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.
|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.