Hades' helm

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The Hades' helm is a recurring helmet in the Dragon Quest series. It is a purple helmet with yellow horn-like protrusions and a fur collar and is typically a cursed piece of equipment.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

The Hades' helm has a defence bonus of +30. It can only be worn by certain monster companions.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The Hades' helm has a defence bonus of +33... but it is cursed. It is found in the Pirate's Cove and can be sold for 4,250 gold or mixed with Saint's ashes in the Alchemy Pot to make a Mythril helm. The Hero and Yangus can equip it.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX Hades helm.png  Hades' helm  (DS)
Defence +22
Found One found in Magmaroo.
1% chance of finding in rank 6 grotto treasure chests.
Rarely stolen or dropped by Bad karmours.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Hell's gatekeepers.
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipment Class Helmet
Equipable by Warrior, Paladin, Gladiator
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 4,250
Flavor text A horned hat with a fiendish face that begets misfortune. Cursed.
Notes Sometimes prevents the wearer from acting in battle.
Upgrades into Great helm.


  • A strange helm surrounded by an air of danger. (Description when selecting the Hades' helm in Dragon Quest VIII.)