Saintess shield

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Saintess shield
DVIII Saintess Shield.png
Japanese 聖女の盾
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest Heroes
Buy for Varies, see articles
Sell for Varies, see articles
Effect Varies.

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.

Appearances[edit]

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

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.

Recipe: Saintess shield = Mirror shield + White shield + Holy water

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

 Saintess shield  (DS)
Defence 32
Block chance 6.5%
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary (All classes with Omnivocational Shieldmaster)
Buy Price N/A
Sell Price 14,000
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

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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%.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

The Saintess shield has a blocking bonus of +30 and can only be equipped by Aurora. It can be purchased after defeating the Barbatos at Yggdrasil for 8,400 gold.

Trivia[edit]

The Saintess shield's countenance in VIII is based on the Silver shield's design prior to VII.