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Dragon Quest IX: RIGHT NOW in North America. Go Buy It!

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited July 2010
    GPIA7R wrote: »
    GPIA7R wrote: »
    I'm sorta camping out at that "dungeon" to the west of Coffin... Coffin-something... There are the occasional Metal Slimes in those hallways, so I'm grinding up a bit before I go back to the Alltrades tower.

    My advice would be to try and do the armamentalist quest if you haven't done so already while you're grinding the metal slimes since its a bloody pain and you need a fair amount of luck to get it.

    Effin' armamentalist quest.

    Where do I get this quest? I'm fairly early in the game, everyone is about level 17.

    At the alltrades tower after you beat the boss there.

    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett

    George R. R. Martin is not your bitch. ~ Neil Gaiman
  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I have not been able to make any real use of the armamentalist force skills at all.

    I am delightfully dapper though.

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  • SipexSipex Registered User
    edited July 2010
    The Armamentalist sounds like a buffer/debuffer yet people don't seem to like them too much.

    Why is this?

    Horseshoe wrote:
    I've got good news and bad news about 6th level, That Guy. The good news is that Forbiddance spell allows you to prevent enemies different alignment from entering a consecrated area, which is actually useful! The bad news is that the only other new sixth level spell makes lunch for everybody. Guess which one the party is going to expect you to cast.
  • GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User
    edited July 2010
  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Sipex wrote: »
    The Armamentalist sounds like a buffer/debuffer yet people don't seem to like them too much.

    Why is this?

    It's easier and better to spread your buffs/debuffs across two or more characters.

    You could have a mage who has sap and also awesome strong magic, and a priest who has buff and also awesome strong heals...or you could have one guy who has both and is pretty mediocre and weak, and can't use both on the same turn.

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I admittedly have unlocked armamentalist, but haven't used the class yet.

    So on the knife discussion, is that no one really uses knives? I think I may switch her over to a claw user and grab the buffs from thief and martial artist.

    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett

    George R. R. Martin is not your bitch. ~ Neil Gaiman
  • SipexSipex Registered User
    edited July 2010
    My thief uses knives, they've got pretty good attack power and crit rate plus many have interesting side effects on hit.

    Horseshoe wrote:
    I've got good news and bad news about 6th level, That Guy. The good news is that Forbiddance spell allows you to prevent enemies different alignment from entering a consecrated area, which is actually useful! The bad news is that the only other new sixth level spell makes lunch for everybody. Guess which one the party is going to expect you to cast.
  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Is there a list somewhere of what each weapons gimmick is? My main is going sword/board, because that's what Dragon Quest Hero's should do, god damnit.

    But on my other chars, I'd like to know what the various utilities of each weapon is. Specifically things like Fan and Spear.

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  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited July 2010
    GnomeTank wrote: »
    Is there a list somewhere of what each weapons gimmick is? My main is going sword/board, because that's what Dragon Quest Hero's should do, god damnit.

    But on my other chars, I'd like to know what the various utilities of each weapon is. Specifically things like Fan and Spear.

    I was thinking that this would be good for OP material, along with farming points (linked jpg somewhere in this thread), which weapons each class can naturally wield (posted by blackjack earlier).

    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett

    George R. R. Martin is not your bitch. ~ Neil Gaiman
  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Sipex wrote: »
    My thief uses knives, they've got pretty good attack power and crit rate plus many have interesting side effects on hit.

    Is there some hidden stat on the weapon about crit rate or is that just a function of being a thief and having high deftness?

    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett

    George R. R. Martin is not your bitch. ~ Neil Gaiman
  • MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So what is the point of Egg On? I have to use my main character's turn to use it, and not attack with the guy being egged on, for several turns to get to max?

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  • GPIA7RGPIA7R Registered User
    edited July 2010
    So what is the point of Egg On? I have to use my main character's turn to use it, and not attack with the guy being egged on, for several turns to get to max?

    You can combine it with the target using Psyche Up to get max faster.

  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited July 2010
    So what is the point of Egg On? I have to use my main character's turn to use it, and not attack with the guy being egged on, for several turns to get to max?

    Huuuuge damage! I think its something like 8x damage with max tension, and especially if you're also psyching up while being egged on, you essentially lose 4 turns (2 for each character) to get 8x damage with (hopefully) your biggest physical damage dealer.

    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett

    George R. R. Martin is not your bitch. ~ Neil Gaiman
  • SipexSipex Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Sipex wrote: »
    My thief uses knives, they've got pretty good attack power and crit rate plus many have interesting side effects on hit.

    Is there some hidden stat on the weapon about crit rate or is that just a function of being a thief and having high deftness?

    Unsure but one of the key stats must up it since my thief crits pretty regularily (compared to the others). The weapons path increases the crit rate twice at least as well.

    Horseshoe wrote:
    I've got good news and bad news about 6th level, That Guy. The good news is that Forbiddance spell allows you to prevent enemies different alignment from entering a consecrated area, which is actually useful! The bad news is that the only other new sixth level spell makes lunch for everybody. Guess which one the party is going to expect you to cast.
  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Talith wrote: »
    Wait until enemies start getting criticals for more than you have max health.

    Just wait until you do more damage to yourself with Double-Edged Slash than you(r entire party) has max health.


    Been grinding on Slime Hill today. It's... good. Really good. Better than the Bowhole Liquid Metal Slimes, as it's faster over time.


    Also: The fact that we have finally, after years of not managing it, maxxed out a Dragon Quest thread on these forums fills me with pride.

    A new thread approaches! Command?_

    time to crash, the dawn is up, the sun gleems out glorious ps4 sunbeams and i can trade those sunbeams and do whatever i want with them.
  • hamdingershamdingers Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    No DQVC update today? Same stuff as yesterday, even has the stuff I bought yesterday grayed out.

  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Blackjack wrote: »
    KiTA wrote: »
    Where in the Tower of Nod do Metal King Slimes appear?
    5th Floor. They don't have their own sprite there, though. Just a chance to be in a fight with other things.

    As for fans being great Metal Killers, there are fans that, outside of the very rare dodge, never miss metal slimes so a few of those + Fandango for everyone...
    and these fans are... damn. being cryptic isn't very helpful

  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I don't know which ones! If I did I would have named them!

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  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I just passed the 50 hour mark and
    Spoiler:

    How much further do I have to go? Not that I want it to end, but if I'm close I'd like to just stomp on through and get on with the post game stuff :D

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  • DarkDeadDarkDead Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Egg doesnt care so much just get psyche up and feel the burn sance and then you have to much tension let a mage cast oomph and ur the boss but slime quest doesnt matter where i egged on my co mate and 3 slimes keeped backing up so just kill all slime except last 1 and keep egging simple quest and yeah gladiator are 1 of the best vocations

    ask me anything completed the game allready ^-^

  • chrono_travellerchrono_traveller Registered User
    edited July 2010
    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett

    George R. R. Martin is not your bitch. ~ Neil Gaiman
  • klompryklompry Registered User
    edited July 2010
    So im at the
    Spoiler:
    and i was wondering back at
    Spoiler:
    did anyone do the
    Spoiler:
    before beating
    Spoiler:

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hey folks, it's my birthday today!

    I got a custom title, but anyone know if other fun stuff is unlocked or can occur if I play today?

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    When I can't tell what part of the game you're at, I can't click on the spoiler 'cause I don't know if you're in front or behind me.

    Also, use this thread guys: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=124337. This one's getting a bit long in the tooth.

  • HuxleyHuxley Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm at alltrades now. When/where should I have gotten alchemy? Seems like I passed it.

  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Bless you, my child. Please turn the thread OFF.

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