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A scale shield is a shield that appears in the Dragon Quest series. It is usually a lower-grade, but lighter shield composed of hardened dragon scales; and as such it can be carried by most humanoids of any age, gender, and species. Except for plates repurposed as shields, the scale shield is often the best shield for those not in an attack-focused Vocation.

Appearances[]

Dragon Quest III Remakes[]

The scale shield has a defense bonus of +12, and can be equipped by the Hero, Warriors, Priests, Merchants, Gadabouts, Thieves & Sages. It can be purchased for 600 gold coins, and sold for 450.

Dragon Quest IV[]

Dq4 scale shield

Making its debut, the scale shield has a defence bonus of +7 and can be equipped by Solo, Ragnar McRyan, Kiryl, Borya, Torneko Taloon, and Meena, but cannot be equipped by Alena and Maya.

Dragon Quest V[]

The scale shield has a defense bonus of +7. They can be bought for 180 gold in Roundbeck, Fortuna, Lodestar Harbour, Zoomingale, and Gotha. The Hero, Bianca, Nera, Son, Daughter, Harry, Sancho, and Tuppence can equip it.

Dragon Quest VI[]

Scale shields have a defense bonus of +7 and a style bonus of +4. The Hero, Carver, Amos, Terry, Nevan, and Goowain can equip them. Gum shields and Wayward armours have a 1/64 chance of dropping a scale shield. They can be sold for 135 gold and bought for 180 gold in Haggleton, Somnia, and Port Haven.

Dragon Quest VII[]

The scale shield has a defence bonus of +7 and a style bonus of +4. It can be equipped by the Hero, Kiefer, Sir Mervyn, and Aishe and is sold in both versions of Emberdale for 180 gold.

Dragon Quest VIII[]

The scale shield has a defence bonus of +7. All characters can equip this shield. They can be bought in Alexandria, Port Prospect, and Peregrin Quay for 180 gold as well as sold for 90 gold. Headhunters, Wild boarfish, and Yabbies drop them rarely. Its alchemy recipe is Leather shield + Dragon scale.

Dragon Quest IX[]

Defence 5
Rarity Stars1
Location Stornway, Coffinwell & Zere shops
Dropped by Earthenwarrior
Equipped by DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMinstrel IconDQ9PaladinIconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon
Buy Price 150 G
Sell Price 75 G
Flavor Text A shield made by sticking sturdy scales together

Dragon Quest X[]

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Dragon Quest XI[]

Scale shield - Dragon Quest XI
Stat boosts Defence +7/8/9/10
Block +5%
Flavour text A piece of protective plating made from an array of interlocking animal-skin scales
Info N/A
Found The Emerald Coast, The Hotto Steppe, Hotto
Buy price 180 G
Sell price 90 G
Equipped by Hero, Serena, Sylvando & Eight


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Other languages
French Bouclier d'écailles
German Schuppenschild
Spanish Escudo de escamas
Italian Scudo a scaglie
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