Royal ruby

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Royal ruby
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Japanese 赤い宝石
Romaji Akai hōseki
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

The Royal ruby, or just Ruby in certain titles, is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. It is a beautiful crimson-colored jewel that is used as a crafting ingredient.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Royal ruby is used as an ingredient for crafting equipment. It can be received as a quest reward, found in blue treasure chests and dungeons, and dropped by various monsters such as Clawcerers, Drackolytes, and Rockbombs.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Royal rubies can be purchased from L'Académie de Notre Maitre des Médailles for 2,000 gold, received from sparkly spots at the Battleground and the Fortress of Fear, or dropped by various monsters including Bloody hands, Chasmonauts, Face invaders, Flamethrowers, Goobonces, Lobster mobsters, Malicious eggsoskeletons, and Runny eggsoskeletons. The royal ruby is used the following recipes for the Fun-Size Forge:

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

Royal rubies can be dropped by Bomboulders, Canniboxes, Goodybags, King cureslimes, or exchanged for mini medals. It can be sold for 300 gold and can be used to create Raging rubies and Rubies of protection in the Alchemy Pot. Two royal rubies are required to complete Quest #70: A Birthday Behest.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Royal rubies are used as an ingredient to improve various accessories. They can be dropped by Bodkin bloodbows, Bomboulders, Goodybags, and Lethal armours.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Rubies are a raw material obtained from breaking ruby vein blocks, which can be found through all chapters and even in free mode. The ruby vein blocks can be found in the Damdara Desert, Rockbomb Ravine, the Ancient Palace, the Holy Sanctum, the Bleak and Burning Badlands, the Island of Lava, Patchwork Island and in Terra Australis, Orientalis, and Borealis.

Rubies are used to make Naughty night lights, Auroral armours, Hero’s shields, gourmand’s girdles, rings of criticality, and strength rings.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Royal ruby appears as a material used for ranking up units.


A radiant red rock filled with fervour.[1]
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A radiant red rock filled with fervour.[2]
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A crimson crystal that blazes like a burning inferno.[3]



  1. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  2. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch versions.