How to get the Warrior’s Ring in Dragon Quest 1
Item Stats Location
Warrior's Ring +2 Strength, +2 Speed Craggy Cave

You can find the Warrior’s Ring at the end of Craggy Cave (A.K.A. Rock Mountain Cave on the NES release), located to the southwest of Tantegel Castle. If you were grinding some levels to the south of Tantegel at the start of the game, you probably saw the cave on the other side of the mountains.

Here is some tips to prepare:

  • Be at least level 9. If you grind outside of Kol until you get the gold for the equipment, you’ll get near this level already.
  • Gear up. 
    • Iron Axe and Half Plate – Buy in Kol
    • Iron Shield– Buy in Galenholm
    • Buy one torch and stock up on Medicinal Herbs on any item shop

Heading to Craggy Cave

Start from Galenholm and head south. Cross the bridge and after some mountains you’ll see a poisonous swamp. Walk east around the swamp (if you touch it you’ll take damage) and you’ll see the entrance to Craggy Cave.

Directions to reach Craggy Cave. (1) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to reach Craggy Cave. (2) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to reach Craggy Cave. (3) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to reach Craggy Cave.

Navigating Craggy Cave

These are the monsters you’ll find inside this dungeon:

NameHPMPSkills
Drackyma2010Heal, Sizz
Drohl Drone310None
Fightgeist2110Sizz
Ghost60None
Legerdman2710Sizz, Snooze
Lunatick210None
Prestidigitator128Sizz
Scorpion150None
Skeleton290None

Note: The dungeon is pitch black, so you’ll have to cast Glow or use a torch to be able to see. 

Basement Floor 1

Walk south from when you start, and then go all the way east until the border of the dungeon. Now walk south and then west on the interception, and you’ll see some water. Walk around the water to find a chest with Gold.

Follow this path to pick the chest with gold. (1) | Dragon Quest 1
Follow this path to pick the chest with gold. (2) | Dragon Quest 1
Follow this path to pick the chest with gold. (3) | Dragon Quest 1
Follow this path to pick the chest with gold. (4) | Dragon Quest 1
Follow this path to pick the chest with gold.

Now walk to the southern edge of the dungeon, go west, then north and go east on the next intersection. Walk that pathway past the pillars until the end to reach the next floor.

Directions to Basement Floor 2 (1) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to Basement Floor 2 (2) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to Basement Floor 2 (3) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to Basement Floor 2 (4) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to Basement Floor 2

Basement Floor 2

This floor has stronger monsters. Be careful of the Legerdman as he can cast Snooze and then Sizz on you repeatedly until you die. 

Head east and you’ll see a long pathway with 4 rooms. The second and third rooms have chests with gold and a torch. The chest with the torch also has a small chance of giving you a cursed choker that you can sell for 1200G. 

Note: You can “guarantee” to get the choker by attempting to open the chest with full inventory. If the chest has a torch, refuse to pick it up and try again until it offers you a choker. You can then discard an item to pick it up.

You'll find the chests in those two rooms. (1) | Dragon Quest 1
You'll find the chests in those two rooms. (2) | Dragon Quest 1
You’ll find the chests in those two rooms.

Now head south after the fourth room, and walk west at each intersection. Go south again after the last intersection and you’ll find a room with two chests. They have a Seed of Strength and a Seed of Magic. Use them right away.

Directions to the chests with seeds. (1) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to the chests with seeds. (2) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to the chests with seeds. (3) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to the chests with seeds. (4) | Dragon Quest 1
Directions to the chests with seeds.

Exit this room, head all the way north, then east and enter the first room you see. Open the chest at the end of the red carpet to find the Warrior’s Ring.

The Warrior's Ring (1) | Dragon Quest 1
The Warrior's Ring (2) | Dragon Quest 1
The Warrior's Ring (3) | Dragon Quest 1
The Warrior’s Ring

Equip this ring ASAP. This is one of the best accessories and it will be useful all the way up until the final boss of the game. 

One last chest is located in the room immediately east of this one. Go there to grab an Iron Shield. 

There’s nothing else to do here in Craggy Cave, so walk all the way back to the first floor, then the exit, and use a Chimaera Wing to teleport back to Tantegel.