Metal king shield

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Metal King Shield
DVIII Metal King Shield.png
Japanese メタルキングのたて
Old localizations Metal King Shield
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
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Effect Provides a large boost to defense, and protects wearer from magic spells and the elements.

The Metal King Shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series which first appeared in Dragon Quest V. As one could guess by the name, it is connected to metal king slimes and features one directly in its center.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

The Metal King Shield in Dragon Quest V has a defence bonus of +70, and reduces damage against fire and ice attacks. It can be acquired in exchange for 43 mini medals (50 in the remakes) at the Medal King's Palace.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The Metal King Shield in Dragon Quest VI has +70 defense and +35 style. It also reduces Fire, Ice, Frizz, Sizz, and Bang damage by 30. The Hero, Carver, Milly, Nevan, Terry, Amos and all slime allies can equip it. It is obtained as a reward for beating the Expert class in the Arena in Slimopolis. Since this class can be challenged only twice, it is possible to obtain only two Metal King Shields.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The Metal King Shield in Dragon Quest VII has +70 defense. It also reduces damage from Fire/Ice and element spells/skills by 30.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The Metal King Shield has a defence bonus of +65 and reduces fire and ice based damage by 30 points. All characters can equip this shield.

Recipe: Metal King Shield = Ruinous shield + Saint's ashes + Orichalcum

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

The Metal King Shield in Dragon Quest XI has a base defense and block chance boost of +75 and +9% respectively, and also offers a 10% reduction in elemental damage. Forging to +3 improves it to +86 defense and +10% block chance. All characters that can equip shields can equip it.

It is acquired via the recipe book "Making Things with Metal Kings" (1x Molten Globules + 1x Slime Crown + 1x Cumulonimbough + 2x Gold Nuglet).

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