Malleable mask

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Malleable mask
Malleable mask IX artwork.png
Japanese バタフライマスク
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Protects against paralysis

The Malleable mask is a piece of headwear introduced in Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. It is a beautiful mask designed in the shape of a butterfly that protects the wearer from becoming paralyzed, making it and its upgrades the counterpart to the Poison moth knife.


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

DQIX Malleable mask.png  Malleable mask
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Defence +13
Magical Might +8
Magical Mending +6
Recipe Circlet + Butterfly wing x2 + Narspicious x2
Equipable by Priest, Mage, Martial Artist, Thief, Minstrel, Armamentalist, Ranger, Sage, Luminary
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 1,600
Flavor text A flamboyant facemask that protects against paralysis attacks.
Notes Reduces paralysis accuracy by 25%
Upgrades into Papillon mask.

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

 Malleable mask
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+20, +21, +22)
Magical Might
(forge buffs)
(+14, +14, +15)
Magical Mending
(forge buffs)
(+11, +11, +11)
Equipable by Everyone
Recipe Silver ore x2, Butterfly wing x2, Narspicious x1
Found Sold in Octagonia
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price N/A
Notes Reduces paralysis accuracy by 20%
Dropped by Rottontails at a 1/128 rate

The manual for creating the mask is the Building Butterfly Bric-a-Brac book, which is found on an Octagonia bookshelf.


  • Malleable is a term that describes a flexible or easily worked metal. In the context of the games, it describes the mask's wearer remaining limber due to the high paralysis resistance.