|Found in||Dragon Quest VIII|
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Heroes
|Buy for||Varies, see articles|
|Sell for||Varies, see articles|
The Saintess shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. Embellished with the enchanting figure of a holy woman, the shield is often reserved for the fairer sex and greatly reduces elemental damage.
The Saintess shield offers a defense bonus of +46. It can only be equipped by Jessica, as well as Red in the 3DS port, and cuts fire and ice breath by 33.3%. The in-game description for the shield erroneously states that it reduces the damage by two-thirds rather than to two-thirds.
|Saintess shield (DS)|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary (All classes with Omnivocational Shieldmaster)|
|Flavor text||A sanctified shield that's stout in the face of magical attacks.|
The shield can now be equipped by either sex, and is created by combining a Ruinous shield with three phials of Saint's ashes. It can be further elevated by mixing with a Goddess ring and an ingot of Orichalcum
Characters need to be level 80 before they can equip the Saintess shield. It increases defence by +7, block rate by +4.5%, magical might by +3, magical mending by +3, style by +10, and weight by +12. It will reduce all spell damage by 5%.
The Saintess shield's countenance in VIII is based on the Silver shield's design prior to VII.