Tectonic plate

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Tectonic plate
Tectonic plate XI.png
Japanese ガイアのよろい
Romaji Gaia no yoroi
Old localizations Armor of Gaia (NES)
Gaia armor (GBC)
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect Fire resistance (XI)

The tectonic plate is a suit of armour that originally appeared in Dragon Quest II. It is a sturdy suit of armour infused with the power of the earth.


The art for the tectonic plate consists of a breastplate, pauldrons, tassets, and knee pads—all made out of a dark grey metal. The chest armour, shoulder pads, faulds, and knee pads all have dark red edges, while the tasset at the front of the waist has gold edging and a cross decoration. The breastplate also has an intricate curved design in the front. The armour is worn over chain mail and with a long blue cape that has white lining.


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

Armour as solid as the ground beneath your feet.[1]

The tectonic plate has a defence bonus of +47 (+35 in the NES version). It can only be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall. The armour can be found in Dirkandor in the weapons & armor shop behind the counter and requires the Golden Key to access. It has no other special properties, aside from its high amount of defence.

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

Tectonic plate DQXI Logo EN.png
Tectonic plate xi icon.png
Earthy armour that fends off fire damage
Stats with forge buffs
Defence +123/126/131/136
Charm +32
-25/30/35/40% Fire-element damage
Price Location
N/A Echo Chamber
Forging difficulty
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The tectonic plate makes a reappearance, but only in the S: Definitive Edition versions of the game. The armor is the reward for helping the Prince of Cannock in the Echo Chamber.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]


  • The tectonic plate is named after the pieces of the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle that together are referred to as the lithosphere.



  1. Mobile, Android and iOS version