Tempest shield

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Tempest Shield
DQV Tempest Shield.png
Japanese ふうじんのたて
Old localizations Wind God Shield
Aeolus shield
Expel Shield
Found in Dragon Quest III (remakes only)
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Buy for varies
Sell for varies
Effect Increases wielder's defence.
Sometimes can cast Poof when used as a tool in battle.
Sometimes reduces damage taken from breath attacks.

The Tempest shield is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series, first introduced in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen. Engraved with the face of a furious god, it blows away whole swaths of enemies with the strength of Zephyrus himself.

While several guides state that the shield casts Poof on all enemies, the effect actually uses Whack's instant death element to check enemy resistance. The confusion comes from the fact that enemies blown away do not give experience or gold.


Dragon Quest III[edit]

Appearing only in the remakes, the tempest shield increases defence by +35, and can be equipped by every vocation save Mages. Compared to other games, the shield has no extra effects aside from its high defence. It also happens to be the most protective shield for Martial Artists, Merchants, and Gadabouts. It is found in the Romaria treasure vault which requires the Ultimate key to access and can be sold for 577 gold coins, however it is not recommended to do so. In the Game Boy Color and Super Famicom versions, another shield can be in the final Treasures n' Trapdoors track at Jipang.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The tempest shield has a defence bonus of +50. Found in Diabolic Hall, and can only be equipped by Ragnar and the Hero.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The tempest shield has a defence bonus of +35, and cuts breath damage by 10. It can be equipped by the Hero, Parry, Sancho, and select monster recruits. It is sold in Gotha for 4,700.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Grants +35 defence and +18 Style (with a bonus of +35 when equipped with the Sunderbolt sword), but has lost its elemental resistance from V. Can be equipped by the Hero, Carver, and Terry, and is found in the treasury of Castle Graceskull.

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

The tempest shield has a defence bonus of +32, a style bonus of +18, and casts Poof when used as a tool in battle. It can be purchased from Nottagen in the present and Aeolus Vale and can be equipped by the Hero and Aishe. It can also be dropped rarely by Damned wells and Cumulus nix in the Nintendo 3DS version from The Depths of Darkness DLC Tablet. If the tempest shield is equipped with the sunderbolt blade when being ranked for the Best Dressed category of the Excellence Grading Organisation, they provide an additional +35 bonus to Style.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

 Tempest shield  (DS)
Defence 25
Block chance 3.5%
Rarity 1/5
Equipable by
Buy Price 12500
Sell Price 6250
Flavor text A shield that baffles breath attacks if used as an item in battle.

Can be created through Alchemy by combining a Magic shield, three flurry feathers, and a Ruby of protection.


In the original Japanese version of the game, the tempest shield is known as the Fujin's shield, named after the god of wind from Shinto mythology. In earlier English translations, the shield was named the Aeolus shield after the keeper of the wind from Greek mythology, who was sometimes regarded as a god by classical writers.