Iron maiden

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The Iron maiden is a monster first introduced in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, but was later retroactively added to Dragon Quest X in the game's 5.1 update. Iron maidens are essentially a scaled-down, recolor of the boss Dora-in-Grey.

Characteristics[edit]

Iron maidens take the form of a beautiful doll with a red and black dress, long flowing blonde hair, and a large cage as their lower half, which is used to trap people inside. Being large dolls possessed by the ghosts of young girls, they seek to keep permanent playmates by trapping them in their cages after mesmerizing them into submission. Owing to their exquisite craftsmanship, the iron maidens are not easily impressed and thus strongly resist being charmed themselves.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Iron maiden (メイデンドール Meidendōru)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Iron maiden XI sprite.png 188 9 145
Defense Agility Experience Gold
228 108 506 70
Bestiary no. #222
Family Material & floating
In-game description Cursed dolls inhabited by the souls of sweet little girls who died unfortunately early, and now wander aimlessly in search of playmates.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Chilly Breath

Traps a party member in its cage

Mesmerize
Location(s) The Costa Valor (Second act)
Heliodor Castle (Second act)
Item(s) dropped Silkblossom18
Hairband164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A -110% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% -125% 50% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 50% 100% 25%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 50% 0% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%


Vicious[edit]

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Iron maiden (メイデンドール Meidendōru)DQXI Logo EN.png
Sprite HP MP Attack
Iron maiden XI sprite.png 820 27 350
Defense Agility Experience Gold
840 186 2,800 640
Bestiary no. #649
Family Material & floating
In-game description Iron maidens driven to dangerous extremes by the dark power of the Lord of Shadows.
Spell(s) None
Skill(s) Freezing Breath

Traps a party member in its cage

Mesmerize
Location(s) Citadel of Spite (third act)
Item(s) dropped Silkblossom18
Hairband164
Evasion Fire Resistance * Ice
Resistance
*
Wind Resistance *
N/A -110% 0% 0%
Rock Resistance * Light Resistance * Dark Resistance * Zap Resistance *
50% -125% 50% 0%
Drain Magic Resistance Whack Resistance * Poof Resistance Poison Resistance *
0% 50% 100% 5%
Paralysis Resistance * Fuddle Resistance * Snooze Resistance * Dazzle Resistance *
0% 50% 25% 0%
Sap Resistance * Blunt Resistance Deceleratle Resistance Spooky Aura
Anathematise Resistance
0% 0% 0% 0%
Fizzle Resistance * Stun Resistance * Stumble Resistance * Charm Resistance *
100% 99% 100% 100%
Beguile Resistance * Double Down Resistance * Elemental Resistance *
50% 0% 0%


Etymology[edit]

Iron maidens take their name from the infamous European torture device of the same name, in which the tortured person is placed inside a metal container lined with spikes. These metal boxes were often forged in the image of women.

Related monsters[edit]