Head to the basement and claim your Lightning Staff

The Lightning Staff is yours! This item has a rather mediocre attack value, but being able to cast Sizzle with it makes it quite useful to have in your bag.

It’s a good idea to give it to a character with high wisdom but few damaging spells, like the priest or the sage, so you’ll have a decent damaging spell that doesn’t consume the MP you’d normally need for healing.