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Prism Spectacles (also known as PrismSpecs in the SNES/PS version) are an accessory in Chrono Trigger. It is often considered one of the best accessories to have (outside of certain situations such as dealing with fixed damage, relying on critical hits or focusing on MP consumption) since it boosts not only physical damage but magical as well. Clear both the Sun Stone sidequest and The Rainbow Shell sidequest and Melchior will combine the two items to produce the Prism Spectacles and Rainbow. Along with Prism Helm and Prism Dress, these psychedelic lenses are one of three non-offensive items created from the Rainbow Shell. Steel Shade can be charmed by Ayla for this item.

Stacking with other damage boosting items[]

  • Prism spectacles stack multiplicatively with the Master's Crown (only available in the DS version, and only allowed to be worn by male characters), yielding an effective 1.875x damage modifier.
  • Prism spectacles do not stack with Sunglasses, as only one accessory can be worn at a time.
Items Slot Damage Modifier
Sunglasses Accessory 1.2500x
Prism Spectacles Accessory 1.5000x
Master's Crown Headgear 1.2500x
Master's Crown + Sunglasses Headgear + Accessory 1.5625x
Master's Crown + Prism Spectacles Headgear + Accessory 1.8750x

Name Etymology[]

The main ingredient appears to be the Rainbow Shell, so the "rainbow" in the name makes sense. "Prism" is the standard shorthand for "rainbow" in the English version of the game.


Chrono Trigger Accessories
Headband · Ribbon · Power Glove · Guardian Bangle · Magic Scarf · Schala's Amulet · Speed Ring · Acuity Ring · Power Ring · Magic Ring · Barrier Ring · Silver Earring · Golden Earring · Silver Stud · Golden Stud · Sight Scope · Alluring Top · Rage Band · Wrath Band · Third Eye · Workman's Wallet · Green Dream · Berserker Ring · Power Scarf · Speed Belt · Black Gemstone · Blue Gemstone · Silver Gemstone · White Gemstone · Golden Gemstone · Hero's Badge · Muscle Ring · Flea Bustier · Magic Crest · Power Crest · Sunglasses · Prism Spectacles · Valor Crest · Champion's Badge · Dragon's Tear · Nu Arcana · Uranian Mirror · Pontic Mirror · Promethean Mirror · Hadean Mirror · Aresian Mirror