Auroral Armour

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Auroral Armour
SFC Armor of light.png
Japanese ひかりのよろい
Romaji Hikari no yoroi
Old localizations Armor of radiance (NES)
Light armor (GBC)
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect Reduces element damage (III/S)
Recovers HP per step (III)
Voids terrain damage (B1/2)

The Auroral Armour is a legendary suit of armour that has protected several heroes throughout the series' history. Within the original three games it would go on to be known as Erdrick's Armour and be passed down through his family as a part of his heraldry.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The armor is hidden away in the fourth floor of the Tower of Rubiss, and equipping it will increase the Hero's defence by +82 (+75 in the NES version), reduce damage taken from the elements by 33%, and restore one HP per step. It is unknown why Zoma did not destroy the armor as he did with the Sword of Kings, though it is possible that he was unable to do so thanks to its incredible durability and opted to hide it away instead.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

The armour is the reward for defeating Nomeg in the Olde Reflectory during the post-game. When worn it increases {Hero (Dragon Quest Swords)|Blade's]] defence by +88 and reduces Fire, Ice, & Lightning damage by 30%.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

The auroral armour increases the defence of the Builder by +30 when equipped, plus prevents damage from poison and lava. It needs to be crafted in a furnace with the recipe of 3 zenithium + 1 ruby + 1 gold + 2 orichalcum + 2 finest fur. Crafting this item is one of the main goals of the final chapter.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The recipe for crafting the armour is learned in Malhalla. It will increase the Builder's defence by +30, reduces elemental damage, and invalidates the effects of poison, lava, and paralysis.


  • Being from a lower world with no knowledge of the mythical phoenix, the armour does not bear Ramia's emblem until it is claimed by Erdrick. This detail is usually omitted in spin-off games.