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 Monsters: Joker 3
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest Heroes II
Dragon Quest Treasures
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. They increase the wearer's Wisdom.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Scholar's specs have a +15 Wisdom bonus and 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 treasure chest requiring the Magic Key. The scholar's specs can also be dropped by Discombombulators.

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

A pair of spectacles that makes the wearer appear more intelligent.[1]

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 and sold for 1,350 gold. One pair can be found at the Holy Isle of Neos. They are also dropped rarely by Sea dragons. Scholar's specs can be made in the Alchemy Pot and can also be used to make the Scholar's cap.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
Scholar's specs
Scholar's specs
DQVIII Ring of awakening.png
Ring of awakening
DQVIII Ring of clarity.png
Ring of clarity
DQVIII Seed of wisdom.png
Seed of wisdom

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Scholars cap PS2.png
Scholar's cap
DQVIII Magical hat.png
Magical hat
Scholar's specs
Scholar's specs

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

Scholar's specs DQXI Logo EN.png
Scholar's specs XI icon.png
Classy glasses that can make anyone look intelligent.[2]
Stats with forge buffs
Magical Might +15/16/18/20
Magical Mending +15/16/18/20
Charm +15/16/18/20
Requires 20 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 1,550 Fun-Size Forge only.
Forging difficulty
Glass frit xi icon.png x2 + Gold ore xi icon.png x2 + Mirrorstone xi icon.png + Thinkincense x3
Hero XI sprite walk.gifErik sprite walk.gifVeronica sprite walk.gifSerena sprite walk.gifSylvando sprite walk.gifJade sprite walk.gifRab sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

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.[3]

The quick recipe for the scholar's specs can be received from King Flaminio in exchange for a single Mini medal on the Stonecloud, while 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.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The Scholar's specs are Treasure No. 228 in the Armour 2 category and can be found on the Maneland. Their base value is 550,000 gold.

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Glasses that greatly improve intelligence and insight.[4]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolGafas de eruditoSpanish for "scholar's glasses".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisLunettes d'éruditFrench for "scholar's spectacles".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschGelehrtenbrilleGerman for "scholar's glasses".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoOcchiali da studiosoItalian for "scholar's glasses".


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.
  4. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.