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The Metal King Shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series which first appeared in Dragon Quest V. As one could guess by the name, it is as durable as metal king slimes and features one directly in its center.

Metal King Shield
DVIII Metal King Shield.png
Japanese メタルキングのたて
Old localizations MetlKing Shield
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Buy for N/A
Sell for N/A
Effect Reduces elemental damage

AppearancesEdit

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideEdit

The metal king shield has a defence bonus of +70, and reduces the accuracy of snooze, fuddle, dazzle, and instant death instead of providing protection against magic or breath attacks. It can be acquired in exchange for 43 mini medals (50 in the remakes) at the Medal King's Palace., and can be equipped by the Hero, his son, Sancho, Tuppence, and several monster recruits.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

The metal king shield has +70 defense and +40 style. It also reduces frizz, sizz, bang, and breath damage by 30. The Hero, Carver, Milly, Nevan, Terry, Amos and all slime allies can equip it. It is obtained as a reward for beating the Expert class in the Arena in Slimopolis. Since this class can be challenged only twice, it is possible to obtain only two metal king shields.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The shield possesses the same attributes as in the previous game, and is the reward for amassing 90 mini medals. It can be equipped by all characters save for Maribel.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingEdit

The Metal King Shield has a defence bonus of +65 and reduces breath damage by 30 points. All characters can equip this shield and in the 3DS port the Hero can change his appearance if he wears it along with the rest of the metal slime equipment.

Recipe: Metal King Shield = Ruinous shield + Saint's ashes + Orichalcum

Dragon Quest IXEdit

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

 Metal king shield
Rarity ★★★★★
Defence
(forge buffs)
+75
(+78, +82, +86)
Block chance
(forge buffs)
+9%
(+10%, +10%, +10%)
Recipe Molten globules x1, Slime crown x1, Cumulonimbough x1, Gold nuglet x2
Found Fun-size forge
Equipable by Hero, Serena, Sylvando, Hendrik
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text An utterly impervious piece of protective gear that guards against attacks of all elements
Notes Cuts all elemental damage by 10%

It is acquired via the recipe book "Making Things with Metal Kings", which is the reward for turning in 110 mini medals at L'Académie de Notre Maitre des Médailles.

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