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Found in Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest XI
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The Turban is a recurring piece of headwear found in the Dragon Quest series. It was originally associated with the merchant vocation as a part of the Middle Eastern theming of the profession, but has since been worn by a variety of characters.


Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation[edit]

The Turban first appeared in this game where it was only able to be equipped by Merchants and Gadabouts. It has a Defence bonus of +8. It can be purchased in Reeve and Asham, as well as Isis in the NES version for 160 gold coins, and sold for 120 gold coins. The male Merchant is drawn wearing one in his official illustrations.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The Turban has a Defence bonus of +12 and a Style bonus of +2. It can be equipped by The Hero, Kiefer, Ruff, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe. It can be purchased in L'Arca for 410 gold coins and sold for 205 gold coins.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[edit]

The Turban has a Defence bonus of +8. It can be worn by either The Hero or Yangus. It can be purchased in Ascantha and Simpleton for 410 gold coins and sold for 205 gold coins. One can be found in Argonia. Turbans can also be made in the Alchemy Pot.

Recipe: Bandana + Bandana

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX turban.png  Turban  (DS)
Rarity ★☆☆☆☆
Defence +7
Magical Might +3
Magical Mending +3
Equipable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Ranger, Sage, Luminary
Found Sold in Coffinwell
Buy Price 310
Sell Price 155
Flavor text A lengthy cloth wrap that keeps the conk cosy and safe.
Notes Rarely dropped or stolen from Mummy boys.
Upgrades into Tricky turban or Thief's turban.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age[edit]


A protective head-dress made from a long strip of cloth that is wrapped around the head.[1]