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The Tempest shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. Engraved with the face of a furious god, it blows away whole swaths of enemies with the strength of Zephyrus himself.

Tempest Shield
DQV Tempest Shield.png
Japanese ふうじんのたて
ふうじんの盾
Old localizations Wind God Shield
Aeolus shield
Expel Shield
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect Sometimes can cast Poof when used as a tool in battle
Sometimes reduces damage taken from breath attacks
Sometimes reduces wind damage

While several guides state that the shield casts Poof on all enemies, the effect actually uses Whack's instant death element to check enemy resistance. The confusion comes from the fact that enemies blown away do not give experience or gold.

AppearancesEdit

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of SalvationEdit

Appearing only in the remakes, the tempest shield increases defence by +35, and can be equipped by every vocation save Mages. Compared to other games, the shield has no extra effects aside from its high defence. It also happens to be the most protective shield for Martial Artists, Merchants, and Gadabouts. It is found in the Romaria treasure vault which requires the Ultimate key to access and can be sold for 577 gold coins, however it is not recommended to do so. In the Game Boy Color and Super Famicom versions, another shield can be in the final Treasures n' Trapdoors track at Jipang.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the ChosenEdit

The tempest shield has a defence bonus of +50 and will attempt to blow away all enemies when used as an item in the NES version and a single group in the remakes. Found in Diabolic Hall, and can only be equipped by Ragnar and the Hero.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly BrideEdit

The tempest shield has a defence bonus of +35, cuts breath damage by 10, and blows away all enemies when used as an item. It can be equipped by the Hero, Parry, Sancho, and select monster recruits. It is sold in Gotha for 4,700.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of RevelationEdit

Grants +35 defence and +18 style (with a bonus of +35 when equipped with the Sunderbolt sword), but has lost its elemental resistance from V and only targets a single group. Can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, and Terry, and is found in the treasury of Castle Graceskull.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The tempest shield has a defence bonus of +32, a style bonus of +18, and casts Poof when used as a tool in battle. It can be purchased from Nottagen in the present and Aeolus Vale and can be equipped by the Hero and Aishe. It can also be dropped rarely by Damned wells and Cumulus nix in the Nintendo 3DS version from The Depths of Darkness DLC Tablet. If the tempest shield is equipped with the sunderbolt blade when being ranked for the Best Dressed category of the Excellence Grading Organisation, they provide an additional +35 bonus to Style.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

   Tempest shield  (DS)
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Defence +25
Block chance +3.5%
Style +22
Found Buy in Upover.
Recipe Magic shield + Flurry feather x3 + Ruby of protection
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price 12,500
Sell Price 6,250
Flavor text A shield that baffles breath attacks if used as an item in battle.
Notes Casts Insulate when used as an tool in battle.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

 Tempest shield
Rarity ★★★★★
Defence
(forge buffs)
+37
(+39, +40, +42)
Block chance +7%
Recipe N/A
Found N/A
Equipable by Hero, Serena, Sylvando, Hendrik
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Flavor text A breeze-proof buckler that can send enemies soaring off to who knows where
Notes Cuts wind damage by 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%
Blows away all enemies

The tempest shield is exclusive to the 3DS and S: Definitive edition versions of the game, where it is the reward for fixing the flute of revelation that was broken by a cursed Sir Roseguardin in the Echo Chamber.

Dragon Quest Builders 2Edit

The recipe for the tempest shield is found on Iridescent Isle and is the reward for defeating the super-strong version of the Cumaulus. It increases defence by +18, and requires three iron ingots, one gold ingot, and one chunk of mythril to forge.

EtymologyEdit

In the original Japanese version of the game, the tempest shield is known as the Fujin's shield, named after the god of wind from Shinto mythology. In earlier English translations, the shield was named the Aeolus shield after the keeper of the wind from Greek mythology, who was sometimes regarded as a god by classical writers.

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