Scale armour

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Scale armour
DQVIII Scale Armour.png
Japanese うろこのよろい
Romaji Uroko no yoroi
Old localizations Scale armor
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest: Scan Battlers
Effect Increases the wearer's Defence.

The Scale armour is a recurring suit of armour in the Dragon Quest series, first appearing in Dragon Quest V. It is a low-level piece of equipment that is made from scales.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

The Scale armour has a Defence bonus of +15. It can be purchased in Faerie Lea for 350 gold and sold for 175 gold. It can be equipped by the Hero, the Parry, Prince Harry, Tuppence, and various monster companions.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

The Scale armour has a Defence bonus of +15, a Style bonus of +9, and can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, Nevan, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and Goowain. It can be purchased from Haggleton, Somnia, and Port Haven for 350 gold coins and sold for 262 gold coins.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The Scale armour has a Defence bonus of +15, a Style bonus of +9 and can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. It can be purchased from Emberdale in the present, L'Arca in the past, and Frobisher for 450 gold coins and sold for 225 gold coins. Two suits can be found in Faraday Castle* in the present and the Tunnel to the Abbey.

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

A suit of armour fashioned from numerous hard scales.[1]

The Scale armour has a Defence bonus of +17 and can be equipped by the Hero and Angelo, as well as Morrie in the Nintendo 3DS version. It can be purchased from Alexandria, Port Prospect, and Peregrin Quay for 350 gold coins and sold for 175 gold coins. The armour can also be dropped by Heligators, Crocodogs, and Mermen. It can be made in the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Scale armour
Scale armour
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Leather armour
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Dragon's scale

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

DQIX scale armour.png Scale armour DQIX Logo.png
DQVIII Scale Armour.png
A suit of armour with a scaly skin.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +9 IXwarrioricon.pngIXpriesticon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXminstrelicon.pngIXgladiatoricon.png
Upgrades into Large-scale armour.
Price Location
350 / 175 Sold in Stornway.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Icikillers.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest X[edit]

The Scale armour has a Defence bonus of +7, a Style bonus of +2, increases the wearer's Weight by 9, and has an equipment level of 7. It can be equipped by Warriors, Priests, Thieves, Minstrels, Paladins, Armamentalists, Rangers, Item Masters, Dancers, Demon Swordsmen, and Pirates. In the Offline version of the game, it can also be equipped by Mjoll, Raguas, Hussar, and Duston.

Like pieces of armour in X, the Scale armour gained a counterpart for the legs slot. The entire set consists of the torso and leg pieces, a helmet, gauntlets, and boots, and can be made with blacksmithing. If all five pieces are equipped, the wearer gains a +5 bonus to Style.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

Scale armour DQXI Logo EN.png
Scale armour xi icon.png
Armour made by arranging scales as strong as steel into an ingenious interlocking formation.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +16/17/18/20
Requires three Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 175 Fun-Size Forge only.
Forging difficulty
Copper ore xi icon.png x2 + Small scale xi icon.png x2
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The recipe book Economies of Scale contains the recipe for the scale armour. It can be found in a treasure chest inside the woodcutter Flint's hut in the Manglegrove.

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolPeto de escamasSpanish for "scale breastplate".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisArmure d'écaillesFrench for "scale armour".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschSchuppenpanzerGerman for "scale armour".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoArmatura a scaglieItalian for "scale armour".


Related items[edit]


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.