Just follow the arrows and signs, tbh.
-wip while I cry through Card ID in hopes of getting my guardian-
Desert Beach (Available at Lvl 20, Key Quest starts at Lvl 25)
Fairly standard stuff. Quest items are pretty common drops. I recommend alternating between normal quests and Monster Quests in Desert Beach and Pyramid Dungeon so your TM Lvl doesn’t lag too much. Be sure to do the quests to get Crazy Drilling and Fortune Telling while you’re there.
Poppuri Dungeon (Available at Lvl 30)
Sort of a bonus honorary Key Quest, so it’s not required to finish to go to move on to the next Key Quest. But hey, scared Poppuri is so adorable, there’s a compulsion to help him… (For me at least )
The bare minimum you should do are the Card Girl quests. If you want to complete the honorary Key Quest, drill in corners and you should do fine. Mint gives out some nice gear, including a WT pouch!
Caballa Relics (Available at Lvl 45, Key Quest starts at Lvl 55)
Be prepared to drill! The numerous amount of drill quests can seem daunting, so I recommend doing whatever pure monster quests you can first (Sissy Cello, Caballa Coffee), and then tackle the Dr Cats at the altar. The quest items are much more common drops in the dungeon than on the field.
Oops Wharf (Available at Lvl 60, Key Quest Starts at Lvl 70)
Genius Cochma and the Frog Shaman appear. You should only do these quests if you’re desperate for Base EXP to unlock a new episode or key quest, in my opinion. At least Chochma gives some TM in his first cycle of Monster Quests. These have much more quest items that are drops, thank goodness, but the Key Quest itself requires drilling. Field 4 has quite a number of hotspots on the pier, so it’s not too bad.
Mermaid Palace (Available at Lvl 75, Key Quest Starts at Lvl 80)
Praise God from whom all Blessings flow, they’ve greatly reduced how annoying these quests are. The Bell and Tink fishbones, while still quite rare drops, are needed in much smaller quantities now. Seabed Field 4 has quite a few hotspots, especially in the bottom right corner if I remember correctly.
Ghost Blue (Available at Lvl 95, Key Quest starts at Lvl 100, Nora Sewer Quest available at Lvl 110)
This is the last place I recommend you do Key Quests for unless you’re a dedicated Quester, because after Ghost Blue Key Quests get unbelievably frustrating. Ghost Blue has a smorgasbord of quests to Level up in, and the Love Hunter Robin quest in the Nora Sewer has infinite cycles, which is great for TM. The Key Quest is slightly annoying in that the item required, the Whale Essence, is an untradeable item, meaning you need to get it on your own. I recommend drilling at Field 4, where there are numerous hotspots around the sunken ships and pillars. I also highly recommend taking some time to drill at the Sewer for Clerk Z. Smith. He gives nice TM, and the Nora Sewer, like most dungeons, have better Quest item excavation ratios than the fields.
Rose Garden (First round of Love Hunter Robin quests available at Lvl 115, Other Quests Available at Lvl 120, Key Quest starts at Lvl 125, Vampire Dungeon available at Lvl 130)
CRY. Rose Garden requires a ton of stickers, and the Rose Garden drill quests themselves are extremely frustrating to find. (50 Rose Petals….Oh god) Skip to Vampire Dungeon quests if you want to – quest drops drill up much faster there. Remember to collect as many Rosaline’s Jewel Boxes as you can, as you may not get the Rose of True Love on the first try.
Black Swamp (Quests Available at Lvl 140, Key Quest starts at Lvl 150, Dungeon quests available at lvl 150)
I remember having the hugest crush on Pastor Tau man good times. Thanks to the numerous quests in the dungeon (as always, quest items drill better in the dungeon than in the fields), Black Swamp is much easier than Rose Garden. The quest drops in the Fields are also pretty common.
Snow Hill (Quests available at Lvl 160, Key Quest starts at Lvl 170, Dungeon quests available at Lvl 170)
Just when you think Key Quests can’t get harder than Rose Garden…Snow Hill pops up. Monsters don’t drop quest items very often, Portable AC’s never dig up, and almost half the quests don’t give you a sticker in the end. If anyone sells the stickers, nab them. I do promise that Key Quests don’t get worse than Snow Hill. (At least, not for Techichi anyway )
Techichi Volcano (Quests available at Lvl 200, Key Quest starts at Lvl 210, Dungeon quests available at Lvl 210)
After Snow Hill, I thought Techichi was going to be an absolute nightmare. To my surprise, it was really fast, honestly. At this point Monsters drop more than one item, to my delight, so I was farming items really quickly. You also pretty much never spend money on pots when questing here because monsters drop truckloads of em. This place has hot NPCs to boot. <3
Love Hunter Robin Monster Quests
Card Girl Quests
Monkey T Grass Quests