Platinum mail

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Platinum mail
DQVIII Platinum Mail.png
Japanese プラチナメイル
Romaji purachina no maeru
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 armour will help to reduce damage caused by magic.[1]

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]

Platinum armour that reduces damage from enemy spells by 15 points.[2]

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.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Platinum mail
DQVIII Zombie mail.png
Zombie mail
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Saint's ashes

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

DQIX platinum mail.png Platinum armour DQIX Logo.png
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Precious protection that can deflect a dash of magic damage
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Defence +43
Charm +43
-12% Blast/Lightning, Fire, Ice, & Wind damage
-10% Dark damage
Price Location
NA/9,000 Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX gold mail.png Platinum oreIX icon.png Hephaestus flameIXicon.png

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

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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Plate made from precious metal that can weaken the impact of incoming spells
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +63/66/69/73
Charm +43/46/49/52
-12% all elemental damage
Dropped by Lethal armours at 1/128
Price Location
NA/4,900 Fun-Size Forge only.
Forging difficulty
Platinum ore xi icon.png x3 + Sunny citrine xi icon.png + Maiden's favour xi icon.png x2
Hero XI sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

The recipe book Platinum Plating contains the recipe for the platinum mail. It can be found in Puerto Valor on a bookshelf.

Dragon Quest Swords[edit]

The mail increases the Hero's defence by +62, and can be purchased from the travelling merchant in Castle Avalonia for 6,480.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The Platinum Mail is an A-rank piece of armour that can be purchased up to five times monthly from the Individual Tournament Medal Swap Shop for 400 medals. It has a DEF bonus of +16, increases the wearer's Physical Res by 8%, and can only be equipped by Attack and Defence units. The armour has three slots for Alchemy Effects.

See also[edit]



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