Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment for Each Character

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This Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment Guide will teach you everything you need to know to optimize every character for endgame content in Dragon Quest 11.

There are a ton of different equipment options in Dragon Quest 11 and on top of that, each character has all sorts of different equipment options available, so it can be overwhelming trying to track down all the best equipment in the game for each individual character. This Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment Guide will teach you everything you need to know.

When it comes to the Dragon Quest 11 best equipment, one thing you should be aware of is that anything your characters (except the Hero) have equipped at the end of Act 1 will be duplicated when Act 3 starts, so make sure to equip several unique accessories at that time (Assassin, Warlock, Shield-Bearer, Belle’s Bow, etc).

The Hero – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon: Brilliant Blade +3
  • Helmet: Erdwin’s Coronet +3
  • Armor: Erdwin’s Tunic +3
  • Accessory 1: Mighty Armlet +3
  • Accessory 2: Mighty Armlet +3

Alternative Equipment Options: If you’re Dual Wielding, you can use the Supreme Sword of Light and Hypernova Sword. If you want to use a shield, use Erdwin’s Shield. If you prefer defensive accessories, use Catholicon Rings.

Locations

  • Brilliant Blade: Complete the Wheel of Harma’s Final Trial in 30 Moves or Fewer
  • Supreme Sword of Light: Crafted using the Supreme Sword of Light recipe received from Drustan’s Trial by wishing for a powerful weapon
  • Hypernova Sword: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Stardust Sword which is found in a chest in the Fortress of Fear
  • Erdwin’s Shield: 100 mini medal stamp reward
  • Erdwin’s Coronet: Found in a chest in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Erdwin’s Tunic: Found in a chest in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Mighty Armlet: Found in Heliodor Castle (Post-Game) or crafted via Brace Yourself which is found in The Battleground
  • Catholicon Ring: Crafted via Kings of Rings which is found in a chest in the Disciple’s Trial – Cruel Crypt

Erik – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon 1: Dynamo Dagger +3
  • Weapon 2: Timeshear +3
  • Helmet: Pirate King’s Cap +3
  • Armor: Pirate King’s Coat +3
  • Accessory 1: Assassin +3
  • Accessory 2: Assassin +3

Alternative Equipment Options: If you’re using swords, you can equip the Hypernova Sword (if the Hero isn’t using it) or 2x Metal King Swords. If you’re using boomerangs, you can equip 2x Hunter’s Moons.

Locations

  • Dynamo Dagger: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Deft Dagger which is the 65 mini medal reward
  • Timeshear: Crafted via Big Hitters of the Battlefield which is found in a chest in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Hypernova Sword: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Stardust Sword which is found in a chest in the Fortress of Fear
  • Metal King Sword: Crafted via Making Things with Metal Kings, which is the 110 mini medal reward
  • Hunter’s Moon: Crafted via Big Hitters of the Battlefield which is found in a chest in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Pirate King’s Cap: Reward for a post-game quest in Lonalulu
  • Pirate King’s Coat: Bought in Cobblestone during the post-game after rebuilding
  • Assassin: Reward for beating the horse race Silver Cup (difficult). To get 2 you need to have it equipped at the end of Act 1 to receive a copy in Act 3.

Veronica – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon: Staff of Eternity +3
  • Helmet: Crown of Eternity +3
  • Armor: Gown of Eternity +3
  • Accessory 1: Monarchic Mark +3
  • Accessory 2: Monarchic Mark +3

Note: Aurora Staff has slightly higher Magical Might than Staff of Eternity, but Staff of Eternity grants 3% spell crit. It’s up to you. If you hit the Magical Might cap, use Warlocks for Veronica’s Dragon Quest 11 best equipment instead of Monarchic Marks.

Locations

  • Staff of Eternity: Crafted via Big Hitters of the Battlefield which is found in a chest in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Aurora Staff: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Bright Staff which is the reward for beating the 3rd Wheel of Harma Trial in 15 moves
  • Crown of Eternity: Crafted via Eternal Elegance which is found in a chest in Sage’s Trial – Hoarder’s Keep
  • Gown of Eternity: Crafted via Eternal Elegance which is found in a chest in Sage’s Trial – Hoarder’s Keep
  • Monarchic Mark: Crafted via Badges of Honor which is found in Sniflheim Castle using the Ultimate Key
  • Warlock: Reward for the Quest “My Secret Saint” in Lonalulu in Act 1. To get 2 you need to have one equipped at the end of Act 1 to receive a copy in Act 3.

Serena – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon 1: Faerie King’s Cane +3
  • Weapon 2: Scepter of Time +3
  • Helmet: Serenica’s Circlet +3
  • Armor: Serenica’s Surplice +3
  • Accessory 1: Meteorite Bracer +3
  • Accessory 2: Elfin Charm +3

Alternative Equipment Options: If you prefer to use a shield for Serena’s Dragon Quest 11 best equipment, you can use the Metal King Shield.

Locations

  • Faerie King’s Cane: Beat the Final Wheel of Harma Trial in 35 moves
  • Scepter of Time: Crafted via If I Could Turn Back Time which is found in a chest in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Metal King Shield: Crafted via Making Things with Metal Kings, which is the 110 mini medal reward
  • Serenica’s Circlet: Found in the Sage’s Trial – Fierce Forest
  • Serenica’s Surplice: Found in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Meteorite Bracer: Found in the Fortress of Fear or crafted via Orichalcum: Ore Blimey which is a reward for the Final Trial of the Wheel of Harma
  • Elfin Charm: Found in The Other Side or Crafted via Upper-Class Accessories which is found in a chest at the First Forest Whale Way Station

Sylvano – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon: El Stupendo +3
  • Shield: Metal King Shield +3
  • Helmet: Tiara Tremendisima +3
  • Armor: Gladder Rags +3
  • Accessory 1: Suave Scarf +3
  • Accessory 2: Suave Scarf +3

Locations

  • El Stupendo: Crafted via Big Hitters of the Battlefield which is found in a chest in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Metal King Shield: Crafted via Making Things with Metal Kings, which is the 110 mini medal reward
  • Tiara Tremendisima: Crafted via Gladder Gear for Goer-Getterers which is the 90 mini medal stamp reward
  • Gladder Rags: Crafted via Gladder Gear for Goer-Getterers which is the 90 mini medal stamp reward
  • Suave Scarf: Receive from the Golden Boy in Octagonia after the post-game event

Jade – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon: Split Pot Poker +3
  • Helmet: Xenlon Hair Ring +3
  • Armor: Xenlon Gown +3
  • Accessory 1: Belle’s Bow +3
  • Accessory 2: Belle’s Bow +3

Alternative Equipment Options: If you’re using Claws, you can use either the Frostfire Fingers (highest crit) or the Xenlon Claws (highest damage). If you’re using Claws for Jade’s Dragon Quest 11 best equipment, use 2x Assassin accessories instead.

Locations

  • Split Pot Poker: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Poker which is found in a chest in the Fortress of Fear
  • Frostfire Fingers: Drops rarely off of the Master Moosifer enemies in the Luminary’s Trial
  • Xenlon Claws: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Beastmaster Claws which are the reward for beating the Third Wheel of Harma Trial in 20 moves
  • Xenlon Hair Ring: Crafted via Shine On, Xenlon which is the reward for beating the Fourth Wheel of Harma Trial in 20 moves
  • Xenlon Gown: Crafted via Shine On, Xenlon which is the reward for beating the Fourth Wheel of Harma Trial in 20 moves
  • Belle’s Bow: Reward for the Quest “A Memorable Mystery” in L’Académie. To get 2 you need to have it equipped at the end of Act 1 to receive a copy in Act 3.
  • Assassin: Reward for beating the horse race Silver Cup (difficult). To get 2 you need to have it equipped at the end of Act 1 to receive a copy in Act 3.

Rab – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon: Xenlon Claws +3
  • Helmet: Apollo’s Crown +3
  • Armor: Potentate’s Pallium +3
  • Accessory 1: Monarchic Mark +3
  • Accessory 2: Monarchic Mark +3

Alternative Equipment Options: If you prefer to use Heavy Wands for Rab’s Dragon Quest 11 best equipment, you can equip an Aurora Staff instead.

Locations

  • Xenlon Claws: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Beastmaster Claws which are the reward for beating the Third Wheel of Harma Trial in 20 moves
  • Aurora Staff: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Bright Staff which is the reward for beating the 3rd Wheel of Harma Trial in 15 moves
  • Apollo’s Crown: Crafted via A Guide to a Godly Get-up, which is the reward for finishing the Final Wheel of Harma Trial in 40 moves
  • Potentate’s Pallium: Crafted via A Guide to a Godly Get-up, which is the reward for finishing the Final Wheel of Harma Trial in 40 moves
  • Monarchic Mark: Crafted via Badges of Honor which is found in Sniflheim Castle using the Ultimate Key

Hendrik – Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment

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Equipment Setup

  • Weapon: Drustan’s Sword +3
  • Shield: Drustan’s Shield +3
  • Helmet: Drustan’s Helm +3
  • Armor: Drustan’s Armor +3
  • Accessory 1: Shield Bearer +3
  • Accessory 2: Shield Bearer +3

Alternative Equipment Options: If you prefer to use Axes, you can equip a Galaxy Axe instead.

Locations

  • Drustan’s Sword: Found in a chest during the Luminary’s Trial
  • Galaxy Axe: Upgrade the evolutionary weapon Bad Axe which is found in The Battleground
  • Drustan’s Shield: Found in a chest in the Sage’s Trial – Hoarder’s Keep
  • Drustan’s Helm: Found in a chest in the Disciple’s Trial – Eerie Valley
  • Drustan’s Armor: Found in a chest during the Luminary’s Trial
  • Shield Bearer: 5 mini medal stamp reward. To get 2 you need to have one equipped at the end of Act one to receive a copy in Act 3.

That about covers it for the Dragon Quest 11 Best Equipment for Each Character Guide. Be sure to check out the Game Guides section for more content like this, and click here for more content related to Dragon Quest 11.

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