Gold ring

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Gold ring
Japanese きんのゆびわ
Romaji Kin no yubiwa
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Walk
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Increases wearer's Defence.
Increases damage dealt against flying monsters. (Heroes only)
Increases the wearer's max HP. (Builders only)

The Gold ring is a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest VI. It provides a small boost to the wearer's Defence.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Gold ring has a Defence and Style bonus of +5. It can be equipped by the Hero, Milly, Ashlynn, Terry, and Lizzie, and can be found in Gardsbane Tower & The Houses North of Arkbolt. They can also be dropped by Goodybags.

This brilliant band boost defence when worn.[1]

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

A ring that slightly increases the wearer's defence.[2]

The Gold ring is an accessory that provides a Defense bonus of +10 and can be equipped by all characters. It can be purchased in Argonia for 2,000 gold once the bazaar starts. Gold rings can also be dropped by Bloody hands, Dieablos, Ghouls, Gold golems, and Night emperors. One can be found on the world map near Pickham in a treasure chest requiring the Magic key and another can be found in Baccarat. In the Nintendo 3DS version, gold rings can also be commonly dropped by Gold nugcats.

The ring can be mixed with several items through alchemy:

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Full moon ring.png
Full moon ring
Gold ring
Gold ring
DQVIII Poison moth knife.png
Poison moth knife

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Prayer ring.png
Prayer ring
Gold ring
Gold ring
DQVIII Seed of magic.png
Seed of magic

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Ring of awakening.png
Ring of awakening
Gold ring
Gold ring
DQVIII Dream Blade.png
Dream blade

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Ring of clarity.png
Ring of clarity
Gold ring
Gold ring
DQVIII Fallen angel rapier.png
Fallen angel rapier

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Ring of immunity.png
Ring of immunity
Gold ring
Gold ring
DQVIII Poison needle.png
Poison needle

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Ring of truth.png
Ring of truth
Gold ring
Gold ring
DQVIII Sandstorm spear.png
Sandstorm spear

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

ICON-Gold ring.png Gold ring DQIX Logo.png
A beautiful, pure gold band that artfully enhances defence.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +2 IXwarrioricon.pngIXpriesticon.pngIXmageicon.pngIXmartialartisticon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXminstrelicon.png
Used to create Contra band, Gold circlet, Gold mail, Golden tiara, Full moon ring, Prayer ring, Ring of clarity, Rousing ring, Slime earrings, Sober ring, or Strength ring in the Krak Pot.
Price Location
220 / 110 Buy in Porth Llaffan, Stornway, and Dourbridge.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Aggrosculptures and Gold golems.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Drackymas.
2% chance of finding in a Rank 2 chest.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
- - -

Dragon Quest X[edit]

The Gold ring has a Defence and Style bonus of +2. With accessory synthesis, the Defence and Style bonuses can be increased and it can gain a small boost to Agility, Deftness, or Weight.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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Gold ring XI icon.png
A basic band that boosts defence by just a little bit.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +5/6/8/10
+Charm +8/9/10/12
Requires 4 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 600 1128 chance of being dropped by Drackymas.
Forging difficulty
Gold ore xi icon.png + Gold ore xi icon.png
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifVeronica sprite walk.gifSerena sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifJade sprite walk.gifRab sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

The recipe book Twenty-Four Carats of Class contains the recipe for the gold ring. It is received from a blacksmith in Hotto for accepting Quest #5: "Put a Ring on It", who wants to see the player create a gold ring +1 or better with the Fun-size Forge.

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

DQH Gold ring.png  Gold ring
Damage to Flying Monsters +15.0%
Quick Recipe Iron nails x3 + Salt of the earth x2*
Classic Recipe Iron nails x2 + Wing of bat*
Equipable by All Characters
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 200
Flavor text A golden ring that fortifies attacks on flying foes.[3]

When the Stonecloud is first unlocked, the alchemist onboard will automatically give you the quick recipe for the gold ring as part of the tutorial for using the Alchemy Pot, while the classic recipe can be dropped rarely by Pink sanguinis.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

The Gold ring has a Defence bonus of +3, reaching to a total of +18 once it has been fully upgraded. The ring can be dropped by Bodkin archers.

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A golden ring that drives up the wearer's defence.[4]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

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A finely filigreed ring that fills its wearer with vim and vigor.[5]
Gold ring icon in Builders

The Gold ring increases the Builder's HP by 10. There are three that can be found in the game.

  • The first can be found in Chapter 2 in a treasure chest on top of the Tearwolf's Dojo on the western side of the Prickly Wilds.
  • In Chapter 3, the gold ring is found in a treasure chest buried seven blocks north and thirty-three blocks east from the largest cactus in the Bleak and Burning Badlands.
  • In Chapter 4, the gold ring is in a treasure chest hidden behind ash blocks inside the cave where the Diviner's altar was.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The Gold ring is Treasure No. 224 in the Armour 2 category. Its base value is 100,000 gold.

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A gorgeous band of gleaming gold.[6]

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

The Gold ring is a 2★ accessory with a Magical Might bonus of +6 and a Magical Mending bonus of +2.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolAnnillo de oroSpanish for "gold ring".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisAnneau d'orFrench for "gold ring".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGoldringGerman for "gold ring".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoAnello d'oroItalian for "gold ring".


  1. Nintendo DS and Cell phone versions.
  2. Sony PlayStation 2, Cell phone, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.
  4. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.
  5. Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch versions.
  6. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.