Thanatos' shield

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Thanatos' shield
DVIII Thanatos Shield.png
Japanese 死神の盾
Romaji {{{romaji}}}
Old localizations Evil shield
Found in Dragon Quest II
Dragon Quest VIII
Effect Curses the character who equipped it (Disables the able to act on the first turn of every battle).

Thanatos' shield, known as Evil's shield[1] in Japanese, 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.[2]
An ill-fated shield surrounded by an air of danger.[3]

See also[edit]



  1. Dragon Quest II Official Guide Book
  2. Mobile, Android and iOS version
  3. PS2, 3DS version