Steel shield

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

Steel shield
Japanese はがねの盾
Old localizations
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Buy for Varies, see articles
Sell for Varies, see articles
Effect Protects against fire and ice attacks


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

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]

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]

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.


A solid slab of steel.[1]
A steel shield that reduces the damage from fire- and ice-based attacks by 7 points.[2]


  1. Mobile, Android and iOS version
  2. PS2 and 3DS version