The Ravaged Realm

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The Ravaged Realm, also known as Cantlin Plains, is the first area player explore in Dragon Quest Builders. It is the ruins of the former fortress of Cantlin, having been overgrown with saplings and debris in the century since the first game took place. This area is where the base for Chapter 1 is located.


The town's starting look, from the top.

The landscape is a tutorial area that is specifically designed to get players accustomed to the flow of the game. Specifically, the nature of building, the passing of time, and the hunger meter are addressed directly once work on the base has begun. Combating monsters, as well as fighting off raids, will also be covered.

This island has vast plains around the town and in the southwest area, some forest areas, mountains across the whole island, and a swamp area in the southern part. In the plains and forest areas, some puddles can be found.

The town is almost barren when the player first arrives, but some structures remain. One of the first quests is finishing a room in the northwest for Pippa, the first npc to join the village.

The main building resource in this chapter will be stone and minerals, with many recipes requiring either. Despite this fact, the Ravaged Realm doesn't have many rocky resources, needing to import them from the other parts of the Cantlin region, like Hammerhood Heights.


Image Name Biography
DQB Pippa.png
Pippa Pippa joins the base immediately after the player places the Banner of Hope. She offers a number of quests, but avoids battle. She is the first person the player meets.
DQB Rollo polygon model.jpg
Rollo Rollo is found under a rock some monsters stuck on top of him. A bombastic buffoon, he is a man of endless enthusiasm who encourages the builder with information he gleams from an old tomb called the Cantlin Chronicle.
DQB Larouche.png
Larouche Larouche appears at the base once the player acquires the blue teleportal. Larouche doesn’t engage in combat, but does provide quests that improve the base.
DQB Kenelm.png
Kenelm Travel through the blue teleportal, defend Kenelm from skeletons, and he gratefully follows the player to the base. He becomes a vigilant defender of the base and teaches the player a special combat technique.
DQB Sheridon.png
Sheridon Sheridon arrives at the base after the player places the red teleportal. While he does not participate in battles, he shares the secret of building wrecking balls, which are the key to defeating a powerful enemy.
DQB Magnus.png
Magnus A renowned blacksmith, Magnus has been locked up by evil forces. Once set free, he eagerly engages in battle at the player's base and shares his knowledge.
DQB Cherie.png
Cherie Cherie pops up at the Banner of Hope after the green teleportal is earned. She isn’t a fighter, but she does pitch in by creating items in the workshop.
DQB Splatrick.jpg
Splatrick Splatrick is a slime found behind the Green Teleportal. He is a slime who is hated by the other slimes because he doesn't hate humans. He has the ability to talk to other monsters as seen after the final battle.

Points of Interest[edit]

The Builder's grave[edit]

The game's starting point. Rubiss awakens and guides the builder through a short tutorial. Once they are outside, she gives the protagonist a Banner of Hope.


The main base for Chapter 1. It's on the ruins of the original Cantlin from Dragon Quest I.

Dracky treasure[edit]

A cave where two drackys guard a chest that contains a seed of life. It's exact location changes from savefile to savefile, but it's always located to the south of Cantlin.

The chimaeras's tower[edit]

It's located southwest from the base, and chimaeras like to gather around it. There is a chest containing a seed of life, on top of it.

Challenge: the three dragons (1)[edit]

There is a field of flowers in the far southwest, beyond the mountains and chimaera tower. One of the three dragons needed for a challenge rests there. It drops a Comfy sofa once defeated.

The swamp[edit]

Far in the south, beyond the mountains, lies a poisonous swamp. There isn't much to do, but some gold veins can be found in it.

Rubiss's teleportal[edit]

Located south from Rollo's hidding spot, it's where the player must go in order to end the chapter.

If the player loads a finished savefile and then completes any remaining challenges, they can be claimed by finishing the chapter via Rubiss's teleportal.


List of available materials in Cantlin Plains.

Raw materials
Broken branch icon.png
Broken branch
Gold icon.png
Grassy leaves icon.png
Grassy leaves
Marshroom icon.png
Pink petals icon.png
Pink petals
Plumberry icon.png
Plumberry seedling icon.png
Plumberry seedling
Pumice pieces icon.png
Pumice pieces
DQB stone icon.png
Strong stalks icon.png
Strong stalks
White petals icon.png
White petals

Raw materials requiring a shovel
Bogwort icon.png
Branch icon.png
Coralily icon.png
Grass icon.png
Milkblossom icon.png
Pristine plumberry icon.png
Pristine plumberry
Stalwort icon.png
Witchgrass icon.png

Building materials and decorations
Broken barricade icon.png
Broken barricade
Chalk icon.png
Clodstone icon.png
Dilapidated crate icon.png
Dilapidated crate
Earth block.png
Obsidian block icon.png
Pebblestone block icon.png
Plumberry lumber icon.png
Plumberry lumber
Poisonous peat icon.png
Poisonous peat


List of enemies available in the Ravaged Realm.

Image Name HP Attack Defense Drop 1 Drop 2
DQB Chimaera.png Chimaera 12 2 2 Chimaera feather icon.png
Chimaera feather
Monster egg icon.png
Monster egg
DQB Dracky.png Dracky 11 8 1 Coralily bud icon.png
Coralily bud
Grass seed icon.png
Grass seed
DQB Fightgeist.png Fightgeist (Night only) 56 24 16 Chimaera feather icon.png
Chimaera feather
Monster egg icon.png
Monster egg
DQB Ghost.png Ghost (Night only) 56 24 16 Chimaera feather icon.png
Chimaera feather
Monster egg icon.png
Monster egg
DQB Hammerhood.png Hammerhood 18~88 12~26 4~8 Fur icon.png
Whopping needle icon.png
Whopping needle
DQB Skeleton.png Skeleton 23~28 14~16 6~8 Coarse cloth icon.png
Coarse cloth shard
Bones icon.png
DQB Skeleton Scrapper.png Skeleton Scrapper 55 18~25 12 Coarse cloth icon.png
Coarse cloth shard
Bones icon.png
DQB Skeleton Soldier.png Skeleton Soldier 75 29 16 Coarse cloth icon.png
Coarse cloth shard
Bones icon.png
DQB Slime.png Slime 7 4 0 Blue goo icon.png
Blue goo
Milkblossom bud icon.png
Milkblossom bud
DQB Treevil.png Treevil 60 11 3 Tainted tree icon.png
Tainted tree
Twisted tree trunk icon.png
Twisted tree trunk
Minibosses available in this area
DQB Green Dragon.png Green Dragon 550 33 40 Comfy sofa icon.png
Comfy sofa
Boss Fight
DQB Golem.png The Giant Golem ? ? ? Nopic.png
Tarnished token


See also[edit]