Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine Boss Guide

Boss guide for Grapplavine 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 - Grapplavine Boss Guide

Guide on How to Defeat Grapplavine

Grapplavine is one of the bosses that you need to defeat in Trials of Mana Remake. Grapplavine appears as a large carnivorous plant with fangs. The boss is encountered during their mission in Lampbloom Woods.

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine

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Grapplavine Information

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

Grapplavine Stats

Target Areas Left Leg, Right Leg, Body, Neck, and Head
Weaknesses None
Resistance Wood element
Recommended Level Level 36 or higher
EXP Rewards 12,240 exp
Lucre Rewards 2,730 lucre
Other Rewards Dyrad (Wood element abilities)

Grapplavine Skills

Skill Skill Description
Summon Silkspitter Grapplavine calls for Silkspitter as its reinforcements.
Poison Bubble A sphere pops out and then Grapplavine expels poison on the marked area.
Leaf Spire A wood magic homing sphere comes out and summons vines to attack on the marked area.
Bite Grapplavine lowers its head and strikes on a straight path.
Jet Blast Rectangle marks appear and causes an area of effect on the marked spot.
Hammer Bud Grapplavine spits seeds around the area. Once filled, the seeds cause a massive explosion.

Grapplavine Strategies

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

Setup your 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

Target the Body

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Target the Body

The first phase of the battle will start without the face of the boss revealed. For now target the boss’s body to inflict damage. However, be careful in getting close at the beginning since the boss will have Silkspitter minions around it. Use your range damage dealers first while curing the remaining melee damage dealer/s from poison statuses.

Keep on Healing and Curing Status Ailments

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Heal and Cure Statues Ailments

While trying to avoid the attacks, keep your party member’s health and status secured as well. This is especially needed when Grapplavine is about to use it’s Poison Bubble attack. If you don’t have Charlotte in your team, make sure you have Medicine Herbs in your stock.

Dodge the Target Areas

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Avoid Target Areas

At 75% health, Grapplavine will show it’s face and use it’s Hammer Bud attack. It covers a large section of the area when it sets the seeds off. When you see it coming, take out some seeds to clear a path to interrupt the explosion and then take off to gap on the edge of the screen far away from the large seeds until the explosion subsides. Safe zones are located at the farthest back and sides of the battlefield.

Break Blue Vases to Replenish CS Gauges

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Break Blue Vases

Breaking all blue vases around the area in order to to fill-up your CS gauges.

Avoid Staying In Front

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Avoid Staying In Front

When engaging the boss from a close distance, don’t spend too much attacking in front of it. The boss might use it’s Bite attack and deal damage to you.

Use Class Strikes on the Face or Head

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Use Class Strikes

While Grapplavine’s slender body might sound easier to hit compared to its head, focusing on it does more harm than good since it resists attacks. That being said, you need to focus your on attacks on its face cautiously. Wait for the boss to lower its ugly head and then execute a class strike for some good damage. Shift between hitting its head and punishing its body to whittle it down.

Use Debuffs

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Use Debuffs

Cast multiple debuffs on Grapplavine’s body and head only. 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.

Cast Buffs

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Use Buffs

Cast buffs to yourself and your party members carefully while engaging Grapplavine. 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.

Use Elemental and Summon Magic

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Use Elemental and Summon Magic

If you ran out of CS gauges, make use of elemental or summon magic to damage Grapplavine. Even though the boss has resistance to elemental attacks including Fire, it can still be damaged.

Use Aerial Attacks and Combos

Trials of Mana Remake - Grapplavine - Use Aerial Attacks or Combos

If you rant out of MP, deal continuous aerial attacks to combos to the boss instead. This will build up your character’s CS gauge over time in order to finish off the boss. Aim your attacks directly to its face or head.

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