Trials of Mana – Tips and Tricks


So you just bought Trials of Mana but you have no idea what you are doing. It’s probably your first time in the series. Or you may be a veteran but you have no idea what awaits you in this game. Don’t be afraid, this tips and tricks guide will prepare you to conquer Trials of Mana.

To explore

It goes without saying that a game like this needs to be explored. There are so many things you can find simply by exploring the game. There are several shiny chests and items waiting for you to pick them up, so be sure to search every nook and cranny to make the most of your gaming experience.

Cactus Li

As you explore the world of Trials of Mana, you will come across this thorny little character. He will be hidden around the world for you to find. Make sure to keep an eye out for these succulents as they will grant you various privileges for the game, every time you find 5 of them. The benefits are really good, so it’s worth looking for.

Magic Pots and Item Seeds

Item Seeds are items you can get from enemies or chests. These seeds can be planted in a magic pot located in the inns of the city. This is an inexpensive way to get items, so be sure to plant them every time you pass through a city. Some of the game’s most powerful weapons can only be acquired through item seeds, so planting them isn’t a waste of time. Planting them often will also raise the magic pot, allowing you to get better and more item seeds from enemies. It will also allow you to get better items by planting them.

Mana tests

Chain skills

Chain skills are skills that you can learn from your teammates, NPCs, and even your enemies. There are plenty of skills not to be missed if you don’t often communicate with non-essential NPCs, so chat when you get to a city to see if they can grant you a chain skill.

Training Points

Every time your characters level up, you get Training Points that you can then assign to five stats. These statistics include Strength, Intelligence, Spirit, Endurance, and Luck. Assigning them to each stat will allow you to unlock certain abilities. It is best to save your training points or assign them to a single statistic in which you want a certain skill. Although there is a reboot stat mapping the more advanced you are in the game, it can be expensive to do and you need the gold if you want to purchase better weapons early in the game. As you unlock classes, you will also need more training points to unlock high-level skills and abilities. Choose carefully or reboot when really necessary.

Positioning is key

Battles in Trials of Mana are in active time mode. Which means that battles can be fast and hectic. But you should always keep your head level in these situations and always keep your position in mind. Enemies will project a red path to where the attacks are going. So when you see them make sure to stay away so they don’t hit you with a powerful attack or status effects. In some boss battles, there are bosses that will drop airships. This generally means that they are about to launch a powerful attack that would likely kill some or all of your characters. Be sure to target them at once, as defeating these items will also stun the boss, allowing you to hit them with everything you have.

After the match

The game doesn’t end after the credits accumulate, so don’t assume that once you’ve saved the entire game file, the game is finished. If you reopen the game with your full save file, a new mission will be activated for you to play. This will also allow you to unlock Class 4 from the game.

And there you have it. If you have any other tips and tricks to add to this list, feel free to leave a comment.

Trials of Mana is now available and you can read our review here.