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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition

07 A Walk on the Wild Side

Ben Chard

(1 of 2) You’ll find the downtrodden Artist to the north-west of Gallopolis

You’ll find the downtrodden Artist to the north-west of Gallopolis (left), you’ll need to have the Hero, Serena and Erik Pepped up to use Wild Side. (right)

Quest Acquisition Reward
Gallopolis, man to the north-west Furry Finery Recipe Book

Once you reach Gallopolis, head to the north-west of the city to find an Artist looking for inspirtation. He comes up with the idea to create a battle piece, one which he needs you to help him with by using Wild Side.

Head out into the desert once you’re on the hunt for The Slayer of the Sands and search near the ruins to find Spitzfires. Once you have the Hero, Erik and Serena all Pepped up then use Wild Side, this will boost Erik’s stats and give him two turns a combat round. Simply defeat the beast with this active to fulfil the requirements asked by the Artist. You do not need to actually deal the killing blow with Erik to finish the quest.

The difficulty in this quest comes from getting all three characters Pepped Up. The best way to achieve this is to defend in a battle until one by one they’re all Pepped Up. This however is still not enough sometimes, no matter what you do you won’t have all three Pepped Up at the same time. For this reason it’s best to wait until you get your fifth party member, you can then remove one of the Pepped Up characters while you wait for the other two to reach the state. Your characters will retain their Pep status even if they’re not in the main party.

Once Pepped Up, unleash Wild Side before defeating the Spitzfire.


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

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