Metal king armour

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Metal king armour
Metal King Armour.png
Japanese メタルキングよろい
Romaji Metaru kingu yoroi
Old localizations Metal king armor
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Protects against elemental damage (VI~)

Metal king armour is a recurring suit of armour in the Dragon Quest series. It is frequently the most powerful suit of armour in the games it appears, boasting an incredible amount of defence and in most games provides protection against either magic or elemental damage. It is decorated with an emblem of a Metal king slime.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The metal king armour has a defence bonus of +95. It does not offer any magic protection in this game, only raising physical defense. It can be equipped by Hero (Dragon Quest V), Hero's Son (Dragon Quest V) and Tuppence. It can also be equipped by several monsters. It can be found on the third floor in the optional Estark dungeon. There is also a 1/256 chance that a Metal dragon will drop it upon defeat. It can be sold for 11,250G in the original version of the game、7,500G in the remakes.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The metal king armour has a defence bonus of +115, a style bonus of +45, and reduces damage from fire and ice breath by 25 points. The armour can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Nevan, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and the slime recruits. It can be purchased at the Greedmore Valley Casino for 150,000 tokens. It cannot be sold to any shop.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The metal king armour once again has a defence bonus of +115 and a style bonus of +45 and this time reduces damage from fire and ice breath by 30 points. It can be purchased at the Grand Slum's Casino in the PSX version or at the Haven's casino in the 3DS version once the final upgrade has been unlocked for 30,000 tokens. Only the Hero, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe can equip it.

If the metal king armour is equipped together with the metal king sword, metal king helm, and metal king shield when being ranked for Style contest of the Excellence Grading Organisation, they provide an incredible +50 style bonus.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The ultimate suit of armour offering the strongest possible defence

The metal king armour has a defence bonus of +120 and reduces damage taken from fire and ice breath by 30 points. In a change from other games in the series, all characters are able to equip it. The armour can only be made in the Alchemy Pot and can be sold for 5,000 gold.

  • In the 3DS version, if the Hero wears it along with the metal king shield and the metal king helm, his appearance will change.
Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Metal king armour.png
Metal king armour
DQVIII Liquid metal armour.png
Liquid metal armour
DQVIII Orichalcum.png
DQVIII Slime crown.png
Slime crown

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

The metal king armour is the fully upgraded version of the metal slime armour.

DQIX metal slime armour.png Metal king armour DQIX Logo.png
Metal king armour IX artwork.png
Armour with a metal king slime emblem that staves off spells
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★★★☆ Defence +77
Charm +90
-20% all elemental damage
Price Location
NA/29,000 Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX metal slime armour.png OrichalcumIXicon.png DQIX Slime crown.png

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

Metal king armour DQXI Logo EN.png
Metal king armour xi icon.png
Utterly impregnable armour that protects against attacks of all elements
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +126/133/148/148
-20% all elemental damage
Dropped by vicious metal dragons at a 1/256 rate
Price Location
98,000/46,000 Sold in the fortified Cobblestone, act 3
Found in Insula occidentalis, requires the ultimate key
Forging difficulty
Hero XI sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

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