Liquid metal shield
DQIVDS - Liquid metal shield
Japanese name はぐれメタルのたて
Rōmaji Haguremetaru no tate
Introduced in IV

The Liquid metal shield (originally Shield of the Lone Metal Slime) is a rather rare shield in the series, having been supplanted by the Metal king shield in V.

It is an immensely durable shield, easily among the top tier in each game it appears in.


Dragon Quest IV

The liquid metal shield has a defence bonus of +60, and casts Snub when used as a tool in battle. In the remakes of IV, it also cuts fire and ice breath damage by 40 points.

Dragon Quest IX

Liquid metal shield
Defence 35
Block Chance 8.0%
Obtained from Alchemy
Buy price Cannot buy
Sell price 20000 G
Equippable by Warrior, Priest, Mage, Minstrel, Paladin, Armamentalist, Sage, Luminary
Flavour text A shield made with liquid metal slimes that guards against magical attacks.

To create a Liquid metal shield, combine Metal slime shield x 1 + Orichalcum x 1 + Slimedrop x 6. To create the improved model, combine Liquid metal shield x 1 + Orichalcum x 1 + Slime crown x 1.

Dragon Quest Swords

This shield is generally considered the most difficult item to acquire in the game due to high randomness associated with winning it by playing Tombola. Note that the player must win the special prize twice in order to receive it.


 Liquid Metal Shield
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Location Info
Castle Avalonia Tombola special prize

Equipping characters




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