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Iron shield
DQVIII - Iron shield
Japanese name てつのたて
Rōmaji Tetsu no tate
Introduced in Dragon Quest

The iron shield, also known as the large shield, is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is typically a mid-level shield that sometimes offers protection against fire and ice attacks.

Characteristics

The iron shield is a heater shield made out of forged iron plates with a gold border and featuring a gold coat of arms on the front. In the first game, the coat of arms on the front of shield is a long dragon with a head at each end flanked by two feathered wings. Starting with Dragon Quest III, the coat of arms changed to a symmetrical golden eagle with two heads and has remained the same ever since. From the third game to Dragon Quest VII, the eagle also had a red cross on it, as well. The iron shield is quite protective for its price, particular in the original Dragon Quest as it offers the most defence next to the silver shield. However, due to its heavy weight, it can usually only be equipped by physically powerful characters. In later games, the shield also offers some protection against fire and ice attacks. It has appeared in every main entry in the series except for Dragon Quest II.

Appearances

Dragon Quest

Largeshield

Large Shield

Cast from iron, this shield has a delicate engraved design on its front. Of course, this durable shield has far more protective power than that of the leather shield. It can be purchased from Garinham and Mercado.

Dragon Quest III

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +20 (+12 in the NES version). They can be equipped by the HeroWarriors, and Merchants. The iron shield can be purchased from KhoryvAsham, and Isis for 700 gold and sold for 525 gold. In remake versions of the game, the iron shield can be purchased from Isis and Portoga for 1,200 gold and sold for 900 gold.

Dragon Quest IV

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +12, and protects against fire and ice attacks. It can be purchased for 650 gold in RivertonEndor, and Mintos and sold for 487 gold. The HeroKirylTornekoRagnarMeena, and Psaro can equip them

Dragon Quest V

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +16, and protects against fire and ice attacks. They can be bought for 720 gold in Mostroferrato and sold for 540 gold. The HeroHarry, the Hero's Son, and Sancho can equip them, along with many monster allies.

Dragon Quest VI

Iron shields have a defense bonus of +16 and a style bonus of +12. It also takes away 4HP damage from fire and ice attacks used on the equipper. It can be purchased for 720 gold in AmorWellshireScrimsley, and Arkbolt and be sold for 540 gold. The HeroCarverAmosTerry, and Goowain can equip it.

Dragon Quest VII

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +13, a style bonus of +12, and reduces damage from fire and ice attacks by 5. It can be equipped by the HeroKiefer, and Aishe. The iron shield can be purchased for 920 gold at Greenthumb Gardens and sold for 460 gold. Iron shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +18. They take away 5 HP damage from all fire and ice attacks used on the equipper. It can be equipped by the Hero and Yangus. They can be bought in Pickham for 720 gold and sold for 360 gold. The iron shield can also be upgraded to a white shield by combining it with a silver platter in the Alchemy Pot.

Dragon Quest IX

The iron shield has a defence bonus of +10. Can be equipped by WarriorsPriestsMagesMinstrelsPaladinsArmamentalistsSages, and Luminaries. Sold in Alltrades Abbey and Porth Llaffan. Can be upgraded into steel shield.

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Gallery

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Item Price Attributes
Large Shield 800 G Defense +10
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