Restless armour

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The Restless Armour is a recurring monster in the Dragon Quest series. Introduced in Dragon Quest III, it is an empty suit of armor that has taken on life.


Restless Armours are simple blue suits of armor armed with a sword and shield. There is nothing inside the armor, though the darkness inside their orange tasseled helmets makes this a questionable matter at times.

Typically a physical powerhouse, Restless Armours will strike with their swords and occasionally deliver critical blows, regularly depicted as a full-force swing after the Restless Armor's upper body winds back at the waist. While usually without magical abilities, they can often call Healslimes into the battle to undo any damage they took.

Restless Armours have been shown to speak with a degree of nobility to their words, as one might expect of a knight. Their speech also tends to be interrupted by sudden 'clank!'s, possibly from their visors falling down or maybe simply due to their being nothing but armor.


Dragon Quest III

Restless armor DQ3-SNES-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (NES)
Sprite Level HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
Restlessarmour DQIII NES.gif 11 55 0 68 30 47 45 10
Bestiary No. 028
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal Strike
Call for help (Heal Slime)
Location(s) Romaria region
Item Dropped Copper Sword164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
064 25% 0% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance Poof Resistance Dazzle Resistance Snooze Resistance
100% 0% 70% 25% 70%
Drain Magic Resistance Fizzle Resistance Fuddle Resistance Sap Resistance * Deceleratle Resistance *
100% 100% 100% 0% 0%
Remakes (SNES, GBC, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Restlessarmour3snes.png Defense is now 50

Dragon Quest IV

Restless armour DQIV Logo.png
Original (NES)
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold
Restlessarmour DQIII NES.gif 54 0 45 43 25 55 49
Bestiary No. 043
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for back up
Desperate attack
Item Dropped Chain mail(1128)
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance *
164 25% 0% 0% 75% 0% 0%
Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Bracer Resistance Poof Resistance Snooze Resistance Fuddle Resistance Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance
0% 0% 100% 25% 25% 25% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Sap Resistance *
0% 0%
Remakes (PSX, DS, Mobile)
Sprites Notable Changes
Restless armour1.png None

Dragon Quest V

Restless armour DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
Roguearmor.gif 65 0 72 64 41 65 35 1/64
Bestiary No. 062
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Call for back up (Healslime)
Desperate attack
Location(s) Abovitall Tower
Lodestar Harbour area
Scary Lair
Zoomingale area
Item Dropped Restless armour132
Evasion Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath Resistance * Bang Resistance * Crack Resistance * Cool Breath Resistance *
0/64 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Woosh Resistance * Zap Resistance * Whack Resistance * Kamikazee Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance * Fuddle Resistance
0% 0% 20% 0% 67% 20% 20%
Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance * Sap Resistance * Fizzle Resistance Drain Magic Resistance * Stun Resistance *
20% 20% 20% 100% 100% 20%
PS2 Model DS & Mobile Sprite
Restlessarmour DQV PS2.png Restless armour1.png

Though present in the original game, Restless Armours couldn't be recruited until the remakes. In all versions of the game is a cursed suit of armor with the same name, which transforms the wearer into the monster until it is removed through benediction at a church. The attack stat becomes 69, defence 54, and agility 43, and will not increase upon leveling up until removed.

Dragon Quest VIII

Restless armour (さまようよろい)DQ8-LOGO-ICON.png
Original (PS2)
Sprite HP MP Experience Gold Attack Defense Agility
DQVIII PS2 Restless armour.png 61 0 74 13 73 70 48
Bestiary No. 067
Family Material
In-Game Description The angry soul of a dead swordsman inhabiting an empty suit of armour. Occasionally summons healslimes to assist it in battle.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Brutal hit
Call for help
Location(s) Swordsman's Labyrinth
Item(s) Dropped Iron shield164
Iron armour1128
Evasion Attack Resistance Frizz Resistance * Sizz Resistance * Fire Breath
Bang Resistance * Woosh Resistance * Crack Resistance *
164 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Ice breath
Stone/Strike Resistance * Zap Resistance * Troop Resistance * Death Resistance * Poison Resistance * Paralysis Resistance * Shock Resistance *
0% 50% 50% 0% 100% 0% 15% 50%
Sleep * Confusion * Dazzle Resistance Fizzle Resistance Dance Sealing Resistance Sap Resistance * Drain Magic Resistance
50% 50% 15% 100% 15% 100% 100%
Remake (3DS, Mobile)
Sprite Notable Changes

Dragon Quest IX

#057 - Restless armour
HP MP Experience Gold
100 12 324 120
Attack Defense Speed
95 97 63
Dropped Item Iron broadsword (common, 1/64)
Iron armour (rare, 1/128)
Locations Tower of Trades
Lonely Plains
Skills Call for backup (Healslime)
Morale Masher
Family Material
Bestiary # 057
Game Dragon Quest IX
Console DS
Description Chivalrous champions who like to fight fair and square. Beware the tension-trashing Morale Masher.

Suits of armour that have soaked up sorrowful swordsmen's souls. Healslime helpers make them hard to hurt.

Dragon Quest Monsters

Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker

Appearing as rank C monsters of the zombie family, Restless Armours can be scouted on Celeste Isle and within the temple on that island, though synthesis is also an option.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Restless Armours first appear and can only be found in the game's final area, the Flying Clawtress. They can use their shields to block frontal attacks, though being struck once from behind will cause them to drop it and lose their defensive prowess. A Restless Armour defeated outside of a tank battle will always drop a steel broadsword if a lucky bag isn't produced.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End

Restless armour (さまようよろい Samayou yoroi)DQHII Logo.png
image Experience Gold Marked Version?
88 45g Yes
List No. 040
Field Notes Armour animated by the souls of slain swordsmen. Their skill with sword and shield was honed over countless clashes.
They share a rich rapport with healslimes, whose reparatory powers they rely upon in the all-consuming chaos of combat.
Location(s) The Lumberlands, The Battle of Ingenia
Item(s) Dropped Iron ore, Ruby of protection


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