Golden tiara

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Golden tiara
Japanese おうごんのティアラ (III, V~VIII, XI)
きんのかみかざり (IV, IX)
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Golden barrette
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Increases luck (III)
Increases resistances to certain types of spells (all else)

The Golden tiara is a piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest V. Designed for women, it provides excellent resistance against various status ailments.

Localization history[edit]

The golden tiara in Dragon Quest IV is called the きんのかみかざり kin no kamikazari (gold hair ornament) in Japanese. This item would be replaced with おうごんのティアラ ōgon no tiara, a synonym, in Dragon Quest V and not return until the ninth game as a plain upgrade of the Silver tiara. The golden tiara term would be applied to the kin no kamizari by the localization team for the game to maintain naming continuity with the silver tiara, with ōgon no tiara being dubbed the Spellward circlet for the game.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

Maya wearing a Golden Tiara.

Unlike other games in the series, the tiara is an accessory. It increases Luck by +13, changes the wearer's personality to Princess. It only appears in remake versions of the game and can be sold for 3,750 gold coins.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The golden tiara may be purchased in Porthtrunnel, Mintos, Femiscyra, and found in the Pharos Beacon. It has a defence bonus of +12, and reduces the accuracy confusion spells and abilities to 1/3rd.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

Bianca wearing a Golden Tiara.

The golden tiara has a defence bonus of +45, and reduces the accuracy of Fuddle, Snooze, Fizzle, and Whack to 1/8th, setting the precedent for the majority of its later appearances. It can only be worn by human characters, and is found behind a locked door in king Dominicus' Dominion.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The tiara is found in Mortamor's Dreadlair, and possesses the same parameters as before. It may be equipped by Milly and Ashlynn.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The golden tiara has a defence bonus of +43, a style bonus of +50, and increases resistance against Fizzle, Fuddle, Snooze, and Dazzleto 1/8th. It can only be worn by Maribel and Aishe. The golden tiara can be worn by placing first in the Wisdom Ranking of the Excellence Grading Organisation with a female character. It can be sold for 8,500 gold, but it is not recommended to do so.

  • In the 3DS remake, resistance to Whack has been added to the tiara.

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

The golden tiara has a defence bonus of +43. It can be worn by Jessica Albert in all versions and by Red in the 3DS port. Reduces the accuracy of Fuddle, Fizzle, Snooze, and Whack spells to 1/8th.

Recipe: Thinking cap + Silver tiara + Gold nugget

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

DQIX Golden tiara.png  Golden tiara
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Defence +11
Magical Might +12
Equipable by All Vocations
Recipe Silver tiara + Gold ring + Gold bracer
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 670
Flavor text Gorgeous golden headgear worn by women.

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

 Golden tiara
Rarity ★★★★★
(forge buffs)
(+51, +52, +53)
Equipable by Jade, Serena, & Veronica
Found Given to the party by King Carnelian in the third act
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Notes 50%, 60%, 70%, andfinally 80% resistance to Fizzle, Whack, Fuddle, & Snooze