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The silver shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, typically second in defence only to the legendary shield of each respective title.

Silver shield
Japanese みかがみのたて
Old localizations Silver shield
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Builders
Buy for Varies, see article
Sell for Varies, see article
Effect Sometimes protects against fire attacks


Inspired by the Aegis, the mythical shield Perseus used to protect himself from Medusa's stony gaze, the shield is made of mythril silver, freed from trace impurities through countless hours of refinement, and so perfectly crafted, it is able to reflect images like a mirror. Older concept art has Medusa's reflection captured in the center of the shield. In more recent depictions, the shield has become more round and features an intricate filigree design in the center. Due to its light weight and ease of use, many characters are able to equip it, such as spellcasters.


Dragon QuestEdit

It can only be found by unlocking a door in the east side of Mercado and speaking to one of the merchants. The silver shield is the most expensive item in the game and is also the most protective shield as Erdrick's shield did not appear. Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color remake, the silver shield was renamed Silver with a symbol of a shield next to it.

Silver shield (みかがみのたて mikagami no tate) 
Buy Sell Attributes
14800 gold 7400 gold Defence +20.
Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
  Shield   No
Shop(s) Merchant in Cantlin
Location(s) This item cannot be found anywhere.
In-Game Description
Mobile A shield made of purest beaten silver.

Dragon Quest IIIEdit

The silver shield has a defence bonus of +40 and unlike other titles in the series, it does not reduce elemental damage. It can be purchased for 8,800 gold at Tantegel and Kol and sold for 6,600 gold. They can be equipped by the Hero, Warriors, Priests, Thieves, and Sages.

Dragon Quest VEdit

The silver shield has a defence bonus of +55, and reduces frizz, sizz, and fire breath by 15. They can be bought for 33,000 gold in Precaria. Hero, the Hero's Son, and the Hero's Daughter can equip it.

Dragon Quest VIEdit

The silver shield has a defence bonus of +55, a style bonus of +38, and reduces Frizz, Sizz, Bang, and fire breath damage by 25. They can be purchased in Greedmore Valley for 33,000 gold. It can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Milly, Ashlynn, Terry, and the slime buddies.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The silver shield has a defence bonus of +50, a style bonus of +38, and reduces Frizz, Sizz, Bang, and fire breath damage by 25. It can be purchased on the Sea Dragon for 33,000 gold and sold for 16,500 gold. It can be equipped by all characters. Silver shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Haven and Buccanham's Casinos.

Dragon Quest VIIIEdit

The silver shield offers a defense bonus of +48, and provides the same elemental resistances as in the previous two games. It can be equipped by the Hero, Yangus, Angelo, and Morrie. One shield can be found at the Black Citadel, but others can only be made using the Alchemy Pot.

Recipe: Mirror shield + Amor seco essence + Magic water

Dragon Quest IXEdit

   Silver shield  (DS)
Defence +32
Block chance +6%
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Buy Price 30,500
Sell Price 15,250
Flavor text A shiny shield that shuns MP absorption, fire and thunder.
Notes Sold in Stornway (post-game).
Reduces fire damage by 10%, lightning/explosion damage by 18%, and MP absorption by 25%.

Dragon Quest HeroesEdit

The silver shield has a blocking bonus of +25 and can be equipped by Luceus, Aurora, and Terry. It can be purchased after the events at the Pinnacle of Light for 6,200 gold and sold for 3,100 gold.


A shimmering shield that deflects damage from magic- and fire-based attacks.[1]

In AnimationEdit

In the Captain N: The Game Master episode "The Trojan Dragon", both the Silver shield & Flame sword are hidden in a cave, and guarded by an Axe knight until Captain N defeats it. The shield as shown in the episode is mainly red with some silver bits on it.



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