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"A simple shield made of leather stretched over wood."

—Description of the leather shield in Dragon Quest VIII

The leather shield, also known as the small shield, is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is a light shield which is often equipped during the beginning of various games.

Leather shield
DQVIII Leather Shield.png
Kana かわのたて
Localized As Leather shield
Small shield
Found in Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest II
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 70-90 Gold
Sell for various, see article
Effect various, see article

Characteristics[edit]

The leather shield has had different designs over the years, but at its core, it is a simple shield made out of wood and covered with leather. In the first game, it featured a design of a fire-breathing dragon, and in Dragon Quest II, the center of the shield had a design of a bird spreading its wings. From Dragon Quest III to Dragon Quest VI, the center of the shield had a design of an ant with 12 legs. Starting from Dragon Quest VII, the leather shield now appears to be patched together from various animal skins. Due to its ease of use combined with its defensive value for its price, the leather shield is popular with novice adventurers. It was the weakest shield in the series in terms of defence, but starting with Dragon Quest V, this position was taken by the pot lid. The leather shield has appeared in every main entry in the series so far.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest[edit]

Leather shield (かわのたて kawa no tate)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
90 gold 45 gold Defence +4.
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) Breconnary and Kol
Location(s) This item cannot be found as treasure in any location.
In-Game Description
Mobile ?

Dragon Quest II[edit]

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4. The Prince of Midenhall and Prince of Cannock can equip it. It can be purchased from Midenhall, Leftwyne, Cannock, and Moonahan for 90 gold and sold for 45 gold.

Dragon Quest III[edit]

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4. It can be equipped by The Hero, Warriors, Priests, Merchants, Jesters & Sages. It can be purchased from Aliahan and Reeve for 90 gold and sold for 67 gold. In the NES version, it is the only shield that Jesters can equip.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4. Everyone, but Alena & Maya can equip it. Hardie & Laurel have a leather shield among their equipment.

It can be purchased for 90 gold coins and sold for 67. Tessie will sell it at Torneko's shop for 135.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The leather shield has a defence bonus of +4. It can be equipped by the Hero, Bianca, Nera, the Hero's son, and daughter, Prince Harry, Sancho, Tuppence, and various monsters. The leather shield can be purchased from Mostroferrato for 70 gold and sold for 35 gold. One can also be found in the Whealbrook Adit.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The leather shield has a defence bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +2. It can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Nevan, Amos, Terry, and Goowain. It can be purchased from Weaver's Peak, Haggleton, and Somnia for 70 gold and sold for 52 gold. The leather shield can be dropped by leery louts, as well.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The leather shield has a defence bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +2. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. It can be purchased from Estard and Ballymolloy for 70 gold and sold for 35 gold. Leather shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4 and can be equipped by the Hero, Yangus, Angelo, and Morrie. It can be purchased from Farebury for 70 gold and sold for 35 gold. One can also be found in Farebury in the well. The leather shield can made using the Alchemy Pot and can also be upgraded into either the scale shield by combining it with a dragon scale or the bronze shield by combining it with a bronze knife.

Recipe: Pot lid + Magic beast hide

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

 Leather Shield
Equipment Class Armour (Shield)
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Defence +3
Recipe N/A
Classes Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Equipment Class
Equipable by
Buy Price 90
Sell Price 45
Flavor text An unsophisticated shield of leather over lumber.
Notes Sold in Angel Falls & Stornway. 1/16 chance of being dropped by leery lout.

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