Saintess shield

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Saintess shield
DQIX 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 XI
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Effect Varies.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.png  Saintess shield  (DS)
Defence +32
Block chance +6.5%
Style +54
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Recipe Ruinous shield + Saint's ashes x3
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 14,000
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.

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 XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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%.

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 and can be sold for 4,200 gold.

Trivia[edit]

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

Descriptions[edit]

GameDescription
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A holy shield that reduces the damage from fire and ice based attacks by 2/3.
DQH Logo.png
A shield sanctified by the patron saint of punch-ups.

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