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The white shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is a lightweight shield designed for ease of use, and is said to possess a sacred attribute in most titles it appears in.

White shield
DQVIII White Shield.png
Japanese ホワイトシールド
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Protects wearer from fire damage.


Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten PastEdit

The white shield has a defence bonus of +16, style by +15, and reduces fire breath damage by 10. It can be equipped by the Hero, Maribel, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe, can be purchased in Alltrades Abbey, La Bravoure, and Gröndal for 2,000 gold, and sold for 1,000 gold. White shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest inn. In the 3DS version, the white shield possesses no special attributes.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed KingEdit

The white shield offers a defense bonus of +22 and reduces fire damage by 10. It can be equipped by Jessica and Angelo, as well as Red in the 3DS version.

Recipe: Light shield + Fresh milk + Fresh milk

Iron shield + Silver platter

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesEdit

   White shield  (DS)
Defence +20
Block Chance +3%
Style +20
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Recipe Light shield + Seashell x5 + Holy water x5
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 3,600
Flavor text A sacred shield that shines with a white light.
Notes Reduces damage taken from fire attacks by 5%.
Upgrades into White knight's shield.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive AgeEdit

 White shield
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+25, +27, +29)
Block chance +6%
Recipe None
Found Sold in Emerald Coast campsite, Sniflheim
Equipable by Hero, Serena, Sylvando, Hendrik
Class Shield
Buy Price 3,300
Sell Price 1,650
Flavor text An unblemished buckler imbued with blessings that can beat back burning damage a bit
Notes Cuts fire damage by 5%.

The white shield is one of the available prizes in the Puerto Valor casino, with a cost of 5,000 tokens.