Catholicon ring

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Catholicon Ring
Japanese スーパーリング
Romaji Sūpā ringu
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Builders
Effect Increases the wearer's Defence and resistance against various negative status effects.
Increases the duration of positive status effects. (Heroes only)

The Catholicon ring is a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series that protects the wearer against a slew of status effects. It is usually made from the combination of multiple rings that protect against other status effects.


Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

A ring that makes the wearer resistant to a variety of attacks, including sleep, paralysis, and confusion.[1]

The Catholicon ring has a Defence bonus of +15 and can be equipped by all characters. It makes the wearer immune to Dazzle, Fuddle, Paralysis, Poison and Snooze. It can be sold for 18,000 Gold. The ring can only be made in the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Catholicon ring
Catholicon ring
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Full moon ring
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Ring of truth
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Ring of immunity

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX Catholicon ring.png Catholicon ring DQIX Logo.png
A brilliant band that resists a whole range of undesirable effects.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Defence +5 IXwarrioricon.pngIXpriesticon.pngIXmageicon.pngIXmartialartisticon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXminstrelicon.png
Increases resistance against poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, dazzling, and confusion by 50%.
Used to create Catoptric armour.
Price Location
N/a / 8,000 Received as a reward for completing Quest #143: Thingy, King of, er... (one time only)
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Contra band
Contra band
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Rousing ring
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Sober ring

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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A blessed band that puts paid to all manner of ill effects.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +5/6/8/10
Poison Protection +20%/30%/40%/50%
Sleep Protection +20%/30%/40%/50%
Paralysis Protection +20%/30%/40%/50%
Bedazzlement Protection +20%/30%/40%/50%
Confusion Protection +20%/30%/40%/50%
Turn Skip Protection +20%/30%/40%/50%
Requires 27 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 8,000 Gold treasure chest from playing Double or Nothing during poker at the casino in Puerto Valor or Octagonia during the postgame.
Forging difficulty
Gold bar xi icon.png + Perfect panacea xi icon.png x3 + Red wood xi icon.png x3 + Royal ruby xi icon.png x2
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The recipe book Kings of the Rings contains the recipe for the catholicon ring. It can be found in a treasure chest on the lower level of the Cruel Crypt during the Disciple's Trial in the postgame. If two catholicon rings +3 are equipped at once, it is possible to become completely resistant to multiple status effects.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

DQH Catholicon ring.png  Catholicon ring
Stat Boosts Last Longer +10.0%
Quick Recipe Thunderball x3 + Celestial skein x2*
Classic Recipe Thunderball x2 + Sainted soma*
Luxury Recipe Thunderball + Agility ring*
Equipable by All Characters
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 450
Flavor text Blessed bling that extends the effects of support skills.

The quick recipe for the catholicon ring can be received from King Flaminio in exchange for 15 Mini medals onboard the Stonecloud, while the classic and luxury recipes can be dropped rarely by Cosmic chimaeras.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

The Catholicon ring increases the duration of effects like Oomph and Kabuff by 50%, reaching to a total of 100% when it has been fully upgraded. It will also gain a +8 bonus to max MP when it has been fully upgraded. The ring can be obtained by exchanging 20 mini medals once or dropped rarely by King cureslimes.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

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An almighty accessory that guards against all ills. Protects against all status ailments.[2]


A catholicon is a supposed universal remedy that was believed to cure all diseases and ills in the era of pre-modern medicine, similar to a panacea. It is derived from the Ancient Greek katholikón, which meant "that which is universal".

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAnillo catholiconSpanish for "catholicon ring".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisAnneau médicinalFrench for "medicinal ring".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschCatholiconringGerman for "catholicon ring".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoAnello della panaceaItalian for "ring of the panacea".


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch versions.