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DQFM S2E12: All About Erik (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

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For the next few weeks, we are doing character Spotlights for the cast of Dragon Quest XI! We’re going in the order that they join our hero’s party, so this first week is all about Erik!

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Each character in XI, although not officially designated with a job, has a job that goes back to classic DQ vocations. Erik is a thief.

But who is Erik?

A blue-haired thief who’s super loyal to the hero. He’s kind of sarcastic, and then he gets taken down a peg when he can’t remember who he is in the postgame. His voice reminds Austin of Timon from the Lion King, and Dirk is even his Pumbaa. 

Austin discusses the manga by the Fairy Tail guy

Why do people love Erik? 

Let’s go to Twitter for answers! But you gotta listen to know what they are! Hah! That's how we getcha.

Erik in battle.

Austin didn’t use him much in the main story, but used him a ton in the postgame because of his twomerang ability and dual-wielding metal slime boomerangs. Plus, the Pirate Pendant increased rate drops, and you can still stuff with Half-Inch (steal) and Critical Claim (always critical). We both used him mostly with daggers until postgame, honestly.


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Shoutout to the Henshin Dad podcast

Erik within the story functions has the hero’s BFF. Erik is a guy looking for redemption. He joins the hero because the Seer told him it was the only way he could redeem himself. We discuss the whole Erik and Mia thing.

And finally, are we ever getting a Monsters game with Erik and Mia? What do you think?

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