Ruinous shield

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The ruinous shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. This cursed black shield features an ominous design on the front. True to its name, equipping this shield will typically cause the wearer to take increased damage from many sources. In later games, it is possible to remove the curse from the shield with the use of Alchemy and some Saint's ashes.

Ruinous shield
DVI Ruinous Shield.png
Kana はめつの盾
Old localizations Ruinous shield
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Buy for N/A
Sell for 2,900 gold
Effect Curses the person who wears it (effects vary).

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The ruinous shield is cursed and will set the wearer's defence to 0.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The Shield can be found for sale in Greedmore for 5,300 gold.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The ruinous shield is cursed and will increase damage taken from elemental attacks. It can be sold for 2,900 gold or be turned into a Metal king shield in the Alchemy Pot. The shield is rarely dropped by Hell's gatekeepers, and can also be found in a chest on the Dark Ruins Island, only accessible with the Godbird's soulstone.

Recipe: Metal King Shield = Ruinous Shield + Orichalcum + Saint's ashes.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX Ruinous shield.png  Ruinous shield  (DS)
Block Chance 6.5%
Found 1% chance of finding in rank 7 grotto treasure chests.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Alarmours.
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipment Class Shield
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 2,580
Flavor text A sinister shield that emanates an ominous aura. Cursed.
Notes Increases damage taken from fire, ice, wind, lightning, and darkness attacks by 50%.
Upgrades into Saintess shield.

Description[edit]

  • An unlucky shield surrounded by an air of danger. (Description of the Ruinous shield in Dragon Quest VIII.)

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