Goddess shield

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Goddess shield
DVIII Goddess Shield.png
Japanese 女神の盾
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (Remake only)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Effect Reduces damage from elemental attacks.

The Goddess Shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest VIII. This beautiful shield is decorated with the image of a female deity and is frequently one of the strongest shields in the game and greatly reduces elemental damage taken by the wielder.


Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Appearing in the 3DS remake, the shield increases defense by +55, style by +17, and cuts all elemental damage (save zap) by 30. Maribel and Aishe can equip it as long as they are at least level 35, giving them an excellent -60 elemental combo when used with the Princess Robe. It can be acquired from the first completion of the The Depths of Darkness DLC Tablet.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The goddess shield has a defense bonus of +55, and cuts elemental damage in half, even though the flavor text states that it only reduces fire and ice damage. This includes Frizz, Sizz, Crack, Bang, Woosh, and fire and ice breath damage. It can only be equipped by Jessica and Angelo in the original version, as well as Red in the 3DS port.

In the original PS2 version, it was only possible to get one shield since there was only one Thanatos' shield in the game and it can only be made with the Alchemy Pot. However, in the 3DS version, another Thanatos' shield can be found in the Corridor of Memories and they are also dropped rarely by Hell's gatekeepers.

Recipe: Thanatos' shield + Saint's ashes

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Goddess shield.png  Goddess shield  (DS)
Defence +35
Block chance +7%
Style +60
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Recipe Saintess shield + Goddess ring + Orichalcum
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 16,250
Flavor text A sanctified shield that's certain to stave off magical attacks.
Notes Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, wind, lightning/explosion, and darkness attacks by 10%.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

 Goddess shield
(forge buffs)
+64 (+67, +71, +75)
Magical mending
(forge buffs)
+32 (+33, +34, +35)
(forge buffs)
+26 (+27, +28, +29)
Block chance +13%
Found Buy at Havens Above.
Equipable by Hero, Hendrik
Equipment Greatshield
Buy Price 42,000
Sell Price 21,000
Notes Reduces damage taken from all elemental attacks by 10%.


A holy shield that reduces damage from fire and ice based spells by up to half.

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolEscudo de diosaGoddess shield
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBouclier de la DéesseShield of the goddess

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