Magic vestment

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Magic vestment
DQVIII Magic Vestment.png
Japanese まほうのほうい
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Sacred robe
Magic robe
Cleric's magic robe
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Reduces damage from magic spells.

The magic vestment, known as the cleric's magic robe[1] in Japanese, is a recurring robe in the Dragon Quest series. It can be worn by priests and other spellcasters and reduces damage from magic spells.


The design of the magic vestment has changed little over the years. It is a long, trailing robe similar to those worn by real life clergy, with a high collar and white fur lining, clasps in the front, and yellow rhombus designs embroidered near the sleeves. In most of the art, the robe appears to be either a red or magenta color, but it is depicted as mint green in IV. The length of the robe has changed depending on the game as well, as the end trails on the ground behind the wearer in III and IV, but in later games, the robe ends at the ankles. In Japanese, the word hoi refers to a ceremonial garment worn by either a Buddhist or Taoist priest.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +30 and reduces magic damage by 33%. It can be equipped by Priests and Sages and is sold at Theddon, Lanson, Damdara, and the third and fourth stages of the Immigrant Town for 4,400 gold.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +35 (+38 in the NES Version). It can only be worn by Kiryl and Meena, and decreases magical damage by 33%.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +30 and a style bonus of +20, and reduces magical damage by 25 points. It may only be equipped by Maribel, Ruff, and Sir Mervyn. It can be purchased from Alltrades Abbey in the present for 4,000 gold and sold for 2,000 gold. Magic vestments can also be purchased at the Casino near Alltrades Abbey for 1,000 tokens.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +39 and reduces the damage taken by magical spells except Zap by 33%. It can only be worn by Jessica and Angelo, as well as Morrie and Red in the 3DS remake. Magic vestments can be purchased from Savella Cathedral and Argonia for 4,400 gold and sold for 2,200 gold. They can also be upgraded into the sage's robe in the Alchemy Pot by combining it with a scholar's cap.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Appearing under the moniker of magical robes, the magic vestment is the first in a line of posh clothing that pumps up the otherworldly arts with aplomb.

DQIX magical robes.png  Magical robes
Defence +15
Magical Might +12
Magical Mending +12
Found Buy in Gleeba.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Sorcerers and Shamans.
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Equipable by Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary
Class Robe
Buy Price 3,600
Sell Price 1,800
Flavor text A magical vestment that spoils the effects of spells.
Notes Decreases the damage of fire, ice, lightning, dark, and wind spells by 18%.
Upgrades to Enchanted robes.



  1. Dragon Quest III Official Guide Book