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Best Dragon Quest 11 Serena Build & Equipment

This Dragon Quest 11 Serena Build & Equipment Guide will teach you how to maximize Serena’s potential in Dragon Quest 11 so you can dominate the game.

If you’re playing Dragon Quest 11 you’re going to want to know what Serena’s best skills are and also where to find all her best equipment. This Dragon Quest 11 Serena Build & Equipment Guide will teach you just that. I’ll tell you what skills are best to invest in from beginning to end as well as how to get all of Serena’s best equipment.

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Skills – Dragon Quest 11 Serena

Serena is a bit different than other characters because her skill grid changes dramatically in each act, so you’re likely going to be respeccing her repeatedly. Also, her skill grid just… isn’t particularly good, for a lot of the game.

When you first get her, you may want to temporarily invest all her points into spears for a while because her natural magical mending can easily heal your characters to full without any need to equip a wand, and it’s nice to have an extra physical attacker during that early part of the game.

Around the time you get Jade, a real spear user, you’ll probably want to spec Serena out of spears and into wands. Grab everything in Wands. If you’re playing with Super Strong Monsters activated, you absolutely want Snap, Crackle, Poof, because there are some bosses that practically require it.

Next, head into Harpistry. Those Hymns come in handy on hard mode on a few bosses, but the main reason is there are some extra Magical Mending nodes up there and Harpistry is a better complement for wands than spears.

In Act 2, you’ll notice that Serena’s skill grid has changed substantially. In my opinion, you really don’t need to change up her build too much. You’ve probably gotten everything useful from Wands and Harpistry, and while you may want to equip Heavy Wands during this period, there’s absolutely nothing useful in her Heavy Wands tree except a single Magical Might +10 node.

So, rather than respeccing, I suggest snagging Hypnowhip for a measly 3 SP to unlock Holier Hymns, then concentrating on Vim, taking Enchanting Echo as soon as you can.

In Act 3, when Serena’s grid fully expands, she’s back to investing in Wands and Harpistry. Again, none of Serena’s nodes are particularly useful. You’ll want to finish off Wands, especially Divine Restitution near the bottom, then finish off Harpistry to get the two Holier Hymns nodes, then head down the righthand side of the Spears tree to unlock Kaswooshle.

Best Equipment – Dragon Quest 11 Serena

Equipment Setup – Dragon Quest 11 Serena

  • 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 – Dragon Quest 11 Serena

  • 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

That about covers it for the Dragon Quest 11 Serena Build & Equipment 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.


  • Ryan Night

    Ryan Night is an ex-game industry producer with over a decade of experience writing guides for RPGs. Previously an early contributor at gamefaqs.com, Ryan has been serving the RPG community with video game guides since 2001. As the owner of Bright Rock Media, Ryan has written over 600 guides for RPGs of all kinds, from Final Fantasy Tactics to Tales of Arise.

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