Metal king helm

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Metal king helm
Metal King Helm.png
Japanese メタルキングヘルム
Romaji Metaru kingu herumu
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 Protects the wearer from status ailments

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: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The metal king helm has a Defence 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 Whitaker, Parry, Sancho, and Tuppence can equip it, as well as many recruitable monsters. It can be sold for 22500 gold coins in the Super Famicom version, and 15000 gold coins in the remakes, though as it is the strongest helmet for many characters it is not recommended to sell it.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The metal king helm has a defence 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: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The Metal king helm has a defence bonus of +60, a style bonus of +38 and the same status protection as in VI. The Hero, Ruff, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe can equip it. It can be sold for 10,000 gold coins.

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

The Metal king helm has a defence bonus of +55. Every party member can wear it. It can be sold for 10,000 gold coins. 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: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[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 DQIX Logo.png
Metal king helm IX artwork.png
High-class headgear in which sits the soul of a metal king slime
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★★★☆ Defence +41
Charm +48
+25% Fizzle, Snooze, & Whack resistance
Price Location
NA/22,500 Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX Metal slime helm.png OrichalcumIXicon.png DQIX Slime crown.png

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

Metal king helm DQXI Logo EN.png
Metal king helm xi icon.png
Headgear of the highest possible standard in which dwells the soul of a metal king slime
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +63/66/70/74
+20% Fizzle, Snooze, & Whack resistance
Dropped by Red giants at 1/256
Price Location
1,000,000 casino tokens Octagonia casino, act 3
Forging difficulty
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifSerena sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors[edit]

The helm increases defence of the Hero by +50 and is a Lucky Bag item drop from the King Latem in the Olde Reflectory.

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