Light shield

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Light shield
DQIX Light shield.png
Japanese ライトシールド
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect N/a

The light shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, meant to be a sturdy but feather-weight buckler. Due to its ease of use, a wide variety of characters are able to equip it.


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

The light shield has a defence bonus of +17 and can be equipped by all characters. It can be purchased at the Holy Isle of Neos, Baccarat, and Argonia for 2,250 gold and sold for 1,225 gold. It can also be used in the Alchemy Pot to make a white shield by combining it with two jars of fresh milk or the Shamshir of light by combining one with a Shimmering dress and a rune staff.

A light and easy to handle shield that can be used by anyone.[1]

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

Light shield.png  Light shield  (DS)
Defence +10
Block Chance +1.5%
Style +17
Found Buy in Bloomingdale or Dourbridge.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Metal slime knights or Gum shields.
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price 1,250
Sell Price 625
Flavor text A lightweight shield, easily used and ideal for learners.
Notes Upgrades into Kitty shield, White shield, or Platinum shield.

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

 Light shield
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+18, +20, +22)
Block chance +6%
Recipe None
Found Sold in Lonalulu, Phnom Nonh
Equipable by Hero, Serena, Sylvando, Hendrik
Class Shield
Buy Price 1,250
Sell Price 625
Flavor text A portable protector whose minimal mass makes it nice and easy to use.
Notes Dropped by Metal slime knights at 1/128, vicious variant at 1/64



  1. Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 3DS Version