List of shield skills in Dragon Quest IX

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The following are shield skills in Dragon Quest IX. Shield skills are available to the Minstrel, Warrior, Priest, Mage, Armamentalist, Paladin, Sage and Luminary classes.


A blunt impact that deals 50% of a normal attack and leaves the user in a defensive stance during and after the move is used. Costs 4 MP to use and requires 6 skill points to learn.

Defending Champion[edit]

Greatly reduces the damage inflicted by physical attacks, dropping damage to 1/10th. Costs 3 MP to use and 18 skill points to learn.

Immense Defence[edit]

A defensive stance that boosts shield effectiveness (block chance) by two stages. Costs 4 MP to use and 32 skill points to learn.

Magic Mirror[edit]

Reflects enemy spells for several turns. Costs 4 MP to use and 40 skill points to learn.

Holy Impregnable[edit]

A holy aura that reduces the accuracy of negative status effects by 25%. Costs 4 MP to use and 66 skill points to learn.

Back Atcha[edit]

Stops a random attack and sends it back at the enemy. Costs 12 MP to use and 82 skill points to learn.

Omnivocational Shieldmaster[edit]

Allows you to use a shield with any vocation with that character.

Passive Bonuses[edit]

  • With the 'Secrets of the Shield' in inventory, a character equipped with a shield will automatically block a critical hit.
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