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I think I’ve done the most grinding in all my time playing DQ3 via the Switch version. All to help me defeat that BS Dragon at the top of the post game dungeon.
I can only imagine how long it would actually take someone to reach level 99 in this game.
Heh. For me, it's the Mobile version. Whenever I water my mom's plants, which is a 1, 2, or 3x a week proposition (she doesn't trust gardeners to handle her land...so I do it for now). Anyway, it was a 3, then 4, then 5, now almost 6 hour job (she keeps adding plants). All I do is grind in DQ3. I've created a series of females based on former relationships. 3x sages (all stats maxed except for MP), 3x MA's (all stats maxed except for MP), 3x Thieves (all stats maxed except for MP), and now working on 3x Jesters.
All of them have every spell and skill in the game prior to picking final classes. The Jesters just completed Sage, so I started as Jester -> Sage, now Merchant, then Thief (I'll be farming more seeds at this point to maximize the final class), then finally Jester again.
The easy route to level 99...it's not as good as the original games, as Rimuldar does not have the super mobs of Liquid Metals, but you can still get those in the latter floors of the Tower of Rubiss 5F at roughly the same rate around what's left of what spawned in Rimuldar in the previous remakes and original game. The best spot is Zenith's Dungeon 3B and 5B.
Or you can farm Goopi's and the Boss Troll or Stone Guardian respawns.
Or you can just risk the first outside section of the second half of the bonus dungeon (Zoom to Zenith, walk South, exit out side to the tower of Xenlon. Just stay outside there and battle whatever. The gold stone guardians and metal wyverns are the main source of EXP, and the mage's kazinging them will increase your EXP yield.
The other option is to do Zenith Dungeon 4B and the higher rate of Metal Wyverns. Though if you're doing that, 3 and 5B should be considered.
Don't forget Puff! will kill any metal that doesn't run on the second round.
I’m not a fan of the random encounters in the bonus dungeons. There are some real bastard enemies, but I’ll consider the tower portion where the Abracadabers show up.
Thanks for the tip on the Rubiss Tower 5th floor. I ran into some 6 LMS groups and managed to beat some of them. I hate that Puff/BeDragon slows down the users of it and you have to hope Acceleratle can get them to act fast enough.