Where to find the Staff of Salvation in Dragon Quest IV
Where to find the Staff of Salvation in Dragon Quest IV
ItemStaff of Salvation
Stats+5 ATK, can cast Midheal
LocationYggdrasil Tree

ou’ll find the Staff of Salvation on the second floor of the Yggdrasil Tree, in El Forado. This unique healing staff can’t be found or bought anywhere else in the game. 

Preparations

  • Have the air balloon.  You’ll need it to reach El Forado. You can get this air transport after you defeat Estark and take the Gas Canister to the inventor in Riverton.
  • Be at least level 28. Or a bit higher if you also want to get the Zenithian Sword on your way up there, as you’ll need to go with only three party members.
  • Gear up in Rosehill. El Forado’s weapon shop is pretty lackluster, so you want to equip yourself beforehand.

Getting to El Forado

After you defeat Estark and find the Gas Canister, take it to Riverton and give it to the inventor, rest at the inn after that and on the next day he’ll have an air balloon for you. With this new way of transport you can reach every place in the game’s world.

Give the Canister to him and he’ll make you an air balloon (1)  | Dragon Quest IV
Give the Canister to him and he’ll make you an air balloon (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Give the Canister to him and he’ll make you an air balloon

Go to Mintos, to the south of Porthtrunnel, and talk to Conrad ‘Ilton there. Choose “No” on the first option and he’ll give you a treasure map. If you use this item, a red X will appear on your world map. Go to that location in your air balloon and get into the giant tree inside the mountain ring to reach El Forado.

Get the Treasure Map and land on the X to find El Forado (1) | Dragon Quest IV
Get the Treasure Map and land on the X to find El Forado (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Get the Treasure Map and land on the X to find El Forado (3) | Dragon Quest IV
Get the Treasure Map and land on the X to find El Forado

Finding the Staff of Salvation

Now that you’re in El Forado, get inside the Yggdrasil Tree and go up the stairs on the northwestern corner. Walk through the leaves to the northwest and open up the chest. You’ll find the Staff of Salvation inside.

You’ll find the Staff of Salvation on this branch of the Yggdrasil Tree (1) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll find the Staff of Salvation on this branch of the Yggdrasil Tree (2) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll find the Staff of Salvation on this branch of the Yggdrasil Tree (3) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll find the Staff of Salvation on this branch of the Yggdrasil Tree

Congratulations! This staff can be equipped on Kyril, Meena and Borya, and it can be used to cast midheal on any party member. Its attack is really low, however, so it’s much more useful as an item than as a weapon. 

Because of this, you should give it to Borya, as he lacks any healing spells but it has good wisdom stats, so having the Staff of Salvation can turn him into a good emergency healer. This can be quite useful all the way until the end of the game, as now he can do damage, debuffs and also heal.

Now that you have the staff, you can continue exploring the Yggdrasil Tree to find the Zenithian Sword. See our guide on how to get it!

Note: While you’re on the tree, you can pick any leaf from the second floor onwards to get a Yggdrasil Leaf. This leaf can resurrect a dead party member with full life. Unfortunately, you can carry only one leaf at a time.