Sun crown

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Sun crown
Japanese たいようのかんむり
Romaji Taiyō no kanmuri
Old localizations N/A
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VII (3DS only)
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest XI
Effect Protects the wearer against certain spells and status effects (confusion, sleep, Kamikazee)

The sun crown is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series. This high-level headgear guards against many status effects and enemy attacks, including confusion, sleep, and the Kamikazee spell.


The Hero wearing the Sun crown.

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

A special crown capable of nullifying spells which might otherwise confuse or put its wearer to sleep.

The sun crown has a defence bonus of +60 and renders the wearer immune to Kamikazee. It can only be worn by the Hero. It is found in Mt. Zugzwang.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The sun crown appears in the 3DS version of the game. It has a defence bonus of +52, a style bonus of +35, and can be equipped by any character as long as they are level 35. It also immunizes the wearer from the effects of sleep and Kamikazee. It is dropped once by the darkonium slime boss in the Kooky Keep DLC Tablet.

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

The sun crown has a defence bonus of +52 and the now standard immunity to Snooze and Kamikazee. It can be worn by the Hero and Jessica; in the 3DS port, Red and Morrie can equip it as well. It is made in the Alchemy Pot and can be sold for 37,000 gold.

Item Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
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Sun crown
DQVIII Skull helm.png
Skull helm
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Saint's ashes

Although it is a powerful helmet in its own right, it is considered more valuable as an alchemy ingredient to be mixed with a Tough guy tattoo and Magic beast hide to create the Timbrel of Tension. In the original PS2 version, only two Sun crowns be obtained since there were only two Skull helms. In the 3DS port, an extra Sun crown was added into the game, being available as a reward from Cameron's Codex for completing the Archdemon stamp card.

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

DQIX Sun crown.png Sun crown DQIX Logo.png
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A classy coronet that beats bouts of sleep and confusion
Rarity Stats Vocations
★★☆☆☆ Defence +32
Charm +48
+30% Fuddle & Snooze protection
Upgrades into Apollo's crown
Price Location
NA/12,400 Krak Pot
Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3
DQIX Skull helm.png DQIX Saints ashes.png x3 -

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

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A princely piece of headgear that protects against sleep and confusion. Part of the Sun King's Set
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +45/46/48/50
Magical Might +30/31/33/35
Magical Mending +30/31/33/35
Charm +37/38/40/42
Confusion Protection +50%
Sleep Protection +50%
Changes Rab's appearance when worn with the Pallium regale.
Requires 17 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Price Location
N/a / 15,000 Fun-Size Forge only.
Forging difficulty
Slime crown xi icon.png x1 + Fire ball xi icon.png x1 + Equable emerald xi icon.png x1 + Colourful cocoon xi icon.png x1
Rab sprite walk.gif

The recipe book Corking Kit for Kings contains the recipe for the sun crown. It can be received as a reward for completing the Wheel of Harma's Third Trial at Angri-La. In the Definitive Edition of the game, "The Sun King" will be added to Rab's outfits after acquiring the sun crown and the pallium regale.

Dragon Quest Tact[edit]

The Sun Crown is an S-rank armor that can be acquired as part of the limited Dragon Quest VIII event by clearing stages in Monster Arena Battle Road II in the Grand Champ Odyssey. It has an defense bonus of +8, an MP bonus of +14, a Confusion resistance bonus of +10% and has three slots for Alchemy Effects.