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Published October 16, 2018

Recently, I was looking for an answer to a very, seemingly, complicated question and the question was when does the Luminary get his splitter powers; a question that no gaming group to which I am a part of have been able to answer which is I guess kind of ironic.

The splitter powers that are awarded to the Luminary are a great asset to him and it gives him a substantial power raise not to mention abilities to oppose every element in the game. When I first got my hands on the splitter powers, I used them and they are quite powerful but they can be enhanced to deal even more damage.

There were many completely bogus theories about the splitter powers such as they being awarded to the Luminary after he creates the Supreme Sword of Light; this is obviously fake but worry not because I have the facts and I’m here today to say that I cracked the code.

As a gamer, I owe it to my fellow gamers to present the facts regarding anything taken out of context or getting those all important questions answered in games that many wouldn’t dare explore. So having said that, here’s an in-depth look into Dragon Quest XI Luminary Skills.

Where are the splitter powers, when?

If you are or have ever been curious about the Dragon Quest XI Luminary Skills such as the splitter powers then the first place I’d like to direct your attention to is the postgame; yes, the postgame. Now, you’re probably wondering when; at a little place slightly to the east of the World Tree called Havens Above.

This becomes a destination shortly after the Luminary is sent back in time to save Veronica’s life; after you do so then you’re introduced to the Watchers who will then introduce you to their Elder. Ultimately, the Elder bestows the splitter powers on the Luminary and spoiler alert, you also get the Ultimate Key here as well.

The Splitter powers complements and destroys every opposing element so if you’re fighting an Earth elemental or an enemy who uses Earth powers then pull out that Skysplitter and wreck them. The same can be said for the Seasplitter vs. Fire elemental enemies.

What I love about the splitter powers and being given them is that you no longer have to worry about relying so much on elemental attacks and spells of teammates, but they’re still good for compounding damage on an enemy so keep that in mind.

The Super Sword of Light

The Luminary’s birthright, as it is known, the Super Sword of Light is the key to unlocking and use of the splitter powers; you will not be able to get anywhere in the postgame without this weapon but more importantly, the bonuses that come from equipping the weapon.

While in possession of the Super Sword of Light, the splitter powers can deal damage unimaginable. Furthermore, the splitter powers are a part of the Luminary himself so it goes without saying that those Dragon Quest XI Luminary Skills was something that people would expect to see in the early parts of the game; I know I was.

I got to a point where, as I was slaying enemies, saw that the enemies take a special kind of damage from the Super Sword of Light; like it was a bit of an electrical shock after using it on an enemy. But, I can say beyond reasonable doubt that the Super Sword of Light is more than enough to get the job done for the time being so enjoy it!

The downside to the splitter powers

Naturally, as there is an upside, there is a downside and the downside to using the splitter powers is that you cannot use them without the Super Sword of Light equipped. Which, if you stop and think about it, makes a lot of sense. The Dragon Quest XI Luminary Skills didn’t require the use of a sword in hand as you well know.

However, using another sword at the postgame point in the game with the Luminary makes no sense at all. Simply, all of them, with the possible exception of some of the Greatswords, are simply no match for the Super Sword of Light’s attack power.

Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t switch to Greatswords to destroy big enemies or use it on difficult enemies, but if you’re thinking of using them in place of the Super Sword of Light or if you’re going to use Greatswords until you construct the Supreme Sword of Light; don’t do it.

I won’t tell you how to play your game or play it your way but if I were you then I’d keep the Super Sword of Light equipped so you can have ready access to the splitter powers as you need them; it doesn’t say not to.

The postgame appearance making sense

As I was making my way to the Elder of the Watchers and after being granted my splitter powers, I had an epiphany; my splitter powers are given to me in the postgame for a couple of reasons. One, Drustan’s Labyrinth; a place where the toughest challenges await along with the mightiest weapons in the game.

You’ll need your splitter powers to get to this point!

Second, incentive; the Luminary reaches the full peak of his powers in the postgame so why not capitalize on it. Also, I want to go on record as saying that there are a LOT of monsters roaming the world who are on the same level as you and if we’re honest here, you’ll be happy you have those powers.

I fought a vicious black dragon that was roaming the plains in the Dundrasil Region and let me tell you, it was tough as hell. The levels of my team right now is upwards from lv. 66+ and I had trouble so that should give you some idea how tough the enemies are in the postgame; even if you are using the Dragon Quest XI Luminary Skills

When you get to Drustan’s Labyrinth especially the Trial of the Luminary, you’re going to need your splitter powers to bring your A game because the enemies in the labyrinth will bring theirs so consider yourself warned.


The Dragon Quest XI Luminary Skills are many and powerful but none more powerful than the splitter powers you get from the Elder Watcher a little into the postgame. The Super Sword of Light is a powerful weapon and instrumental in using the splitter powers because they will not be accessible without that weapon.

Naturally, getting the splitter powers in the postgame is ideal because of the powerful enemies roaming about and Drustan’s Labyrinth; such powers might not have really been needed in the first and second half of the game not to mention that the Watchers were in terrible shape after Yggdrasil’s fall.

If you have any questions regarding my post or have any concerns then please feel free to leave me a message and I’ll get back to you immediately. Thank you and Happy gaming.


R.J’s Last Minute Tip

Ever wonder about how to get your hands on the Luminary’s Big Banga skill; well, wonder no more because it is strictly a Luminary skill found in the Luminary skill grid. So, you think about that should the time come that you get curious about the full extent of the Luminary’s power.

You can’t quite see it right now, but its there!


  1. GlenysGlenys

    Thank you for this great review on Dragon Quest luminary skills.  I too have asked myself the question “Luminary get his splitter powers?”  Sorry that the question turned out to be quite difficult to find.  It’s nice to know where to get it now. Thanks for also sharing that the World Tree called Havens Above is also where you get the Ultimate Key. This will save me time hunting around trying to find it. 

    Thanks for having some many amazing skills with this game. I can tell you have spent hours and hours playing it.  I was just wondering if you have ever thought about making any YouTube videos at all?

    • Rodney McGillRodney McGill

      I definitely have made more than a few; please, head on over to and look for Rodney McGill and subscribe to my channel; trust me; there’s plenty more where that came from. The Luminary also gets a substantial power increase to all of his Luminary Sword skills and spoiler alert, you get that in the same exact place you got the Ultimate Key. 

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