Spiked armour

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Spiked armour
DQVIII Spiked Armour.png
Japanese やいばのよろい
Romaji yaiba no yoroi
Old localizations Blade armor (NES)
Swordedge armor (PSX)
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 Recoil damage to whoever attacks the wearer

The spiked armour 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 that inflicts physical damage, with the exact amount varying between titles. In all its depictions, the spiked armour has a blue cloth emblazoned with a yellow cross on the front.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[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: Chapters of the Chosen[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: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[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: Realms of Revelation[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: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[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: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +68 and reflects 25% of physical damage all the time, but the game is specifically programmed so that metal monsters only take 1 point of damage. Only the Hero and Yangus can equip it, and it can be made using the Alchemy Pot.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQVIII Spiked armour.png
Spiked armour
DQVIII Magic armour.png
Magic armour
DQVIII Edged boomerang.png
Edged boomerang

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX spiked armour.png Spiked armour DQIX Logo.png
Spiked armour IX artwork.png
Artful armour that reflects damage right back at its source
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Defence +39
Charm +46
50% chance to reflect 20% of damage taken
dropped by gloomy gastropogs at a 1/56 rate
Price Location
NA/9,500 Found in Coffinwell, requires magic key
Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX magic armour.png Magic beast hornIXicon.png x2 DQIX iron nails.png x5

Dragon Quest X[edit]

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

Spiked armour DQXI Logo EN.png
Spiked armour xi icon.png
Barbed plate that can bounce damage back whence it came
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +68/71/74/77
50% chance to inflict 25% recoil damage
Price Location
NA/3250 L'Académie, 55 mini medals
Forging difficulty
Hero XI sprite walk.gifHendrik sprite walk.gif

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]

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The armour appears as a legendary treasure in the game and has a base value of 4,500,000.