Where to find the Armlet of Transmutation in Dragon Quest IV
Where to find the Armlet of Transmutation in Dragon Quest IV
ItemArmlet of Transmutation
StatsA magical artifact that can amplify dark powers. Held in Vrenor as a treasure.
LocationVault of Vrenor

The armlet of Transmutation is located at the end of the Vault of Vrenor, to the south of Vrenor, during the second chapter of this game. You’ll need this item to progress the story.

Preparations

  • Have your party at least at level 8. Grinding outside of Vrenor you should reach that level fast. At this level Kyril will learn Squelch, a skill to cure poison
  • Gear up in Vrenor. Buy a Hunter’s Bow for Boyra, a Chain Sickle for Alena, a Hardwood Headwear and a Chainmail for Kyril. 

Finding out about the Armlet

When you reach Vrenor you’ll find out there is someone in town pretending to be Alena. Head to the second floor of the inn and talk to her. 

Before you both can talk, she’ll be kidnapped! Exiting the inn and talking outside, you’ll find out the kidnappers left a letter saying you have to give them the treasure of Vrenor.

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The fake princess will be kidnapped (2) | Dragon Quest IV
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The fake princess will be kidnapped

Talk to the man in the northern house and he’ll tell you that the treasure of Vrenor is the Armlet of Transmutation, located in a cave to the south. Head there now.

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You’ll find the cave here

Note: if you’re curious about the chest blocked behind the priest of Vrenor, you have to save the game by talking with this priest; turn the game off and then on again and the priest won’t be blocking the path anymore. The chest has a Seed of Life.

Exploring the Vault of Vrenor

This cave is pretty straightforward but the enemies can be quite hard at your current level. Funghouls can poison you, Crested Vipers can cast Kasap on your entire party, Bedbugs can cast Kasnooze, Thorny Devils can spit fireballs and Blinksters can cast Ice on you. Keeping Kiryl with enough MP to keep your party healed should be a priority.

BF1

Immediately south of the entrance there’s a room with a Chimaera Wing. Exit the room and head west to get a chest with a Seed of Agility. Head north from here to get into a narrow path with 360 gold inside a chest. 

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The locations of all the chests on this floor

Head back and walk down the ramp to the south. Follow the path west and then north to get to the stairs to the next floor. 

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This path takes you to the next floor

BF2

Head east and south from here. In this room there are two paths; the western one goes to a room with a Magic Water, and the southern path gets you to the last room, where you’ll find the Armlet of Transmutation. 

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Find the last chest and the Armlet of Transmutation here

You got everything in this cave now! You can exit by foot or cast Evac and Zoom with Borya to go back to Vrenor.

To give the Armlet to the kidnappers, you’ll have to enter Vrenor at night and look for them at the graveyard to the northwest. You’ll lose the armlet and they’ll release the girl, allowing you to progress the story.

Go to the graveyard at night to give them the Armlet | Dragon Quest IV
Go to the graveyard at night to give them the Armlet