We previously learned about Dragon Quest XI’s smithing system called the “Mysterious Forge,” and Square Enix has provided an update for it with new screenshots on the upcoming RPG’s official website.
The “Mysterious Forge” is a system that allows you to create equipment using your very own hands. You can use it to create powerful equipment or further enhance a piece of equipment you already own.
First, you’ll need to acquire a recipe and its required materials to start out. You can find recipes in bookshelves and such, while materials can be found throughout the fields of various parts.
You can try out the smithing feature on the “Mysterious Forge Set” that are found on campsites. The objective is to fill up the meters and put them in their “success zone.” You’ll also get to use skills to help increase success rates.
And once you finish up your work, you’ll be rewarded with a piece of equipment.
By successfully smithing a piece of equipment you can get a “Re-smith Gem” that allows you to enhance any equipment you currently own. Failing the re-smith won’t result in a loss of the item.
There’s also a sort of “critical hit” that appears, which gives it closer to success.
Dragon Quest XI releases in Japan on July 29 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. The game is also in development for Nintendo Switch.