Silver mail

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DQVIII Silver Mail.png

The silver mail is a recurring suit of armor in the Dragon Quest series. It is a mid-level suit of armor and typically offers some protection against magical attacks.


Dragon Quest V[edit]

The silver mail has a defence bonus of +40, but offers no protection against magic. The Hero, his son, and Tuppence may wear it.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Provides +43 defence, and reduces magical damage by 8 points. May worn by the Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, and the slime recruits.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The silver mail has a defence bonus of +43 and a style bonus of +40. It reduces damage from all spells except Zap and can only be equipped by the Hero and Aishe. Silver mail can be purchased from various shops for 9,100 gold and sold for 4,550. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The silver mail has a defence bonus of +50. It can be equipped by the Hero and Angelo. It can be purchased from Savella Cathedral and Argonia for 4,300 gold and sold for 2,150 gold. The silver mail can be used to make multiple items in the Alchemy Pot.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX silver mail.png  Silver mail
Defence +31
Equipment Class Armour
Equipable by Warrior, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Luminary
Buy Price 4,000
Sell Price 2,000
Flavor text An argent suit of mail that deflects a dash of magic damage.
Notes Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, lightning, and wind attacks by 8%.
Reduces damage taken from darkness attacks by 5%.
Buy in Bloomingdale.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Harmours.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Infernal armours.
Upgrades into Gold mail.


  • Silver armour that reduces damage from enemy spells by 20 points. (Description of silver mail in Dragon Quest VIII.)