The creators of Dragon Quest XI have introduced a truly wonderful feature to us gamers and it has made gameplay even more awesome than was first thought, I’ve been playing the game since the beginning and I’ve still yet to get bored with it because of the awesome features that exist in the game.
One of the features and perhaps the most important is the ability to get pepped up. When you take on enemies in Dragon Quest XI Pepped Up, you get a lot of bonuses added on to your temporary form which goes a long way in battle as you well know.
Also, I want to on record as saying that another great feature to being pepped up is being able to use double, triple or even quadruple pep powers. I remember when I first started playing and discovered the pep powers, it was like I had just discovered a more creative way of destroying my enemies.
I definitely love the blue color as opposed to Dragon Quest VIII’s purple color, but the colors for the forms in both games are good and I’m going to discuss the concept of the pep, the Luminary’s connection to the pep and strategies regarding being pepped.
The Benefits of Being Pepped Up
Now when you’re running around from one area to the next in Dragon Quest XI Pepped Up, you’ll often find that certain aspects of your character have gotten more powerful or enhanced as it were.
For some, it is enhanced attack power and defense; for others its more powerful magic and magical damage to enemies and healing powers give back more per use.
I would say that one of the greatest benefits to being pepped up is being able to make the choice involving your actions whether it is making the choice to use a pep power to waste enemies or just being able to stay pepped until it wears off; either way, you’re making the choice.
Being pepped up is another way of ending the battle quickly because it is almost as if enemies can destroy you as easily if you weren’t pepped up. Another thing I found out about being pepped up is that the more levels you gain, the quicker you get pepped up which is a big benefit when you’re trying to complete areas like Drustan’s Labyrinth.
Never underestimate the power of the pep, but don’t waste it either; it is there for your enemy killing pleasure which is something you should definitely take advantage of.
Just ‘Wear It’
Naturally when you’re in Dragon Quest XI Pepped Up, you’re going to be tempted to use a pep power right away but don’t do it. Sometimes, it is okay to do so when you’re trying to hasten that enemy toward death which is definitely justified in every way, shape and form. However, sometimes it is okay to just wear it, keep the form up until it wears off.
As you progress more and more into the post game, you’re going to find out quickly that just being pepped up is enough to keep you alive especially if you’ve learned Divide and Double Down with Erik; a great and must have combo by the way. I remember I always used to use my pep powers when I got pepped.
But then I learned quickly that wearing the form is enough where your characters will still benefit from the bonuses that’s unique to them which is great if you’re looking for an excuse to not want to use your pep powers if the situation doesn’t call for them; there’ll be situations that won’t.
The Luminary’s Pep Up skill
Now, I love this. I just learned the Luminary’s Pep Up skill last night and the gameplay is off the hook. Simply, I got access to pep powers right away which was good because added onto the fact that my Luminary is a Lv. 96; he’s hitting like he’s a Lv. 200.
When you’re traveling the world in Dragon Quest XI Pepped Up, you’d do well to activate the Luminary’s Pep Up skill because it is a lifesaver when you need that extra push or boost to get the upper hand on your enemies; I also found that Big Banga does a little more damage when the Luminary is pepped up.
Another thing I love about the Luminary having access to this power is that if another character is pepped up then he can activate that then combo any enemy at anytime; it’s great knowing that even when the Luminary is the only one pepped, he can still pull off pep powers with his teammates that are not pepped up.
My advice, don’t rush to learn this skill but do learn it before you complete the endgame because in that fight with Calasmos; you’ll be like “what fight?”
This extraordinary item is definitely a must if you’re going to do the Wheel of Harma trials and even then you should not be below a Lv. 94 when you attempt it because with the Pep Pop, you’ll be pepped up instantly. When you’re in Dragon Quest XI Pepped Up especially if you’re doing the Wheel of Harma trials, every little bit helps.
The Pep Pop can be bought in Cobblestone after Derk takes over the item shop; you’ll no doubt accumulate a lot of cash on your travels around the world. I’m encouraging you to buy at least two of these because if you’re going to be taking on tough enemies then you’ll need the added power.
No pep pop was used during the making of this post lol
Not to sound like a jerk, but by the time you reach Lv. 87+, your characters will be going into pepped up status more often which might make the pep pop kind of a waste of money but it depends on the situation. I’d buy the two pops like I mentioned if you’re at a Lv. 91+ and want to take on the Wheel of Harma trials.
That’s more than a necessary reason to blow the money on them at all is to get that instant pep status so you can make enemies go bye, bye; definitely worth it!
Waltzing around in Dragon Quest XI Pepped Up has some amazing benefits for the characters you control in the game like enhanced attack power along with enhanced magical damage and it goes without saying that there is no greater appreciation for power than the pep up form and using its power to destroy your enemies.
Sometimes it is okay to just wear the pep up form for the bonuses, it is not always necessary to use pep powers because you’re pepped up. Remember this too after you learn the Luminary’s Pep Up skill; it puts him at the pinnacle of his powers which will go far if you’re doing areas like Drustan’s Labyrinth.
The pep pop is a valuable item which should not be taken for granted or leaned upon unless you’re going to do the Wheel of Harma trials especially the fifth trial. If have any problems or have any questions regarding my post then please feel free to send me a message and I’ll respond quickly. Thank you and Happy gaming.
R.J’s Last Minute Tip
So you remember when you got beat down by the boss(es) at the end of the Trial of the Luminary; well, here’s what traveling the world, saving it one area at a time and doing all the sidequests not to mention beat up on the baddies within the Trial of the Luminary as wrought. Behold!