Tag Archives: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Dragon Quest IX finished

Bringing everyone’s level up to 45 did the trick. I finally beat Corvus. Dragon Quest IX is over. Looking back, the shape of the successful final battle was weirdly by the numbers.  It had its first act, in which things … Continue reading

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Grinding for two

Though easier metal slime battles would be welcome, Dragon Quest IX‘s levelling system is far from broken. Yet, based on a suggestion from the GameFAQs forums my level grinding just got faster. Reducing my party to two members gives both … Continue reading

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Facing Dragon Quest IX’s final boss once more

Well, in this case, the third time was not the charm. My latest battle against Corvus was going well until he kept using breath attacks turn after turn. If only you could lob breath mints at monsters in Dragon Quest … Continue reading

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Grinding in grottoes with bruising bosses

Dragon Quest IX‘s grottoes have a strange difficulty curve. In one found through following a map called “Rock Mine of Doubt Lv.29,” the monsters you encounter change thrice. At first they’re throwbacks to the early part of the game, then … Continue reading

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Seeking hidden grinding spots

After my second attempt on Corvus went even worse than the first (since he was much more aggressive), I’ve decided to sit back and grind for a bit. But, rather than just going on a prolonged metal liquid slime hunt, … Continue reading

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Dragon Quest IX’s final dungeon: Underwhelming (despite its transformation)

You know a final dungeon means serious business when it’s alive. Dragon Quest IX‘s is special though since you get to see it come into being. Once you choose to go to the Realm of the Almighty to finish off … Continue reading

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An angelic archfiend revealed (spoilers below)

That Celestrians are constrained by strict rules makes perfect sense. Angels are considered beings without free will, after all. And so such rules would constrain the angels of the Dragon Quest IX world. As such, it makes good sense that … Continue reading

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