Scale shield

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Scale shield
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Japanese うろこのたて
Romaji Uroko no take
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Increases wielder's defence.

The scale shield is a recurring shield that appears in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest IV. It is a typically low-ranking shield that is made from scales.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation)[edit]

The scale shield only appears in the remakes of the game, has a defense bonus of +12, and can be equipped by the Hero, warriors, priests, merchants, gadabouts, thieves & sages. It can be purchased for 600 gold coins, and sold for 450.

Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

The scale shield has a defense bonus of +7, and can be equipped by all characters except for Alena & Maya. Hank Hoffman Jr. & Oojam have it among their equipment. It can be purchased for 180 gold coins and sold for 135. Tessie will sell this at Torneko's shop for 270.

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

The scale shield has a defense bonus of +7. They can be bought for 180 gold in Roundbeck, Fortuna, Lodestar Harbour, Zoomingale, and Gotha. The Hero, Bianca, Nera, Son, Daughter, Harry, Sancho, and Tuppence can equip it.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[edit]

Scale shields have a defense bonus of +7 and a style bonus of +4. The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, Nevan, and Goowain can equip them. Gum shields and Wayward armours have a 1/64 chance of dropping a scale shield. They can be sold for 135 gold and bought for 180 gold in Haggleton, Somnia, and Port Haven.

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

The scale shield has a defence bonus of +7 and a style bonus of +4. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe and is sold in both versions of Emberdale for 180 gold.

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

The scale shield has a defence bonus of +7. All characters can equip this shield. They can be bought in Alexandria, Port Prospect, and Peregrin Quay for 180 gold as well as sold for 90 gold. Headhunters, Wild boarfish, and Yabbies drop them rarely. Its alchemy recipe is Leather shield + Dragon scale.

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

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A shield made by sticking sturdy scales together
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +5
Charm +5
Dropped by Earthenwarriors
Price Location
150/75 Sold in Stornway & Zere
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
None None None

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

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A piece of protective plating made from an array of interlocking animal-skin scales
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +7/8/9/10
Block +5%
Price Location
180/90 Sold in Emerald Coast campsite, Hotto Steppe campsite, Hotto
Forging difficulty
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Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

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A shield reinforced with scales stuck to its surface that is sturdy yet surprisingly light

The scale shield is Treasure No. 208 in the armour category, with a base value of 28,000.