At the beginning of the match the stage is rooted to the ground before rising into the air. Then it will travel all over Erdrea and occasionally additional platforms will fly by. Most of these platforms have treasure chests that contain items that can accessed by attacking them, but some times Mimics can disguise themselves as treasure chests that will attempt to attack characters.
Other characters that appear in the background of the stage include Cetacea, Liquid Metal Slime, Slime and Tockles.
Yggdrasil's Altar was first introduced in Dragon Quest II. It includes a giant mythical tree said to connect all the seven worlds in Norse mythology found in isolated and dangerous locations. It also plays an important role in Dragon Quest IV and Dragon Quest IX.
Cetacea made her first debut in Dragon Quest IX. She serves as Luminary's holy conveyance and can be summoned by playing the Calamus Flute.
Another recurring feature were monsters: the Slime were one of the first enemies encountered making their debut in Dragon Quest. Another variation, the Liquid Metal Slime is highly agile and evasive but a weak enemy that awards high amounts of EXP. It first appeared in Dragon Quest II. The Mimic that appears as a stage hazard first appeared in Dragon Quest III.