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
Romaji Hagure metaru no tate
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. However it is the most expensive shield in the game and requires many hours at the casino Poker game and it costs 200,000 coins total for 4 characters who can equip it.

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 Ragnar and Psaro.

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

Metal king shield.png Liquid metal shield DQIX Logo.png
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A shield made with liquid metal slimes that guards against magical attacks
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★★☆☆ Defence +32
Charm +47
Block +8%
-7% all elemental damage
Upgrades into Metal king shield
Price Location
NA/20,000 Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Metal king shield.png OrichalcumIXicon.png SlimedropIXicon.png x6

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

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Liquid metal shield xi icon.png
An almost entirely impervious piece of protective gear that guards against attacks of all elements
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +44/45/47/49
Block +8%
-10% all elemental damage
Price Location
NA/12,500 Fun-Size Forge
Forging difficulty
Molten globules x1 + Goobricant X1 + Gold nuglet x2 + Densinium X2
Hero XI sprite walk.gifSerena sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

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