|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.
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.
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.
|Goddess shield (DS)|
|Recipe||Saintess shield + Goddess ring + Orichalcum|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster|
|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%.|
|+64 (+67, +71, +75)|
|+32 (+33, +34, +35)|
|+26 (+27, +28, +29)|
|Found||Buy at Havens Above.|
|Equipable by||Hero, Hendrik|
|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.|