Zenithian Equipment

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The Zenithian Equipment, as seen in Square Enix's Dragon Quest Legend Items Gallery merchandise series.

The Zenithian Equipment (天空 エクィプメント) is a set of crucial items in Dragon Quest IV, Dragon Quest V and Dragon Quest VI. Only the legendary hero can equip them, and the story cannot advance until the entire set is obtained.

Each armament in the fourth and fifth game carry the zenithian descriptor as part of their name, but in the sixth game each piece has it's own distinct title.

Zenithian Armour[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The armour is likely the first piece to be acquired by players. It is found in the cave north of the Medal King's Palace. In the original NES version it reduces breath attacks and spell damage by 13, while in the remakes it raises resistance to instant death while reducing only spell damage (save for zap) by 13. In all versions it has a defence value of +70.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The armour is stored in a side room in the entrance to Crocodilopolis, and the Ultimate Key is needed to retrieve it. When worn, it improves defence by 85 points, as well as reducing magic (save bang and zap) and breath damage by 30 points.

GameDescription
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This armour will help reduce damage caused by magic.[1]
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This gallant garb can impede the impact of magic and ice-based attacks.

Zenithian Helm[edit]

The Hero wearing the Zenithian Helm.

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

The helm is found in Canalot, in its king's possession. He holds a competition stipulating that anyone who can make him laugh will win the Helm. The party travels to Laissez Fayre to recruit comedian Tom Foolery to the cause, expecting him to unleash one of his funniest jokes on the king; instead, he delivers an impassioned speech about evil on the rise and then necessity of the Chosen to defeat it. The king is convinced and gives up the Helm. It increases the Hero's defence by 30 in all versions, and cuts the accuracy of fuddle, snooze, and paralysis to 13 in the remakes. In the original, is grants no such protection.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The helm is being kept in a vault at Helmunaptra by Queen Cleohatra, who is awaiting the arrival of the legendary hero. It improves defence by 50, but grants no resistance to status ailments.


GameDescription
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This helm protects against Snooze, Fuddle and paralysis.[2]
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None listed in game.

Zenithian Shield[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

On a tip from a poet in Canalot, the party heads to Burland, only to find that the king gave it away to the queen of Femiscyra (a beautiful woman) many years ago in an effort to woo her. The chosen travel to the small kingdom east of Burland, but after being accused of robbery they are tasked with finding the real criminal if they want to clear their names. They successfully track down the real robber, clear their names, and are rewarded with the shield for their hard work. The shield increases the Hero's defence by 55 and casts bounce when used as an item in battle. In the remakes, it reduces the power of breath attacks by 30 points.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The shield came into the possession of Rodrigo Briscoletti, who is willing to give it to any suitor that takes his daughter Nera's hand in marriage. Regardless of whom ends up being chosen as the bride, though, Mr. Brisccoletti gives the hero the shield after becoming impressed with the man's caliber. It improves defence by 60 this time, reduces breath damage by 15 points, and casts Bounce when used in battle.


GameDescription
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Can also be used as an item during battle.[3]
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Use during battle to cast Bounce on the user.

Zenithian Sword[edit]

Dragon Quest IV[edit]

After acquiring the balloon and traveling to the World Tree, they find a lost Zenithian named Orifiela, who points them to the sword. It has a base power of 65 when first acquired. After speaking with the Zenith Dragon, the ancient guardian will empower the sword to 110. Using it as an item in battle casts Disruptive Wave.

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The sword was already located by Pankraz sometime before the start of the game. He left it in a cache in the Whealbrook Adit, which his son later recovered. The sword's power has not changed from the previous game, and it will still cast Disruptive Wave when used as an item.


GameDescription
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A legendary sword, perhaps?.[4]
A legendary weapon, and a useful item during battle, too.[5]
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Use during battle to neutralize all magic.

Zenithina Tintinnabulum[edit]

For more details, see the bell's page

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The Zenithina Tuntinnabulum is an important item. This magical bell can be rang to summon the Zenith Dragon to carry the party across the world.


GameDescription
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The peal of this bell carries all the way to Zenithia.


Armour of Orgo[edit]

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The armour is found under the ruins of Castle Graceskull. When donned, it reduces frizz, sizz, bang, and fire breath by 35 points, restores 1HP for every 8 steps, and improves the hero's defence and style by +80 and +32. When reworked by the master at the Fashion Forge, the armour's defence and style are raised to +100 and +80, respectively.

GameDescription
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Restores some of the wearer's HP with each and every step.One of the four pieces of Legendary Equipment.Offers some protection against fire and ice attacks.
The Armour of Orgo. Note the absence of draconic accents the armor is known for.


Helm of Sebath[edit]

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The helm is bestowed to the party by the King of Somnia after his son reunites with his real world counterpart. It adds +45 defence and +24 style when first obtained, and +50 and +45 after visiting the Fashion Forge. In both cases it bestows high resistance to whack and other instant death attacks.

GameDescription
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One of the four pieces of Legendary Equipment. Increases resistance to sudden death spells and abilities, among others.

Shield of Valora[edit]

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The shield is found in the Cryptic Catacombs, which must be entered through an undersea grotto. When equipped, the shield reduces crack and freezing breath weapons by 30 points, casts Bound when used as an item, increases the hero's defence by +65, and improves his style by +35.

GameDescription
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One of the four pieces of Legendary Equipment. Use during battle to put a shield in front of the user. This shield will deflect on spells before going away. Some protection against magic and ice-based attacks.

Sword of Ramias[edit]

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

The sword is found in Everfrost, but it has long since rusted. To restore it to its former glory, the party must enlist the help of Welda in Turnscote. When rusted the sword adds +63 to the Hero's attack stat and +12 to his style, and +130 and +32 after Welda restores it. The sword can be further improved by visiting the Fashion Forge beneath the waves, which can raise the strength and style to +135 and +52 after the first reforging, and +145 and +70 after the final improvement. After being restored, the sword will deal bonus Zap damage after each attack, totaling to 50% of the damage deal before magic resistance is applied, as well as being able to cast Oomph when used in battle.

GameDescription
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One of the four pieces of Legendary Equipment. Take this to the Fashion Forge to improve it's attack. Use in battle to cast the Oomph spell on a party member.


Other Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VII[edit]

In the 3DS version, the wolf that Ruff rides will be wearing a Zenithian helm if he is currently in the Hero vocation.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

Several pieces of "Zenithian" gear exist as rewards from legacy bosses, however these are costumes of both the male and female versions of the Chosen Hero of Dragon Quest IV, and are appropriately gender restricted (except for the helm and gauntlets, which are unisex):

DQIX Zenithian boots.png  Zenithian boots  (DS)
Defence +19
Found Rarely stolen from Psaro at levels 1-15.
Commonly dropped by Psaro at levels 1-15.
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Costume
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 5,000
Flavor text Boots once worn by the brave hero of Zenithia.


DQIX mental mittens.png  Zenithian gauntlets  (DS)
Deftness +68
Found Rarely stolen from Estark at levels 1-15.
Commonly dropped by Estark at levels 1-15.
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Costume
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 5,000
Flavor text Wondrous handwear worn by the hero of Zenithia.


DQIX Zenithian helm.png  Zenithian helm  (DS)
Defence +31
Found Commonly dropped by Dhoulmagus at levels 57-68.
Rarely stolen from Dhoulmagus at levels 57-68.
Commonly dropped by Estark at levels 57-68.
Rarely stolen from Estark at levels 57-68.
Commonly dropped by Nokturnus at levels 41-56.
Rarely stolen from Nokturnus at levels 41-56.
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Costume
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 5,000
Flavor text A hip helmet that a Zenithian hero would happily have on.


DQIX zenithian leggings.png  Zenithian leggings  (DS)
Defence +18
Found Rarely stolen from Estark at levels 16-56.
Commonly dropped by Estark at levels 16-56.
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Costume
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 5,000
Flavor text Warming legwear once worn by a heroine of Zenithia.
Notes Exclusive for women.


DQIX Zenithian leotard.png  Zenithian leotard  (DS)
Defence +53
Found Rarely stolen from Estark at levels 69-99.
Commonly dropped by Estark at levels 69-99.
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Costume
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 5,000
Flavor text A body-hugging one-piece worn by a heroine of Zenithia.
Notes Exclusive for women.


DQIX Zenithian clothes.png  Zenithian clothes  (DS)
Defence +54
Found Rarely stolen from Dhoulmagus at levels 69-99.
Commonly dropped by Rhapthorne at levels 69-99.
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Costume
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 5,000
Flavor text An unadorned outfit worn by a Hero of Zenithia.
Notes Exclusive for men.


DQIX zenithian trousers.png  Zenithian trousers  (DS)
Defence +19
Found Rarely stolen from Dhoulmagus at levels 16-56.
Commonly dropped by Dhoulmagus at levels 16-56.
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Equipment Class Costume
Equipable by All Vocations
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 5,000
Flavor text A pair of unpretentious trousers worn by a hero of Zenithia.

Gallery[edit]

  1. From the remakes
  2. From the remakes
  3. From the remakes
  4. From the remakes after the Sword is found
  5. From the remakes after the Sword is restored by the Zenith Dragon