Dragon scale
DQVIII - Dragon scale
Japanese name 竜のうろこ
Rōmaji Ryūnōroko
Introduced in Dragon Quest
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Dragon's Scale

A Dragon scale is a recurring accessory in Dragon Quest game series that usually gives some defense bonuses. First introduced in Dragon Quest I, it has been a staple in many games.


Dragon Quest

Legend has it that the Dragon's Scale fell from a dragons body a long, long time ago. A light green fossil that fits in the palm of your hand, it has mysterious powers and slightly increases your defensive power. It can be found in all item shops in Dragon Quest. Due to text restrictions, it was named "D-Scale" in the Gameboy Color remake of Dragon Quest.

Dragon Warrior (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Dragon's Scale 20 G Defense +2

Dragon Quest VIII

Dragon scale returns as an accessory with a defense bonus of +5. It can be worn by everyone but offers no special properties. It cannot be bought and sells for 240g.

Dragon Quest IX

Known as dragon scales, these are prized in their myriad uses for alchemy, but can also be equipped as protective accessory.

 Dragon Scale
Defence +5
Buy Price N/A G
Sell Price 490 G
Flavor text A warrior's ward made of a wyrm's scale.

Other languages

Other languages
French Écaille de dragon
German Drachenschuppe
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