Iron shield

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"A forged iron shield. Reduces the damage from certain fire- or ice-based attacks by 5 points."

—Description of the iron shield in Dragon Quest VIII

The Iron shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is typically a mid-level shield that sometimes offers protection against fire and ice attacks.

Iron shield
DVIII Iron Shield.png
Japanese てつのたて
Old localizations Iron shield
Large shield
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Buy for 650-1,200 gold
Sell for 360-900 gold
Effect Sometimes protects against fire and ice attacks

Characteristics

The Iron shield is a heater shield made out of forged iron plates with a gold border and featuring a gold coat of arms on the front. In the first game, the coat of arms on the front of shield is a long dragon with a head at each end flanked by two feathered wings. Starting with Dragon Quest III, the coat of arms changed to a symmetrical golden eagle with two heads and has remained the same ever since. From the third game to Dragon Quest VII, the eagle also had a red cross on it, as well. The Iron shield is quite protective for its price, particular in the original Dragon Quest as it offers the most defence next to the silver shield. However, due to its heavy weight, it can usually only be equipped by physically powerful characters. In later games, the shield also offers some protection against fire and ice attacks. It has appeared in every main entry in the series except for Dragon Quest II.

Appearances

Dragon Quest

Iron shield (てつのたて tetsu no tate)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
800 gold 400 gold Defence +10.
Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
ICON-Hero (Dragon Quest).png Shield ICON-NO-X.png NO
Shop(s) Garinham and Mercado
Location(s) Craggy Cave
In-Game Description
Mobile A large, sturdy shield of solid iron.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

The Iron shield has a defence bonus of +20 (+12 in the NES version). They can be equipped by The Hero, Warriors, and Merchants. The Iron shield can be purchased from Khoryv, Asham, and Isis for 700 Gold Coins and sold for 525. In remake versions of the game, the iron shield can be purchased from Isis and Portoga for 1,200 Gold Coins and sold for 900.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +12, and protects against fire and ice attacks. It can be purchased for 650 Gold Coins in Riverton, Endor, and Mintos and sold for 487. The Hero, Kiryl, Torneko, Ragnar, Meena, and Psaro can equip it.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +16, and protects against fire and ice attacks. They can be bought for 720 gold in Mostroferrato and sold for 540 gold. The Hero, Harry, the Hero's Son, and Sancho can equip them, along with many monster allies.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation

Iron shields have a defense bonus of +16 and a style bonus of +12; it also reduces fire and ice damage by 4. It can be purchased for 720 Gold Coins in Amor, Wellshire, Scrimsley, and Arcbolt and be sold for 540. The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, and Goowain can equip it.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

The Iron shield has a defence bonus of +13, a style bonus of +12, and reduces damage from fire and ice attacks by 5. The Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe can equip it. The iron shield can be purchased for 920 Gold Coins. at Greenthumb Gardens and sold for 460. Iron shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

The Iron shield has a defence bonus of +18 and reduce damage from all fire and ice attacks by 5. The Hero and Yangus can equip it. They can be bought in Pickham for 720 Gold Coins and sold for 360. The Iron shield can also be upgraded to a White shield with help from the Alchemy Pot.

White shield = Iron shield + Silver platter

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

DQIX iron shield.png  Iron shield  (DS)
Defence +10
Block chance +1%
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Buy Price 900
Sell Price 450
Flavor text A steadfast shield made of iron.
Notes Sold in Alltrades Abbey and Porth Llaffan. Can be upgraded into Steel shield.

Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Dragon Quest Swords

Dragon Quest Builders 2

The Iron shield provides a defence bonus of +12. It can be crafted with 2 Iron ingots and 1 unit of wood. The recipe for it is learned at level 19.

Info

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Locations

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Location Info
Castle Avalonia Sold by traveling merchant (576g)

Equipping characters

Characters


Hero


See also

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Reference

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