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DQIX Soulsucker.png
Japanese ウロボロスの盾
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Effect Casts Magic Barrier when used as a tool in battle.
Protects wielder from elemental damage.

The Soulsucker is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest IX as the most powerful shield in the game. Like its initial form, the Brain drainer, it can create a barrier when used as a tool in battle and offers amazing defence and elemental protection to the wielder.


Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Soulsucker.png  Soulsucker  (DS)
Defence +40
Block Chance +10%
Style +60
Rarity ★★★★★
Recipe Psyche swiper + Agate of evolution x3 + Green orb x3
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary, Omnivocational Shieldmaster
Class Shield
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 35,000
Flavor text A superlative shield that brings a magical barrier into being.
Notes Casts Magic Barrier when used as a tool in battle.
Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, wind, lightning/explosion, and darkness attacks by 10%.

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

The soul sucker has a blocking bonus of +30 and can only be equipped by Luceus. It can be purchased for 8,500 gold and sold for 4,250 gold.


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A superlative shield stamped with a serpentine symbol.


The Soulsucker's Japanese name, Ouroboros shield, refers to an ancient symbol of a serpent eating its own tail which traditionally originated in ancient Egyptian iconography. The ouroboros was eventually adopted as a symbol in Greek mysticism and alchemy. It is often interpreted as an eternal symbol of life, death, and rebirth. The shield depicts a golden snake eating its own tail in an infinity symbol (∞).

Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolRobaalmasSoulstealer
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisDésâmenteur