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How to Get the Mark of Erdrick on Dragon Quest 1

The Mark of Erdrick, also called Erdrick’s Token on the original Dragon Quest Release, or Loto Seal on the GameBoy, is a key item found on the overworld south of Cantlin. You’ll learn about its existence very early in the story, after reading Erdrick’s Tablet but you won’t be told where to find it until…

Best EXP and Gold Grind in Dragon Quest 1

If you get the Rainbow Drop early enough in the game, you’ll struggle to get through Dragonlord’s Castle while maintaining high HP and MP. In this case you’ll have to grind some levels first.  Note: the EXP and Gold values on this guide are based on the Nintendo Switch Rerelease of Dragon Quest. The values…

How to beat the Dragonlord in Dragon Quest 1

You can find the Dragonlord in the final dungeon of the game, the Dragonlord’s Castle west of Rimuldar, after you’ve made the Rainbow Drop.  Here are some tips to prepare you for the final battle: Navigating Dragonlord’s Castle These are the enemies you will find throughout this dungeon: Name HP MP Skills Cosmic Chimaera 73…

How to get the Sunstone and Staff of Rain to make the Rainbow Drop in Dragon Quest 1

The Sunstone (also called Stones of Sunlight in the original Dragon Quest release) and the Staff of Rain are two key items related to the main quest. You’ll find one on Tantegel Castle and the other on a cave west of Kol. Together they make the Rainbow Drop, an item needed to access Dragonlord’s Castle…

How to get Erdrick’s Armour in Dragon Quest 1

Erdrick’s Armor is found in the abandoned town of Damdara, guarded by a boss monster and is the best armor in the game. It’s an optional armor and isn’t required to complete the game but is highly recommended. Before you attempt to get it, here are some tips to prepare yourself: Heading to Damdara From Tantegel…

How to Get the Faerie Flute and Enter Cantlin in Dragon Quest 1

The Faerie flute is a key item found in the town of Kol. You’ll need it to enter Cantlin and defeat the Stone Golem that guards the town. Here are some tips for this part of the game: Finding the Faerie Flute You’ll become aware of the Faerie Flute’s existence when you’re in Kol, and…

How to Get The Lyre of Ire in Dragon Quest 1

The Lyre of Ire (A.K.A. The Silver Harp on the original NES release of Dragon Quest, or the ShinyHarp if you’re playing on the GBC) is an item you need to get in order to complete the game. To find it, you’ll first have to visit Galenholm to access Galen’s Grave. Some tips before entering…

How to Get Erdrick’s Sword in Dragon Quest 1

Weapon Erdrick’s Sword Stats +40 Attack Location Dragonlord’s Castle (Dungeon) You’ll find Erdrick’s Sword in Dragonlord’s Castle. It’s the strongest sword in the game and, although not required to beat the game, is highly recommended if you want to defeat the final boss. Here are some tips on how you should prepare yourself: Accessing Dragonlord’s…

How to summon the Fire Spirit and get the Fire Amulet in Dragon Quest VII

Item Fire Amulet Stats +25 attack, +10 Style, can be used in battle to cast a fire spell. Location Burnmount The Fire Spirit can be awakened in Burnmount. Getting the Fire Amulet from him and the other amulets from the earth, air and water spirits is needed to progress in the main story.  Warning: this…

How to restore the second Mysterious Pillar in Dragon Quest VII

This pillar is hidden deep beneath the Dig Site. You’ll find the three fragments you need to restore the pillar in Buccanham, the Divine Shrine and the Strange Shrine. You must restore this pillar to access the dungeon where you’ll fight Orgodemir for the first time. Warning: this guide contains spoilers for Dragon Quest VII….

How to restore the first Mysterious Pillar in Dragon Quest VII

The first Mysterious Pillar is in the Divine Shrine.  You’ll find the three Mysterious Fragments you need in Nottagen and Buccanham. Restoring this pillar is needed to travel to the Divine Shrine in the past and to continue the main story. Finding the first fragment You can find the first fragment after you complete the…

How to get the Skystone in Dragon Quest VII

You’ll get the Skystone after restoring the Divine Shrine. With this ship you’ll be able to fly anywhere, even over mountains, and you’ll need it to continue the main story. Warning: this guide contains spoilers for Dragon Quest VII. Restoring the Divine Shrine You can fully restore the Divine Shrine after you find all the…

How to get the Ultimate Key in Dragon Quest VII

Item Ultimate Key Description Opens certain doors that would otherwise remain tightly sealed. Location Cathedral of Light The Ultimate Key is inside a chest in the Cathedral of Light, in the third chapter of the story. This is an optional item and it’s very easy to miss, but you’ll need it to get some unique…

How to get the Lightning Staff in Dragon Quest VII

Item Lightning Staff Stats +28 Attack, +24 Style, can be used to cast Sizzle Location Hubble You’ll get the Lightning Staff as a reward for helping the staff maker’s assistant, in Hubble. This is an optional item and it can’t be found or bought anywhere else in the game. Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers…

How to learn The Greater Leveller in Dragon Quest VII

You can learn The Great Leveller and later upgrade it to The Greater Leveller in the Grand Conjuratorium, in Hubble. This is entirely optional and only the main hero will learn this spell. Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers for Dragon Quest VII. Learning the Great Leveller You can learn the first spell when you…

How to restore the fifth yellow pillar in Dragon Quest VII

You’ll need four fragments to restore this pillar. You’ll find them in Palazzo di Bulgio, Providence, Nottagen and the Aeolus Vale. Finding all the pieces will teleport you to Vogograd, where you can continue the main story. Warning: this guide contains minor spoilers for Dragon Quest VII. Finding the first fragment The first fragment is…