ダークローブ (DQV only)
|Old localizations||Dark Clothes (DQVII PS1)|
|Found in||Dragon Quest III (remakes only)|
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
|Effect||Increases evasion in all games except V. In V, it reduces Frizz, Sizz, Woosh, and Crack damage by 20 points.|
The dark robe (やみのころも yami no koromo) is a recurring piece of clothing in the Dragon Quest franchise. It's a special cowl with a midnight blue dye, and is typically worn by thieves and allows them to blend in with the shadows, increasing evasion.
Note that the item called by this name in Dragon Quest V is an entirely separate item in Japanese, called the ダークローブ dāku rōbu ("Dark Robe"), which does not increase evasion, but instead reduces Frizz, Sizz, Woosh, and Crack damage by 20 points.
The dark robe has a defence bonus of +74 and increases evasion by 25%. It only appears in the remakes and can be equipped by Martial Artists, Gadabouts, and Thieves. One may be found in Cantlin and another in the fourth Treasures n' Trapdoors track in Kol. The dark robe can be sold for 12,375 gold, but it is not recommended to do so as there is a limited amount in the game.
In addition to raising evasion, it also offers 78 points of defense and 32 style points. It can be equipped by Maribel, Ruff and Sir Mervyn. The only way to get this item in the Playstation version is as a rare drop (1/256 chance) from the Swag bagger. It can be sold for 8250 gold.
A jet-black robe that makes it easier to dodge enemy attacks.
- Finding one in a chest in the Black Citadel.
- Getting a rare (1⁄64) drop from an Invisible swordsman.
- Making it in the Alchemy Pot with a Cloak of evasion, Wing of bat and Devil's tail. It can also be used to make a phantom mask by combining it with an iron headgear.
The dark robe can be upgraded further to increase the wearer's ability to dodge attacks, like a bat in the night.
|Equipable by||Priest, Martial Artist, Thief, Minstrel, Armamentalist, Ranger, Sage, Luminary|
|Flavor text||A gloomy-looking gown that sends enemy attacks astray.|
|Notes||Buy in Upover.|
Recipe: Velvet cape + Evencloth x3 + Slipweed x3
Upgrades into Macabre mantle.