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List of Shield skills (盾スキル) in the Dragon Quest series.

Appearances[]

Dragon Quest IX[]

The following are shield skills in Dragon Quest IX. Shield skills are available to the Minstrel, Warrior, Priest, Mage, Armamentalist, Paladin, Sage and Luminary classes.

SP Ability Description MP
6 Blockenspiel Allows you to attack while in a defensive stance 4
12 Block Chance +2% Increases chances of successfully blocking
18 Defending Champion Reduces damage by 90% 3
25 Block Chance +2% Increases chances of successfully blocking
32 Immense Defence Temporarily increases chance of successfully blocking 4
40 Magic Mirror Reflects magical attacks 4
52 Block Chance +2% Increases chances of successfully blocking
66 Holy Impregnable Removes all negative status effects on the user 4
82 Back Atcha Block an enemy's attack and deliver a random counterattack 12
100 Omnivocational Shield Master Allows you to use Shields regardless of vocation

Dragon Quest X[]

The following are shield skills in Dragon Quest X. Shield skills are learned by Martial Artists, Thieves, Rangers, Item Masters, Fortune Tellers, Druids, Gadabouts, Demon Swordsmen, Pirates, Guardians, and Dragon Magicians as well as Warriors, Priests, Mages, Minstrels, Paladins, Armamentalists, Luminaries, and Sages once again.

SP Ability Description MP
6 Block Chance +1%
12 Defend*Prior to 6.1/Defence +10*From 6.1 onwards/Defence +30 Cuts damage from enemies by 25%/Increases a character's max defence by 10 when wielding a shield/Increases a Warrior's Defence by 30 when wielding a shield 1
18 Block Chance +1%
25 Immense Defence 4
32 Block Chance +1%
40 Blockenspiel 3
52 Block Chance +1%/Block Chance 2% Increases the chance of blocking enemy attacks by 1%/Increases the Warrior's chance of blocking enemy attacks by 2%
66 Holy Impregnable 4
82 Defence +30
100 Desperate Measures Reduces damage from desperate attacks and haywire spells 10
110 Defence +10/Defence +30 Increases defence by 10/Increases Warrior's defence by 30
120 Phalanx Reduces damage done by an enemy by 25%. 5
130 Block Chance +1%/Defence +30 Increases the chance of blocking enemy attacks by 1%/Increases Warrior's defence by 30
140 Spell Guard 5
150 Defence +10/Whipping Boy Performance Change Increases defence by 10/Allows the user to act while protecting and significantly cuts damage from enemy attacks by 50%
180 Defense of Aigis 5
200 Power Shield Restores 200 to 300 HP and grants 100 HP recovery for 2 minutes 8

Dragon Quest XI[]

Shield skills are learned by Hendrik.

SP Ability Description MP
6 Block Rate 2% Increases the chance of Hendrik blocking attacks and/or spells by 2%
6 Immense Defence Raises Hendrik's base block chance to 50% for 2 turns, stacks with bonuses 3
7 Defence +10 Increases Hendrik's max defence when wielding a shield by 10%
9 Blockenspiel Defends and attacks an enemy at half strength 3
12 Block Rate 4% Increases the chance of Hendrik blocking attacks and/or spells by 4%
14 Holy Imprengable Raises resistance to all ailments but instant death for 5 turns 5
16 Defence +30 Increases Hendrik's max defence when wielding a shield by 30%
16 Back Atcha Physical attacks are deflected to a random enemy 12
20 Desperate Measures Blocks desperate attacks and haywire spells for 4 turns 10
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