Sage's robe

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Sage's robe
DQVIII Sages Robe.png
Japanese けんじゃのローブ
Romaji Kenja no rōbu
Old localizations Philosopher's robe
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Protects against magic.

The sage's robe is a recurring robe in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest V. It is a highly protective robe for spellcasters that protects the wearer against magical damage.


The sage's robe has seen three radically divergent designs in the series history. Its first depiction was that of a brown robe more akin to a Western fantasy design than anything from Akira Toriyama, which was replaced by a lavender gown with a golden chest piece, purple collar, and purple filigree along the sleeves and ending hem in the PlayStation 2 remake of V. The ninth game's design resembles the official robes of the Catholig pope, dyed blue with golden trim.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The sage's robe has a defence bonus of +50, and reduces magical damage by 15 points. It can be bought at Lofty Peak for 12000 gold, and it can be sold for 9000 gold (original version) or 6000 gold (remakes). It can only be worn by Bianca, Nera, and slime companions.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The sage's robe has a defence bonus of +55 and reduces damage taken from non-Zap spells by 25. It can only be worn by Angelo and can be sold for 11,000 gold. It can be made in the Alchemy Pot and can be upgraded into the Crimson robe by combining it with nook grass and magic water.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Sage's robe
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Magic vestment
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Scholar's cap

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

The sage's robe serves as the iconic attire for male Sages in this game.

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A gorgeous gown that guards against magic damage
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Defence +3
M.might +
M.mending +18
-15% Blast/Lightning, Dark, Fire, Ice, & Wind elemental damage
Price Location
NA/5,300 Received as a reward for completing Quest #116
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

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A dainty dress that nonetheless defends effectively against spells
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +55/57/59/62
M. might +26/27/28/30
M. mending +26/27/28/30
-15% all elemental damage
Price Location
N/A Angri-La
Forging difficulty
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The robe is one of the rewards for completing the Wheel of Harma's first trial in 8 turns or less