Liquid metal shield

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Liquid metal shield
Liquid metal shield modern.png
Japanese はぐれメタルのたて
Old localizations Metal Babble Shield
Metabble Shield
Found in Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Torneko no Daibouken
Torneko: The Last Hope
Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3
Shounen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Walk
Effect Reduces elemental damage

The Liquid metal shield is a rather rare shield in the Dragon Quest series, having been supplanted by the Metal king shield in Dragon Quest V. It is an immensely durable shield, easily among the top tier in each game it appears in. It bears the emblem of a liquid metal slime at the center.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The Liquid metal shield has a defence bonus of +60 and casts Snub when used as a tool in battle. In the remakes of IV, it also cuts fire and ice breath damage by 40 points. In the NES version, players can obtain the shield for 50,000 coins at Endor's casino, and can only be equipped by Borya, Kiryl, Maya, and Meena. It is the most protective shield in the game, being even stronger than the Zenithian shield.

In the DS, Android, and iOS versions, the Liquid metal shield is no longer sold at Endor's casino, but there's only one shield in the game, and it can be only obtained from King Minikin for turning in 52 mini medals. It can now be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar, and Psaro.

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

Metal king shield.png  Liquid metal shield  (DS)
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Defence +35
Block chance 8.0%
Style +47
Recipe Metal slime shield + Orichalcum + Slimedrop x6
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 20,000
Flavor text A shield made with liquid metal slimes that guards against magical attacks.
Notes Reduces damage taken from all elemental attacks by 7%.
Upgrades into Metal king shield.

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

 Liquid metal shield
Rarity ★★★★☆
(forge buffs)
(+45, +47, +49)
Block chance +8%
Recipe Molten globules x1 + Goobricant X1 + Gold nuglet x2 + Densinium X2
Equipable by Hero, Serena, Sylvando, Hendrik
Class Shield
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 12,500
Flavor text An almost entirely impervious piece of protective gear that guards against attacks of all elements
Notes Reduces damage taken from all elemental attacks by 10%.

The instruction manual for creating the shield, the In Fine Fettle with Liquid Metal, is found in a treasure chest inside the Fortress of Fear.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

This shield is generally considered the most difficult item to acquire in the game due to high randomness associated with winning it by playing the tombola game held within Castle Avalonia. Note that the player must win the special prize twice in order to receive it. It increases the Hero's defence by+10 and can be sold for 8,000.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolEscudo metalíquidoLiquid metal shield
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBouclier de mercureMercury shield