Spiked armour

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Spiked armour
DQVIII Spiked Armour.png
Japanese やいばのよろい
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Blade armor, Swordedge armor
Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect Increases defense and causes recoil damage to whoever attacks the wielder.

The spiked armour, also known as the Swordedge armor and Blade armor, is a recurring suit of armor in the Dragon Quest series that first appeared in Dragon Quest III. It causes recoil damage on any attacker. In all its depictions, the spiked armour has a blue cloth emblazoned with a yellow cross on the front.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Erdrick wearing the spiked armour

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +55 and will always cause 50% damage to an attacker. One set of it can be found in Gondo Cave and can't be sold in the NES Version.

In the SNES and GBC versions, it can be purchased at a shop at the Pachisi Board in Kol for 6,500, and sold for 4,875.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +50. It has a 50% chance to reflect 25% damage to the attacker. The secret armour store in Endor sells this. It can be equipped by the Hero, Ragnar, Torneko, and Psaro.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The spiked armour once again has a defence bonus of +55, a 50% chance to inflict a quarter of damage back to the enemy, and can be equipped by Sancho and Tuppence. A set is found in the Riteof Passage.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The spiked armour is found in the Cryptic Catacombs, the same dungeon that houses the Shield of Valora. The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, Lizzie, and Goowain can equip it, and it provides +55 defence, +15 style, and a 50% chance to cause a quarter recoil damage to enemies.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +55, a style bonus of +15, and a 50% chance to cause quarter recoil damage. It can be equipped by the Hero and Aishe. It can be purchased from the Immigrant Town when it has 30-34 people for 6,500 gold and sold for 3,250 gold. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at Buccanham's Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +68 and reflects 25% of damage. Only the Hero and Yangus can equip it. It can be made using the Alchemy Pot.

Recipe: Magic armour + Edged boomerang

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX spiked armour.png  Spiked armour
Defence +39
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipable by Warrior, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Luminary
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 9,500
Flavor text Artful armour that reflects damage right back at its source.
Notes 50% Chance to reflect 20% of damage taken.
Rarely dropped or stolen from Gloomy gastropogs.
Recipe: Magic armour + Magic beast horn x2 + Iron nails x5

Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest XI[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

The spiked armour is first available in chapter 3, and will always induce a 25% recoil to enemies.

Recipe: Iron Ingot (X2), Face Guard Fragment (X2), Scorpion Horn (X2), Fur, Cord

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]