Scholar's specs

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Scholar's specs
Japanese インテリめがね
Romaji Interi megane
Old localizations INTSpecs
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes
Effect Increases the wearer's Wisdom.
Increases the wearer's Magical Might and Magical Mending. (XI only)
Increases resistance against Kasap. (Heroes only)
Increases effects of Defence boosts. (Heroes II only)

The Scholar's specs are a recurring accessory in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in the Super Famicom remake of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation.

They increase the wearer's Wisdom.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Scholar's specs have a +15 Wisdom bonus. They changes the wearer's Personality to Wit. They are received as a prize from the Mini medal collector in Aliahan after turning in 35 Mini medals. The scholar's specs can be sold for 1,275 gold coins, but it is not recommended to do so as there is only one pair in the game. They only appear in remakes of the game.

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

The Scholar's specs have a +15 Wisdom bonus. They can be equipped by the Hero, Maribel, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. Three pairs can be found in Gröndal, Pomposo Bridge, and the Immigrant Town/The Haven in a chest requiring the Magic Key. The scholar's specs can also be dropped by Discombombulators.

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

The Scholar's specs have a +15 Wisdom bonus and can be equipped by all characters. They can be purchased from Argonia once the Bazaar starts for 2,700 gold coins and sold for 1,350 gold coins. One pair can be found at the the Holy Isle of Neos. They are also dropped rarely by Sea dragons. Scholar's specs can also be used to make the Scholar's cap in the Alchemy Pot by combining it with a Magical hat.

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

Scholar's specs XI icon.png  Scholar's specs
(forge buffs)
(+16, +18, +20)
Magical Mending
(forge buffs)
(+16, +18, +20)
Magical Might
(forge buffs)
(+16, +18, +20)
Rarity B
Recipe Glass frit x2 + Gold ore x2 + Mirrorstone + Thinkincense x3
Difficulty ★★★★☆
Equipable by All Characters
Class Eyewear
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 1,550 gold coins
Flavor text Classy glasses that can make anyone look intelligent.

The recipe book Sage Advice contains the recipe for the scholar's specs. It can be found in a treasure chest at the Sniflheim - Whale Way Station behind a locked door that requires the Ultimate Key.

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[edit]

DQH Scholars specs.png  Scholar's specs
Defence Drain Resistance +40.0%
Quick Recipe Cruel claw x3 + Salt of the earth x2*
Classic Recipe Cruel claw x2 + Thinkincense*
Equipable by All Characters
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 200
Flavor text Stylish spectacles that make buffoons look like brainiacs.

The classic recipe for the scholar's specs can be dropped rarely by Magi.

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

The Scholar's specs increase the effects of Defence boosts such as Kabuff by 20%. Once it has been fully upgraded, it will also grant +7 bonuses to max MP and Magical Might. The glasses can be dropped by Drackmages or received by exchanging 6 Mini medals.


A pair of spectacles that makes the wearer appear more intelligent.[1]
Classy glasses that can make anyone look intelligent.[2]
DQH Logo.png
Stylish spectacles that make buffoons look like brainiacs.[3]


Related items[edit]


  1. Sony PlayStation 2, Mobile, and Nintendo 3DS versions.
  2. Sony PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One versions.
  3. Sony PlayStation 4 and Steam versions.