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

Leather Shield

Leather Shield is a shield which is common in several Dragon Quest games. It is a weak shield which is often equipped during the beginning of various games.


Dragon Quest (game)


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

Dragon Quest III

Dragon Quest IV

The leather armour has a defence bonus of +4.

Dragon Quest IX


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


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

Equipping characters


DQ9 Warrior IconPriest IconMage IconMinstrel IconDQ9ArmamentalistIconDQ9SageIconDQ9LuminaryIcon



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