Trials Of Mana Trophy Guide & Roadmap


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 40-45h
  • Offline Trophies: 44 (28 , 12 , 3 , 1 )
  • Online Trophies: 0 (0 , 0 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: Throw Money At It
  • Glitched trophies: N/A
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you need to play on Hard and beat Anise on Hard.
  • Minimum Playthroughs: 3 (you need to finish the game will all 6 characters - 3 per playthrough, plus different sets of main characters for different end bosses)
  • Welcome to the Trials of Mana trophy guide! Hot stuff from SNES is finally here, this time in so far the best remake in Mana series. Getting platinum will be mostly an easy task, so let us start.

    Step 1 - Start the game on Hard, choose any 3 characters (I went with Duran as main, Angela nad Hawkeye)

    Hard difficulty is not that hard. The reason you need to play on Hard is becaouse you need to defeat Anise, the post-game dungeon boss and it needs to be done on Hard. By doing this, you unlock New game + mode, which carries your Chained Links (skills), Lucre (money) and most of the items (many more is carried, will be explained later). When starting new game +, you can choose different characters and with that aim to get missing trophies.

    Missable trophy is Throw Money At It. This requires 5,000 Lucre to immediately purchase Nitromyte from Watts in Dwarf Tunnels when you got there by doing the story. Don't worry about missing it, you can still do it on every new game + run, so you don't need to grind money.

    Tips for Hard:

    Equip revive and healing items on your companions. Balance their strategy to heal and go between balanced and all-out attacks. I made Duran light class and learned Heal. It is a great way to heal with MP without spending items too much. Open all chests and do Lil Cactus quest because it neats you great prizes that will make your Hard easy later.

    Keep planting seeds to level up your Seed box; seeds later grant strongest weapons and armors.

    Step 2 - Play new game plus with different 3 companions

    Start new game with 3 characters that you did NOT use on your first playthrough. This will neat you remaining 3 trophies for character stories. BE CAREFULL though; you need to beat 3 different end game bosses, which happens in next scenarios:

    Defeat the final boss with Duran or Angela as your main character. Defeat the final boss with Kevin or Charlotte as your main character. Defeat the final boss with Hawkeye or Riesz as your main character. Because of this you need 3 runs.

    Save your seeds, you can plant them in new game plus with your new characters to get strong weapons (although you might want to wait until they reach their second class upgrade). Experience is 300% here, so it will be easy (equip Chain Link skill you got for new game +)

    Step 3 - Go with the remaining character to get different boss at the end and grind skills

    Like explained above, defeat the final boss with Duran or Angela, Kevin or Charlotte, Hawkeye or Riesz as your main character. Because of this you need 3 runs. Since new game plus carries your character levels, 3rd run can be one you need plus 2 of the strongest ones from previous plays.

    You will probably also need to learn all the skills; simply with 300% EXP, you will reach the end in no time and grind faster. You need to learn ALL skills from your tree with one character. So, don't grind on your first run without 300% EXP, wait for new game +

    New game plus perks

    You carry most Items, Lucre, and learned Chain Abilities.

    Li'l Cactus rewards/progress and Item Pot level carry as well. Carry all the seeds you can; you can then easily upgrade your class later and get strongest weapons/armors when that moment comes (do not spend them before reaching 3rd class). You can also unequip your gear from character/s you will use on your next runs, so you can equip then.

    With NG+ you will unlock Chain Abilities such as 300% experience boost. Equip that if you want fast progress and easy grind.

    Trials of Mana
    Obtain all trophies.

    Easiest of them all! Just collect all others hehe.

    Heroes of Mana
    Stop the end of the world.

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    Mana Sword's Chosen
    Play through with all six characters.

    This requires 2 playthroughs. On your first one, select 3 characters and on second - go with the remaining 3. Just finish the main story and this will be unlocked.

    Valsenan Swordsman
    Complete Duran's story.

    When starting a new game, make sure that Duran is in your party. He doesn't have to be your main character, just in the party. Finish the main story and this will unlock.

    Altenish Magician
    Complete Angela's story.

    When starting a new game, make sure that Angela is in your party. She doesn't have to be your main character, just in the party. Finish the main story and this will unlock.

    Ferolian Fighter
    Complete Kevin's story.

    When starting a new game, make sure that Kevin is in your party. He doesn't have to be your main character, just in the party. Finish the main story and this will unlock.

    Wendellan Cleric
    Complete Charlotte's story.

    When starting a new game, make sure that Charlotte is in your party. She doesn't have to be your main character, just in the party. Finish the main story and this will unlock.

    Nevarlan Thief
    Complete Hawkeye's story.

    When starting a new game, make sure that Hawkeye is in your party. He doesn't have to be your main character, just in the party. Finish the main story and this will unlock.

    Laurentian Guard
    Complete Riesz's story.

    When starting a new game, make sure that Riesz is in your party. She doesn't have to be your main character, just in the party. Finish the main story and this will unlock.

    Fateful Stirrings
    STORY

    Complete Chapter 1.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Adventurous Exploration
    STORY

    Complete Chapter 2.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Elemental Wrangler
    STORY

    Complete Chapter 3.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Wiched Schemes
    STORY

    Complete Chapter 4.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Benevodons' Return
    STORY

    Complete Chapter 5.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Adventure's End
    STORY

    Complete Chapter 6.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Throw Money at It
    MISSABLE

    Purchase nitromyte for the listed price.

    This one is only real missable trophy.

    You will need to have at least 5000 Lucre to immediately purchase Nitromyte from Watts in Dwarf Tunnels. This will happen during the story when you need to find some Nitromyte to use the cannon. I suggest to wait until the second run when you will carry Lucre from your first playthrough and this will then be an easy task to do.

    Inventive Invention
    STORY

    First cannon ride.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Ruler of the Seas
    STORY

    First ride on Vuscav.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Winged Defender
    STORY

    First ride on Flammie.

    Automatic story trophy and cannot be missed.

    Treasure Seeker
    Open 100 treasure boxes.

    Explore every area. When you collect 35 Cactus stamps, he will show all Treasure boxes on your map, making this very easy. The game has much more than 200 boxes and by the time you are done with the bonus post-game dungeon, this will for sure be done.

    Treasure Hunter
    Open 200 treasure boxes.

    Explore every area. When you collect 35 Cactus stamps, he will show all Treasure boxes on your map, making this very easy. The game has much more than 200 boxes and by the time you are done with the bonus post-game dungeon, this will for sure be done.

    Saver
    Accumulate at least 100,000 lucre.

    The strongest weapons and armors are received from the Magic Seed Box by plating the seeds. At that moment you will stop buying stuff and raise your money. You need 100k AT once, it does not sum what you spent. Since you carry money amount in the new game +, you can finish this then. 100k is easy, but 500k is more grindy.

    Wealthy
    Accumulate at least 500,000 lucre.

    The strongest weapons and armors are received from the Magic Seed Box by plating the seeds. At that moment you will stop buying stuff and raise your money. You need 500k AT once, it does not sum what you've spent. Since you carry money amount in the new game +, you can finish this then. 100k is easy, but 500k is more grindy.

    Power Awakened
    First time learning an ability.

    As you level up, you will gain skill points. Go to your menu and under Training, spend those to learn some ability from any tree.

    Robust Power
    Learn 20 abilities as any character.

    As you level up, you will gain skill points. Go to your menu and under Training, spend those to learn some abilities. You will probably unlock this one when the end of the game is near.

    Extreme Power
    GRIND

    Learn all abilities as any character.

    This will require to be almost at max level (94). Only then you will have enough points to learn all that certain single character can learn. Leave this for your second or third run when you can equip +300% EXP skill you will get when you finish the post-game dungeon and unlock new game + mode.

    You only need skills! Not the "Streght +10) or similar attribute buffs that are last skills on your class 4 character. When you reach lv94-95, spend 53 points on all nodes in your skill tree and the trophy is yours. With the 300%+ EXP skill, you will reach somewhere around lv85, so play post-game and just grind there, later areas give 15-20k EXP and if you sometimes get x3 EXP from Cactus perk, you will get levels fast. 

    Power of Bonds
    STORY

    First time learning a chain ability from an unexpected acquaintance.

    This will even happen naturally; when you play as Duran and have Hawkeye, before looking for element of light, you will learn chain ability. Many bosses or even some random NPC can give you this kind of abilities; but you only need one and i don't think it's even missable.

    Bond of Allies
    First time learning a companion's chain ability.

    Companion's Chain Abilities are the ones you can equip on others as well. They have that small chain icon and are easily noticable. Learn one (which should happen naturally by going towards all skills trophy) and that will unlock the trophy.

    Chosen One
    Defeat Anise on hard.

    Anise is the true final boss of this game. She is inside bonus post-game dungeon which you unlock after defeating the main story end boss. The problem is that you need to beat both her form on Hard difficulty. I made Duran my healer and equiped skills that replenish MP and your special points, which you should have at this point (collect all 50 Cactuses!). 

    Glorious One
    Defeat Mondoragon.

    You can only get this trophy if your main character is Duran or Angela. Only then you will face Mondoragon as your final boss.

    Immortal One
    Defeat Dark Lich.

    You can only get this trophy if your main character is Kevin or Charlotte. Only then you will face Dark Lich as your final boss.

    Overcoming Reality
    Defeat Archdemon

    You can only get this trophy if your main character is Hawkeye or Riesz. Only then you will face Archdem onas your final boss.

    Rabite Trapper
    Defeat Black Rabite.

    You will unlock Black Rabite after you clear last game dungeon and when last boss fight awaits. Depending of which character is your main one, location may differ (the statue you need to interract with is at the beginning of next areas):

    Duran/Angela - Crystal Dessert
    Kevin/Charlotte - Mirage Palace
    Hawkeye/Riesz - Dark Palace

    This is game's ultimate boss and you might wanna finish the game and post-game content as well. Then you can load the save and try beating him.

    Ultimate Swordsman
    Become a master swordsman.

    After you beat the game, you will unlock the post-game content. 

    First 3 bosses there will grant you special key item that unlocks lv.4 class for your characters in party. Beat those, return to Mana area and switch class to your last tier.

    This trophy requires you to have Duran in your party.

    Ultimate Magician
    Become a master magician.

    After you beat the game, you will unlock the post-game content. 

    First 3 bosses there will grant you special key item that unlocks lv.4 class for your characters in party. Beat those, return to Mana area and switch class to your last tier.

    This trophy requires you to have Angela in your party.

    Ultimate Fighter
    Become a master fighter.

    After you beat the game, you will unlock the post-game content. 

    First 3 bosses there will grant you special key item that unlocks lv.4 class for your characters in party. Beat those, return to Mana area and switch class to your last tier.

    This trophy requires you to have Kevin in your party.

    Ultimate Cleric
    Become a master cleric.

    After you beat the game, you will unlock the post-game content. 

    First 3 bosses there will grant you special key item that unlocks lv.4 class for your characters in party. Beat those, return to Mana area and switch class to your last tier.

    This trophy requires you to have Charlotte in your party.

    Ultimate Thief
    Become a master thief.

    After you beat the game, you will unlock the post-game content. 

    First 3 bosses there will grant you special key item that unlocks lv.4 class for your characters in party. Beat those, return to Mana area and switch class to your last tier.

    This trophy requires you to have Hawkeye in your party.

    Ultimate Guard
    Become a master guard.

    After you beat the game, you will unlock the post-game content. 

    First 3 bosses there will grant you special key item that unlocks lv.4 class for your characters in party. Beat those, return to Mana area and switch class to your last tier.

    This trophy requires you to have Riesz in your party.

    Power Hungry
    First class switch.

    This will happen almost naturally. When you reach lv. 18 with any party character, you can use those Mana stones to raise your class tier. Do this for the first time and the trophy is yours.

    Cactus Colleague
    First encounter with Li'l Cactus.

    Li'l Cactus sidequest will start when you need to go to Valsena. You will visit Golden Road and meet NPC which will talk about Cactus. At the end of this area, you will find your first Cactus and start this mini-game sidequest.

    Trials Of Mana - Li'l Cactus Sidequest Guide

    Cactus Companion
    Find Li'l Cactus in all possible areas.

    Li'l Cactus sidequest will start when you need to go to Valsena. You will visit Golden Road and meet NPC which will talk about Cactus. At the end of this area, you will find your first Cactus and start this mini-game sidequest. You need all 50 stamps to unlock trophy, so check the link bellow where you can find all needed details.

    Trials Of Mana - Li'l Cactus Sidequest Guide

    Gardener
    First time planting a seed.

    In every Inn and near some gold save points (Sanctuary of Mana for example), there is a seed box. Seeds are to be found in treasure boxes and as a rare drop from enemies. When you find some, use them on this seed box to get items and raise your seed box level.

    Horticulturist
    Max out magic pot level.

    In every Inn and near some gold save points (Sanctuary of Mana for example), there is a seed box. Seeds are to be found in treasure boxes and as a rare drop from enemies. When you find some, use them on this seed box to get items and raise your seed box level.

    Max level is level 5 and by the time when you enter and finish post-game dungeon, this will be done (if you collect all treasure boxes through the game and fight often).

    If you need to grind seeds, use Post-game dungeon (where Anise is) and equip all Item drop enchance skills you have, then just fight until you get enough seeds so that you can plant them and raise your Magic Seed Box level.