Where to find the Glombolero in Dragon Quest IV
Where to find the Glombolero in Dragon Quest IV
ItemTempest Shield
Stats+47 DEF, absorbs MP
LocationZenithian Tower

You’ll find this armor piece on the third floor of the Zenithian Tower. You can’t buy this armor in any shop in the game. 

Preparations

  • Have the air balloon. You’ll need it to reach Azimuth Island. You can get it after you beat Estark and give the Gas Canister to the inventor in Riverton.
  • Be around level 30. Azimuth Island is a good place to grind some levels. Outside Azimuth town you can often find Metal Slimes who give a ton of EXP.
  • (Optional) Have all pieces of Zenithian Gear. If you also want to complete the tower and get into Zenithia you’ll need all four pieces. 

Finding the Glombolero

Once you get the air balloon you’ll be able to travel by air to any place in the world. The small island in the center of the world map is Azimuth Island. You’ll have to go there by air and land in the town.

You can only reach this island by air | Dragon Quest IV
You can only reach this island by air

Rest at the inn and buy some gear if you want, and then exit Azimuth town. Head south, following the mountains. On the southeastern side of the island you’ll see a big tower. Enter there.

You’ll reach the Zenithian Tower near Azimuth town (1) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll reach the Zenithian Tower near Azimuth town (2) | Dragon Quest IV
You’ll reach the Zenithian Tower near Azimuth town

If you’re here only for the Glombolero, avoid any fights you encounter except the Metal Slimes, as they can give you a big amount of EXP.

Inside the tower, go to the right pathway and take the stairs at the end to go to the next floor. You’ll reach a room with four sets of stairs; take the one on the southeastern corner. On this floor, simply open the door in the middle, near the elevator, to find the chest with the Glombolero.

Follow these indications to reach the chest with the Glombolero (1) | Dragon Quest IV
Follow these indications to reach the chest with the Glombolero (2) | Dragon Quest IV
Follow these indications to reach the chest with the Glombolero (3) | Dragon Quest IV
Follow these indications to reach the chest with the Glombolero (4) | Dragon Quest IV
Follow these indications to reach the chest with the Glombolero (5) | Dragon Quest IV
Follow these indications to reach the chest with the Glombolero (6) | Dragon Quest IV
Follow these indications to reach the chest with the Glombolero

And that’s it! You can equip the Glombolero on Borya, Kiril, Meena or Maya. The defense stats on this armor aren’t so great, but with it, the wearer has a chance to absorb MP every time a spell is cast on him (even if they’re deceased and you cast zing!). Because of this, it’s a good choice for the healers of your group, as they usually eat through their MP reserves.

After you take the Glombolero you can Evac and get back to Azimuth town or just keep exploring the tower. If you already got the four pieces of Zenithian Gear, the next step in your main adventure is reaching the last floor of this tower to find Zenithia.