The Ruinous Shield is a recurring ominous, black shield in the Dragon Quest series. You may want to think twice before equipping it though.....
The ruinous shield is cursed and will set your defence to 0!
The ruinous shield is cursed and will increase damage taken by elemental attacks! It can be sold for 2,900 Gold Coins or be turned into the Metal king shield through alchemy with Orichalcum and Saint's ashes.
- An unlucky shield surrounded by an air of danger. (Description when selecting the Ruinous shield in PS2 Dragon Quest VIII.)