Magic armour

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Magic armour
DQVIII Magic Armour.png
Japanese まほうのよろい
Romaji Mahō no yoroi
Old localizations Magic armor
Found in Dragon Quest I
Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Swords
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect Protects wearer from elemental damage

The magic armour is a recurring suit of armor in the Dragon Quest series. As its name suggests, it is designed to guard the wearer against magical onslaughts.


The magic armour consists of a blue breastplate with curved pauldrons and ornate gold filigree and edges, along with a dark orange fauld with gold edges that fully encircles the wearer's waist attached to a gold belt. In earlier depictions, the magic armour is seen worn with a long cape, a bronze coronet with a blue gemstone around the wearer's forehead, and blue vambraces with the same design as the breastplate, and has a jewel on the belt. It is not as heavy as some other suits of armour, allowing it to be used by a wider range of characters, including some spellcasters.


Dragon Quest[edit]

Magic armour (まほうのよろい Mahō no yoroi)DQ-SNES-LOGO-ICON.PNG
Buy Sell Attributes
7700 gold 3850 gold Defense + 24.
All spell damage is reduced by 13 in the NES version and 14 in the remakes.
Restores 1 HP for every 4 steps taken on field*.
Can Be Equipped By Equipment Type Can Be Used As Tool In Battle?
ICON-Hero (Dragon Quest).png Armour ICON-NO-X.png NO
Shop(s) Rimuldar and Cantlin
In-Game Description
Mobile Restores HP while you walk.

Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

Mitigates magical damage.[1]

The magic armour has a Defence bonus of +35 (+25 in the NES version) and reduces damage taken from magic spells. It can be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall and the Prince of Cannock. It can be purchased in Dirkandor and Slewse for 4,300 Gold Coins. and sold for 3,225.

  • In the smartphone versions, the Magic armour now has a Defence bonus of +42, can be purchased for 6,000 Gold Coins, and sold for 4,500.

Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The magic armour has a defence bonus of +40 and reduces damage taken from magic spells by 13. It can be equipped by The Hero, Warriors, Priests, and Sages. The Magic armour can be purchased in Lanson, Theddon, and Manoza for 5,800 Gold Coins and sold for 4,350.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The magic armour has a defence bonus of +60, reduces magical damage by 10, and may be worn by The Hero, Sancho, Tuppence, and the Hero's son.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The magic armour has a defence bonus of +50, a style bonus of +38, reduces magical damage by 10 points, and may be worn by The Hero, Carver, Nevan, Terry, Amos, and the slime recruits.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

This armour will help reduce damage caused by magic.[2]

The magic armour has a defence bonus of +47, a style bonus of +38, and reduces damage taken from spells except from the Zap family by 10 points. In the 3DS version, it does not offer protection from the Woosh family of spells. It can be equipped by The Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. The Magic armour can be purchased for 11,000 Gold Coins from Providence in the present and sold for 5,500. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel as early as the Casino near Pilgrim's Rest in the present.

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

Enchanted armour that reduces damage from enemy spells by 15 points.[3]

The magic armour has a defence bonus of +55 and reduces magical damage by 15 points. It can be purchased once the bazaar starts at Argonia and Arcadia for 6,100 gold and sold for 3,050 gold. The magic armour can be equipped by The Hero, Angelo, and Morrie. It can also be made in the Alchemy Pot and can be upgraded into the spiked armour by combining it with an edged boomerang.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Magic armour.png
Magic armour
DQVIII Full plate armour.png
Full plate armour
DQVIII Prayer ring art.png
Prayer ring
DQVIII Ruby of protection.png
Ruby of protection

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

DQIX magic armour.png Magic armour DQIX Logo.png
Magic armour IX artwork.png
A strange suit of armour that staves off spells
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +37
Charm +40
M.might +4
M.mending +4
-12% Blast/Lighting, Fire, Ice, & Wind damage
-10% Dark damage
Dropped by charmours at 1/32 & lethal armours at 1/128
Upgrades into enchanted armour
Price Location
5,800/2,900 Sold in Gleeba
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
- - -

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Magic armour DQXI Logo EN.png
Magic armour xi icon.png
Enchanted armour that enhances the wearer's magic and also protects against incoming spells
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +55/58/61/65
M. might +15/16/17/19
M. mending +15/16/17/19
-12% all elemental damage
Price Location
N/A Sold in Angri-La
Forging difficulty
Platinum ore xi icon.png x2 Spellbound bough xi icon.png x2 Blue eye xi icon.png x2
Hero XI sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

The armour increases the Hero's defence by +45 and reduces elemental damage by 15%. It may be purchased at Castle Avalonia for 4200, or rewarded to the player for gaining an S rank on Ultra hard in the shooting gallery

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

The magic armour has a defence bonus of +25 and reduces damage from indirect attacks. It can be crafted at a Welder's workbench with 2 Magic ingots, 1 Powier yowie fur and a Cord.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The magic armour has a defence bonus of +48 and reduces damage from fire and ice attacks. The recipe is learned at level 28 and can be crafted with 1 Full plate armour and 5 Magic crystals at a Wizard's workbench.

Related equipment[edit]



  1. Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch versions.
  2. Nintendo 3DS version.
  3. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.