Iron cuirass

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Iron cuirass
DQVIII Iron Cuirass.png
Japanese てつのむねあて
Romaji Tetsu no muneate
Old localizations Iron breastplate
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Walk
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Increases the wearer's Defence.

The iron cuirass is a recurring piece of armour in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest V. It is a mid-ranking piece of equipment that only covers the wearer's chest. Since it is not as cumbersome as a full suit of armour, it can be equipped by a wider range of characters and vocations.


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

The iron cuirass has a Defence bonus of +25. It can be equipped by the Hero, Harry, Sancho, Tuppence, and many monster companions. It can be purchased from Fortuna, Lodestar Harbour, Hay, and Helmunaptra for 1,000 gold and sold for 500 gold. One can also be found in the Whealbrook Adit and another in the Scary Lair. Iron cuirasses can also be dropped by Metal slime knights, Pokespersons, Jiggery-pokerers, and Red-hot pokers.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The iron cuirass has a defence bonus of +23 and a Style bonus of +4. It can be purchased from Wellshire and Amor for 1,000 gold and sold for 750 gold. One can also be found in the Moonmirror Tower and another in the Hallowed Hollow. It can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Milly, Ashlynn, Terry, Amos, Lizzie, Goowain

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

The iron cuirass has a defence bonus of +26 and a Style bonus of +4. It can be purchased from Pilgrim's Perdition and Alltrades Abbey in the past for 2,000 gold and sold for 1,000. It can be equipped by the Hero, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe.

  • In the Nintendo 3DS version, iron cuirasses can be dropped by Robo-robins.

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

Iron armour that only covers the wearer's chest.[1]

The iron cuirass has a defence bonus of +25 and can be equipped by Yangus and Morrie. It can be purchased from Ascantha for 1,000 gold and sold for 500. It can be dropped by killing machines, robo-robins, and buffalogres. The iron cuirass can also be upgraded into the silver cuirass by combining it with two silver platters in the Alchemy Pot.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX iron cuirass.png Iron cuirass DQIX Logo.png
DQVIII Iron Cuirass.png
Good defensive garb made of iron that covers the chest.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +16 IXwarrioricon.pngIXpriesticon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXminstrelicon.pngIXgladiatoricon.pngIXPaladinicon.pngIXarmamentalisticon.pngIXrangericon.pngIXsageicon.pngIXluminaryicon.png
Upgrades into Silver cuirass or Tortoise shell
Dropped by Lesionnaires at 1/64
Price Location
1,000 / 500 Sold in Coffinwell
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest X[edit]

The iron cuirass has a Defence bonus of +11, a Style bonus of +3, increases the wearer's Weight by 11, and has an equipment level of 14. It can be equipped by Warriors, Priests, Thieves, Minstrels, Paladins, Rangers, Gladiators, Item Masters, Dancers, Demon Swordsmen, Pirates, and Armamentalists if they have allocated enough points into their Fource skill. In the Offline version of the game, it can also be equipped by Mjoll, Raguas, Hussar, and Duston.

Like many pieces of armour in X, the iron cuirass gained a counterpart for the legs slot. The entire set consists of the cuirass, a waistguard, a headband, armbands, and shin guards, and can be made with blacksmithing. If all five pieces are equipped, the wearer gains a +10 bonus to Style.

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

Iron cuirass DQXI Logo EN.png
Iron cuirass xi icon.png
A breastplate built from beaten iron sheeting.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +25/26/28/30
Requires 6 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
1,500 / 750 Sold at Gondolia and from the Dundrasil Region and Zwaardsrust Region roving emporiums during the first act.
Forging difficulty
Iron ore XI icon.png x3 + Glass frit xi icon.png + Celestial skein xi icon.png
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifJade sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

The recipe book I ♥ Iron Armour contains the recipe for the iron cuirass. It can be found in a treasure chest in the Laguna di Gondolia.

Dragon Quest Walk[edit]

The iron cuirass is a 2★ piece of armour with a Defence bonus of +6.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The iron cuirass is Treasure No. 172 in the Armour 1 category and can be found on the Hinterquarters. Its base value is 150,000 gold.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPeto de aceroSpanish for "steel breastplate".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisPlastron de ferFrench for "iron breastplate".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschEisenkürassGerman for "iron cuirass".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoCorazza de ferroItalian for "iron breastplate/cuirass".



  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.