Thanatos' shield

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Thanatos' shield
DVIII Thanatos Shield.png
Japanese 死神の盾
Old localizations
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest VIII
Buy for N/A
Sell for various, see articles
Effect Curses the character who equipped it (Disables the able to act on the first turn of every battle).

Thanatos' shield is a recurring cursed item in the Dragon Quest series.


Dragon Quest II[edit]

The cursed shield is found in the Cave to Rendarak, and also randomly dropped by eyelasher monsters. It can be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The Thanatos' shield can be equipped by the Hero, Angelo, or Yangus. Can be upgraded to into Goddess Shield with the alchemy pot:

Recipe: Goddess Shield = Thanatos' shield + Saint's Ashes

One can be found in the Dragovian Path and in the 3DS version, is a rare drop from a Hell's gatekeeper. It can be sold for 3,650 Gold Coins.


A sinister shield steeped in the sorrow of forsaken souls.[1]
An ill-fated shield surrounded by an air of danger.[2]

See also[edit]


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