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Weapons[edit]

Ranged weapons give a great tactical advantage, because only few enemies can attack from the distance; furthermore, they can be used for both melee and ranged combat. Subsequently, most melee weapons are of secondary importance.

Computer
name
NES
name
Price Shops Range Wielders
Dagger Dagger 5 any ranged/melee[1] Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gifUltima III character thief.gifUltima III character illusionist.gifUltima III character priest.gifUltima III character druid.gifUltima III character alchemist.gifUltima III character wizard.gif
Mace Mace 30 any melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gifUltima III character thief.gifUltima III character illusionist.gifUltima III character priest.gifUltima III character druid.gif
Sling Sling 60 any ranged Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gifUltima III character thief.gif
Bow Blowgun 350 any ranged Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gifUltima III character thief.gif
+2 Bow Bow 1050 Dawn ranged Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gif
+4 Bow Silver bow 6550 Dawn ranged Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif
Exotic
weapon
Mystic
sword
0 n/a melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gifUltima III character thief.gifUltima III character illusionist.gifUltima III character priest.gifUltima III character druid.gifUltima III character alchemist.gifUltima III character wizard.gif
Weapons of secondary importance
Axe Axe 125 any melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gifUltima III character thief.gif
Sword Sword 200 any melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gifUltima III character thief.gif
2-H sword Spear 250 any melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gif
+2 Axe Broad axe 400 Dawn melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gif
+2 Sword Iron sword 800 Dawn melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif Ultima III character ranger.gif
Gloves Gloves 1200 Dawn melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif
+4 Axe Halberd 2700 Dawn melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif
+4 Sword Sun sword 4550 Dawn melee Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character lark.gif
  1. A dagger can be used continuously as a regular melee weapon, but it may be used once as a ranged weapon. Once it is used as a ranged weapon, it is lost.

Armor[edit]

Computer
name
NES
name
Price Wearers
Cloth Cloth 75 Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character ranger.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character priest.gifUltima III character illusionist.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character thief.gifUltima III character lark.gifUltima III character druid.gifUltima III character alchemist.gifUltima III character wizard.gif
Leather Leather 195 Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character ranger.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character priest.gifUltima III character illusionist.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character thief.gif
Chain Bronze 575 Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character ranger.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character priest.gif
Plate Iron 2500 Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character ranger.gifUltima III character paladin.gif
+2 Chain Steel 6130 Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character ranger.gif
+2 Plate Dragon 8250 Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character ranger.gif
Exotic Mystic 0 Ultima III character fighter.gifUltima III character ranger.gifUltima III character paladin.gifUltima III character priest.gifUltima III character illusionist.gifUltima III character barbarian.gifUltima III character thief.gifUltima III character lark.gifUltima III character druid.gifUltima III character alchemist.gifUltima III character wizard.gif

Note that:

  • Ranger and Fighter excel in nothing, but can wear the best armors;
  • Any other profession that can use Sorcery can only wear cloth armor;
  • Any other profession with Steal&Disarm skills can only wear leather and cloth armor.

Items[edit]

Purchasable items[edit]

Computer Name NES Name Price Description
Torches Torches 5 for 30 Illuminates dungeons for a short period of time.
Keys Magic Key 50 Unlocks locked doors.
Gem Gem 70 View a map of the overworld or dungeon level.
Powder Sands of Time 90 Stops the time for everybody but you for a short period of time.
Horse Horse 4 for 800 Travel swiftly when outdoors.
Food Food 1 Your party must stock up on food to avoid starving and losing health.
- Tent 100 The party rests. Every character gets back 100 HitPoints.

Key items[edit]

Note that it is sufficient to explore three Dungeons to collect all the four Marks and meet the Lord of Time.

Computer Name NES Name Location Description
Mark of Snake Snake Dungeon of the Snake This mark is required to get past the large snake that blocks the entrance to Exodus' Castle.
Mark of Force Force Dungeon of Doom
Dungeon of Fire
With this mark, your party members will be able to walk across barriers without dying.
Mark of Fire Fire Dungeon of Time
3 more dungeons
This mark will allow you to walk on lava without receiving damage.
Mark of Kings King Dungeon of Time
Dungeon of the Snake
3 more dungeons
This mark will allow your party (and the monsters, too) to reach levels above five. Remember that a higher level means stronger monsters.
Lord of Time Time Lord Dungeon of Time He tells you the correct order to use the four Cards.
Death Card Death Shrine of Wisdom One of four cards required for the end of the game.
Sol Card Sol Shrine of Dexterity One of four cards required for the end of the game.
Love Card Love Shrine of Strength One of four cards required for the end of the game.
Moons Card Moons Shrine of Intelligence One of four cards required for the end of the game.
  • NES-only items:
NES Name Location Description
Gold Pick Dawn Partially replaces the "Dig" command: use it to dig for the "Mystic Armor".
Silver Pick Cave of Death
(Dardin's Pit)
Partially replaces the "Dig" command: use it to dig for the "Mystic Sword".
Silver Horn Yew Replaces the "Yell" command (and the word "Evocare"): repels the "Great Earth Serpent" that guards the entrance to Exodus' Castle.
Flower Ambrosia Give it to Sherry to receive a Heart Compass.
Compass Heart Royal City Use it and your party will be instantly teleported back to Lord British's royal castle. If the party is on a ship, the ship will be teleported to the nearby shore.


Key item locations[edit]

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Ultima III Yew Horn.png

Silver Horn (NES)

Yew; learn the "Pray" command in the temple to the North.

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Silver Pick (NES)

Level 8 of the Cave of Death; open the chest in the South-West corner.