"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, also known as the large 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.
|Old localizations||Iron 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
|Buy for||650-1,200 gold|
|Sell for||360-900 gold|
|Effect||Sometimes protects against fire and ice attacks|
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Appearances
- 3 See also
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Reference
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.
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 and sold for 525 gold. In remake versions of the game, the iron shield can be purchased from Isis and Portoga for 1,200 gold and sold for 900 gold.
The iron shield has a defence bonus of +12, and protects against fire and ice attacks. It can be purchased for 650 gold in Riverton, Endor, and Mintos and sold for 487 gold. The Hero, Kiryl, Torneko, Ragnar, Meena, and Psaro can equip them.
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.
Iron shields have a defense bonus of +16 and a style bonus of +12. It also takes away 4HP damage from fire and ice attacks used on the equipper. It can be purchased for 720 gold in Amor, Wellshire, Scrimsley, and Arcbolt and be sold for 540 gold. The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, and Goowain can equip it.
The iron shield has a defence bonus of +13, a style bonus of +12, and reduces damage from fire and ice attacks by 5. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. The iron shield can be purchased for 920 gold at Greenthumb Gardens and sold for 460 gold. Iron shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.
The iron shield has a defence bonus of +18. They take away 5 HP damage from all fire and ice attacks used on the equipper. It can be equipped by the Hero and Yangus. They can be bought in Pickham for 720 gold and sold for 360 gold. The iron shield can also be upgraded to a white shield by combining it with a silver platter in the Alchemy Pot.
|Iron shield (DS)|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster|
|Flavor text||A steadfast shield made of iron.|
|Notes||Sold in Alltrades Abbey and Porth Llaffan. Can be upgraded into steel shield.|
|Castle Avalonia||Sold by traveling merchant (576g)|
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