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The magic vestment (Magical robes in DQTR) is a piece of armor that appears in the Dragon Quest series. It can be worn by priests and other spellcasters and reduces damage from magic spells.


The design of the magic vestment has changed little over the years. It is a long, trailing robe similar to those worn by real life clergy, with a high collar and white fur lining, clasps in the front, and yellow rhombus designs embroidered near the sleeves. In most of the art, the robe appears to be either a red or magenta color, but it is depicted as mint green in IV. The length of the robe has changed depending on the game as well, as the end trails on the ground behind the wearer in III and IV, but in later games, the robe ends at the ankles. In Japanese, the word hoi refers to a ceremonial garment worn by either a Buddhist or Taoist priest.


Dragon Quest III[]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +30 and reduces magic damage by 33%. It can be equipped by Priests and Sages and is sold at TheddonLansonDamdara, and the third and fourth stages of the Immigrant Town for 4,400 gold.

Dragon Quest IV[]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +35. It can only be worn by Kiryl and Meena.

Dragon Quest VII[]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +30 and a style bonus of +20, and reduces magical damage by 25 points. It can only be equipped by MaribelRuff, and Sir Mervyn. It can be purchased from Alltrades Abbey in the present for 4,000 gold and sold for 2,000 gold. Magic vestments can also be purchased at the Casino near Alltrades Abbey for 1,000 tokens.

Dragon Quest VIII[]

The magic vestment has a defence bonus of +39 and reduces the damage taken by magical spells except Zap by 33%. It can only be worn by Jessica and Angelo, as well as Morrie and Red in the 3DS remake. Magic vestments can be purchased from Savella Cathedral and Argonia for 4,400 gold and sold for 2,200 gold. They can also be upgraded into the sage's robe in the Alchemy Pot by combining it with a scholar's cap.

Dragon Quest IX[]

Magic vestment - Dragon Quest IX
Stat boosts Defense +15, Magical might +12, Magical mending +12
Flavour text A magical vestment that spoils the effects of spells.
Info Reduces damage taken from fire, ice, wind, lightning/explosion, and dark-elemental attacks by 18%.
Found Gleeba shop
Dropped by Sorcerer and Shaman
Buy price 3,600 G
Sell price 1,800 G
Equipped by Priest IconMage IconMinstrel IconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon

Dragon Quest XI[]

Defence 39/41/43/45
Magical might 15/16/17/19
Magical mending 15/16/17/19
Rarity C
Equipped by Veronica, Serena, Sylvando, Rab
Location Sniflheim Region, The Snærfelt, Arboria shop
Dropped by Leger-de-man and Vicious Leger-de-man
Buy Price 4,400 G
Sell Price 2,200 G
Flavor Text A conjuror's cloak that can lessen the effects of incoming offensive magic.
Notes Elemental damage taken reduced by 18%.
Requires 10 Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Recipe Location Quest 26 Reward
Recipe Water sedge X3 + Royal soil X3 + Purple eye

Dragon Quest Treasures[]

The Magical robes are Treasure No. 83 in the Armour 1 category and can be found on Cinderback Ridge or The Hinterquarters. Its base value is 880,000 gold.

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - A Hero's Bonds[]

The Magic vestment is a 3★ outfit that can be equipped by Mages, Priests, and Sages. When equipped, it would temporarily lower the target's Fire Resistance by 20% after performing a Boss Break. In this game, the vestment included trousers and boots that are worn underneath. It could be acquired commonly from limited Treasure Hunts.


Other languages[]

Other languages
French Manteau magique
German Zauberrobe
Spanish Abrigo mágico
Italian Abito magico
Dutch Unknown
Norwegian Unknown
Greek Unknown
Portuguese Unknown
Russian Unknown
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Korean Unknown