"Why can't you all just leave me alone!? I don't need a brother, or a hero, or anyone! You're all worthless to me—but you'll be worth your weight in gold!"
|Dragon Quest XI|
|Voice actor||Lauren Mote (English)|
Inori Minase (Japanese, Definitive Edition)
Gyldygga (キラゴルド, Kiragorudo) is a boss and villain in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. She is one of Mordegon's Spectral Sentinels and the monstrous alter ego of Mia, Erik's younger sister. After the fall of Yggdrasil, she terrorizes the city of Sniflheim with her ability to turn people into gold with the Yellow Orb via the Gold Fever. She has gone on to appear in spinoff games in the series as both a boss and a recruitable monster.
Gyldygga is a large monster with both lupine and draconic features covered entirely in golden armor. She has solid glowing green eyes, a large pair of curved horns on her back, and sharp claws which she uses to tear into her opponents. Her armor is decorated with filigree designs and are covered in numerous sharp spikes. At the end of her long tail, she holds the Yellow Orb, which she uses to turn her helpless victims into solid gold statues. She is the only female member of the Spectral Sentinels.
Dragon Quest XI
|In-game description||A Spectral Sentinel and lifelong lover of precious metals who presides over her golden army with a cruel-clawed iron fist.|
Kaching Kaclang (turns two random party members into solid gold)
|Skill(s)||Acts twice per turn
Psyches herself up, then slices and dices (70% damage four times to random party members)
Rake 'n' Break
Calls for backup (Gyldenauts or Gyldenbritches)
|Location(s)||The Gyldenhal (second act)|
|Item(s) dropped||Corsair's cap|
|Evasion||Fire Resistance *||Ice
|Wind Resistance *|
|Rock Resistance *||Light Resistance *||Dark Resistance *||Zap Resistance *|
|Drain Magic Resistance||Whack Resistance *||Poof Resistance||Poison Resistance *|
|Paralysis Resistance *||Fuddle Resistance *||Snooze Resistance *||Dazzle Resistance *|
|Sap Resistance *||Blunt Resistance||Deceleratle Resistance||Spooky Aura
|Fizzle Resistance *||Stun Resistance *||Stumble Resistance *||Charm Resistance *|
|Beguile Resistance *||Double Down Resistance *||Elemental Resistance *|
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key
Gyldygga appears as a S-rank monster of the Material family in the SP version of the game.
Dragon Quest Rivals
Gyldygga appeared as a legendary rare card exclusive for Thief leaders.
Dragon Quest Tact
Gyldygga appears as a S-rank monster of the Inorganic family on her own banner alongside the Golden goliath as part of the 3.0 Update Festival's Eve Back to the Golden Sands limited event.
|Gear Shift||Golden Breath*||Mad Sunder*|
|Despot / Stats Up||Sizz Res +25 / Stats Up||Mad Sunder Potency +5% / Stats Up
Rare Successive Attack: When making a physical attack: Rarely activates a physical ability or Fight 2 times in succession
|Crack Res +25 / Stats Up||Mad Sunder Potency +5% / Stats Up / Stun Success Rate +10%|
|Raises DEF of inorganic allies, including itself, by 30% in a 5x5 square around it.|
|Gold Fever's Curse: When hit with an enemy's spell or breath attack: Occasionally stuns||ATK +15
Max HP +30
|Mad Sunder Potency +2%|
|Despot: Action start on odd turns until turn 10: Raises ATK and DEF for inorganics in the surrounding rhombus including self for 3 turns (self: 4 turns)|
|Frizz Resistance *||Sizz Resistance *||Crack Resistance *||Woosh Resistance *|
|Very Weak||Half Res||Half Res||Normal|
|Bang Resistance *||Zap Resistance *||Zam Resistance *||Snooze Resistance|
|Poison Resistance||Physical Lock Resistance||Spell Lock Resistance||Martial Lock Resistance|
|Breath Lock Resistance||Hobble Resistance *||Stun Resistance *||Dazzle Resistance|
|Super Weak||Normal||Half Res||Normal|
|Curse Resistance||Paralysis Resistance||Confusion Resistance||Charm Resistance|
- If Gyldygga's name is spoken phonetically, it sounds similar to the phrase "gold digger", a derogatory term for someone, often a woman, who uses people for financial gain.
- Gyldygga can represent greed, or avaritia, one of the seven deadly sins. Greed is defined as a selfish or excessive desire for material possessions, such as wealth.