Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan Boss Guide

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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan Boss Guide

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.

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan

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Dolan Information

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

Dolan Stats

Target Areas Face, Body, Right Arm, Left Arm
Weaknesses ? Element
Resistance ? Element
Recommended Level Level 53 or higher
EXP Rewards 20,200 exp
Lucre Rewards 3,900 lucre

Dolan Skills

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.

Skill Skill Effect
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.

Dolan Strategies

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

Setup your AI Battle Strategy

Target Other Enemy
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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dangaard - Special Mana Statue

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.

Class Change Guide

Cast Buffs

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - Cast Buffs

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 Debuffs

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - Cast Debuffs

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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - Keep Moving and Dodging

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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - 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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - Use 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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - Break Blue Vases

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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - Keep Healing and Remove 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

Trials of Mana Remake - Dolan - 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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