Saintess shield

From Dragon Quest Wiki
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.


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.


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