In the beginning,
there was only one island...

For as long as anyone could remember, the tiny island of Estard was all alone in the world—the sole speck of land in an endless blue ocean. That all changed, though, when two young adventurers, Auster and Kiefer, stumbled upon a mysterious shrine and learned there were many new lands to discover.

To reach these undiscovered islands, they’ll have to travel around the world to collect scattered tablet fragments, then reassemble them to activate more portals to the past.

Exploring these exciting and often dangerous new worlds won’t be easy. Luckily, our heroes aren’t alone on their quest.

Meet the heroes

A great adventure needs great characters, and the DRAGON QUEST series is filled with plenty of them, thanks to the imaginative character design by critically-acclaimed manga artist, Akira Toriyama.

Auster (Main Character)

The young son of Pilchard Bay’s most famous fisherman, Auster is expected to carry on the family’s successful business. However, he has more adventurous plans in mind.

 

 

Kiefer

Prince Kiefer may be heir to the throne of Estard, but that won’t stop him from looking for trouble with his best friend, Auster.

 

 

Maribel

Haughty and headstrong, Maribel is eternally exasperated by Auster, but she remains a faithful friend.

 

 

Ruff

Ruff was originally a wolf—and it shows! Now magically changed into a boy, he can often be seen riding on the back of a furry friend.

Sir Mervyn

Sir Mervyn may be getting on in years, but he still has the skills and fighting spirit that made him a legendary hero.

Aishe

She may be a talented dancer, but Aishe’s real skills lie with the sword—she’s a feared warrior who isn’t afraid to break the rules.

Time to take a vocation!

As you progress through the story, you’ll gain access to Alltrades Abbey, where adventurers can choose and change vocations. Taking on a new vocation can increase a character’s attributes and let them learn new spells and abilities. It also changes their appearance, which adds to the fun!

DRAGON QUEST VII features over 30 vocations—more than any other DRAGON QUEST title—which can drastically change the dynamics of your party, so try out different combos to build the ultimate team of heroes!

Ready to switch things up? Head to Alltrades Abbey to change your vocation and get a whole new look.

Basic Vocations

These are the basic vocations that are available to anyone—sort of like an internship! Master these roles to learn new—and permanent—spells and abilities, and ultimately open up more advanced vocations.

Warrior
Priest
Thief
Martial Artist
Mage
Warrior

Expert swordsmen who excel at dealing massive damage with powerful attacks.

Martial Artist

Fleet-fisted fighters who often get the drop on their enemies and inflict repeated critical hits.

Mage

Specialists in the arcane arts who use magic to defeat monsters.

Priest

Master healers who can restore allies’ HP and cure status afflictions.

Thief

Sneaky bandits who can help the party amass a hoard of treasure—their fast fingers can even pick a monster’s pockets!

Shepherd

Woolly warriors whose abilities can support and shield their allies, all with the aid of a fleecy flock!

Jester

Jolly jokesters who can make a monster’s sides split with laughter and bring the house down on their heads!

Shepherd
Jester

Advanced Vocations

Master the basic vocations and combine your skills to unlock these advanced, more powerful roles.

Pirate
Luminary
Monster Masher
Armamentalist
Sage
Pirate

A privateer who’s at his best when doing battle on the high seas. A master of both attack and defense.

Armamentalist

A weapons wiz who combines the abilities of a warrior with a mage’s magical powers.

Sage

A master of attack and recovery magic who is also able to call on the power of the spirits.

Luminary

A star amongst stars, able to rally allies with a variety of inspiring dances and songs.

Monster Masher

A master of monsters, able to commune with them, wield their abilities, and win their affection.

Gladiator

An expert fighter who’s mastered the way of the warrior and the martial artist.

Paladin

A holy warrior with a powerful body and a pure mind who is always willing to act as a shield for others.

How to unlock it:Thief + Sailor

Strengths:Can sometimes steal items from enemies after battle

Mastery Speed:Normal

How to unlock it:Warrior + Mage

Strengths:Greatly increased strength and MP.

Mastery Speed:Slow

How to unlock it:Mage + Priest

Strengths:Spells cost less MP.

Mastery Speed:Very slow

How to unlock it:Warrior + Martial Artist

Strengths:Increased likelihood of inflicting critical hits.

Mastery Speed:Slow

How to unlock it:Martial Artist + Priest

Strengths:Can sometimes strike enemy weak points.

Mastery Speed:Slow

How to unlock it:Dancer + Jester + Troubadour

Strengths:Captures enemies’ attention, freezing them in place.

Mastery Speed:Slow

How to unlock it:Thief + Shepherd

Strengths:Monsters are easier to befriend.

Mastery Speed:Fast

Gladiator
Paladin

Master Vocations

The ultimate levels that can be achieved are master vocations. These can only be unlocked by mastering certain advanced vocations and monster vocations. Here is one of the super powerful master vocations you can unlock:

Hero

Strengths:Recovers HP each turn. The amount depends on mastery level.

Description:A well-rounded class with no weaknesses, this vocation teaches you powerful spells and special abilities that are befitting of being called a true hero. Once you become proficient in this class, a miraculous power will heal your HP during battle.

Monster Vocations

For the first time in the DRAGON QUEST series, you can fight as a monster! Monster classes can be unlocked by defeating certain enemies, such as slimes, bone barons, or walking corpses, and then, if you’re lucky, acquiring their heart. Choosing a monster vocation not only gives your character the monster’s unique skills, but you also take on the appearance of that monster in the game!

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