Metal king helm

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Metal King Helm
Metal King Helm.png
Japanese メタルキングヘルム
Old localizations Metal King Helm
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Provides an enormous boost to defense. In some games, helps protect the wearer from status-inflicting magic spells.

The metal king helm is a recurring helmet in the Dragon Quest series. It features an emblem of a metal king slime on the front. This helmet is frequently one of the most, if not the most, protective pieces of headwear in the game and occasionally offers protection against various status effects to the wearer.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

The metal king helm has a defense bonus of +70. There is only a single one in the entire game, which can be found in a chest in Mt. Zugzwang. The Hero, Bianca, his son, Sancho, and Tuppence can equip it, as well as many recruitable monsters. It can be sold for 22500 gold in the Super Famicom version, and 15000 gold in the remakes, though as it is the strongest helmet for many characters it is not recommended to sell it.

Dragon Quest VI

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The metal king helm has a defense bonus of +70 and a style bonus of +38. Wearing it also protects from status and instant death attacks. The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and all slime allies can equip it. Loss leaders have a 1/256 chance of dropping it. It is obtained from Medford's Manor after turning in 70 mini medals.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The metal king helm has a defense bonus of +60 and a style bonus of +38. The Hero, Ruff, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe can equip it. It can be sold for 10,000 gold.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The metal king helm has a defence bonus of +55. Everyone can wear it. It can be sold for 10,000 gold. Princess Minnie gives it to you when you give her 90 mini medals. Wearing it increases resistance to Fizzle, Fuddle, Snooze, and Whack.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

In this game, the helmet, along with the other pieces of metal king slime equipment, must be fully upgraded from their metal slime forms using Alchemy.

DQIX Metal slime helm.png  Metal king helm  (DS)
Defence +41
Rarity ★★★★☆
Recipe Liquid metal helm + Orichalcum + Slime crown
Equipable by Warrior, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Luminary
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 22,500
Flavor text High-class headgear in which sits the soul of a metal king slime.
Notes Increases resistance against Snooze, Fizzle, and Whack by 25%.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]


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Location Info
Olde Reflectory Lucky Bag item drop by King Latem

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