Magic vestment

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Magic vestment
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Japanese まほうのほうい
Romaji Mahō no hōi
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 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: The Seeds of Salvation[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: Chapters of the Chosen[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: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[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: Journey of the Cursed King[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: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[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.

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A magical vestment that spoils the effects of spells
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +15
M.might +1
M.mending +1
Charm +19
-18% Blast/Lightning, Dark, Fire, Ice, & Wind damage
Dropped by Sorcerers & Shamans
Upgrades into enchanted robes
Price Location
3,600/1,800 Sold in Gleeba
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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A conjuror's cloak that can lessen the effects of incoming offensive magic
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +39/41/43/45
M. might +15/16/17/19
M. mending +15/16/17/19
-18% all elemental damage
Price Location
4,400/2,200 Sold in Sniflheim
Forging difficulty
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