Hermes' hat

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Hermes' Hat
Japanese かぜのぼうし
Romaji Kaze no bōshi
Old localizations Wind Hat, Hat of the Winds
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Casts Zoom when used (all)
Protects against Wind (XI)

The Hermes' Hat is a piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest V. In most games, it casts Zoom on use, but in Dragon Quest V, it instead acts like a Chimaera wing.


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

A hardy hat that can also serve as a handy alternative to a chimaera wing.

The Hermes' hat has a defence bonus of +28. They can be bought for 5,000 gold at the item shop in Precaria, and are dropped by the Snowbird (1/128 chance) and the Hybird (1/64). Bianca, Nera, and the Hero's Daughter can equip it.

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Additionally, a Hermes' hat can be obtained in Coburg from Harry's son Kendrick.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Hermes' hat cannot be bought, but it can be sold for 3,750 gold. It is found in Slimopolis at Rank H and Gustblusters may drop them. It has a defense bonus of +28 and a style bonus of +8. The Hero, Milly, Ashlynn, Nevan, and all slime allies except Goowain can equip it.

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

The Hermes' hat has a defence bonus of +24 and an appearance bonus of +8. It can be worn by the Hero, Maribel, Ruff, and Sir Mervyn. It can be sold for 2,500 gold but not bought. The hat can be acquired from the Praetor of Villa Priores after defeating Macho Picchu.

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

The Hermes' hat has a defence bonus of +20. All party members can equip it. It can be sold for 1,400 gold.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Hermes' hat
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Feathered cap
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Mercury's bandana

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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Helpful headwear that can be used to achieve the same effect as a chimaera wing
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +20/21/22/24
Agility +12/13/14/15
Charm +33/35/37/40
-20% Wind damage
Dropped by whirly girlies at a 1/128 rate
Price Location
NA/1,750 L'Academie
Forging difficulty
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The hat is the reward for turning in 10 mini medals at the L'Academie.


  • Hermes is part of the Greek pantheon of gods and served as the group's messenger. He was famous for his winged shoes that would allow him to fly at incredible speeds

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