Dark shield

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Dark shield
DQV Dark shield.png
Japanese ダークシールド
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Casts Absorb Magic when used as a tool in battle. (V only)
Protects the wearer from fire and ice damage. (IX and XI)

The Dark shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest V. When it first appeared, it was a shield designed specifically for monster companions, but in modern games, it became a jet-black colored version of the Ogre shield.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

The dark shield has a defence bonus of +37, but can only be equipped by certain monster companions. It casts Absorb Magic when used as a tool in battle. One can be found in the basement of Talon Tower and it can be dropped by Hyperanemons. It can be sold for 4,900 gold.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Dark shield.png  Dark shield  (DS)
Defence +30
Block Chance +5%
Style +40
Found One found at Gittingham Palace.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Night knights
Rarely stolen or dropped by Fright knights.
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price 17,200
Sell Price 8,600
Flavor text A jet-black shield that guards against fire- and ice-based attacks.
Notes Reduces damage taken from fire and ice attacks by 5%.
Upgrades into Ogre shield.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]