Gold rosary

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Gold rosary
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)
Not to be confused with the Rosary accessory introduced in IX.

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.

Localization history[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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

A pure gold rosary that slightly increases the wearer's wisdom.[1]

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
DQVIII Holy lance.png
Holy lance
DQVIII Long spear.png
Long spear
Gold rosary
Gold rosary

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Holy Talisman.png
Holy talisman
DQVIII Tough guy tattoo.png
Tough guy tattoo
Gold rosary
Gold rosary
DQVIII Holy water.png
Holy water

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Princess robe.png
Princess's robe
DQVIII Angels robe.png
Angel's robe
DQVIII Shimmering dress.png
Shimmering dress
Gold rosary
Gold rosary

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Lunar fan.png
Lunar fan*
DQVIII Stellar fan.png
Stellar fan
DQVIII Full moon ring.png
Full moon ring
Gold rosary
Gold rosary

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

ICON-Gold rosary.png Gold rosary DQIX Logo.png
DQIX Gold rosary.png
A holy helping hand that slightly heightens magical mending.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +2
Magical Mending +7
Used to create Crucerang, Holy lance, or Holy talisman.
Price Location
500 / 250 Could be purchased from DQVC during the Introductory Week and Store Winter Fayre sales.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Lesionnaires and Wight priests.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Mimics.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest X[edit]

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.

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

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Gold rosary xi icon.png
A string of precious prayer beads that boosts magic by just a bit.
Stats with forge buffs
Magical Might +5/6/8/10
Magical Mending +5/6/8/10
Requires 7 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
500 / 250 Sold at the item shop in Puerto Valor.
Forging difficulty
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

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

DQH Gold rosary.png  Gold rosary
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
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 300
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.

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

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.

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

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.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The Gold rosary is Treasure No. 229 in the Armour 2 category. Its base value is 120,000 gold.

Dragon Quest Treasures Logo.png
A necklace of pure gold that is prized by pious prayer-givers.[2]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolRosario de oroSpanish for "gold rosary".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisChapelet d'orFrench for "gold rosary".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGoldener GebetskranzGerman for "golden prayer wreath".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoRosario preziosoItalian for "precious rosary".



  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.