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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition

Draconian Quest

Jarrod Garripoli

Draconian Mode is an optional feature in Dragon Quest XI that allows you to add restrictions or make the game more difficult. Whenever you start a new game, you will have the option to turn on Draconian Mode options. This is done on the screen where you name the protagonist, as you can see an option to press a button bring up the Draconian Quest. While playing, should the game be too difficult or you don’t like an option, you can visit any church to turn them off. Of course, if you do turn them off, you cannot reactivate them, unless you revert to an older save or start a brand new game.

Draconian Option Description
No Shopping Cannot buy items from any shop
No Armour Cannot equip armour on characters
Reduced Experience from Easy Fights Weak enough enemies will grant 0 XP
All Enemies Are Super Strong Enemies will be stronger than normal
Shypox Protagonist will sometimes randomly lose a turn in battle
Super Shypox Like Shypox, but for the entire party
Townsfolk Talk Tripe NPCs will sometimes say random things
Party Wiped Out is Protagonist Perishes If the Protagonist dies, then you receive a game over
No Fleeing from Battle You cannot flee from battle

A few quick notes on the Draconian options listed above. No Fleeing from Battle is only present in the original version of the game, and not in the Definitive Edition. Likewise, Super Shypox, Townsfolk Talk Tripe and Party Wiped Out if Protagonist Perishes are only found in the Definitive Edition version of the game. You will not find those three in the original version.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    3DS, PC, PS4, Switch
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  • Guide Release
    4 September 2018
  • Last Updated
    16 September 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard

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An epic battle between Light and Darkness is about to begin as the Luminary awakens on his 16th birthday. Join a diverse cast of characters as you traverse the world of Erdrea on a quest to discover why you’ve been branded the Darkspawn and the many mysteries of the Luminary.

The most complete guide for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age features all there is to do and see in the world of Erdrea. A step-by-step walkthrough featuring every item, quest and side activity illustrated with gorgeous screenshots.

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