Hades' helm (Equipment)

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For the monster of the same name, see Hades' helm (Monster)
Hades' helm
Japanese サタンヘルム
Romaji Satanherumu
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Curses the wearer; makes it so they are unable to move on the first turn of every battle.

The Hades' helm is a recurring helmet in the Dragon Quest series. It is a purple helmet with yellow horn-like protrusions and a fur collar and is typically a cursed piece of equipment, though as of the eleventh game it has begun to protect its wearer against being cursed instead.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The Hades' helm has a defence bonus of +30, and one is found in a chest in the Estuary Sanctuary. It can only be worn by certain monster companions, but not its namesake monster despite the beast dropping this item upon being defeated.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

A strange helm surrounded by an air of danger.[1]

The Hades' helm has a defence bonus of +33 but it is cursed. It is found in the Pirate's Cove and can be sold for 4,250 gold. It can be used to either make a Mythril helm or a King cobra claw.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Mythril helm
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Hades' helm
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Saint's ashes

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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King cobra claw
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Hades' helm
DQVIII Cobra claw.png
Cobra claw

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

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A horned hat with a fiendish face that begets misfortune
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Defence +22
Charm +29
Dropped by Bad karmours at 1/128
Dropped by Hell's gatekeepers at 1/64
Sometimes prevents the wearer from acting in battle.
Upgrades into Great helm
Price Location
NA/4,250 1% chance of finding in rank 6 grotto treasure chests
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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A helm is found in the Magmaroo volcano in addition to the grotto chests.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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Hellish-looking headgear that slightly surprisingly provides protection against curses
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +37/38/40/42
Charm +53/56/59/62
+25/50/75/100% curse protection
Dropped by Batmandrills & Master commanders at 1/256
Price Location
NA/11,000 Quest reward
Forging difficulty
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A helm is the reward for completing quest #36 in L'Académie.


  • Hades is the Greek God who governs the underworld, ruling alongside the Goddess Persephone



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