|Japanese||ぎんのロザリオ (III, X, Walk)|
金のロザリオ (VIII and Treasures)
きんのロザリオ (IX to XI)
|Romaji||Gin no rozario (III, X, Walk)|
Kin no rozario (VIII, IX, X, XI, Treasures)
|Old localizations||Rosary (III GBC)|
|Found in||Dragon Quest III (remakes only)|
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Walk
Dragon Quest Treasures
|Effect||Changes the wearer's Personality (III only)|
Increases the wearer's spellcasting abilities. (VIII onward)
Gives the wearer a chance to survive lethal damage or instant death magic. (X and Heroes series)
The Gold rosary is a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series that is commonly associated with clergy and other pious characters. Depending on the game, it either gives a small boost to the wearer's defence or spellcasting abilities, and in some games it can even protect the wearer from fatal damage.
In the Japanese version of Dragon Quest III, the item originally known as the "Silver rosary" (ぎんのロザリオ, Gin no rozario), but was translated as Gold rosary in the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions. It is a different item from the "Gold rosary" (金のロザリオ, Kin no rozario) which was introduced in Dragon Quest VIII, but the international version treats them as the same accessory.
In Dragon Quest X, both accessories appear, with the silver rosary being able to be upgraded into the gold rosary through accessory synthesis. The silver rosary's name was eventually changed from being written in hiragana to kanji (銀のロザリオ) in order to avoid confusion with the gold rosary.
Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation remakes only
The Gold rosary has a Defence bonus of +4, changes the wearer's Personality to Daydreamer, and can be equipped by all vocations. One can be found in the Underground Lake and another at the Shrine of the Spirit. It can be sold for 660 gold coins.
- In the Super Famicom and Game Boy Color versions, a third gold rosary can be found at the fifth Treasures n' Trapdoors track in Jipang.
|A pure gold rosary that slightly increases the wearer's wisdom.|
The Gold rosary has a Wisdom bonus of +5 and can be equipped by all characters. It can be purchased for 500 gold at Savella Cathedral and Neos and sold for 250 gold. One is received from defeating the Tortured soul. The gold rosary can be used to create various items in the Alchemy Pot.
|Item||Ingredient 1||Ingredient 2||Ingredient 3|
The Silver rosary is a neck accessory with a Defence bonus of +2, a Style bonus of +4, a Magical Mending bonus of +2, and gives the wearer a 10% chance of survival lethal damage or instant death. It can be received as a reward for defeating Belial and sold for 1,000 gold. Starting with Version 3.2 of the game, a silver rosary can eventually be upgraded into a gold rosary through accessory synthesis.
- The Gold rosary is a neck accessory with an Attack bonus of +3, a Defence bonus of +2, a Style bonus of +5, a max HP bonus of +5, a Magical Mending bonus of +5, and gives the wearer a 20% chance of surviving lethal damage or instant death. It can be equipped by all vocations and can be sold for 5,000 gold. With accessory synthesis, the gold rosary can gain a small bonus to Attack, Defence, or max HP.
|Death Blow Survival Chance||+40.0%|
|Quick Recipe||Birdsong nectar x3 + Mirrorstone x2*|
|Classic Recipe||Birdsong nectar x2 + Saint's ashes*|
|Luxury Recipe||Birdsong nectar + Gold chain*|
|Equipable by||All Characters|
|Flavor text||A holy amulet that spares its bearer from certain death.|
The quick recipe for the gold rosary can be received from King Flaminio in exchange for 7 Mini medals onboard the Stonecloud, while the classic and luxury recipes can be dropped rarely by Great sabrecats, Skeleton soldiers, or Dark skeletons. Although multiple gold rosaries can be equipped, the death blow survival chance does not stack.
The Gold rosary gives the wearer a 20% chance of surviving death blows, reaching up to a maximum of 50% when it is fully upgraded. When it is fully upgraded, it also has a Defence bonus of +4 and a max HP bonus of +10. It can be dropped by Hoods and Belials or received in exchange for 3 Mini medals once.
The Silver rosary is a 4★ accessory with a max HP bonus of +20 and increases Zap-type damage dealt by 3%. It could be obtained during the Christmas 2021 event.
The Gold rosary is Treasure No. 229 in the Armour 2 category. Its base value is 120,000 gold.
|A necklace of pure gold that is prized by pious prayer-givers.|
In Other Languages
- Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
- Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.