Papillon mask

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Papillon mask
Papillon mask IX artwork.png
Japanese パピヨンマスク
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Guards against paralysis

The papillon mask is a piece of headwear introduced in Dragon Quest IX. It is a beautiful purple mask designed in the shape of a butterfly the prevents the wearer from becoming paralysed, continuing the theme found in its predecessor the Malleable mask.


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

DQIX Papillon mask.png  Papillon mask
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Defence +17
Magical Might +12
Magical Mending +8
Equipable by Priest, Mage, Martial Artist, Thief, Minstrel, Armamentalist, Ranger, Sage, Luminary
Recipe Malleable mask + Dread dagger + Narspicious x3
Class Headwear
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 3,600
Flavor text A fantastic facemask that fends off paralysis attacks.
Notes Reduces paralysis accuracy by 30%.
Upgrades into the Phantom mask.

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

 Papillon mask
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
(forge buffs)
(+34, +35, +37)
Magical Might
(forge buffs)
(+28, +28, +31)
Magical Mending
(forge buffs)
(+23, +24, +25)
Equipable by Everyone
Recipe Mythril ore x2, Butterfly wing x1, Coagulant x1, Narspicious x2
Found Sold in Octagonia after the first act
Buy Price 8,500
Sell Price 4,250
Notes Full immunity to paralysis

The guide to weaving the mask is the appropriately named The Mothmask Prophesies, which is available in the Puerto Valor casino for 1,000 tokens.


  • Papillon is the French word for butterfly.