—Description of the magic armour in Dragon Quest VIII
"Enchanted armour that reduces damage from enemy spells by 15 points."
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.
|Localized As|| Magic armour |
|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 Swords
Dragon Quest Builders
|Buy for||various, see article|
|Sell for||various, see article|
|Effect||Protects wearer from magic spells|
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 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.
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. The magic armour can be purchased in Dirkandor and Slewse for 4,300 gold and sold for 3,225 gold.
The magic armour has a defence bonus of +40 and reduces damage taken from magic spells by 1/3. 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 and sold for 4,350 gold.
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 15 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 from Providence in the present and sold for 5,500 gold. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.
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.
|Equipable by||Warrior, Priest, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary|
|Flavor text||A strange suit of armour that staves off spells.|
|Notes|| Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, lightning, and wind spells by 12%.|
Reduces damage taken from darkness spells by 10%.
Buy in Gleeba.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Charmours and Lethal armours.
Upgrades into Enchanted armour.
|Magic Armor (Wii)|
|Notes||Reduces damage by enemy spells by 15%, and may be purchased at Avalonia, or rewarded to the player for gaining an S rank on Ultra hard in the shooting gallery|