Dragon Quest | Dragon Warrior
Console icon NES/Famicom

  • Reach Level 30

    1,144 (1,021) of 4,222 – 27.10%

    24.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.10% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by SirVG on: 17 Sep, 2014 20:44
    Last modified: 12 Sep, 2020 18:29


    Comments:
    Zyvyn 18 Jul 2018 15:16
    To help with grinding you can turn up emulation speed that doesn't disable hardcore mode
    Toomanymareeps 26 Jan 2019 07:21
    About the best spot for this is where you find Erdrick's Armor, where you fight the Axe Knight. Hurtmore has a chance of 1shotting but don't rely on it. You'll want Erdrick's Sword and the Silver Shield for this, and you'll fight almost a thousand.
    21 Jul 2020 05:55
    StingX2 edited this achievement.
    12 Sep 2020 18:29
    Hotscrock edited this achievement.
    Ofecks 28 Jan 2023 18:56
    I used fast-forward and grinded the monsters inside the ruined town of Hauksness. The encounter rate is high and the enemies are easy enough to defeat with just physical attacks using Turbo A. The passive healing from Erdrick's Armor was nearly enough to keep the grind going infinitely. The bottom floor of Charlock Castle is theoretically more xp/hour but the red dragons and armored knights are incredibly dangerous to fight up until the very last level (29), I found, and not worth the risk.
    Lipe33 26 May 2023 14:22
    for reference you need 65k xp
    AriMaeda 11 Nov 2023 04:41
    An unthrottled framerate makes this a whole lot more bearable, the grind took me less than an hour. I held Turbo B down the entire time—which will close an open menu but otherwise not interfere with anything—and alternated mashing left/right and Turbo A to get through fights. With a good rhythm, I was getting about 5 fights/second. I did my fighting just outside of Haukness, but this could possibly be faster with stronger enemies; I wanted to avoid dying and having to get set up again.
    enderkill9 5 Jan 2024 06:01
    Holy crap this is so bad. It was easy on the gbc version where metal slimes gave over 700 exp but this version they only give over 100…
    valvesteamdeck 7 Apr 2024 15:48
    at level 24 you can one shot metal slimes
    Barrettorbix 8 Apr 2024 17:14
    Both the gold and experience cap out at 65,535, which is how much you need to reach max level. You'll never need that much gold for anything, but I easily capped it out long before getting enough experience.

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