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Leather shield
DQVIII - Leather shield
Japanese name かわのたて
Rōmaji Ka wa no tate
Introduced in Dragon Quest
Leathershield

Leather Shield

The leather shield, also known as the small shield, is a recurring shield in the Dragon Quest series. It is a light shield that is often equipped during the beginning of various games.

Characteristics

The leather shield has had different designs over the years, but at its core, it is a simple shield made out of wood and covered with leather. In the first game, it featured a design of a fire-breathing dragon, and in Dragon Quest II, the center of the shield had a design of a bird spreading its wings. From Dragon Quest III to Dragon Quest VI, the center of the shield had a design of an ant with 12 legs. Starting from Dragon Quest VII, the leather shield now appears to be patched together from various animal skins. Due to its ease of use combined with its defensive value for its price, the leather shield is popular with novice adventurers. It was the weakest shield in the series in terms of defence, but starting with Dragon Quest V, this position was taken by the pot lid. The leather shield has appeared in every main entry in the series so far.

Appearances

Dragon Quest (game)

Smallshield

Small Shield

A rectangular shield made from cow and goat hide. Light and easy to handle, it is the most widely used shield in Alefgard. In later translations of Dragon Quest, the Small Shield was renamed to Leather Shield. It can be bought at Tantegel/Brecconary and Kol for 90 Gold and gives +4 defense power.


Dragon Quest (NES)
Item Price Attributes
Small Shield 90 G Defense +4

Dragon Quest II

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4. The Prince of Midenhall and Prince of Cannock can equip it. It can be purchased from MidenhallLeftwyneCannock, and Moonahan for 90 gold and sold for 45 gold.

Dragon Quest III

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4. It can be equipped by The HeroWarriorsPriestsMerchantsGadabouts, and Sages. It can be purchased from Aliahan and Reeve for 90 gold and sold for 67 gold. In the NES version, it is the only shield that Gadabouts can equip.

Dragon Quest IV

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4. Everyone, but Alena and Maya can equip it. Hardie and Laurel have a leather shield among their equipment.

It can be purchased for 90 gold coins and sold for 67. Tessie will sell it at Torneko's shop for 135.

Dragon Quest V

The leather shield has a defence bonus of +4. It can be equipped by the HeroBiancaNera, the Hero's son, and daughter, Prince HarrySanchoTuppence, and various monsters. The leather shield can be purchased from Mostroferrato for 70 gold and sold for 35 gold. One can also be found in the Whealbrook Adit.

Dragon Quest VI

The leather shield has a defence bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +2. It can be equipped by the HeroCarverNevanAmosTerry, and Goowain. It can be purchased from Weaver's PeakHaggleton, and Somnia for 70 gold and sold for 52 gold. The leather shield can be dropped by leery louts, as well.

Dragon Quest VII

The leather shield has a defence bonus of +4 and a style bonus of +2. It can be equipped by the HeroKieferSir Mervyn, and Aishe. It can be purchased from Estard and Ballymolloy for 70 gold and sold for 35 gold. Leather shields can also be won as prizes from the Lucky Panel at the Casino.

Dragon Quest VIII

The leather shield has a defense bonus of +4 and can be equipped by the HeroYangusAngelo, and Morrie. It can be purchased from Farebury for 70 gold and sold for 35 gold. One can also be found in Farebury in the well. The leather shield can made using the Alchemy Pot and can also be upgraded into either the scale shield by combining it with a dragon scale or the bronze shield by combining it with a bronze knife.

Recipe: Pot lid + Magic beast hide

Dragon Quest IX

Info

Leather shield  Leather Shield
Defence +3
Buy Price 90 G
Sell Price 45 G
Flavor text An unsophisticated shield of leather over lumber.
Notes Rarity: Stars1

Locations

Dragon Quest IX
Location Info
Angel Falls buy
Stornway buy
Leery lout (#031) steal/win, common, 1/16

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