Trials of Mana Remake - Gova Boss Guide

Boss guide for Gova 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 - Gova Boss Guide

Guide on How to Defeat Gova

Gova is one of the bosses that you need to defeat in Trials of Mana Remake. Gova appears as a floating specter with glowing red eyes. He represents the Dark element. The boss is encountered during their mission in the Ghost Ship.

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova

Chapter 2: Ghost Ship Walkthrough

Gova Information

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

Gova Stats

Target Areas Body only
Weaknesses Light and Fire elements
Resistance Dark element
Recommended Level Level 25 or higher
EXP Rewards 5,940 exp
Lucre Rewards 3,290 lucre
Other Rewards Shade (Dark element abilities)

Gova Skills

Skill Skill Description
Whirlwind Gova becomes a Whirlwind and spins around the battlefield.
Dark Rain One of Gova’s area of effect Dark magic. Summons clouds that hit the target areas with rain.
Teleporting Hands Gova creates portals and sends his hands.
Dark Force + One of Gova’s Dark magic. The spell covers a wide area with dark energy and causes damage to enemies trapped inside.
Silenced Gova casts a line that inflicts Silence to the enemy when it connects.
Ghostleader Gova exits the boss area and damage lines starts to show up. Multiple specters will move across them while Gova’s shadow moves around.

Gova Strategies

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

Setup your AI Battle Strategy

Target Same 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

You will only have two members in this boss battle but you can choose which character will be playable in your party.

Enchant Weapon with Fire Element

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Enchant Weapon with Fire Element

You can enchant your melee damage dealer with fire element. Elemental weapon enchants can be acquired from Item Seeds or through the Merchant Town Beiser’s Night Market.

Keep Moving

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Jump and Roll

Be on the move at all times to avoid getting hit by Gova’s close range moves such as Whirlwind and long range moves such as Dark Rain.

Launch Multiple Tier 2 Class Strikes

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Use Tier 2 Class Strikes

Capitalize the fire enchant in your weapon and use your hardest-hitting class strikes against the boss. Then, follow up with another tier 2 class strike from your other party member.

Use Light Elemental Magic

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Use Light Magic on Ghost Form

If you have Angela in your party, kite the boss from a distance using Holy Bolt. If you ran out of MP, consume a Faerie Walnut or switch to another party member.

Land Buffs and Debuffs

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Use Debuffs

You can also cast buff or debuff skills to weaken the boss. Buff moves can be in the form of attack increase (Power Up), defense increase (Protect Up), and magic & magic increase (Mind Up).

While debuffs can be in the form of attack decrease (Power Down), defense decrease (Protect Down), and magic & magic defense decrease (Mind Down).

Break Blue Vases to Replenish CS Gauges

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Break Blue Vases

After spending your CS gauges for tier 2 class strikes, go around the ship and break the blue vases.

Target Gova’s Shadow Form with Light Elemental Magic

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Use Light Magic on Shadow Form

When Gova uses it’s Ghostleader move, go in the corner and continue using Light elemental magic such as Holy Bolt to damage it’s shadow form.

Unleash Tier 1 Class Strikes or Combos to Finish Off Gova

Trials of Mana Remake - Gova - Use Class Strikes and Combos when Staggered

Once you staggered Gova, take advantage of this opportunity to use multiple class strikes and combos. If the boss still has remaining HP, repeat the whole process until you stagger it again or just deplete the boss enemy’s HP to zero.

Gova Boss Battle Video

Here is a video on how to defeat the boss in-game:

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