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"A forged iron shield. Reduces the damage from certain fire- or ice-based attacks by 5 points."

—Description of the iron shield in Dragon Quest VIII

The iron shield, also known as the large shield, is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is typically a mid-level shield that sometimes offers protection against fire and ice attacks.

Iron shield
DVIII Iron Shield.png
Kana てつのたて
Localized As Iron shield
Large shield
Found in Dragon Quest
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 650-1,200 gold
Sell for 360-900 gold
Effect Sometimes protects against fire and ice attacks

Characteristics[edit]

The iron shield is a heater shield made out of forged iron plates with a gold border and featuring a gold coat of arms on the front. In the first game, the coat of arms on the front of shield is a long dragon with a head at each end flanked by two feathered wings. Starting with Dragon Quest III, the coat of arms changed to a symmetrical golden eagle with two heads and has remained the same ever since. From the third game to Dragon Quest VII, the eagle also had a red cross on it, as well. The iron shield is quite protective for its price, particular in the original Dragon Quest as it offers the most defence next to the silver shield. However, due to its heavy weight, it can usually only be equipped by physically powerful characters. In later games, the shield also offers some protection against fire and ice attacks. It has appeared in every main entry in the series except for Dragon Quest II.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

Iron shield (てつのたて tetsu no tate)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
800 gold 400 gold Defence +10.
Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
ICON-Hero (Dragon Quest).png Shield ICON-NO-X.png NO
Shop(s) Garinham and Mercado
Location(s) Craggy Cave
In-Game Description
Mobile A large, sturdy shield of solid iron.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +20 (+12 in the NES version). They can be equipped by the Hero, Warriors, and Merchants. The iron shield can be purchased from Khoryv, Asham, and Isis for 700 gold and sold for 525 gold. In remake versions of the game, the iron shield can be purchased from Isis and Portoga for 1,200 gold and sold for 900 gold.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +12, and protects against fire and ice attacks. It can be purchased for 650 gold in Riverton, Endor, and Mintos and sold for 487 gold. The Hero, Kiryl, Torneko, Ragnar, Meena, and Psaro can equip them.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +16, and protects against fire and ice attacks. They can be bought for 720 gold in Mostroferrato and sold for 540 gold. The Hero, Harry, the Hero's Son, and Sancho can equip them, along with many monster allies.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Iron shields have a defense bonus of +16 and a style bonus of +12. It also takes away 4HP damage from fire and ice attacks used on the equipper. It can be purchased for 720 gold in Amor, Wellshire, Scrimsley, and Arcbolt and be sold for 540 gold. The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, and Goowain can equip it.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +13, a style bonus of +12, and reduces damage from fire and ice attacks by 5. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. The iron shield can be purchased for 920 gold at Greenthumb Gardens and sold for 460 gold. Iron shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +18. They take away 5 HP damage from all fire and ice attacks used on the equipper. It can be equipped by the Hero and Yangus. They can be bought in Pickham for 720 gold and sold for 360 gold. The iron shield can also be upgraded to a white shield by combining it with a silver platter in the Alchemy Pot.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX iron shield.png  Iron shield  (DS)
Defence +10
Block chance +1%
Equipment Class Shield
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Buy Price 900
Sell Price 450
Flavor text A steadfast shield made of iron.
Notes Sold in Alltrades Abbey and Porth Llaffan. Can be upgraded into steel shield.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

Info[edit]

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Equipment Class
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Locations[edit]

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Location Info
Castle Avalonia Sold by traveling merchant (576g)

Equipping characters[edit]

Characters


Hero


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Reference[edit]

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