The Glombolero (formerly mysterious bolero) is a recurring robe in the Dragon Quest series. It has chance to absorb half the MP from incoming spells in nearly every appearance, similar to Absorb Magic, with the exact drain rate varying between games.
The glombolero is found in the bonus dungeons of the remakes, nearby the lair of the Super Boss. It may be equipped by all vocations, providing +30 defence and reducing the cost of spells by 50%, rounded up. This feature stacks with the effects of the Mad Cap for a 75% reduction.
Humorously, the bolero will absorb MP even when the wearer is deceased, causing a surreal scene when Zing fails to revive the recipient.
The absorption rate has jumped up to 50%, but at the cost of only being able to siphon a quarter of a spell's MP. In the DS and Mobile remakes, this has changed so that half of a spell's MP is drained.
- The Glitzy glombolero, introduced in the 3DS remake, has a 50% chance to absorb 100% of the MP from an enemy spell. It increases defence by +50 and style by +3.
|Found||1% chance in Rank 4 chests|
|Equipable by||All Vocations|
|Flavor text||Curious clothing that absorbs the power of magic cast on it.|
|Notes||Absorbs MP from spells cast on the wearer.|
Received as a reward from completing Quest #42.
Borya wearing the glombolero