Steel helmet

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Steel helmet
Japanese はがねのかぶと
Romaji Hagane no kabuto
Old localizations N/a
Found in Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Treasures
Effect Increases the wearer's Defence.

The Steel helmet is a recurring helmet in the Dragon Quest series introduced in Dragon Quest IX. It is the upgraded form of the iron helmet, made with the help of item crafting.


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

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A hardy hat made of steel.
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +15 IXwarrioricon.pngIXpriesticon.pngIXthieficon.pngIXminstrelicon.png
Upgrades into Gigasteel helmet.
Price Location
N/a / 1,250 Alchemy only.
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Iron helmet
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Iron ore
Royal soilIXicon.png
Royal soil

Dragon Quest X[edit]

The Steel helmet has a Defence bonus of +14, a Style bonus of +6, increases the wearer's Weight by 11, and has an equipment level of 14. It can be equipped by Warriors, Thieves, Paladins, Demon Swordsmen, Pirates, and Armamentalists if they have allocated enough points into their Fource skill. In the Offline version of the game, it can be equipped by Raguas, Hussar, and Duston.

The entire set consists of the helmet, the full plate armour, steel kneecaps, steel gauntlets, and steel sabatons. If all five pieces are equipped, the wearer gains a +20 bonus to Style and a +5 bonus to Weight.

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

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A sturdy helm wrought from solid steel.
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +25/26/28/30
Requires 7 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 1,400 Fun-Size Forge only.
Forging difficulty
Iron ore XI icon.png x2 + Silver ore xi icon.png x3 + Royal soil xi icon.png x2
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The recipe book Smithing with Steel contains the recipe for the steel helmet. It is found in a bookshelf at the Warrior's Rest Inn in the Zwaardsrust Region.

Dragon Quest Treasures[edit]

The Steel helmet is Treasure No. 149 in the Armour 1 category and can be found on the Maneland. Its base value is 315,000 gold.

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A hardy helm shaped from a single sheet of strong steel.[1]

In Other Languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolYelmo de aceroSpanish for "steel helm".
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisHeaume d'acierFrench for "steel helm".
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschStahlhelmGerman for "steel helm".
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoElmetto d'acciaioItalian for "steel helmet".


Related items[edit]


  1. Nintendo Switch and Steam versions.