Royal ruby

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Royal ruby
Royal ruby xi con.png
Japanese 赤い宝石
Romaji Akai hōseki
Old localizations Ruby
Found in Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Dragon Quest Tact
Effect Used as an ingredient to create items.

Royal ruby, also known simply as 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: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

A radiant red rock filled with fervour.[1]

Royal rubies can be purchased from the shop at L'Académie de Notre Maitre des Médailles for 2,000 gold, picked up from sparkly spots at the Sniflheim - Whale Way Station, the Battleground, the Fortress of Fear, and the Citadel of Spite. It can also dropped by various monsters including Bloody hands, Chasmonauts, Face invaders, Flamethrowers, Goobonces, Lobster mobsters, Malicious eggsoskeletons, and Runny eggsoskeletons.

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 received from King Flaminio in exchange for 5 Mini medals on the Stonecloud. 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.

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A radiant red rock filled with fervour.[2]

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.

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A crimson crystal that blazes like a burning inferno.[3]

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

Royal ruby appears as a material used for ranking up units, particularly monsters of the Beast, Undead, and ??? families. There are various ways to acquire it, including being able to purchase it up to 20 times daily at the gold shop for 100 gold each, received as a reward from the Royal Ruby: Beginner or Intermediate levels, the Beast, Undead, and ??? Family rank up levels, or redeemed from various event swap shops.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolRubí realSpanish for "royal ruby".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisRubis royalFrench for "royal ruby".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschKönigsklunkerGerman for "royal rock".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoRubino realeItalian for "royal ruby".


Related items[edit]


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