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"Dragon Quest IX": Legacy Boss Hunter—Baramos

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This article is a guide on how to beat the Archfiend Baramos in Dragon Quest IX, in which he appears as a legacy boss. If you are reading this, then there's a strong chance that you're stumped on how to beat Baramos. Feel free to read my article on grotto exploring before you get your feet wet here, as Baramos is a lot tougher than your regular grotto bosses.

Suggested Party Setup

You're going to want your party members at around level 50, at the bare minimum, preferably with some levels in other vocations as well.

Here, I'm going to touch on what items you should have in each party member's bag. I personally recommend each character hold 3 Magic Waters and one Yggdrasil Leaf. if you can double these amounts (especially in the case of those Leaves, which are pretty rare), I suggest you do so. You'll need the MP and you'll need to revive people without worrying about Zing's fail chance (such as in cases where you've lost 2 party members in one round or some other drastic situation like that.).

You want your Paladin to have the book you get for completing the 100 Shield Quest (kill 10 Killing Machines with Blockenspiel). Whoever has the book in his/her inventory auto-blocks critical hits, and since Baramos loves those and your Paladin is supposed to tank . . .

On a similar note, you want your healer to have a Wand equipped. I stress this all the time, but it's that important. The MP difference if you don't have a Wand over longer battles is too drastic.

Baramos' Loot

I'm sure everyone is curious as to what Baramos drops. Well, it depends on his level:

  • Level 1: Mini Medal (100%), Aliahan Boots (20%), Silver Orb (2%)
  • Level 8: Mini Medal (100%), Aliahan Boots (25%), Silver Orb (~2%)
  • Level 9–15: Mini Medal (100%), Aliahan Clothes (20%), Silver Orb (~3%)
  • Level 16: Mini Medal (100%), Murdaw's Map (10%), Silver Orb (~3%)

As his level goes even higher, the chances of Map and Orb drops are increased.

Baramos' Battle Strategy

The Archfiend Baramos is a monstrous wizard of great renown who starred as Dragon Quest III's first final boss (the other one being Zoma, who you fought about a dozen or so hours later in another castle.). In this game, he serves as your first taste of a Legacy Boss. All of the following are tidbits and facts I've picked up over the course of my failed attempts of beating this boss, which I finally overcome as recently as yesterday:

  • Kafrizz: Does 150-170 (spell) fire damage to one party member.
  • Kaboom: Does 130 (spell) damage to the whole party.
  • Blazing Flames: Does 130-150 (breath) fire damage to the whole party.
  • Physical attacks do 130 damage to a character with 270 Defense.
  • Critical attacks do 340–380 damage.
  • A Warrior with 386 Attack does about 86 damage to Baramos with a regular physical attack.
  • A Minstrel with 293 Attack does about 43 damage to Baramos with a regular physical attack.
  • He can attack twice a turn, but doesn't always do so.

As for his battle strategy, he'll use spells with reckless abandon, to the point that he'll even try to Kafrizz someone who has used Magic Mirror within the last 3 turns (is he blind?). If you're at a particularly low level, you might want to use this to your advantage and use Magic Mirror on your whole party to have him defeat himself (worked for me!).

His common attack patterns include:

  • Critical attack, then Kaboom.
  • Critical attack, then action skip.
  • Kafrizz, then Kaboom (I pity the party member who got Kafrizzed if he/she didn't have Magic Mirror up.)
  • Physical attack, then physical attack again (rare attack pattern).
  • Critical attack, then critical attack (thankfully rare; totally stinks when he does it though).
  • Blazing flames, then Kaboom (he tends to alternate between this and the spell blitz attack patern up at the third bullet; these are his two most common attack patterns.)

I Urge You!

Now that you have this knowledge, I urge you to go defeat him! You might want to gain more levels than what I suggested in my other article, but you know from my experience that it's beatable at the levels I did it (just a BIT tough).

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Feel free to comment if you need additional help with this boss or want to suggest I add something to this article.

Until the next time, take care and have fun!

© 2010 Darrin Perez


Alexis on September 04, 2017:

Oh Baramos. I had trouble with him the first go round, but a little leveling up and defeated he was.

platinumkingjewel on November 16, 2012:

ummm not exactly a certan level but definitly quite high - you should be in the 90's or if you are extreamley, really really lucky really high 80's - look out for grotto's ending in ;Doom Evil Ruin Death - they represent monster ranks. I have only seen them in ice grottos at the very bottom floors.

Some Guy on November 16, 2012:

If you want to get higher levelled maps I suggest you do some revocating, 3 or 4 times if you want those really high level grottoes, it may take a while but it's worth it.

metalslimeguy on November 11, 2012:

@ platinumkingjewel

i found platinum king jewels and greygnarl and tyranosaurus wreaks and dragon lord i have 5 silver orbs but no red ones :( oh well i have quite the monster sightings but i hven't seen a blight knight what level grottos would i find one thanks

platinumkingjewel on September 29, 2012:

@ Metalslimeguy

yyh kl well done!!!! go down further in that grotto and you get really huge monsters like platinum king jewel slime, with the highesed xp in the game - btw i got another account in the name of metalslimecrazy that i never use!!!

Metalslimeguy on September 22, 2012:


Hi mate I have found a darkonium slime and hexagoon.


Hi but you suck actually you don't but you gotta train up hard hard and hard and fight metalslimekings

Bye everybody

platinumkingjewel on September 04, 2012:


Ok dw!!!!! U hav a chance coz I got 57 tries so don't think it's too bad till u get to at least 40!!??? Trust it's so annoying!!!!

Matalslimeguy on August 31, 2012:

@ platinumkingjewel

Wow I've heard hard work is it's own reward but that is ridiculous I've been trying for about 20 something try's I'll try harder

@ smalltimmy11

I agree wit platinumkingjewel on this one, you must train against metal slimes but don't mess with me or your are toast!

platinumkingjewel on August 25, 2012:

@metalslimeguy- murdaw is your next boss after baramos!!! keep killing him- it took me 57 attempts to get his map but the higher his level, the higher the chance!!!!!

@smalltimmy11 - your people are too low leveled! find some metal slimes kings or liquids!

@julian sillard- good tactics- what other legacy bosses have you got?

metalslimeguy on August 22, 2012:


i think you should try to use higher level guys and (if possible) use high power and defense gear try to focus on your guys strengths and weakenses inhancing them.


i found your relative darkonium slime and a monsterous octagoon oh and by the way which boss is after baramos and what is he called thanks

smalltimmy11 on August 17, 2012:

can soomeone help me just versede baramos lvl 1 and got my ass kicked my team is

paladin lvl 54

gladiator lvl 56

preist lvl 51

warrior lvl 63

help me plz !!!!!!!!

Julien Sillard on August 16, 2012:

hey guys. once again i have found other ways to kill baramos. they are also physical, like the last post :). the method:


ME: level 99 glad

CPU1: level 99 glad

CPU2: level 99 minstrel

CPU3: level 51 sage

NOTE: all equiptments are the same as before.


TURN 1: i use egg on, on CPU1

CPU1 uses feel the burn

CPU2 uses magic mirror

CPU3 uses kabuff

TURN 2: i use egg on, on CPU1

CPU1 uses double up

CPU2 uses falcon slash

CPU3 uses kabuff

TURN 3: i use egg on, on CPU1

CPU1 defends or uses falcon slash (tension must be at 100)

CPU2 uses falcon slash

CPU3 uses falcon slash or heals

TURN 4 (if you don't defeat baramos in turn 3): everybody uses falcon slash. -baramos dies-

TIP: you must keep on healing the team otherwise you will be wiped out quickly. i am currently battling baramos at level 9. the higher your level, the easier the battle is.

Julien Sillard on August 15, 2012:

Hey guys. Here is a little info on how I kill Baramos.

My party:

Me: level 87 gladiator, weapon; miracle sword

Cpu1: level 83 gladiator, weapon; über falcon blade

Cpu2: level 89 minstrel, weapon; falcon blade

Cpu3: level 41 sage, weapon; dragon slayer

My tactics:

Turn 1; glads use feel the burn, minstrel uses magic mirror, sage uses kabuff

Turn 2; glads use double up, minstrel heals or uses falcon slash, sage uses kabuff or heals

Turn 3; glads use falcon slash, minstrel uses falcon slash or heals, sage uses falcon slash or heals

Turn 4; glads use falcon slash, minstrel uses falcon slash or heals, sage uses falcon slash or heals.

-Baramos dies-

Hope this helped :)

Metalslimeguy on August 04, 2012:

Hey guys guess what I did? I proved you guys wrong! I beat Baramos with a lv99 warrior and minstrel and a lv95 priest and a lv85 thief! Woo hoo I am ace I wanna' verse him again but I don't fell like it now. Well see ya.

Metalslimeguy signing off

metalslime guy on July 07, 2012:

hi everybody, i just got a ton of stuff i got the edrick's sword or whatever it was called and my guys are huge levels i think i'll change em into a gladiator a martial artist and a sage, woo hoo i got and i found bling badgers i'd kiss you platnumkingjewel but i can't through this computer so bye and thanks a ton

platinumkingjewel on June 12, 2012:

@T-Dro; you should TRY BEATING THE OTHERS some of the other ones are much worse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :-)

T-Dro on June 07, 2012:

I just started playing this again and my guys are:

Minstrel lvl 41+1

Mage lvl 91

Gladiator lvl 76

Aramentalist lvl 69


platinumkingjewel on April 28, 2012:


thats cool! also to get platinumkingjewels - lol - go to ruins grottos cause that is were they are. they are the highesed experience in the whole game, more than MK slimes!!!! but also in the highesed grottoes ....... lol.

@ DMQ Master,

He is the weakest of the Legacy bosses but can kill you by using Kafrizz and Kaboom and can also use also fire breath and regular attacks (which can hit for about 100+ to everyone in your party, Can also Crit for 300+). Ice attacks are his weakness, but he resists wind and fire attacks. If someone in your party wields an axe, use a Helm Splitter, or a Sap spell These do no work on Baramos, Oomph the axe wielder, and use Parallax for a possibly 100 more points than a Kafrizzle. Also, you can beat him using paladin tank with magic mirror. Just don't forget to use insulate on him. let me check his lv 1 health... it should be on dragon quest lets see..... :))

DQM Master on April 26, 2012:

I tried beating Baramos with a level 99 Ministrel, Lv 77 Gladiator, Lv 84 Warrior, and a level 83 Warrior but still failed even though this was level 1. Does any of you know how much health he has and what his weaknesses are

Metalslime guy on April 25, 2012:

Thank you friend I shall remember that I better check my maps and stuff. Oh and if you want to train tons and invite weakling friends over go into lv77 caverns and you'll find slugly betsey,king metal slimes and golden slime stacks! But king metal slimes will give you a ton of exp but you'll need an axe man or a spear man or a guy with claws to us thunder thrust (for spear men) flailing nails ( for a guy with claws) and I forgot the ability for axe men/women. So see ya :) :( :P:D:O

platinumkingjewel on April 10, 2012:


hi are you there i will tell you. they are found in water grottoes high level so go to a grotto with theword chasm or maybe waterway and on the lower floors , if it is high, like over lv70 maybe you should find them. they are golden.

example: emerald waterworld of ruin lv 75

sapphire chasm of death lv 95

hope u do it :)

platinumkingjewel on April 09, 2012:

hey go to a water grotto with the words "chasm" or "waterway" in the middle because they live in high level water grottoes maybe over lv 70 as a guess.

platinumkingjewel on April 09, 2012:

so you should find a bling badger in:

emerald waterway of doom lv 89 , or

sappire chasm of ruin lv 78.

but remember it needs to be a fairly high, if not quite high level because they are high level monsters. if you find a bling badger, you should find on that very level, prime slime , mandrake monarch, boogie mangini to add to your monster list!!!

platinumkingjewel on April 09, 2012:

hey soz i wernet here be4, i have bling badger, what you need to do is to go to a water grotto with a high level, example, platinum waterway of death. it should have a keyword like: chasm or waterway in the middle of the grotto name, this shows that it is a water grotto, and the higher the level, the better chance of finding a bling badger. so basically find a grotto called : something waterway/chasm of doom or something like that.

metalslime guy on March 30, 2012:

hi guys again ive been training hard and my guys are now lv 99 minstrel lv66 thief lv 65 warrior and my lv 64 priest i've got good stuff but i still cant beat baramos i am SSSSSOOOO @$%*&(* peeved but i'm doing well in my moster data but i cant find a bling badger PPLLLLLZZZZZZ help me

platinumkingjewel on March 17, 2012:

Yh im far into the lv 99 post game, i have






raptherone, im doing the dqvc quests and bosses. u?




Lord of the Sword on March 05, 2012:


Actually, since you're commenting in the Baramos hub, I'm guessing you already completed the main storyline.

Lord of the Sword on March 05, 2012:

Actually... as I've already completed the main game and finished the post-game only quest "Follow that Fish!", I fly the Starflight to wherever I need to go.

So I don't really see any monsters other than at the places I go to (such as Bowhole and Gittingham Palace for the treasure chests).

Where are you in the game?

platinumkingjewel on March 04, 2012:


Lord of the Sword on February 29, 2012:


Lol, in the middle of your comment, you typed "weakon" instead of "weaken".

Like the "weakon beakon".


I've been playing this for too long.

platinumkingjewel on February 12, 2012:

Hey its platinumkingjewel, user of this page for ages! You need some better classes. Try leveled up, here's what I used and beat first time!

Lv 99 Sage

Lv 99 Sage

Lv 78 Gladiator

Lv 99 Paladin.

I have levelled since then so when i battled him. my level was much more low, but try getting the twocus pocus abilaty from the supreme sage in gittingham palace, the supreme sage is by the bookcase in the gittinham palace and on his last quest, get the ability from him. Then put the book in your paladin and in battle make him use it on the two sages. As long as they have similaier agility, they should move one after the other and it will be Kazzammle x4 in a row, and it will build up until its damage x2! also, use some ability or spell to weakon his wound reppelness to magic.

As for the healer, just use your sages for a moreheal every so often. Another tactic is boost up your sages attack and spells, weakon baramos and then use your secons sage as a healer.

Check the weakness of your bosses online so that you know what would be better to use on them, fire, ice, purple darkness, wind, ect,ect. Keep your level up on your mage aswell, cause if there is an enemy weak to fire, then you can switch to your mage before the battle and you'll do more damage. For grottoes, use both sages and you'll get further. You can always use jacks knack to change vocation at the end of the grotto, if you have that ability. One more tip, use the magic hat or victorious armour, or its upgrade like i do glorious armour, so you can walk about the grotto casting spells in battles, and still regenerate the magic when walking. Cheers mate hope you win!

gandro on February 03, 2012:

i cant beat baramos and ive got me a lvl 60 minstrel my warrior lvl 64 my thief lvl 63 and my crappy lvl 60 mage but he keeps killing my mage so i don't have a healer plus ive got 2 inferno blades and 3 sets of sancrsant armour

metalslime guy on January 18, 2012:

hi guys i have a minsel level 99 a warrior level 59 a priest level 58 and a theif level 59 but i still can't beat Baramos it's so hard pleze give me some tips and also how do you get all the aclemy recipes thanks soooooo much :) :( :P :D

platinumkingjewel on December 05, 2011:

are you sure about bad luck? battled 50 times?

platinumkingjewel on November 25, 2011:

ok then. have defeated psaro lv 17 over 30 times and not once!!!!!! p.s. i still have not got a grotto with a platinum king jewel!!! how sad is that? hav u got one? tryin 2 get 2 more red orbs of my dragonlord map then i can perform an alchemiracle with my glolrious armour and make it into legendary armour!

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on November 21, 2011:

platinumkingjewel: You could just be having bad luck. I had to beat Baramos like ten times just to get Murdaw's Map. :/

platinumkingjewel on November 21, 2011:


platinumkingjewel on November 14, 2011:

dnt worry i found out abt p.k.j's on web but wereis there nintendo supporting wifi?

platinumkingjewel on November 11, 2011:

plz tell me winterfate wot grottoes can u find platinum king jewels in?? is it water? only got legacy bosses up to dhoulmages.. is there any shops in london i can connect 2 wifi?

MaestroYoshi on October 28, 2011:

I solo him with my epic hero...

Emo minstrel on October 11, 2011:

srry, i meant to say he has HAD all skill points possible in every vocation, not been.

Emo minstrel on October 11, 2011:

i have a pretty good team, a lvl. 99 minstrel, a lvl. 58 martial artist, another lvl. 58 martial artist, and a lvl. 56 thief. they're all males, except the thief. My minstrel has been all skill points possible in every vocation, and i mean EVERY vocation. and i've only unlocked the armamentalist lol. ACTION REPLAY ROCKS!!!

shadowfox789 on July 31, 2011:

How difficult would it to get the dragonlords map and that one map with a whole team of level 99's

my team is

lvl 99 warrior

lvl 99 paladin +1 cause of revocation

lvl 99 healer +1

lvl 99 sage +1

also i was wondering what the other enimies on that mp with the metal king slimes b4 the boss floor are if there are any

TGTASC on June 05, 2011:

Baet Mortamor in 8 turns

TGTASC on June 03, 2011:

Winterfate I need you to help answer me some questions.

1.Should I revocate my lv99 priest

2.Should I lv Baramos up to lv4 (Lv2 at the moment)

3. I've got a lv 90 map with greygnarl and gem slimes.Should I grind greygnarl for dragonlord's map

4.What legacy boss maps have you got.I have Mortamor,Estark,Malroth,Baramos and Orgodemir.

TGTASC on June 02, 2011:

Beat Mortamor in 10 turns.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on April 11, 2011:

@DQPlayer: Lost In Space! :O

Seriously though, I've been busy with work. At 5 days a week, I only really have time to do things on Saturday and Sunday, and most of that time is split between Starcraft II and (rarely) Final Fantasy 3. :o

It's good to see that I've been missed though. :P

Hope you're doing great! :D

DQPlayer on April 11, 2011:


Dude, with those levels, try out Baramos lv.99.

No offense, but none of the Legacy Bosses are even strong at the 4th level. Once they've got Disruptive Wave and healing moves, your team would be dead in one turn, no offense.


Where are you? I sent a comment on the Malroth one maybe a week ago, but you haven't answered! I miss you already...

P.S. Any DQ fans, check out LordRoto's channel on YouTube, he's really cool and he even takes requests!

tzard on March 27, 2011:

ive defeated baramos easily and it really isn't as hard as you make it out; ive nveer had any1 faint, and whenever there close to i always heal cus im faster especially with accelerate and if not paladin stops them dying. The party im using is lv 55 priest, lv 55 gladiator, lv 50 paladin and lv 49 mage at lv 4 baramos and hes still easy to beat.

Emma from Houston TX on March 17, 2011:

Good hub which is well shared.thanks

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 14, 2011:

DQPlayer; :o

Well, that's about as fast as he can be beat, unless someone finds a way to beat him on the first turn. :P

(Which should be possible, but only if you and three other friends you know all have Tension Saver and a physical attack class like Gladiators or Martial Artists. You save up the Tension from a previous, easy battle and then go to Baramos).

DQPlayer on March 14, 2011:

Hey, you guys were talking about Baramos ownage in a certain amount of time?

I killed him in two turns. lol.

I had my old gladiator with 999 strength use psych up my main use egg on and my best friend joined me and used egg on too while my mage used sap. next turn my main used egg on on my gladiator, my friend used oomph on my gladiator, my mage used sap and my gladiator used falcon slash with uber flacon blade and one-shotted him.


Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 09, 2011:

Annoymous: That is a valid point. :)

The only problem there is once Baramos learns Disruptive Wave. One action invalidates all of your buffing spells. :(

There's quite nothing like making Baramos kill himself though. :D

Annoymous on March 09, 2011:

It is possible to kill him alone by mastering sheild, fan and a vocation which uses buff/kabuff Sage is for me.

Use magic mirror,reverse cycle and kabuff and he will DIE. If you were wondering my Sage lvl is 88.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on March 04, 2011:

Matt: I've been kind of busy so I haven't been able to post my party. My party's in their mid 50's right now and consist of a Priest, 2 Gladiators and a Sage.

Also, congrats on beating Mortamor! :)

dark link: No, I mean Magic Mirror. :P

Magic Barrier is the spell that improves your party's magic resistance for a few turns. Magic Mirror is the Shield skill that reflects enemy spells for a few turns, like the spell Bounce.

dark link on March 04, 2011:

what is magic mirror? do you mean magic barrier?

Matt on March 03, 2011:

I killed Mortamor twice!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt on February 27, 2011:

What is your party? Mine is:

Matt Lv 99 Paladin (Main)

Matthew Lv 99 Warrior

Sellma Lv 59 Priest

Bradley Lv 81 Gladiator

Oh, and I just killed Greynarl grotto boss.

He's insanely hard attacks 3 times a turn (always) and does no criticals.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on February 26, 2011:


@TGTASC: The creepiest part is that my Baramos has a similar issue to yours. It's as if it didn't count the first medal drop. :o

TGTASC on February 25, 2011:

Uh winterfate you know how its a 100% chance of getting a mini medal.Well uh.... that's not true.....

*goes to battle records*

*looks at Baramos*

"Number defeated: 85"

"Items dropped:

Mini medal 84

Silver orb 6"

Now that is freaky

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on February 24, 2011:

@Matt: I got the Mortamor map yesterday...yeah he's insane and then some. :/

My level 50'ish party got wiped in 2 turns. :o

Matt on February 24, 2011:

Trust me I must have tried like 20 times and I can't beat him. He has a left claw, right claw and head and worst of all the claws have got like 3000 health and can cast Kazing!!!!! Oh and I'll tell you about him when I kill him.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on February 20, 2011:

I haven't gotten the Mortamor map yet. :(

Once I do, you can be sure that I'll write an article on him. :)

Matt on February 20, 2011:

Any tips on Mortamor?????????

Matt on February 15, 2011:

He's a level 7 now.

Matt on February 14, 2011:

I actually got a triple drop once, oh and thanks for the help my party is now:

lv 72 Paladin

lv 99 Warrior

lv 62 Gladiator

lv 31 Priest (Sellma from quest #139)

Oh and when does Priests learn Multiheal or Moreheal?

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on February 11, 2011:

Matt: Congratulations! :D

Yeah, Legacy Bosses get sick power boosts even after only one or two level-ups. If only the player characters worked the same way... :P

And, I've gotten a double drop before. Really rare. Congrats for that too. :)

Matt on February 10, 2011:

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! He dropped the Silver Orb and the Boots at a level 3 in 1 battle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt on February 09, 2011:

I gave him the experience but I didn't realise how strong he would be and now I can just barely beat him my party is:

lv 60 Paladin

lv 79 Warrior

lv 52 Gladiator

lv 11 Mage

(The Mage sucks)

samdaman on February 08, 2011:

my party is

minstrel 72

martial artist 76

mag 68

warrior 75

what i did woz battle liquid metal slimes and corvus over and over again till i woz high enough level.

also another hint is change your vocations and battl some monsteres to get more skill points aal the abilities you learn form that vocation will apply in the others

TolalDude on February 01, 2011:

Tip: the shield scroll is ALWAYS usefull.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on February 01, 2011:

PKJ: Oh I see! Take care! If you ever need anything, feel free to check in! :)

platinumkingjewel on January 30, 2011:

Winterfate i have stopped playing DQ now thank u so much 4 all of your help BYE>

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 25, 2011:

PKJ: Internet was out. Got a new connection today. Was a sad week last week. :(

But, I'm back now! :D

metalslimecrazy: Well, I've heard that the hardest slime to find is Slionheart, but the one that gives the most experience is the Platinum King Jewel, which is pretty hard to find as well.

To find harder grottos, you need to level up your party. The higher your party, the better the maps that will drop from grotto bosses. :)

platinumkingjewel on January 22, 2011:

weres winterfate

platinumkingjewel on January 21, 2011:

TGTASC- but is it at the top or the bottom of zere rocks or is it in the rock town or the mini twn at the bottom.

METALSLIMECRAZY- is K T nator comin round your house on thursday 2 ?????

metalslimecrazy on January 20, 2011:

what the hardest slime to find and how do u get high level grotos

: :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) (P

TGTASC on January 17, 2011:

Use zoom to zere rocks and look everywhere and you will find him.

platinumkingjewel on January 15, 2011:

still cannot find the zere rocks quest . am desperate 4 that rusty shield so i can use erdicks armour...

is it nmear the rangger quest odval?

metalslimecrazy on January 15, 2011:

umn i mean quest wher u get good stuff

platinumkingjewel on January 15, 2011:

wow winterfate i love your metal slime hunting guide! i wish there were MKS on slime hill. have you seen the previous DQ's red slime in the shape of a cube and that king slime she slime colour?

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 12, 2011:

Hmm, what do you mean exactly by best quest? :)

Give me some examples. :D

metalslimecrazy on January 12, 2011:

THANKS SO MUCH um i have 1 more question. and that's were is the best quest u can do ( hard ones )_

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 08, 2011:

Well, what kind of tips do you want? :)

In a very general sense:

- You want to have a healer in your party at all times. Early game this means a Priest. Later on, you can switch to a Sage if you desire.

- Get Psyche Up on all of your characters as soon as possible. Careful use of Tension is the easiest way to defeat most bosses.

- Err on the side of caution. It's better to have too many healing items in your characters' bags than to have too few, and lose a tough fight because of that.

- The best places to level up are the Bowhole/Realm of the Might (before you finish the game) and Slime Hill/certain grottos (after you finish the game).

Um, I'm spent. That should help. If you need anything else, let me know. :)

metalslimecrazy on January 08, 2011:

hey winterfate, im a really big fan who is platinumkingjewels friend. he told me about your ace site. can u give me some DQ tips?

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 07, 2011:

Well, you have to pay in gold for items you find in the DQVC.

Also, what kind of equipment are we talking about here?

platinumkingjewel on January 07, 2011:

jus tried mcdonalds... no use or burger king . do u pay 4 eqwuipment - srry equipment? my friend will sighn up soon.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 05, 2011:

I usually check GameFAQs for walkthroughs and stuff. Don't really use the Gamestop forums though. :o

Well, you can find a Wi-Fi Hotspot in each and every McDonalds, if you have anywhere you live.

Also, you don't have to pay money for any of those quests; you get those for free as they're released. One new quest is released every week. :)

Gladiators have the most attack of every class. After that, I'm not sure who's second best.

platinumkingjewel on January 05, 2011:

what's better attack? gladiator, warrior, martial artist? never know lol

platinumkingjewel on January 05, 2011:

aint got acces to wifi. do you have to pay money for products?

platinumkingjewel on January 05, 2011:

hey Winterfate,thanks! dunno if you use it but there is 1 more site i use other than your amazing hubpages site. its called gamespot forums and i wanted to tell you about it . it has great forums about games and is the 1 other site i use lol. have u heard of it?

gonna tell my friend about your site as he is another DQ maniak. hopefully he will be coming up soon! talk soon.

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 04, 2011:

Hey, well you don't USE the books on someone, you just place it in his/her bag. Once the item is in the bag, he/she can use the ability the book gives. :)

As for the two Dazzle skills, I think they're equivalent. I've never used Dazzle, but if it's like older DQ games, then they both cause Blindness (or however the status is called in DQ). :)

platinumkingjewel on January 04, 2011:

hey , winterfate, your VUST articles are ace!!!! P>S what is the difference between the ability dazzleflash and the spell dazzle?

platinumkingjewel on January 04, 2011:

cheers winterfate! now i can make etheral armour for my sage 100% !!! but it says that it deflects against spells, but it never does lol. can you help me with my books that i get for like 100 claw? I dunno who to use the gladiators book on, and the twocus pocus book on. thanks lots for that link u gave me!! i use gamespot forums all the time ! do you ?

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 03, 2011:

Well, the Rusty Shield quest is Quest 49. Here's a little info on it:

Try the northwest part of the area to see if you can find him.

As for the magic mittens, you can find those at the Gleeba armor shop. They cost 2400 Gold. :D

I'll fan you too. Thanks. :D

platinumkingjewel on January 03, 2011:

hey winterfate, d you know where the quest in zere rocks about the agate of evolution is unlocked ??? i have walked all around rocks and cannot find him lol. i swear he gives you a rusty shield and i am tryin to complete erdicks armour!!!!!! plus my sage equips etheral armour and i need magic mittens!!! were on earth do you get them?

P>S i become your fan!!!!

Darrin Perez (author) from Puerto Rico on January 01, 2011:

Platinumkingjewel: Oh wow, lots of questions:

The Mayazaki map? I'm sure the math is somewhere. The chances are extremely low though. Probably not as low as you wrote, but pretty low. Yes, it has a usual name.

Um, you might want to check the downloadable quests if you have access to Wi-Fi, as some of the pieces are gained there. It's currently 5:10PM of Jan 1, 2011 as I write this. :D

Aww shucks, well HubPages isn't MY site specifically. It's just where I write at. :)

I've looked over as well, but haven't joined it. I haven't played DQ IX in a while. I really need to get the Dragonlord map, but I haven't found a grotto with Greygnarl yet. :/

platinumkingjewel on January 01, 2011:


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platinumkingjewell on January 01, 2011:

hey winterfate, y know that map with m.k.s only just before the boss, does it have a usual name like sappire tundra of evil lv 88 or is it like a legacy map? plus what are the chances of gettin it ? 1/99767854 or some nonsense like that? are the chances the same of exuinox dropping it and fowleye dropping it????? thanks again

i guess u r asleep now. were you live is it 2011 or 2010???

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