Dragon shield

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"A spiked shield assembled from serpent scales."

—Description of the dragon shield in Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon shield
DVIII Dragon Shield.png
Japanese ドラゴンシールド
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Remake only)
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Rivals
Torneko no Daibouken
Torneko: The Last Hope
Effect Reduces fire/ice/breath damage (varies from game to game).

The dragon shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, likely constituting of dragon skin, scales and bones, perhaps even bearing the likeness of a dragon. In keeping with this, it grants excellent resistance to fire breath. Starting with Dragon Quest X, it became classified as a greatshield.

Characteristics[edit]

The design of the dragon shield has stayed practically consistent throughout the series history. It is a round green shield that has been fashioned out of various dragon scales and horns and features a distinctive design of a fierce dragon's head on its front. The border of the shield is surrounded by eight horns. The dragon's head has a pair of red gemstones as eyes, another pair of red gems on the forehead, and a pair of curved horns on each side. A coiled dragon's tail decorates the bottom of the shield.

Since the shield's introduction in Dragon Quest IV, it has appeared consistently in every game in the main series, as well as multiple spinoff games.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The dragon shield has a defence bonus of +32, and cuts fire breath damage by 33.3%. It can be purchased in Manoza for 3,500 and sold for 2,625 gold coins, and can be equipped by Warriors, Thieves, and the Hero. It only appears in remake versions of the game.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The dragon shield has a defence bonus of +30, and protects against fire and ice attacks by 33.3% in the original and by 25 in the remakes. It may be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar, and Psaro. It can be purchased in Riverton and the Azimuth for 7,100 gold and sold for 3,550 gold. One can be found in Cove's Cove and one will be dropped by Rashaverak.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The dragon shield has a defence bonus of +30, and protects against fire and ice attacks by 10 in all versions. The shield can be equipped by the Hero, his son, Tuppence, and various monster companions. It can be purchased in Lofty Peak for 7,100 gold and sold for 3,050 gold.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The dragon shield has a defence bonus of +30, a style bonus of +25, and cuts breath damage by 15. It can be purchased in the Port Haven and Turnscote casinos for 2,000 tokens, and may be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, and Lizzie, humorously enough. When a character also dons the Dragon mail and Dragonsbane, they receive a +15 style boost.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The dragon shield has a defence bonus of +26, a style bonus of +25, and cuts breath damage by 15. The shield can be equipped by Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. It can be purchased in Providence and the final stage of the Immigrant Town in the original Sony PlayStation version for 7,100 gold and sold for 3,550 gold. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest starting from the present. Once again, if the shield is equipped along with the Dragonsbane and Dragon mail when being ranked for the Best Dressed Contest of the Excellence Grading Organisation, they provide an additional +15 bonus to style.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The dragon shield has a defence bonus of +30 and cuts breath damage by 25. It can be equipped by the Hero or Yangus, as well as Morrie in the Nintendo 3DS version. The shield can be purchased in Orkutsk for 6,900 gold and sold for 3,450 gold. One can be found in the Dragon Graveyard. The shield can also be made in the Alchemy Pot.

Recipe: Steel shield + Dragon's scale x2

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Dragon shield.png  Dragon shield  (DS)
Defence +24
Block Chance +3.5%
Style +22
Found Buy in Upover or Wormwood Creek.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Wonder wyrtles.
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Recipe Magic shield + Dragon scale x3 + Raging ruby
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price 9,800
Sell Price 4,900
Flavor text A shield of dragon's scales that stifles fire- and ice-based strikes.
Notes Reduces damage taken from fire and ice attacks by 10%.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

 Dragon shield
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Defence
(forge buffs)
+30
(+31, +33, +35)
Block chance
(forge buffs)
+8%
(+7%, +8%, +10%)
Recipe Mythril ore x2 + Dragon's horn + Yellow eye
Found Sold in Puerto Valor, Phnom Nonh
Warrior's Rest Inn, Champs-Sauvage campsite, Dundrasil campsite (Act 2)
Equipable by Hero, Hendrik
Class Greatshield
Buy Price 6,900
Sell Price 3,450
Notes Reduces damage taken from fire and ice attacks by 10%.

The forging guide for the shield, More Dragony Designs, can be found on Mount Pang Lai.

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

The dragon shield has a blocking bonus of +30 and can only be equipped by Terry. It can be purchased for 8,000 gold after defeating the Barbatos at Yggdrasil and sold for 4,000 gold.

Descriptions[edit]

GameDescription
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A shield fashioned from dragon scales. Boasts excellent resistance to fire and ice based attacks.[1]

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Reference[edit]

  1. Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 3DS version