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.


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.


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.
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A shield sanctified by the patron saint of punch-ups.