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Guide and Walkthrough by AzMuch

Version: 1.30 | Updated: 05/29/2020
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Characters
    1. Character Attributes and Abilities
  3. Game Play
    1. The Basics
    2. Exploration
    3. Combat
    4. Other Features
  4. Walkthrough - Journey's Beginning
    1. Cobblestone Tor
    2. Cobblestone
    3. Heliodor Region
    4. Heliodor
    5. Heliodor Castle
  5. Walkthrough - High Jinks with the Hooded Youth
    1. Heliodor Underground
    2. Heliodorian Foothills
    3. Downtown Heliodor
    4. The Manglegrove
  6. Walkthrough - Homeward-Bound
    1. Cobblestone Revisited
    2. The Emerald Coast
    3. Kingsbarrow
  7. Walkthrough - The Sister Assisters
    1. The Hotto Steppe
    2. Hotto
    3. The Hotto Steppe Continued
    4. The Cryptic Crypt
  8. Walkthrough - Chasing Rainboughs
    1. Gallopolis Region
    2. Gallopolis
    3. Gallopolis Region Continued
  9. Walkthrough - All Aboard!
    1. Laguna di Gondolia
    2. Gondolia
    3. Grotta della Fonte
  10. Walkthrough - The Inland Sea
    1. Insula Australis
    2. The Costa Valor
    3. Puerto Valor
    4. Old Ground Retrodden
  11. Walkthrough - Masked Masters of Martial Mayhem
    1. Zwaardsrust Region
    2. Dundrasil Region
    3. Octagonia
  12. Walkthrough - The Truth of the Tragedy
    1. Dundrasil Region Continued
    2. Ruins of Dundrasil
  13. Walkthrough - The Sad Tale of the Sighing Siren
    1. Puerto Valor Revisited
    2. The Strand
    3. The Open Sea
    4. Lonalulu
    5. Nautica
  14. Walkthrough - The Mystery of the Mural
    1. The Champs Sauvage
    2. L'Académie
    3. The Eerie Eyrie
    4. Phnom Nonh
    5. The Other Side
    6. Behind the Red Door
  15. Walkthrough - A C-C-Cold Kingdom
    1. Sniflheim - Frozen
    2. Sniflheim Region
    3. The Snærfelt
    4. The Hekswood
    5. The Royal Library
    6. Sniflheim
  16. Walkthrough - Yggdrasil-Bound At Last
    1. The Arborian Highlands - West
    2. Arboria
    3. The Arborian Highlands - East
    4. The First Forest
    5. The World Tree
  17. Walkthrough - A Dark New World
    1. Nautica Revisited
    2. The Emerald Coast Revisited
    3. The Last Bastion
  18. Walkthrough - Hope Rekindled
    1. Heliodorian Foothills Base
    2. Into the Sewers
    3. Heliodor Dungeons
    4. The Castle
  19. Walkthrough - The Mountaintop Monastery
    1. Through The Manglegrove
    2. Costa Valor
    3. Mount Pang Lai
    4. Angri-La
  20. Walkthrough - Smile-Spreaders of the World Unite!
    1. Champs Sauvage
    2. Phnom Nonh Revisited
  21. Walkthrough - Dreams of Despair
    1. Inland Sea
    2. Zwaardsrust
    3. Dundrasil
    4. The All-New Octagonia
  22. Walkthrough - A Rogue's Redemption
    1. Open Sea
    2. Sniflheim Revisited
    3. The Gyldenhal
  23. Walkthrough - Onward and Upward
    1. The Road to Arboria
    2. The Sacred Conveyance
  24. Walkthrough - Let There Be Light
    1. Havens Above
    2. The Battleground
    3. Gallopolis Revisited
    4. Mount Huji
  25. Walkthrough - Showdown with the Lord of Shadows
    1. Fortress of Fear
  26. Post-Game - Making Up for Lost Time
  27. Post-Game Treasure Hunt
    1. The Story Continues
  28. Post-Game Places to Go, Things to Do
  29. Post-Game - To The Dark Star
  30. Metal Slime Hunting for EXP
  31. Trials
    1. Wheel of Harma
    2. Drustan's Labyrinth
    3. Disciple's Trial
    4. Sage's Trial
    5. Luminary's Trial
    6. Two More Wishes
  32. Quests
  33. Side Quests
    1. Crossbow Kid
    2. Puff-Puff
    3. Mooteorology
    4. Mini Medals
    5. Recruiting L'Académie Students
    6. Rebuilding Cobblestone
  34. Mini-Games
    1. Casino
    2. Horse Races
  35. Character Builder
    1. Hero
    2. Erik
    3. Veronica
    4. Serena
    5. Sylvando
    6. Jade
    7. Rab
    8. Character "?"
  36. Pep Powers
  37. Fun-Size Forge
    1. Recipe Books
  38. Weapons
    1. Swords
    2. Greatswords
    3. Knives
    4. Boomerangs
    5. Wands
    6. Heavy Wands
    7. Spears
    8. Whips
    9. Claws
    10. Axes
  39. Armaments
    1. Shields
    2. Head Armour
    3. Body Armour
    4. Accessories
  40. Items
    1. Usable Items
    2. Materials
    3. Important Items
  41. Shops
  42. Bestiary
  43. Trophy List
  44. Closing

Introduction

DRAGON QUEST XI
ECHOES OF AN ELUSIVE AGE
WALKTHROUGH AND GUIDE


by AzMuch
justazmuch@gmail.com

Version 1.30
05/29/2020

The aim of this Guide is to provide information that will help you have a complete game experience when you play Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

  • It will cover the basics like game controls, the flow of the game, how battles play out, and special features unique to this game.
  • The walkthrough sections offer a step-by-step guide to playing and finishing the game, with maps, item locations, enemy data and battle strategies. No walkthrough can be completely spoiler-free, but this one makes the attempt.
  • There is comprehensive coverage of post-game adventuring and optional Trials.
  • The Guide also covers side quests and mini-games.
  • You will find instructions and advice for creating things with the Fun-Size Forge.
  • It also provides detailed information about skills, equipment, and a bestiary, along with comprehensive shop and item lists.

The Guide was prepared with the novice player in mind, but even experienced players can benefit from the information it offers. Whatever level of help you need to play the game, hopefully you can find something here.

Enjoy the game.

This guide was prepared for the original version of the game while playing on PlayStation 4. It will cover the overwhelming majority of the Definitive Edition of the game, but it does not include content exclusive to the Nintendo Switch release.


GAME DESCRIPTION

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a Japanese-style role-playing game released in the United States by Square Enix for PlayStation 4 and PC on September 4, 2018. It is the latest installment in the storied and acclaimed Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest franchise, and the first to reach the West for console players since 2005. It is a stand-alone adventure in classic JRPG style that takes advantage of current generation engines to present great scenery, charming animations and engaging game play.

As described by the game developer:

DRAGON QUEST XI tells the tale of a hunted hero: denigrated as a demon and pursued by a malicious monarch, you must embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of your fate and save a doomed world. At the heart of the game is an immersive story with twists and turns that pull you in and keep you craving more – from the opening cutscene to the final credits!

Accompanying the hero on his quest is an endearing band of adventurers with their own rich backstories and personalities as diverse as their designs. Once again, famed manga artist Akira Toriyama brings the characters of DRAGON QUEST to life with his delightful, one-of-a-kind style.

DRAGON QUEST XI brings a massive, gorgeous world to life in a style that blends stylistic cel-shading with photorealistic detail. Excitement lurks around every corner as players explore populous cities, quaint villages, magnificent castles, and dark dungeons. NPC’s attend to their daily schedules, monsters change behaviors to fit their environments, and players can access new areas with the use of monstrous vehicles.

DRAGON QUEST XI’s turn-based battle system eases players into combat with an accessible experience that features mechanics simple enough for the novice but with enough depth to satisfy hardcore fans.

In addition to its captivating narrative, DRAGON QUEST XI features tons of side-quests and addicting mini-games that provide enough content to keep you playing for well over 100 hours. You will face insurmountable odds and an evil force of unimaginable power… but while the stakes are high, there are many fun distractions to find if you know where to look.


CONTENT

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a very large game. The main story line is a long one, there are post-game events, and you will find a lot of optional content throughout the game. There will be formal side quests you can take up along your journey. In addition, you can become a collector of Mini Medals or a Crossbow Crackshot. Speaking to all the right people (or animals) in Erdrea will offer extra accolades and Trophies. There are several challenging Trials as well. If that is not enough, you can play slots, cards or roulette at the Casinos and exchange your winnings for unique items, or enter the horse races (you do the riding, not the betting) and win some fabulous prizes.

Whether or not you want to pursue all the optional things, there is plenty of content here to keep you occupied and entertained.


USING THIS GUIDE

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A lurker for years benefiting from the hard work of guide authors, AzMuch began writing guides to try to help fellow gamers and pay it forward.