Scholar's cap

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Scholar's cap
Japanese インテリハット
Romaji Interi hatto
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Increases the wearer's magical attributes.
Increases the wearer's resistance to stun and sleep. (X Offline only)

The scholar's cap is a recurring piece of headwear in the series, first appearing in Dragon Quest VIII. It is a hat specially designed for spellcasters that enhances their magical abilities.


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

A mysterious cap that increases the wearer's wisdom.[1]

The scholar's cap has a Defence bonus of +33 and a Wisdom bonus of +10. It can be made in the Alchemy Pot and can only be equipped by Jessica and Angelo. The hat can be sold for 5,750 gold. It can also be upgraded further into a Thinking cap or used to make a Sage's robe in the Alchemy Pot, as well.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Scholar's cap
Scholar's cap
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Magical hat
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Scholar's specs

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Sage's robe
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Magic vestment
Scholar's cap
Scholar's cap

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Thinking cap
Scholar's cap
Scholar's cap
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Iron headgear

Dragon Quest X[edit]

The scholar's cap has a Defence bonus of +24, a Style bonus of +8, a Magical Might bonus of +22, a Magical Mending bonus of +21, and increases the wearer's Weight by 1. It has an equipment level of 50. It can be equipped by Mages, Priests, Sages, Fortune Tellers, Druids, and Death Masters. In this game, the cap has a completely different design and is part of a full set that includes a robe divided into parts for the torso and lower body, as well as shoes. Each part can be crafted with tailoring.

  • In the Offline version of the game, it can be equipped by Raguas, Fuura, and Duston. It also slightly increases resistance against being stunned and put to sleep.

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

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A high-brow hat worn by all the biggest brainboxes in the land.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +33/34/35/36
Magical Might +12/13/14/15
Magical Mending +12/13/14/15
Requires 12 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
6,500 / 3,250 Sold at the Zwaardsrust Region and Dundrasil Region roving emporiums and the armour shops in Octagonia, Lonalulu, and Phnom Nonh during the second and third acts.
Forging difficulty
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The recipe book Fine Fashions for Philosophers contains the recipe for the scholar's cap. It can be received as a reward for completing Quest #43 at the Warrior's Rest Inn.

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In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolBirrete de sabioSpanish for "sage/wise man's beret".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisChapeau d'éruditFrench for "scholar's hat".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGelehrtenkappeGerman for "scholar cap".


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