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Densinium xi icon.png
Japanese ヘビーメタル
Romaji Hebīmetaru
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Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

Densinium is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a lump of heavy metal that is used as a crafting material, particularly for making mid to high-level metallic equipment.


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

A lump of mysterious metal that's drastically dense. Alchemise it![1]
Icon in IX

Densinium has a 10% chance of being found in Rank 6 (D) and Rank 7 (C) blue treasure chests, can be dropped by Drakulards and Wishmasters, and can also be made in the Krak Pot. Goreham-Hogg will drop one, as well. It can be sold for 1,400 gold. Densinium is used in the following alchemy recipes:

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Flintstone x3
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Iron ore x3

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Impregnable leggings
DQIX sturdy slacks.png
Sturdy slacks

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Gracos' trident
DQIX Trident.png
DQIX Mighty armlet.png
Mighty armlet
Densinium x2

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Terra firmer
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Terra tamper
Royal soilIXicon.png
Royal soil x5
Densinium x2

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Ogre shield.png
Ogre shield
Dark shield.png
Dark shield
Densinium x2
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Magic beast horn x5

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Heavy gauntlets
DQIX light gauntlets.png
Sturdy gauntlets
Densinium x2
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Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Megaton hammer
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Hela's hammer
Orichalcum x3
Densinium x3

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Densinium is used as a material for crafting weapons and armour, or in Alchemy to give a Weight bonus to footwear. It can be found in some black treasure chests, received as a quest reward, or dropped by various monsters, including Liquid metal slimes, Metal king slimes, Paralyslicers, Undentured servants, Cyber slimes, Visor kaisers, and Metal dragons.

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

A drastically dense mass of mysterious metal.[2]

Densinium can be picked up from sparkly spots in the Champs Sauvage*, the Hotto Steppe - Southern Whale Way Station, the Battleground, and the Cruel Crypt, or dropped by Metal slime knights, Clangoustines, Visor kaisers, Robo-robins, Overkilling machines, Abyssal octopots, as well as their vicious and malicious counterparts. In the postgame, chunks of densinium can be purchased from the item shop at Trial Isle for 2,800 gold and sold for 700 gold.

Densinium is used in the following recipes for the Fun-Size Forge:

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

Densinium can be dropped by Liquid metal slimes and Metal king slimes, or received from King Flaminio in exchange for 5 Mini medals. It can also be received as a reward for completing Grudge Match: Grim Guardian with gold clear time from the second time onward. Densinium can be used to create Mighty armlets or the classic recipe for the Raging ruby in the Alchemy Pot or sold for 800 gold.

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

Densinium is used as a material for improving accessories or sold for 300 gold. It can be dropped by Hoodlums, Metal slime knights, and Metal king slimes, or picked up from sparkly spots in the Damned Dunes.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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A hefty hunk of heavy metal. Used mainly to make pellets. Mostly dropped by muddy hands.[3]
Icon in Treasures

Densinium can be dropped by all variants of the Muddy hand or sometimes received by sending a dispatch team to the Glacier Junction area of the Hinterquarters. It is used for crafting pellets at the Werks or for scouting monsters.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolFragmento de densinioSpanish for "fragment of densinium".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisDensiniumSame as English name. Derived from the Latin densus- and -um.
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschSchwermetallGerman for "heavy metal".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoFrammento di densiniumItalian for "fragment of densinium".


  1. Nintendo DS version.
  2. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  3. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.