Dragon's scale

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Dragon scale
Japanese りゅうのうろこ
Romaji Ryū no uroko
Old localizations D-Scale
Dragon's scale
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.


Dragon Quest[edit]

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.

Dragon's scale (りゅうのうろこ Ryu no uroko)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
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?
ICON-Hero (Dragon Quest).png Accessory ICON-NO-X.png NO
Shop(s) Tantegel, Kol, Cantlin, Galenholm
Location(s) This item cannot be found anywhere.
In-Game Description
Mobile A talisman carved from the scale of a dragon.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

DQVIII Dragon scale.png  Dragon's scale
Defence +5
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
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 240
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:

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

ICON-Dragon's scale.png  Dragon scale  (DS)
Defence +5
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
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
Class Accessory
Buy Price 980
Sell Price 490
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[edit]

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[edit]

Dragon scale xi icon.png  Dragon scale
(forge buffs)
(+10, +11, +12)
(forge buffs)
(+9, +10, +11)
Rarity E
Found Treasure chest in the Dundrasil Region.
1128 chance of being dropped by Dragurns and Ethereal serpents.
Equipable by All Characters
Class Other Accessories
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 490
Flavor text A protective pendant produced from a piece of polished dragon hide.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]


A warrior's lucky charm, made from a hand-worked dragon scale.[1]
A warrior's ward made of a wyrm's scale.[2]
A protective pendant produced from a piece of polished dragon hide.[3]
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A protective pendant shaped from a serpent’s scale.[4]

Related items[edit]



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