The thinking cap, also known as the intelli helm, is a recurring piece of headwear in the Dragon Quest series, designed to augment its wearer's intelligence. Despite its name, it looks more like a tiara, with a green jewel in the front under three small blue jewels and larger blue ones on either side. Older concept art shows a piece going across the crown, but more recent art does not.
The cap features the traditional +40 defence and +15 wisdom, but now boasts +21 style. It is sold in Despairia, and the well armour shop east of Port Haven. The Hero, Carver, Nevan, Terry, Amos, Lizzie, and Goowain can equip it.
The thinking cap has a defence bonus of +37, a style bonus of +21, and increases the wearer's Wisdom by 15. It can only be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. The cap can be acquired if a male character wins the Wisdom category for the Excellence Grading Organisation.
The thinking cap has a defence bonus of +38, and increases wisdom by 15 points. It can be purchased for 13,000 gold in Tryan Gully and created with alchemy by combining a Scholar's cap with an Iron headgear. It can only be worn by Jessica and Angelo.
|Thinking cap (DS)|
|Found||Buy in Swinedimples Academy or Wormwood Creek.|
Rarely stolen or dropped by Darkonium slime.
|Recipe||Steel helmet + Gold circlet + Sorcerer's stone x3|
|Equipable by||Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary|
|Flavor text||A hat that heightens its wearer's magical might.|
|Notes||Upgrades into Scholar's circlet.|
The name of the thinking cap comes from the English phrase "to put on your thinking cap", a state of mind or an imagined piece of headgear that one would put on in order to solve a problem or do some serious pondering.