Trials of Mana Remake - Dark Lich Boss Guide

Boss guide for Dark Lich in Trials of Mana Remake. This includes the boss enemy's strengths and weaknesses, stats and skills, and recommended battle strategies.

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Guide on How to Defeat Dark Lich

Trials of Mana Remake - Dark Lich Boss

Dark Lich is one boss enemies that you need to defeat in Trials of Mana. He appears as a skeletal necromancer clad in a purple robe. The boss is encountered during their mission at Sanctuary of Mana.

Boss Information

Here is a breakdown of the boss’ strengths and weaknesses, stats, and skills.

Dark Lich Stats

Target Areas Body
Weaknesses Chest (purple): weak to Light
Chest (yellow): weak to Wind
Chest (blue): weak to Fire
Resistance Chest (purple): resists Dark
Chest (yellow): resists Earth
Chest (blue): resists Water
Recommended Level at least level 50
EXP Rewards
Lucre Rewards
Other Rewards

Dark Lich Skills

Skill Skill Effect
Claw Swipe One of Dark Lich’s common attacks. He swipes the enemy with his large arm. Combined with Saber magic, the boss can absorb the enemy’s MP.
Dark Rain Dark Lich summons an ominous cloud.
Sacred Blast Dark Lich follows up the formation of clouds with a projectile.
Blaze Wall Dark Lich casts flame pillars.
Lava Wave Dark Lich scatters lava that burst from different spots on the ground.
Lucent Beam Dark Lich marks the ground with a red straight line and causes energy beams to pass through.
Lucent Beam + Dark Lich channels energy beams to shoot upward.
Remorse Dark Lich shoots a dark colored flame from the front.
Dark Lich surrounds the area with prickly foliage.
Rock Smash Dark Lich controls floating boulders and flings half a dozen of them.
Diamond Shards Dark Lich channels icicles to appear.
Stone Cloud Dark Lich makes use of earth magic and inflicts Petrify to those hit.
Counter Magic Dark Lich turns the enemy’s magic against them.
Wide Slam A circle marks the area and then the boss slams the ground.
Dark Lich whips up a cyclone that inflicts Death on those hit.
Dark Force + Dark Lich envelops the target with an eerie force field.
Dark Lich channels dark magic over a wide area of effect.
Barrier Change Dark Lich cycles his weakness and resistance. You’ll notice that his chest changes color.
Hell Southern Cross Dark Lich marks the entire boss area and unleashes a giant explosion after charging.

Boss Strategy

Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the boss.


Bring Saber magic. The boss cycles among the three colors so be sure to have one of the following Light, Wind, and Dark enchantments ready. That being said, avoid using Dark, Water, or Earth in this fight.

Dodge the common attack

One of Dark Lich’s attacks has him swipe an enemy. Make sure to avoid it to prevent him sapping your MP and then close in to strike his chest with any of the above mentioned enchanted element of choice that he’s weak against.

Jump over the beam

When you suspect Dark Lich to use Lucent Beam, jump over to dodge the projectile.

Break the summon

Dark Lich’s most powerful attack marks the entire area while he charges. Aside from that, Dark Lich becomes invincible to attacks. Instead of hitting the boss, focus on the sphere that emerges on the field to stop the heavy attack from connecting.

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  1. So I beat the boss in the dark stone ! But after the cut scene when I get the mirage mirror it took me back into the stone and now I’m stuck!