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The scale armour is a recurring set of armor in the Dragon Quest franchise. It is a low-level piece of equipment that is made from scales.


Dragon Quest V[]

The scale armour has a defence bonus of +15. It can be purchased in Faerie Lea for 350 gold and can be equipped by the Hero, the Hero's son, Prince HarryTuppence, and various monster companions.

Dragon Quest VI[]

The scale armour has a defence bonus of +15 and a style bonus of +9. It can be equipped by the HeroCarverNevanAmosTerryLizzie, and Goowain. It can be purchased from HaggletonSomnia, and Port Haven for 350 gold and sold for 262 gold.

Dragon Quest VII[]

The scale armour has a defence bonus of +15 and a style bonus of +9. It can be equipped by the HeroKieferSir Mervyn, and Aishe. It can be purchased from Emberdale in the present, L'Arca in the past, and Faraday for 450 gold and sold for 225 gold.

Dragon Quest VIII[]

The scale armour has a defence bonus of +17 and can be equipped by the HeroAngelo, and Morrie. It can be purchased from AlexandriaPort Prospect, and Peregrin Quay for 350 gold and sold for 175 gold. It can also be made in the Alchemy Pot.

Recipe: Leather armour + Dragon scale

Dragon Quest IX[]

Scale armour
Defence +9
Equipment Class Armour
Equipable by WarriorPriestThiefMinstrelGladiatorPaladinArmamentalistRangerSageLuminary
Buy Price 350g
Sell Price 175g
Flavor text A suit of armour with a scaly skin.
Notes Buy in Stornway.
Commonly dropped or stolen from Icikillers.
Upgrades to Large-scale armour.

Dragon Quest X[]

The Scale armour has a Defence bonus of +7, a Style bonus of +2, increases the wearer's Weight by 9, and has an equipment level of 7. It can be equipped by Warriors, Priests, Thieves, Minstrels, Paladins, Armamentalists, Rangers, Item Masters, Dancers, Demon Swordsmen, and Pirates. In the Offline version of the game, it can also be equipped by Mjoll, Raguas, Hussar, and Duston.

Like pieces of armour in X, the Scale armour gained a counterpart for the legs slot. The entire set consists of the torso and leg pieces, a helmet, gauntlets, and boots, and can be made with blacksmithing. If all five pieces are equipped, the wearer gains a +5 bonus to Style.

Dragon Quest XI[]

Scale armour - Dragon Quest XI
Stat boosts Defense +16/17/18/20
Flavour text Armour made by arranging scales as strong as steel into an ingenious interlocking formation.
Info Requires three Perfectionist's pearls to rework.
Found Recipe: Copper ore x2 + Small scale
Buy price N/A
Sell price 175 G
Equipped by Hero, Sylvando & Eight

Other languages[]

Other languages
French Armure d'écailles
German Schuppenpanzer
Spanish Coraza de escamas
Peto de escamas
Italian Armatura a scaglie
Dutch Unknown
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Greek Unknown
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