"Heavy and sturdy iron armour."
—Description of the iron armour in Dragon Quest VIII
|Old localizations||Iron armour |
Half plate armor
|Found in||Dragon Quest I|
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders
|Buy for||various, see article|
|Sell for||various, see article|
|Effect||various, see article|
The iron armour, also known as the half plate or half plate armor, is a recurring suit of armour in the Dragon Quest series. It is a strong piece of armor made from beaten out iron plates.
The iron armour consists of a breastplate, pauldrons, and faulds made out of beaten iron plates. The armour is grey with gold edges and the pieces are attached with a series of brown leather belts. In character art, the iron armour often includes a pair of sabatons (boots) made out of iron, as well. It is the standard equipment of castle guards. Because of its weight, its usage is typically restricted to physically stronger characters. It has appeared in every main entry in the series except for Dragon Quest II.
It was known as the half plate in the NES version. Due to text restrictions in the Game Boy Color version, the iron armour was renamed to Iron with a symbol of armour beside it.
The iron armour has a defence bonus of +25. It can be equipped by the Hero, Warriors, and Merchants. It is sold in Khoryv, Asham, Isis, and Portoga for 1,100 gold. It is also dropped by infernal armours.
The iron armour has a defence bonus of +25. It can be equipped by the Hero, Prince Harry, the Hero's son, Tuppence, as well as various monsters. Iron armour can be purchased in Roundbeck in the second generation, Coburg, Fortuna, and Lodestar Harbour for 1,200 gold and sold for 600 gold. Tuppence joins the party with iron armour equipped.
Iron armours have a defense bonus of +25 and a style bonus of +19. The Hero, Carver, Nevan, Amos, Terry, and Goowain can equip them. Harmours have a 1/128 chance of dropping one. They can be sold for 900 gold coins and bought for 1,200 gold at Amor, Wellshire, and Ghent.
The iron armour has a defence bonus of +30 and a style bonus of +19. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. It can be bought for 3,300 gold at the Alltrades Arena, Alltrades Abbey in the present, La Bravoure, and El Ciclo. Iron armour can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.
The iron armour has a defence bonus of +32 and can be equipped by the Hero and Yangus. It can be purchased in Baccarat for 1,800 gold and sold for 900 gold. One set can be found in a treasure chest on an island west of Maella Abbey, which is accessible once the ship has been acquired.
|Equipable by||Warrior, Thief, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist|
|Flavor text||Metal armour that covers the upper quarters.|
|Notes||Sold in Alltrades Abbey & Porth Llaffan.|
Rarely dropped or stolen from Restless armours.
Upgrades into Full plate armour.
Iron armour's original localized names, half plate and half plate armor, are derived from the armor of the same name from the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons. The half plate is described as having shaped metal plates which cover most of the wearer's body except for the legs, much like the iron armour in the Dragon Quest series.
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