|Found in||Dragon Quest VIII|
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
The Saintess shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, introduced in Dragon Quest VIII. 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 Nintendo 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.
Starting with this game, the saintess shield became a light pink and red colored version of the Goddess shield and is also unisex, rather than limited to female characters.
|Saintess shield (DS)|
|Recipe||Ruinous shield + Saint's ashes x3|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster|
|Flavor text||A sanctified shield that's stout in the face of magical attacks.|
|Notes||Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, wind, lightning, & dark attacks by 7%.|
Upgrades into Goddess shield.
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%.
A Saintess Shield is a rare drop off a Dark Dullahan, which are found in the Fortress of Fear - Level 1. It an be used by the Luminary and the final party member. By default it has a Defense of 46, a Block Chance of 11%, Charm of 19, and it provides an Elemental Damage Reduction of 7%.
The Saintess shield's countenance in VIII is based on the Silver shield's design prior to VII.
|A holy shield that reduces the damage from fire and ice based attacks by 2/3.|
|A shield sanctified by the patron saint of punch-ups.|