Iron mask

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Iron mask
Japanese てっかめん
Romaji Tetsu kamen
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Tact
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Increases the wearer's Defence.

Iron masks are a recurring helmet in the Dragon Quest series. It is a mid-level helmet reserved for physically strong characters that provides a high amount of defence.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The iron mask has a Defence bonus of +25. It can be purchased in Theddon, Mur, and Lanson for 3,500 gold coins and sold for 2,625. It can only be equipped by the Hero and Warriors.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The iron mask has a Defence bonus of +25. It can be bought in Zalenagrad, Aubout du Monde, Rosehill, Riverton, and the Azimuth for 3,500 gold and sold for 2,625. It can only be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar, and the ninth chosen one.

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

The iron mask has a Defence bonus of +25. It can be purchased for 3,500 Gold Coins and sold for 2,625. The Hero, Harry, the Hero's Son, Tuppence, Killing machine, Bombboulder, Brownie, Revaulting horse, Moosifer, Hoodlum, Gigantes, Golem, Barbatos, Walking corpse, Hyperanemon, Samigina, Orc king, Magic marionette, Slime knight, Warhog, and Mandrake marshal all can equip it.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Iron masks can be purchased for 3,500 Gold Coins in Clearvale, Sorceria, Arkbolt, Castle Swanstone, and Turnscote. They can be sold for 2,626 Gold Coins or 2,850 after it has been upgraded. Octavian pirates drop them 164 of the time. They have a Defense bonus of +25 and a Style bonus of +10 (+35 after it has been upgraded). The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, Goowain, and all other Slime allies can equip them.

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

The iron mask has a Defence bonus of +22, but reduces the wearer's Style by 10. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, and Aishe. It can be purchased from La Bravoure, the Temple Palace in the present, El Ciclo, Greenthumb Gardens during the second visit to the past, Providence, Nottagen, and Rucker for 3,500 gold and sold for 1,750 gold. Iron masks can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

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

An iron mask that fully covers the wearer's face for improved defence.[1]

The iron mask has a Defence bonus of +25. It can be equipped by the Hero and Yangus. It can be purchased for 3,500 Gold in Argonia (only after the bazaar starts), Arcadia, Savella Cathedral, and the Holy Isle of Neos. An iron mask can be found on the Cape West of Pickham in a treasure chest that requires the Magic key to open.

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

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A complete metal covering for the cranium.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +14
Style +15
Upgrades into Filigree mask or Platinum headgear.
Price Location
2,100 / 1,050 Sold in Bloomingdale.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Alarmours and Deadcurions.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Harmours.
2% chance of finding in Rank 2 chests.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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A heavy iron helm that covers the whole head, including the face.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +25/26/28/30
Requires 7 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
3,500 / 1,750 Sold in Lonalulu, Phnom Nonh, and Puerto Valor.
1128 chance of being dropped by Midnight horknights and Vicious midnight horknights.
Forging difficulty
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Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

The mask increases the Hero's defence by 15. It can be purchased from the travelling merchant in Castle Avalonia in chapter 5 for 2,800 gold, and is occasionally dropped by Restless armours.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The Iron mask is a B-rank piece of armor that can be purchased up to five times monthly from the gold shop for 1,000 gold. The mask can also be acquired as a reward from completing the third stages of both Kon and Kiefer's Battle Roads. It has a DEF bonus of +8, can only be equipped by Attack and Defence units, and has three slots for Alchemy Effects.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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A helmet that covers the whole head and comes complete with a fortified face protector.[2]

The iron mask is Treasure No. 156 in the armour category and can be found on the Paternoggin. Its base value is 350,000 gold.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolCelada de hierroSpanish for "iron sallet".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisMasque de ferFrench for "iron mask".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschEisenmaskeGerman for "iron mask".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoMaschera di ferroItalian for "iron mask".



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