Platinum mail

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Platinum mail
DQVIII Platinum Mail.png
Japanese プラチナメイル
Old localizations Platinum armor
Found in Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Protects wearer from magic spells.

The Platinum mail is a recurring suit of armour in the Dragon Quest series. It is a beautiful suit of silver and gold armour that offers its wearer protection from magic damage, and is often the direct upgrade to the Magic armor.


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

This armor may be won in either the Port Haven or Turnscote casinos, and can be found in Howcastle behind a door that requires the Magic key. It provides +66 defense, +51 style, and negates 15 points of magical damage from all non-Zap spells. It can be worn by the Hero, Terry, Carver, Lizzie, Amos, and Goowain.

  • The Dragon shield is also available in the aforementioned casinos, and can be equipped along with the platinum mail by most characters. This makes the battle with Murdaw significantly easier and is a popular strategy for low-level playthroughs.

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

The platinum mail has a defence bonus of +63, a style bonus of +51, and reduces damage from all non-Zap spells by 20. It can be equipped by the Hero and Aishe and is acquired if a male character wins the Best Dressed Contest for the Excellence Grading Organisation in El Ciclo. It can be sold for 4,750 gold.

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

The platinum mail has a defence bonus of +72 and magical protection has returned to 15 points. Only the Hero and Angelo can wear it. It can be made in the Alchemy Pot or dropped by Hell's gatekeepers in the PS2 version. It can be sold for 4,900 gold.

Recipe: Zombie mail + Saint's ashes

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

The platinum mail in this game is the final upgrade of the silver mail and continues to offer amazing protection against magic damage.

DQIX platinum mail.png  Platinum mail
Defence +43
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipable by Warrior, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Luminary
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 9,000
Flavor text Precious protection that can deflect a dash of magic damage.
Notes Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, lightning, and wind spells by 12%.
Reduces damage taken from darkness spells by 10%.
Recipe: Gold mail + Platinum ore + Hephaestus' flame

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

 Platinum mail
(forge buffs)
(+66, +69, +73
(forge buffs)
(+46, +49, +52
Recipe Platinum ore x3, Sunny citrine x1, Maiden's favour x2
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipable by The Luminary, Sylvando, & Hendrik
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 4,900
Flavor text Plate made from precious metal that can weaken the impact of incoming spells.
Notes Reduces all elemental damage by 12%
Dropped by Lethal armours at 1128

The forging manual for the mail is the Platinum Plating book, and is found on a Puerto Valor bookshelf.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

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Location Info
Castle Avalonia Sold by traveling merchant (6480g)




This armour will help to reduce damage caused by magic.[1]
Platinum armour that reduces damage from enemy spells by 15 points.[2]

See also[edit]



  1. DS, Android and iOS version
  2. Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 3DS version