|Romaji||Ryū no uroko|
|Found in||Dragon Quest|
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
|Effect||Increases the wearer's Defence.|
The dragon's scale, also known as the dragon scale, is a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series. It gives a small boost to the wearer's Defence. In games with Alchemy, it can also be used as a crafting ingredient, as well.
Legend has it that the Dragon's scale fell from a Dragon's body a long, long time ago. A light green fossil that fits in the palm of your hand, it has mysterious powers and slightly increases your defensive power. Due to text restrictions, it was named D-Scale in the Game Boy Color remakes.
|20 gold coins||10 gold coins||Provides Defence +2 bonus in original NES version, and Defence +5 bonus in remake versions.|
|Can Be Equipped By||Equipment Type||Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?|
|Shop(s)||Tantegel, Kol, Cantlin, Galenholm|
|Location(s)||This item cannot be found anywhere.|
|Mobile||A talisman carved from the scale of a dragon.|
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
|Found||Treasure chest in the Desert.*|
Treasure chest in the Dark Ruins.*
Treasure chest at the Royal Hunting Grounds.*
One found in Arcadia and Dark Empycchu.
Commonly dropped by Frost wyvines, Hacksauruses, Sea dragons,
Seasaurs, and Tyrantosauruses.
Rarely dropped by Dragurns and Frou-frous.
|Equipable by||All Characters|
|Flavor text||A warrior's lucky charm, made from a hand-worked dragon scale.|
The dragon's scale can be mixed with several items in the Alchemy Pot:
- Recipe: Dragontail whip = Snakeskin whip + Dragon's scale x2
- Recipe: Scale armour = Leather armour + Dragon's scale
- Recipe: Dragon mail = Silver mail + Dragon's scale x2
- Recipe: Scale shield = Leather shield + Dragon's scale
- Recipe: Dragon shield = Steel shield + Dragon's scale x2
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
|Dragon scale (DS)|
|Found||Could only be purchased from the DQVC during the Alchaid Campaign and Dragon Extravaganza.|
Commonly dropped or stolen from Rashaveraks, Drakulords, Drakularges, Mandrake majors, Seasaurs,
|Equipable by||All Vocations|
|Flavor text||A warrior's ward made of a wyrm's scale.|
|Notes||Upgrades into Azure dragon fan, Cobra fan, Dragon dress, Dragon mail, Dragon shield,|
Dragon top, Dragon trousers, Dragontail whip, Ruby of protection, Xenlon rod.
Dragon Quest X
The dragon scale has an attack and defence bonus of +3, a max HP and style bonus of +5, and reduces damage taken by 30. It is received as a reward for defeating the Green dragon. With accessory synthesis, the attack, defence, and max HP bonuses can be increased.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
(+10, +11, +12)
(+9, +10, +11)
|Found||Treasure chest in the Dundrasil Region.|
1⁄128 chance of being dropped by Dragurns and Ethereal serpents.
|Equipable by||All Characters|
|Flavor text||A protective pendant produced from a piece of polished dragon hide.|
Dragon Quest Builders
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|A warrior's lucky charm, made from a hand-worked dragon scale.|
|A warrior's ward made of a wyrm's scale.|
|A protective pendant produced from a piece of polished dragon hide.|
|A protective pendant shaped from a serpent’s scale.|
- ↑ Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
- ↑ Nintendo DS version.
- ↑ Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
- ↑ Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch versions.