Guide on How to Defeat Dolan
Dolan is one of the Benevodons that you need to defeat in Trials of Mana Remake. Dolan represents the Moon element and relies on moon magic apart from its regular attacks. The boss is encountered during their mission at the Chartmoon Tower.
Here is a breakdown of the boss’ strengths and weaknesses, stats, and skills:
|Target Areas||Face, Body, Right Arm, Left Arm|
|Recommended Level||Level 53 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||20,200 exp|
|Lucre Rewards||3,900 lucre|
Dolan has many area of effect attacks and follow-ups at its disposal. Be sure to determine which attack it’s going for before deciding where and when to dodge.
|Claw Swipe||Dolan unleashes a horizontal claw swipe or a vertical claw swipe attack.|
|Pummel||Dolan raises both his claws and sends a shockwave across the arena. This attack is released multiple times in a row.|
|Half Eclipse||Dolan places a moon being eclipsed above the target. Then, it deals 300 true damage to the target.|
|Gravity Crush||Dolan channels a gravity magic and fills an area and deals damage.|
|Bestial Roar||Dolan fills up the center of the arena with a huge marker. Then, the boss will roar and cause damage while knocking whoever is within the area.|
|Moon Saber||Enchants its attacks with the Moon property. This makes the boss leech HP when it attacks.|
|Change Form +||Dolan makes the target shrink and make the target’s upcoming damage hit for 1 damage only.|
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the boss:
Setup your AI Battle Strategy
|Tactics||Protection is Paramount|
|Moves||Use moves without MP falling to 50%|
|Class Strikes||Do not use Class Strikes|
|Healing Items||Leave at least 5 of each items in stock|
Upgrade to Tier 3 Classes Prior Boss Battle
Once you acquire ??? seeds, return to the Sanctuary of Mana and plant them in the magic pot near the gold mana statue. Check if the class change items are the ones you desire. If they are, visit the special mana statue and change to Tier 3 Classes. If not, we suggest holding it for now until you get the class change items you desire since it takes time to acquire class reset items.
Cast buffs to yourself and your party members carefully while engaging Dolan. These buffs can be in the form of attack increase (Power Up), defense increase (Protect Up), and magic & magic increase (Mind Up). They can be accessed as innate abilities or consumable items.
Cast multiple debuffs on Dolan’s head and body. Debuffs can be in the form of attack decrease (Power Down), defense decrease (Protect Down), and magic & magic defense decrease (Mind Down). These debuffs can be accessed as innate abilities or consumable items.
Keep Moving and Dodge Dolan’s Moves
When Dolan goes for area attacks, time well-placed jumps to avoid them. Also, be on the move at all times to avoid getting hit by Dolan’s close range moves such as Claw Swipe.
Target the Moon
Whenever Dolan summons the moon on the field, ignore all other targets and take out the moon quickly to prevent the charged attack from connecting. If you’re running out of time, use tier 1 class strikes.
Unleash Class Strikes
Use your hardest-hitting class strikes against the boss while being stunned. Then, follow up with another class strike from your other party member.
Break Blue Vases to Replenish CS Gauges
Break all blue vases around the area in order to to fill-up your CS gauges and use Class Strikes again.
Keep on Healing and Removing Debuffs
While trying to avoid the attacks, make sure to secure your party member’s health. Also. keep them away from debuffs, status ailments, and status effects. If you don’t have Charlotte in your team, make sure you have Medicine Herbs, Stardust Herbs, or Marmpoto Oils in your stock.
Use Elemental and Summon Magic
If you ran out of CS gauges, make use of elemental or summon magic to damage Dolan. If you have Angela in your party, kite the boss from a distance such as Dark magic. If you ran out of MP, consume a Faerie Walnut or switch to another party member.
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