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"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
DQXI Gyldygga.png
Japanese name 鉄鬼軍王キラゴルド
Romaji Tekkigunō Kiragorudo
Old localization N/a
Title Spectral Sentinel
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[edit]

Gyldygga (鉄鬼軍王キラゴルド Tekkigunō Kiragorudo)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Gyldygga XI sprite.png 3,600 999 293
Defense Agility Experience Gold
260 110 20,000 30,000
Bestiary no. #312
Family Material
In-game description A Spectral Sentinel and lifelong lover of precious metals who presides over her golden army with a cruel-clawed iron fist.
Spell(s) Acceleratle
Kaching Kaclang (turns two random party members into solid gold)
Skill(s) Acts twice per turn
Pep Up
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 *
N/a 50% 50% 50%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% 50% -150% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 100% 100% 0%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
75% 100% 99% 25%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
50% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
100% 0% 0%

Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key[edit]

Gyldygga appears as a S-rank monster of the Material family in the SP version of the game.

Dragon Quest Rivals[edit]

Gyldygga appeared as a legendary rare card exclusive for Thief leaders.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

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.

Gyldygga (鉄鬼軍王キラゴルド Tekkigunō Kiragorudo)Tactlogo.png

DQT Gyldygga.png
Family Rank Role
Tact Icon Material.png
DQTact Rank Icon S.png DQTact AttackType.png
Max Level HP MP Move
130 1,301 377 3
Attack Defense Agility Wisdom Weight
550 475 446 123 50
Basic Skills
First Second Third
Gear Shift Golden Breath* Mad Sunder*
Awakening Skills
First Second Third
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
Fourth Fifth
Crack Res +25 / Stats Up Mad Sunder Potency +5% / Stats Up / Stun Success Rate +10%
Leader Perks
Raises DEF of inorganic allies, including itself, by 30% in a 5x5 square around it.
Basic Perks
First Second Third
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%
Perk Details
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
Normal Normal Very Weak Normal
Poison Resistance Physical Lock Resistance Spell Lock Resistance Martial Lock Resistance
Normal Half Res Normal Normal
Breath Lock Resistance Hobble Resistance * Stun Resistance * Dazzle Resistance
Super Weak Normal Half Res Normal
Curse Resistance Paralysis Resistance Confusion Resistance Charm Resistance
Normal Super Weak Immune Normal

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolGuíldigaFrom the English guilder, a gold coin used in several European countries during medieval times. Originally derived from the Middle Dutch gulden.
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisGyldoraFrom the old English ġyld and "or", the French word for gold. Originally derived from the Middle Dutch gulden.
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGyldaFrom the old English ġyld, which meant pay or payment.
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoHorusA play on the ancient Egyptian sun god Horus and "oro", the Italian word for gold.


  • 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.

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