Iron headgear

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Iron headgear
Japanese アイアンヘッドギア
Romaji Aian heddogia
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest XI
Effect None

The iron headgear is a recurring helmet in the Dragon Quest series. It is a simple, but sturdy mid-level helmet that provides an impressive amount of protection.


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

Headgear reinforced with iron sheets for improved defence.[1]

The iron headgear has a Defence bonus of +32 and can be equipped by the Hero and Yangus, as well as Morrie in the 3DS version. It can be purchased in Orkutsk for 5,500 gold coins and sold for 2,750. One can be found in a treasure chest in the World of Darkness and it can be dropped by Dark devildogs. The headgear can be used in various recipes for the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Thinking cap
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Scholar's cap
Iron headgear
Iron headgear

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Phantom mask
Iron headgear
Iron headgear
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Dark robe

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Kunoichi headband
Iron headgear
Iron headgear
DQVIII Mercurys bandana.png
Mercury's bandana

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

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A helmet strengthened with riveted sheets of reinforced iron.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +32/33/34/36
Requires 11 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
5,500 / 2,750 Sold at the roving emporium in the Heliodor Region, the Heliodorian Foothills*, the Manglegrove*, the Costa Valor, and the Champs Sauvage, as well as the armour shop in Puerto Valor, Cobblestone*, and Angri-La during the second and third acts.
Rarely dropped by Skeleton swordsmen and Vicious skeleton swordsmen.
Forging difficulty
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In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolCasco de hierroSpanish for "iron helmet".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisCasque de ferFrench for "iron helmet".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschEisen-KopfschutzGerman for "iron headguard".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoCasco di ferroItalian for "iron helmet".


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