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
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations MetlKing Shield
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Torneko: The Last Hope
Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3
Shounen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light
Effect Protects wearer from negative status effects and/or elemental damage.

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 as durable as metal king slimes and features one directly in its center. It is often one of the most protective shields in the game.


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

The metal king shield has a defence bonus of +70, and reduces the accuracy of Snooze, Fuddle, Dazzle, and instant death instead of providing protection against magic or breath attacks. It can be acquired in exchange for 43 mini medals (50 in the remakes) at the Medal King's Palace., and can be equipped by the Hero, his son, Sancho, Tuppence, and several monster recruits.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The metal king shield has +70 defense and +40 style. It also reduces Frizz, Sizz, Bang, and breath 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: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The shield possesses the same attributes as in the previous game, and is the reward for amassing 90 mini medals. It can be equipped by all characters save for Maribel. In the original Sony PlayStation version, it was possible to buy an unlimited amount of shields if the player evolved the Immigrant Town into the Premium Bazaar and could be purchased for 10,000 gold. In the Nintendo 3DS version, another metal king shield can be acquired for the first completion of the A Hero's Return DLC Tablet.

  • If the metal king shield is equipped along with the metal king sword, metal king armour, and metal king helm when being ranked for the Best Dressed Contest of the Excellence Grading Organisation, they will provide an impressive +50 bonus to style.

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

The Metal King Shield has a defence bonus of +65 and reduces breath damage by 30 points. All characters can equip this shield and in the 3DS port the Hero can change his appearance if he wears it along with the rest of the metal slime equipment.

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

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Metal king shield.png  Metal king shield  (DS)
Rarity ★★★★☆
Defence +37
Block chance +8.5%
Style +50
Recipe Liquid metal shield + Orichalcum + Slime crown
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 25,000
Flavor text A shield made with metal king slimes that guards against magical attacks.
Notes Reduces damage taken from all elemental spells by 10%.

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

 Metal king shield
Rarity ★★★★★
(forge buffs)
(+78, +82, +86)
Block chance
(forge buffs)
(+10%, +10%, +10%)
Recipe Molten globules x1, Slime crown x1, Cumulonimbough x1, Gold nuglet x2
Equipable by Hero, Serena, Sylvando, Hendrik
Class Shield
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price N/a
Flavor text An utterly impervious piece of protective gear that guards against attacks of all elements.
Notes Reduces damage taken from all elemental attacks by 10%.

It is acquired via the recipe book Making Things with Metal Kings, which is the reward for turning in 110 mini medals at L'Académie de Notre Maitre des Médailles.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

The metal king shield has a blocking bonus of +55 and can be equipped by Luceus, Aurora, and Terry. It is a prize for turning in 80 mini medals and the player can acquire as many as possible as long as enough medals are turned in. It boasts the highest blocking bonus in the game.

Related equipment[edit]

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolEscudo realRoyal shield
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBouclier royalRoyal shield