Shiren the Wanderer 6 – Equipment Basics

    Gear up properly or get sent back to the island shores.

    There is something dangerous lurking behind just about every corner in Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island. Sometimes in hallways, too! Anyway, Shiren’s best bet against the hordes of bloodthirsty fiends within the Mystery Dungeon is his gear. Powerful and unique weapons, shields, and accessories await in the depths. Our Shiren the Wanderer 6: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island Equipment Basics Guide is the perfect crash course for understanding this integral step to Shiren’s successful expedition.

    The game is available on the Nintendo Switch and is available on the eshop and physically from retailers! Take a look at the official site for the game for more information!

    Shiren the Wanderer 6 Equipment Guide – General Tips

    Don’t be afraid of failure! You may have to start over upon incapacitation, but many new things are unlocked by making multiple attempts and progressing further within the dungeons. Your experimentation and willpower will gain you immeasurable knowledge and practice. Remember: rise and rise again!

    Take your time! This game is turn-based in a sense, as everything moves and happens in response to YOUR actions. If you’re in a tight situation, really mull over your options and brainstorm a proper plan. Read item and monster descriptions, experiment with your gear, strategically stall, flee for safety, or even take a loss if necessary. Progress is progress!

    Our Shiren the Wanderer 6 Guides are here to help! They offer more in-depth information on a variety of topics.

    Procuring Gear

    Shiren the Wanderer 6 : Dungeon Weapon Shop

    The Mystery Dungeon is chock-full of items to grab. Simply walking over them or manually picking them up will add them to your inventory. This includes Gear. Weapons, Shields, and Bracelets appear along the normal items. However, bracelets and other items have unknown factors. You need something like an Identifier Scroll to properly learn their effects and equip them.

    It’s super easy to equip gear. Just equip it straight from your equipment menu. Be sure to pay attention to the strength values and effects of each piece of gear. This ensures that you can always adapt your equipment to match any situation.

    Mystical Runes and Upgrades

    Shiren the Wanderer 6 : Weapon Rune

    Sometimes you can find gear with Runes on them. This can be checked in your Inventory menu. Runes give pieces of equipment special properties. Allowing for unique buffs that aid you in your adventures. There are even ways to add runes to gear yourself later on… Shields and weapons also have levels. These can be upgraded with certain scrolls and blacksmiths. Being rusted can also lower their levels, making them significantly less effective…

    Gear Degradation

    The Mystery Dungeon is littered with traps, just begging to impede you in some way. Unfortunately, some of these traps can rust your weapons or even forcefully unequip your gear. Having these happen to you in ill-timed situations can spell trouble. Some runes prevent rust and the right items and strategies can get you out of most of these. Some enemies also have skills that ruin your items, as well.

    Alterations and Special Gear Options

    Shiren the Wanderer 6 : Synthesized Weapon

    After getting to around Floor 20, you learn about Synthesis Pots. These can be used to fuse two weapons and create a new weapon with a special trait or rune. Using this method, you can create fantastic gear with enough luck and patience.

    Payne Grist
    Payne Grist
    Payne is a huge fan of JRPGs. SQUARE ENIX owns his heart, especially their 'FINAL FANTASY' series. He is currently studying various mediums of art and Japanese.

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