Brain drainer

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The brain drainer is a rare and powerful shield introduced in Dragon Quest IX. This beautiful black and silver shield features two pairs of angel wings on it, a large red gemstone near the top, and an intricate design of a serpent forming an infinity symbol (∞) on the front. It is the initial form of the Soulsucker, the most protective shield in the game.


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX Brain drainer.png  Brain drainer  (DS)
Defence +34
Block Chance 8.5%
Found 2% chance of being dropped by Sir Sanguinus.
Could be purchased from the DQVC during the Unbeatable Armour Extravaganza sale.
Rarity ★★★★☆
Recipe Devilry drinker + Reset stone
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Buy Price 40,000
Sell Price 20,000
Flavor text A supernatural shield that brings a magical barrier into being.
Notes Casts Magic Barrier when used as a tool in battle.
Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, wind, lightning, and darkness attacks by 10%.
Upgrades into Psyche swiper.


In the Japanese version of the game, the brainer drainer is known as the Shield of Rin'ne. Rin'ne is the Japanese translation of the concept of Saṃsāra, which exists in many eastern religions such as Buddhism. Saṃsāra is the ongoing cycle of rebirth and death that humans and other mortal beings undergo until they achieve enlightenment.