Tectonic plate

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Tectonic plate
Tectonic plate XI.png
Japanese ガイアのよろい
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Tectonic plate
Armor of Gaia
Gaia armor
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Effect various, see article

The Tectonic Plate is a suit of armor that originally appeared in Dragon Quest II. It is a sturdy suit of armor 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 armor, 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 armor is worn over chain mail and with a long blue cape that has white lining.


Dragon Quest II[edit]

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 armor 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[edit]

The tectonic plate makes a reappearance in the series, but only in the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch versions of the game. The armor has a defence bonus of +123 and reduces flame attribute damage by 25%, upgrading to a maximum of +136 defence and a 40% reduction at the +3 rank. It can be equipped by the Luminary, Sylvando, and Hendrik.

Dragon Quest Builders 2[edit]


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


  • 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