Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

The fourth entry in the infamous Dragon Quest series that departs from the trilogy of Erdrick and his descendants and starts the new Zenithian era of games. It takes a different approach to telling a story by first focusing each chapter on each of the Hero’s future party members, with the final chapter being the Hero’s chapter where you meet each of those party members.

Introduced a number of new features that would become a staple for all future games such as the Casino and the Wagon.

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GUIDES

How to Enter Psaro’s Palace in Dragon Quest IV

After you cross Niferia and reach the underworld, you’ll need to defeat four guardian bosses to be able to enter Psaro’s Palace, the last dungeon in Chapter 5.  Preparations The first barrier After you cross the Niferia Tower and reach the underworld, you’ll find a shrine in the south. Head there and talk to the…

How to Defeat Psaro in Dragon Quest IV

You’ll find Psaro the Manslayer after getting through his castle, which is the last dungeon of Chapter 5. This will be the hardest and longest battle in this chapter, so get ready! Preparations Navigating Psaro’s Castle After reaching the underworld and breaking the four barriers, you’ll be able to enter the main castle in the…

How to defeat Estark in Dragon Quest IV

Estark is located at the end of the Mamon Mines. You’ll have to visit the Diabolic Hall to trigger his resurrection and then go there to defeat him. Doing so will give you access to an air transport and to the final dungeons in the game. Preparations Resurrecting Estark After you cross the Colossus Tower,…

How to defeat Balzack in Chapter 4 of Dragon Quest IV

You’ll find Balzack at Palais de León during chapter 4, after using a Powder Keg on his palace. This is the last battle of this chapter. Preparations Finding a Powder Keg In Havre León’s jail you’ll find out that you can use gunpowder to scare off the chancellor at Palais de León. You’ll also find…

How to defeat Aamon in Dragon Quest IV

In the DS version of Dragon Quest IV, you can properly fight Aamon (not just as a miniboss fight) during Chapter 6 and kill him for good. You’ll need to finish the normal game to access this optional boss and unlock an optional ending. Preparations Fighting Aamon After you recruit Psaro during Chapter 6, you’ll…

How to Build Pioneer Town in Dragon Quest IV

The Pioneer Town (also known as Immigrant Town) side quest becomes available during Chapter 5 and will ask you to build a town from scratch, recruiting people from all around the world during different stages of the story.  This side quest is entirely optional, but each time you grow the town, you’ll get some decent…

How to get the Goddess Ring in Dragon Quest IV

Item Goddess Ring Uses +33 Wisdom, recovers MP when walking Location Baron’s Folly The Goddess Ring can be found inside the Baron’s Folly, upon reaching Azimuth Island. This accessory is unique, and you can’t find it or buy it anywhere else in the game. Preparations Reaching Azimuth After you defeat Estark and find the Gas…

How to get the Baron’s Bugle in Dragon Quest IV

Item Baron’s Bugle Uses Blow it before the final battle to bring your wagon before you. Can also be used as an item in battle Location Baron’s Folly You’ll find the Baron’s Bugle inside the Baron’s Folly, upon reaching Azimuth Island. This item is optional but will make the final battle much easier for you….

How to get the Silver Goddess Statue in Dragon Quest IV

Item Silver Goddess Statue Stats A valuable treasure that can be sold for 25.000g Location Cistern Chapel The Silver Goddess Statue can be found at the Cistern Chapel, to the northeast of Endor, during Chapter 3 of the game. This Item can be sold for such a high value that it will help you a…

How to get the Strongbox in Dragon Quest IV

Item Strongbox Effect Allows the owner to fall in battle without losing half of his money Location Safe cave You’ll find the Strongbox (also called the Iron Safe, depending on your version of the game) during chapter 3, in the cave to the north of Lakanaba. This item is not mandatory, but it will make…

Where to find the Flute of Revelation in Dragon Quest IV

Item Flute of Revelation Effect Used to reveal a hidden passage. Location Zamoksva You can find the Flute of Revelation after defeating Baalzack in Zamoksva castle and opening their treasury. This is an optional item but it will allow you to access a new area and interact with one of the main characters in Dragon…

How to get the Silver Tarot Cards in Dragon Quest IV

Item Silver Tarot Cards Stats +21 ATK, produces a random effect depending on the card drawn Location Mamon Mine The Silver Tarot Cards can be found in Chapter 4, in the Mamon Mine. This special weapon has a unique mechanic not found anywhere else in the game, making it quite useful all the way up…

How to find the Sands of Time in Dragon Quest IV

Item Liquid Metal Sword Effect Allows you to turn back time, starting a fight from the beginning Location Waterfall Cave The Sands of Time can be found in the Waterfall Cave, accessible only if you do the side-quest in Dunplundrin. This item is entirely optional but very useful for some fights in the game. Finding…

Where to find the Staff of Salvation in Dragon Quest IV

Item Staff of Salvation Stats +5 ATK, can cast Midheal Location Yggdrasil Tree ou’ll find the Staff of Salvation on the second floor of the Yggdrasil Tree, in El Forado. This unique healing staff can’t be found or bought anywhere else in the game.  Preparations Getting to El Forado After you defeat Estark and find…

Where to find the Cobra Claw in Dragon Quest IV

Item Cobra Claw Stats +80 ATK, can poison enemies when attacking Location Pinnacle Tower This weapon can only be found on the DS remake, on the second floor of Pinnacle Tower, during Chapter 6.  Preparations Reaching Pinnacle Tower You’ll have to cross the first part of this bonus dungeon first. After you reach chapter 6,…

Where to find the Icicle Dirk in Dragon Quest IV

Item Icicle Dirk Stats +75 ATK, can cast Crackle Location Lakanaba The Icicle Dirk (also known as Ice Blade or Icicle Blade in other versions of the game) is a unique weapon found in the weapon shop of Lakanaba, behind a locked door. You’ll need an Ultimate Key to open this door. This sword can’t…

Where to find the Double-Edged Sword in Dragon Quest IV

Item Double-Edged Sword Stats Cursed weapon. +99 ATK, the wielder takes 25% of any physical damage he deals Location Endor You can find the Double-Edged Sword in Endor’s castle, hidden in a secret locked door. You’ll need a Magic Key to find this cursed weapon. It’s recommended to get it as soon as you get…

Where to find Hela’s Hammer in Dragon Quest IV

Item Hela’s Hammer Stats Cursed weapon. +70 ATK, 37.5% Accuracy, every hit is a critical strike Location Colossus You’ll find this cursed weapon on the fourth floor of the Colossus Tower, in the isle of Riverton. This weapon is unique and can’t be found or bought anywhere else in this game. Preparations Finding the Colossus…

Where to find the Glombolero in Dragon Quest IV

Item Tempest Shield Stats +47 DEF, absorbs MP Location Zenithian Tower You’ll find this armor piece on the third floor of the Zenithian Tower. You can’t buy this armor in any shop in the game.  Preparations Finding the Glombolero Once you get the air balloon you’ll be able to travel by air to any place…

Where to find the Mirror Shield in Dragon Quest IV

Item Mirror Shield Stats +45 DEF, can bounce spells Location Niferia You’ll find a Mirror Shield on the sixth floor of the Niferia cave, near the final dungeon of Chapter 5. You can’t buy this shield in any shop in the game. Preparations Getting to the Niferia Cave Once you climb the Zenithian Tower and…

Where to find the Tempest Shield in Dragon Quest IV

Item Tempest Shield Stats +50 DEF, can be used to cast Kaswoosh Location Diabolic Hall You’ll find the Tempest Shield in the Diabolic Hall, after crossing the Colossus. This shield can’t be bought or found elsewhere in the game. Preparations Finding the Tempest Shield After you activated the Colossus and exited through the other side,…

How to get the Feverfew Root to heal Kiryl in Dragon Quest IV

Item Feverfew Root Description the only known medicine capable of healing a fever. Location Parthenia To cure Kiryl from his fever you’ll need a Feverfew Root, which you can get by finding the Feverfew Seed in the Imperial Cave, to the south of Parthenia, and using it to save the village of Parthenia. Doing this…

How to get the Holy Ember and light up the Pharos Beacon in Dragon Quest IV

Item Holy Ember Stats Turns the fire in Pharos Beacon back to normal. Location Pharos Tower To light the fire in the Pharos Tower, to the east of Porthrunnel, you’ll need the Holy Ember that you can find on the fourth floor of the same tower. Doing this is necessary to recruit Torneko and to…

Where to find the Armlet of Transmutation in Dragon Quest IV

Item Armlet of Transmutation Stats A magical artifact that can amplify dark powers. Held in Vrenor as a treasure. Location Vault of Vrenor The armlet of Transmutation is located at the end of the Vault of Vrenor, to the south of Vrenor, during the second chapter of this game. You’ll need this item to progress…

How to get the Symbol of Faith & recruit Hank in Dragon Quest IV

Item Symbol of Faith Stats This strange jewel can open anyone’s heart Location Cave to the east of Casabranca The Symbol of Faith is hidden in a cave far to the east of Casabranca, in the fifth chapter of the game. This item will allow you to recruit Hoffman Jr. and his wagon, so you…

How to get the Birdsong Nectar in Dragon Quest IV

Item Birdsong Nectar Stats A sweet elixir that is capable of returning a lost voice. Location Birdsong Tower You’ll find the Birdsong Nectar during the second chapter, at the abandoned Birdsong Tower to the southwest of the Desert Bazaar. You’ll need this item to heal Alena’s father, the Tsar. Preparations Finding the Birdsong Nectar’s location…

How to get the Talaria in Dragon Quest IV

Item Talaria Stats Transports the wearer to a previously unreachable place. Location Southeast of Strathbaile You’ll find the Talaria (also known as Winged Shoes in other versions of DQ IV) in the cave to the southeast of Strathbaile, during the first chapter of Dragon Quest IV. You’ll need this key item to access the Loch…

How to get the Liquid Metal Sword in Dragon Quest IV

Item Liquid Metal Sword Effect +130 ATK, extra damage to metal enemies Location Waterfall Cave You’ll get the Liquid Metal Sword in the Waterfall Cave as a reward for doing the pirate’s treasure side-quest. This side quest will also give you the Sands of Time. Preparations Finding the Waterfall Cave From Havre Leon or Zalenagrad,…

How to get the Magma Staff in Dragon Quest IV

Item Magma Staff Effect +63 ATK, can cast Zoom, needed to access Femiscyra Location Zamoksva You’ll find the Magma Staff in the treasury of Zamoksva Castle after you defeat Balzack. This item is needed to progress the story and get the Zenithian Shield. Preparations Heading to Zamoksva Castle You’ll find out about the Magma Staff…

How to recruit Psaro in Dragon Quest IV

Psaro can be recruited as a playable character after you finish the two dungeons that come with the extra Chapter 6 of the Nintendo DS remake.  Preparations Finding the new dungeon Once you defeat Psaro at the end of Chapter 5 and watch the credits, save and restart the game. You’ll begin Chapter 6 at…

How to get the Lightning Staff in Dragon Quest IV

Item Lightning Staff Effect +29 ATK, can be used to cast Kazap Location Vault of Vrenor, Psaro’s Castle There are two lightning staffs in this game. One in a secret room in the Vault of Vrenor, and another one in the last dungeon of Chapter 5. The first Lightning Staff First, you’ll need the Ultimate…

How to get the Mod Rod in Dragon Quest IV

Item Mod Rod Effect Transforms your entire party into a random person or monster Location Royal Crypt You can find the Mod Rod (also known as the Staff of Transform) at the end of the Royal Crypt, to the south of Endor. Besides having some fun uses, you’ll need this item to progress the story….

How to get the Fire Claw in Dragon Quest IV

Item Fire Claw Effect +60 ATK Location Femiscyra You’ll find a Fire Claw hidden in Femiscyra Castle, as well as other ones by doing the optional Pioneer Town sidequest and as a stealable item from a monster. Only Alena can wield it during Chapter 5, but you can also equip one on Psaro after you…

How to get the Zenithian Armor in Dragon Quest IV

The Zenithian Armor is hidden in a sea cave on the northeastern sea, nearby Minikin’s Dominion. You can find it during Chapter 5 after you gain access to Torneko’s Ship. Finding the four pieces of Zenithian gear is needed to continue the main story. Here are some tips before you head to the armor: Finding…

How to get the Zenithian Sword in Dragon Quest IV

You’ll find the Zenithian Sword atop the Yggdrasil Tree in El Forado. You’ll need it together with the other three Zenithian pieces, to reach Zenithia. Some tips before seeking the sword: Getting to El Forado After you defeat Estark and obtain the air balloon in Riverton, go to Mintos, to the south of Porthtrunnel, and…

How to get the Zenithian Helm in Dragon Quest IV

You’ll find the Zenithian Helm in Canalot as a reward for helping King Larfur. Finding the four pieces of Zenithian gear is required to continue the main story and is the first piece you will be able to obtain. Reaching Canalot Before starting, you should already have your ship and the Magic Key. You’ll find…

How to get the Sphere of Silence in Dragon Quest IV

You can find the Sphere of Silence during Chapter 4, in the cave to the west of Aubout Du Monde. It’s quite easy to miss this item, but without it, the final boss of this chapter will be extremely difficult. Here are some tips before you head for the Sphere Finding the Cave You’ll first…