The Tectonic Plate (formerly known as the Armor of Gaia/Gaia Armor) is a suit of armor that appears in Dragon Quest II. It is a sturdy suit of armor infused with the power of the earth.


Dragon Quest II

The tectonic plate has a defense bonus of +47 (+35 in the NES version). It can only be equipped by the Prince of Midenhall. The armor can be found in Dirkandor in the weapons & armor shop behind the counter and requires the Golden Key to access.

Dragon Quest XI 3DS and Switch

The tectonic plate makes a reappearance in the series, but only in the 3DS and Switch versions of the game. The armor has a defence bonus of +123 and reduces flame attribute damage by 25%, upgrading to a maximum of +136 defence and a 40% reduction at the +3 rank. It can be equipped by the HeroSylvando, and Hendrik.


  • The tectonic plate is named after the pieces of the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle that together are referred to as the lithosphere.

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