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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo DS) discussion [game]
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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Review (Nintendo DS) (8.8)  by  

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Posted: 07/11/10, 22:47:37
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Oh yeah, I forgot about that! It does heal multiple party members, but it heals a rather small amount.
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:23:01
@anon_mastermind ADD? I'm at the end of the game, no way I'm starting at level 10 with someone new.

I'm just going to get my PRIEST up to Multiheal, he's at level 37 now so I'm almost there. Hopefully that will be enough. Although...

I could also use some way to resurrect beyond Zing. It's supposed to work 50% of the time, which unfortunately means that you can go 3, 4, even 5 turns sometimes before it actually works. And only my PRIEST has it, so when he dies (which he does easily, being that he has low HP and defense) I'm basically screwed. I'm sure revive items exist but I sure don't have any.
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:26:14
It should take 30-45 minutes of grinding to get someone significantly leveled up at this point. Switch one of your current member's vocations and their skills will carry over. Minstrel also learns zing
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:33:30
anon, help me remember: what's the name of that town where that girl gets kidnapped and taken to a cave north of that town?

That cave is an excellent place to grind, with all the metal slimes.
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:36:56
Coffinwell, I think.
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:40:17
@anon_mastermind Are you kidding me? It takes me 30-45 minutes of grinding to get up a level or two at this point!!!
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:43:53
Once you switch vocations your character will earn much more exp. Just have him tag along with 3 others as you fight some strong monsters or metal slimes.
Edit: it will take longer than 30-45 min if you want to get him to level 30+, but it might be worth it.
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:49:42  - Edited by 
 on: 03/17/11, 16:51:06
I dunno, I'm close enough to the end that as long as there is a way to get through with whom I have, I don't want to bother with going back and starting new characters.
Posted: 03/17/11, 16:55:39
i started to get addicted to this game again the past week so I figured i would come and post my progress. My main character has 100 skill points in every job making him pretty much unstoppable. He is level 56 warrior after restarting that job for reaching lvl 99 already. My current party is my main character who is a level 99 gladiator using an uber falcon blade. A lvl 60 armamentalist (just for the oomph hehe). Another lvl 99 gladiator with an uber falcon blade. A lvl 99 sage who uses wands (i dont know why theyre called wands because they are not at all). I use the sage just to keep my people healed throughout grottos so i do not have to waste healing items. My sage has 900 mp =)

When facing a lvl 89 diamond grotto boss my main guy hits for 450 unbuffed. My normal strategy is the following:
-At the start of the fight i used "feel the burn" on both of my gladiators
-For the first two turns i make my armamentalist cast "oomph" on my two gladiators
-Every turn i make my sage cast kazzamle or kaboomle because the magic damage will make the boss try to buff its magic resistance instead of "disruptive waving" my buffs away
-by turn three both of my gladiators are buffed and have been hit enough to get tensions to "20"
-on the third turn i make both of my gladiators use "falcon blade" and with all of the buffs they do roughly 500 per hit x4. That is 4,000 damage in just one turn meaning the boss is pretty much dead on the third turn or the fourth just to finish off the last few hundred.

I have been using this strategy on every boss in the game, including legacy bosses such as a lvl 50 dhoulmagus
Posted: 04/11/11, 18:31:25  - Edited by 
 on: 04/11/11, 18:36:46
Thanks to the gang at Nintendo World I've gotten really into DQIX again. So right now my main character has maxed out skill points in everything, and I have most of the good equipment minus the alchemized versions (because Chronocrystals are just that damn expensive...).

Thanks to them I also got a map with all gem slimes on one floor, a map with all metal king slimes on one floor, and the famous Kawasaki's Locker map.
Posted: 04/12/11, 04:28:27
@CPA Wei

GHhhh I'm so jealous. I have done everything in my game solo with no maps given to me. I'm dying to find a crazy map like that sometimes I wish dlc would give you some maps :(
Posted: 04/12/11, 05:28:05
I wanted to bring to everyones attention that the games updates are finally done. If you do the last quest (184) you will get a message from the creator of the game and it made me feel like my year affair with this game was worth it!

The quest is fairly simple, alls you have to do is give a venus tear to a sheep in a cave and you are rewarded with the TOUGHEST legacy boss map in the game! If you are still in to this game, go get your final treasure map and go get your message from Yuji!!
Posted: 07/18/11, 17:00:08

Picked the game back up this morning (stuck at work) and snagged the sixth Fygg from the Swinedimple Academy. I'm on my way to help the Batsureg Chief's son fight what appears to be a baboon. It was tough getting back into it, but I'm guessing I've got to be nearing the end of the main game.
Posted: 02/03/13, 20:11:21

EPIC BUMP indeed! This was more of a necro-bump, lol! Good luck!
Posted: 02/03/13, 21:48:05
As a huge fan of Dragon Quest VIII, I'm not sure why I haven't bought this game yet. I missed the fun of playing it along with everyone else when the game was new, but that's okay.

The Symphonic version of the game's soundtrack is really amazing.
Posted: 02/04/13, 03:13:38  - Edited by 
 on: 02/04/13, 03:15:27
I love this game I still need to finish it though xeno first * sigh* or maybe tales arg, decisions decisions.
Posted: 02/04/13, 05:07:43

It's still fun. It's not my favorite RPG in the world, but it's still a great game with a lot to do.

I got the seventh Fygg last night, then saw the scene when I jumped on the Otherworldly Express. How much further until I finish the main game? I've got to be close...
Posted: 02/04/13, 15:59:11
man, you brought back memories ludist. I logged over 300+ hours in to this game. It is in my top 10 of all time and it is my favorite game on the original DS. I even own two copies of it so i can play the story again without deleting my awesome file.....

Now that you bumped this, it reminded me of DQ7 and how it is releasing in Japan on 3ds in a week or so....

....im excited for 3ds dragon quest!
Posted: 02/04/13, 16:41:12
@Scrawnton I really hope it gets world-wide release! I'm hopeful because we got a lot of the other DS remakes. I'm somewhat less eager to hear about Dragon Quest X in the US.

I was just thinking about this game the other day when playing Terraria. Any games I've played since DQ9 with a character editor, I try to recreate some version of little green-haired hero I created for this game. I wonder if Maria is still hanging out near that cliff covered with slimes. It's been so very long since I turned this game on...I think about two years.
Posted: 02/04/13, 17:17:36
@VickiL DQX would be a perfect summer game for Wii U. I don't care if it is an hd Wii game, it is one of my most wanted Wii U games still....
Posted: 02/04/13, 17:25:59
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