The Sage's stone (or Philosopher's Stone) is a recurring item in the Dragon Quest series. Upon use, it restores HP to all party members.
The Sage's stone (called the SageRock in the Game Boy Color Version) is hidden within Zoma's Castle. In the Super Famicom and GBC Version, a second one can be found in Luzami when you speak to a man in Zenith for a third riddle. In all versions of the game, 75~94 HP is restored upon use.
The sage's stone can be found in a secluded treasure chest inside Psaro's Castle, and it will restore 50~60 HP upon use.
The sage's stone is received as a gift from Madalena upon first entering Nadiria through the Teleportal Shrine. It restores the same amount of health as in IV, but now heals characters and monsters in the wagon as well.
The Sage's Stone is a prize for winning level 7 of the Best Dressed contest at Château de Sass and again restores 50~60 HP. In the original Super Famicom version stone will not heal characters in the wagon, making it inferior to Hustle Dance.
Reward for collecting 85 Mini Medals (3DS Remake).
The stone has recieved a substantial boost in power, restoring 100~120 HP. It is created by combining a lump of gold, a chunk of orichalcum, and a Yggdrasil dew. Additionally, one may be found in the floating fortress near the end of the game.
- In the 3DS version, the stone restores 60~80 HP.
Being an item, the sage's stone is unaffected by a character's Tension level.
Although the prospect of free party healing in battles may seem excellent, players may want to save their valuable Silver Orbs for more ambitious upgrades for the Stardust Sword, Meteorang, or Apprentice's Gloves. The reason for this is because the amount of HP healed is 75~95, which is far too little to keep pace with the damage outputs of tougher bosses. A Sage's Stone would be extremely helpful in the early stages of the game, but Silver Orbs can only be obtained by fighting extremely powerful Legacy Bosses or purchasing them in the DQVC during certain times, and by the later portions of the game, the party will have access to the much more powerful Multiheal, which will heal twice as much as the Sage's Stone without factoring in Magical Mending. Thus, players would be well advised to save their Silver Orbs, unless they are going for 100% completion on the items list.
Torneko using the Sage's stone in Dragon Quest Heroes II