Thug's mug
Japanese name あらくれマスク
Rōmaji Ara kure masuku
Introduced in IX

The Thug's mug is a horny head covering that thugs thrive in.

This item is often worn by many NPCs throughout the Dragon Quest series.

If you're lucky enough, you can get a Thug's Mug early in Dragon Quest IX, if you get it by pure chance on DQVC, Dragon Quest IX's online shopping centre. However, if you do get it, you will have to pay a hefty 15,000 gold coins before you can have it.
Thugs mug

This is what a Thug's Mug will look like on your items menu.

If you wear a Thug's Mug in Dragon Quest IX, there is a small chance that an enemy will become stricken with fear when battling you. If you have a scary looking male in your party, do not equip it on him, because he can already scare the enemy. Also, if you have a good looking girl, do not let her wear it, because enemies may just keep staring at her anyway.

 Thug's Mug  (DS:DQ9)
Type Armor (Head)
Rarity ★★★☆☆
Defence +20
Found 1% chance in Rank 5 chests

Chest in Gerzuun (Requires Ultimate Key)

Recipe N/A
Classes All Classes
Buy Price N/A G
Sell Price 7500 G
Flavor text A horny head covering that thugs thrive in.