The spiked armour (formerly swordedge armor and blade armor) is a recurring suit of armor in the Dragon Quest series. It causes 25% recoil damage on any attacker. In all its depictions, the spiked armour has multiple spikes are fitted into the shoulder pads (hence the name) and has a blue cloth emblazoned with a yellow cross on the front.


Dragon Quest III

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +55. One set of it can be found in Gondo Cave and can't be sold in the NES Version.

In the SNES and GBC versions, it can be purchased at a shop at the Pachisi Board in Kol for 6,500, and sold for 4,875.

Dragon Quest IV

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +50. It has a 50% chance to reflect 25% damage to the attacker. The secret armour store in Endor sells this. It can be equipped by the HeroRagnarTorneko, and Psaro.

Dragon Quest V

The spiked armour once again has a defence bonus of +55.

Dragon Quest VII

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +55 and a style bonus of +15. It can be equipped by the Hero and Aishe. It can be purchased from the Immigrant Town when it has 30-34 people for 6,500 gold and sold for 3,250 gold. It can also be won as a prize from the Lucky Panel at Buccanham's Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII

The spiked armour has a defence bonus of +68. Only the Hero and Yangus can equip it. It can be made using the Alchemy Pot.

Recipe: Magic armour + Edged boomerang

Dragon Quest IX

Spiked armour
Defence +39
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipment Class Armour
Equipable by WarriorMinstrelGladiatorPaladinLuminary
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 9,500
Flavor text Artful armour that reflects damage right back at its source.
Notes Chance to reflect 20% of damage taken.

Rarely dropped or stolen from Gloomy gastropogs.
Recipe: Magic armour + Magic beast horn x2 + Iron nails x5

Other languages

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French Armure à piques
Armure de piques
German Stachelrüstung
Spanish Armadura con púas
Italian Armatura con aculei
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