Gigant armour

The gigant armour is a recurring suit of armour in the Dragon Quest series. It is a powerful set of armor reserved for only the strongest characters and it protects the wearer against fire and ice attacks.

Gigant armour
DQVIII Gigant Armour.png
Japanese ギガントアーマー
Romaji Giganto āmā
Old localizations Gigant armor
Found in Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Effect Reduces elemental damage


The gigant armour is generally portrayed as a golden or copper-coloured suit of heavy armour composed of multiple plates, and in the 1995 official guidebook for VI it was shown to provide shin guards as well. Each of the shoulders contains a prominent spike. It is said to have been forged by giants.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

The gigant armour has a defence bonus of +92, a style bonus of +15, and reduces fire and ice breath damage by 15 points. It can be purchased at Despairia and Greedmore Valley for 23,000 gold. The armour can be equipped by Carver, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and Goowain.

It can be reworked at the Fashion Forge for 20,000 gold, boosting its style bonus to +77.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The gigant armour has a defence bonus of +92 and a style bonus of +15. It's breath damage resistance has been raised to 30 points. It can only be equipped by the Hero and Aishe. It can be purchased on the Sea Dragon for 35,000 gold and sold for 17,500 gold. Gigant armour can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at Buccanham Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingEdit

Special armour that reduces damage from fire and ice-based spells by 30 points

The gigant armour has a defence bonus of +95 and can be sold for 9,000 gold. Only Yangus can wear it. It can be purchased at Tryan Gully for 18,000 gold or made in the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Gigant armour
Bandit mail x2
Mighty armlet x2

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

  Gigant armour  
Heavy armour, strong against fire-, ice-, and lightning-based attacks
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Defence +58
Charm +75
-15% Blast/Lightning, Fire, Ice, & Wind damage
Price Location
36,000/18,000 Sold in Stornway,post-game
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

Gigant armour  
Plate mail made to resist the effects of fire, ice and lightning attacks
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +90/93/97/101
-15% Fire, Ice, & Lightning damage
Price Location
18,000/9,000 Sold in Heliodor, act 2
Forging difficulty