Steel shield

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Steel shield
Japanese はがねの盾
Romaji Hagane no tate
Old localizations Same
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect Protects against fire and ice attacks.

The steel shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is a mid-ranking heavy shield that offers slight protection against fire and ice attacks for the wielder.


Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line[edit]

A solid slab of steel.[1]

The steel shield provides a Defence bonus of +10 and can be bought for 2,000 Gold Coins and sold for 1,500. It can only be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall and can be purchased in Moonaham, Rippleport, Tantegel, and Beran.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

A steel shield that reduces the damage from fire- and ice-based attacks by 7 points.[2]

The steel shield offers a defence bonus of +22 and reduces the damage from fire and ice-based attacks by 7 points. It can be equipped by the Hero and Yangus. It can be purchased from the Holy Isle of Neos and Savella Cathedral for 2,500 gold coins and sold for 1,250. One can be found in a chest near Argonia, as well. The steel shield can also be upgraded using the Alchemy Pot:

Recipe: Magic shield = Steel shield + Ruby of protection + Prayer ring

Recipe: Dragon shield = Steel shield + Dragon scale x2

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

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A shield of steel that can stave off some fire- and ice-based strife
Rarity Stats Vocations
★☆☆☆☆ Defence +13
Charm +11
Block +1.5%
-7% Fire and Ice damage
Upgrades into Gigasteel shield
Price Location
NA/750 Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]

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A platter of solid steel that provides passable protection from fire and ice attacks
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +22/23/24/25
Block +8%
-7% Fire and Ice damage
Dropped by Grublins at 1/128
Price Location
1,500/750 Sold in Sold in Puerto valor, Lonalulu, & Phnom nonh
Forging difficulty
Silver ore x2, Iron ore x1, Glass frit x2
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The forging guide for the steel shield, Smithing with Steel, is found at the Warrior's Rest Inn.

Dragon Quest Builders[edit]

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]

The Steel shield has a Defence bonus of +22. The recipe is learned at level 24 and requires 2 Steel ingots and 1 unit of wood.


  1. Mobile, Android and iOS version
  2. Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 3DS versions