Dragon Quest IX


“I always dish out pearls of wisdom”

– Stella, Dragon Quest IX

Powerful Party Builds | Dragon Quest IX

Key to any RPG game, Dragon Quest included, is the formation of a functional party. This is even more true in the ninth entry in the series, because the party is made up of entirely player created members, whereby the player chooses their class and growth throughout. Those […]

6 Must Have Skills | Dragon Quest IX

Since its inception, the Dragon Quest series has featured some form of skill or spell. Even the original title, in all of its simplicity, featured spells like Sizz, Evac and Zoom, which are names you’ll no doubt recognise from modern titles. As technology and developers improved, so too […]

The 5 Best Classes | Dragon Quest IX

More so than in any other Dragon Quest game, Classes, or Vocations, are crucial in the completion of the ninth installation. Some modern titles in the series completely eschew this system, opting rather for a defined set of characters replete with personalities and skills, however here your party […]

The 4 Best Weapon Types | Dragon Quest IX

When it comes to weaponry, the Dragon Quest series has always been somewhat of an outlier, despite remaining resolutely traditional. Where other JRPG games become more and more fantastical, DQ sticks to swords, shields and staves, like the RP games of old. That’s not to say they do […]

Starting Party Recommendations | Dragon Quest IX

Forming a party in the early portion of any Dragon Quest, particularly those that let you choose classes – or vocations as they’re known – tends to come with two caveats; the choices will entirely inform your opinion on the battle system, yet it’s also likely to be […]


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Dragon Quest IX

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Release Date: July 11th, 2009
  • Genre: JRPG
  • Developer: Level-5
  • Author’s Experience: Roughly one million hours.