D-Ratio (Dragon Quarter)


Within the world of Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter, every person is assigned a D-Ratio. This indicates their chances of linking with any available Dragon, and is also indicative of their social status. "Low-D"'s are at the lowest end of the pecking order, while Dragon Quarters are the most respected. Members of Trinity have their D-Ratios removed, although how this is achieved is not specified.

[edit] Range

D-Ratios range from 1/4 (the aforementioned Dragon Quarter) to 1/8192, as Ryu begins the game. The full range of D-Ratios shown within the game are as follows;

  • 1/4
  • 1/8
  • 1/16
  • 1/32
  • 1/64
  • 1/128
  • 1/256
  • 1/512
  • 1/1024
  • 1/2048
  • 1/4096
  • 1/8192


The only other character with a noted D-Ratio is Bosch at 1/64.

[edit] D-Ratios within the Game

Within the game, Ryu's D-Ratio can be lowered with subsequent playthroughs. Although this makes no difference to the plot - Bosch will still comment on Ryu's Low-D even when it is higher than his own - it does unlock more areas for the player to explore.

When starting a new game plus, the new D-Ratio is determined by how many points the player has earned in a number of criteria. These are as follows;


Clear Time (In Hours)
Clear Time Points
8 10 points
9 9 points
10 8 points
11 7 points
13 6 points
15 5 points
27 4 points
20 3 points
23 2 points
26 1 points
26+ 0 points

Simply put, the amount of time taken to clear the game completely.


Extra Turn Rate
Extra Turn Percentage Points
95% 10 points
90%+ 9 points
85%+ 8 points
80%+ 7 points
75%+ 6 points
70%+ 5 points
65%+ 4 points
60%+ 3 points
55%+ 2 points
50%+ 1 points
50%- 0 points

This reflects the number of random encounters that are begun by your characters attacking the monsters, rather than vice-versa. With a little practice and good use of the PETS system, you can easily get a high ranking here.


Map Completion Rate
Map Completion Percentage Points
98%+ 10 points
96%+ 9 points
94%+ 8 points
92%+ 7 points
90%+ 6 points
88%+ 5 points
86%+ 4 points
84%+ 3 points
82%+ 2 points
80%+ 1 points
80%- 0 points

It is impossible to complete over 98% of the map in your first playthrough, simply because some areas are not unlocked without a lowered D-Ratio.

To fill in part of the map, it is sufficient simply to open the relevant (usually yellow) door.


Treasure Boxes Opened
Treasure Boxes Opened Points
42+ 10 points
39+ 9 points
36+ 8 points
33+ 7 points
30+ 6 points
25+ 5 points
20+ 4 points
15+ 3 points
10+ 2 points
5+ 1 points
4- 0 points

The number of treasure boxes opened by your party. Again, this is easier on a subsequent playthrough, since the new areas tend to contain several treasure boxes.


Number of Saves
Number of Saves Points
0 10 points
1 9 points
2 8 points
3 7 points
4-5 6 points
6-7 5 points
8-9 4 points
10-11 3 points
12-13 2 points
14-15 1 points
16+ 0 points

When it comes to saving, less is better.

Of course, it helps to have a lot of time free, and be reasonably confident in your abilities.


Highest Floor Reached in Kokan Horay
Floor Reached Points
B50F 10 points
B46F+ 9 points
B41F+ 8 points
B36F+ 7 points
B31F+ 6 points
B26F+ 5 points
B21F+ 4 points
B16F+ 3 points
B11F+ 2 points
B6F+ 1 points
B5F- 0 points

The highest (or, technically, lowest) floor reached in the bonus dungeon the Kokan Horay. The dungeon can be unlocked through the Fairy Colony mini-game.


Average Level

In addition to the above, the average level of your party is added to your total number of points.

Total Score

Your total score results in a D-Ratio as follows;

Total Score
Points D-Ratio
100 points 1/4
95+ points 1/8
90+ points 1/16
85+ points 1/32
80+ points 1/64
75+ points 1/128
70+ points 1/256
65+ points 1/512
60+ points 1/1024
55+ points 1/2048
50+ points 1/4096
50- points 1/8192

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