Bronze armour

The Bronze armour is a recurring set of armour in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest IV. It is a low to mid-level piece of equipment and offers a decent amount of protection compared to early game pieces of armour. Typically, it can only be equipped by physically stronger characters.

Bronze armour
DQVIII Bronze Armour.png
Japanese せいどうのよろい
Romaji Seidō no yoroi
Old localizations Bronze armor
Found in Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest: Scan Battlers
Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Increases the wearer's Defence.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenEdit

The Bronze armour has a Defence bonus of +25. It can be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar McRyan, Kiryl, Torneko, Meena, and the last party member. Hardie has this among his equipment (Chain mail in the Nintendo DS Version), as well as Oojam.

It can be purchased for 700 gold coins from Strathbaile, Endor, the Desert Bazaar, Lakanaba, Vrenor, Ballymoral, Bath, and Porthrunnel and can be sold for 525 gold coins. Tessie will sell this for 1,050 at Torneko's shop.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideEdit

The Bronze armour has a Defence bonus of +21 and can be equipped by the Hero, the Hero's son, Harry, and Tuppence, along with various monster companions. It can be purchased from Roundbeck, Coburg, Fortuna during the second generation for 700 gold and sold for 350 gold.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

The Bronze armour has Defence bonus of +21 and a Style bonus of +12, and can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Nevan, Terry, Amos, and Goowain. The armour can be purchased for 700 gold coins from Somnia, Wellshire, and Amor and sold for 525 gold coins.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The Bronze armour has a Defence bonus of +23, a Style bonus of +12, and can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. It can be purchased at Greenthumb Gardens and Alltrades Abbey for 1,350 gold and sold for 675 gold. Bronze armour can also be dropped by Sharphooters.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingEdit

A suit of armour fashioned from forged bronze plates.[1]

The Bronze armour has a Defence bonus of +24. It can be bought for 840 gold coins in Ascantha and Pickham and sold for 420 gold coins. Only the Hero can equip it. It can also be made in the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Bronze armour
Chain mail
Bronze shield

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

  Bronze armour  
Armour made of alloyed metal plates.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +14        
Price Location
720 / 360 Sold in Coffinwell.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest XEdit

The Bronze armour has a Defence bonus of +8, a Style bonus of +2, increases the wearer's Weight by 19, and has an equipment level of 7. It can be equipped by Warriors, Priests, Thieves, Minstrels, Paladins, Armamentalists, Gladiators, Rangers, Fortune Tellers, Druids, Death Masters, Demon Swordsmen, and Pirates. In the Offline version of the game, it can also be equipped by Mjoll, Raguas, Hussar, and Duston.

Like many pieces of armour in X, the bronze armour was divided into pieces for the torso and legs. The entire set consists of the torso and leg armour, the bronze helmet, bronze gauntlets, and bronze sabatons, and can be made with blacksmithing. If all five pieces are equipped, the wearer gains a +5 bonus to Style.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

Bronze armour  
A cuirass crafted from sheets of bronze that have been bent and beaten into shape.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +24/25/26/28
Requires 4 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
840 / 420 Fun-Size Forge
Sold in Gallopolis, Gondolia, and from the Laguna di Gondolia roving emporium.
Forging difficulty
  x3 +   x2 +  

The recipe book An Introduction to Armour contains the recipe for bronze armour. It can be found in a treasure chest behind the inn at Hotto.

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's BondsEdit

The bronze armour is a 1★ set of armour that can be equipped by Hero and Warrior characters. Like in X, the armour is divided into a torso piece and a leg piece. It is a starter set of equipment and can occasionally be acquired from free Treasure Hunts.

Dragon Quest TreasuresEdit

The Bronze armour is Treasure No. 174 in the Armour 1 category and can be found in the Hinterquarters. Its base value is 135,000 gold.

Body protection made from big bits of beaten bronze.[2]

In Other LanguagesEdit

Language Translation Meaning
  EspañolArmadura de bronceSpanish for "bronze armour".
  FrançaisArmure de bronzeFrench for "bronze armour".
  DeutschBronzeharnischGerman for "bronze armour".
  ItalianoArmatura di bronzoItalian for "bronze armour".


Related itemsEdit


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.