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DQV Dieamend.png
Japanese いのちのいし
命の石 (VII onward)
Romaji Inochi no ishi
Old localizations Stone of Life (III NES)
LifeStone (III GBC)
LifeRock (VII PS1)
Resurrock (IX)
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Cancels the effect of an instant death spell once for the holder. (III, V, VII, XI)
Used as an ingredient to create items. (IX onward)

The Dieamend is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest III. It is a special stone that will negate the effect of an instant death spell for the holder. If a character is targeted by Whack or Thwack and possesses this stone in their inventory, the stone will take the instant death spell in place of the user, and shatters afterward. In some games, it is used as a crafting material instead and does not possess its instant death-cancelling properties.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Dieamend can be found in the following locations:

They are also sold in an item shop in the Pachisi Board in the Jipang well (GBC Version only) for 800 gold coins. They couldn't be sold in the NES Version, but can be sold in the remakes for 600 gold coins.

Monsters who might drop the item include:

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

In the original Super Famicom version of the game, dieamends cannot be purchased anywhere. They can be found in the Gotha Path as well as the bedroom in Gotha, amongst others. They can be dropped by Stone golems and Bomboulders.

In the remakes, in addition to the above, Dieamends can be purchased from late game shops as well as the Nadiria T'N'T board’s shop for 300 gold coins apiece, and sold for 150 gold coins.

This gem can take the fall in place of its bearer.[1]

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

Dieamends can be purchase in both past and present versions of Al-Balad as well as the slum version of the Immigrant Town for 800 gold coins, and sold for 400 gold coins. More dieamends can be found at La Bravoure, El Ciclo in the past, and the Hubble region in the present. They can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino. Dieamends can also be dropped by Grinades, Stone golems, Rockbombs, and Mad moais.

Crumble in your place.[2]
Can bear the brunt of a deadly blow, saving the owner's life.[3]

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

A stone said to hold the secret of restoring life. Alchemise it![4]
Icon in IX

In this game, it is known as the Resurrock and is an alchemy ingredient that can be mixed with other items in the Krak Pot. It can be collected from the Djust Desert and Khaalag Coast, has a 10% chance of being found in Rank 3 (G) blue treasure chests, and can be dropped by Stone golems, Handsome crabs, Sculpture vultures, Living statues, Stone guardians, and Grrrgoyles. It can also be found randomly in the fountain at a fully upgraded Quester's Rest in the postgame or received as a reward for repeating Quest #176: Well Forgetful. One resurrock, along with an enchanted stone, and an agate of evolution, is required to complete Quest #49: Rock On!. It can be sold for 225 gold.

Resurrock is used in the following alchemy recipes:

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX Flame shield.png
Flame shield
DQIX Magic shield.png
Magic shield
DQIX Lava lump.png
Lava lump

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX Ice shield.png
Ice shield
DQIX Magic shield.png
Magic shield
Ice crystalIXicon.png
Ice crystal

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX Holy talisman.png
Holy talisman
ICON-Gold rosary.png
Gold rosary
DQIX Holy water.png
Holy water x5

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX Life ring.png
Life ring
DQIX Prayer ring.png
Prayer ring
Resurrock x3

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

A stone that can soak up a fatal attack, thereby saving its owner's life.[5]
Icon in XI

In this game, dieamend is used as a material for the Fun-Size Forge and it will protect the holder against instant death abilities once again. It can be picked up from sparkly spots in the Zwaardsrust Region, Mount Pang Lai, the Hotto Steppe - Northern Whale Way Station, and the Eerie Valley, or dropped by Handsome crabs, Living statues, Bomboulders, and Stone guardians, along with their vicious and malicious counterparts. Some dieamends can be found in Gondolia* and Dundrasil Castle during the second act. It can be sold for 225 gold.

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

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

Dragon Quest Treasures Logo.png
A strange stone that exudes life energy. Used mainly to make pellets. Mostly found on the Hinterquarters.[6]
Icon in Treasures

Dieamend can be collected from nodes of ore in the Hinterquarters, sometimes received by sending a dispatch team to all three areas of the Hinterquarters, or purchased from the base shop for 500 gold. It is mainly used for crafting pellets at the Werks or for scouting monsters.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPiedravita
Resurrerroca (IX only)
Spanish for "life stone".
Spanish for "resurrection rock".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBionyx
Lazarite (IX only)
Derived from the French "bio-" and "onyx", a semiprecious variety of agate.
From Lazarus of Bethany, a Biblical figure that was supposedly raised from the dead by Jesus Christ and later revered as a saint.
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschStein der Auferstehung (IX)
Stein des Überlebens (XI)
German for "resurrection stone".
German for "stone of survival".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoResurroccia (IX)
Diamante sacro (XI)
Italian for "resurrection rock".
Italian for "sacred diamond".



  1. Nintendo DS and Cell phone versions.
  2. Sony PlayStation Version
  3. Nintendo 3DS version.
  4. Nintendo DS version.
  5. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  6. Nintendo Switch version.