Ys X: Nordics - Release Line and Mana Abilities Guide

A guide on Release Line and Mana Abilities for Ys X: Nordics, including the Release Line description, how to use the Release Line, a list of Mana Abilities and their effects, and other useful information.

Ys X: Nordics - Release Line and Mana Abilities Guide

Release Line and Mana Abilities Guide for Ys X: Nordics

Important Note
Some in-game terms are roughly translated from the Japanese version of Ys X: Nordics (Ys 10). We will update them with those in the English versions upon the game’s global release.

What is Release Line?

A new skill tree system

Release Line is a new skill tree in the growth system of Ys X: Nordics. Adol and Karja has their own unique Release Line, which may be used to boost their combat abilities. But before you can unlock the Release Line’s branches, you will need to level up and earn Mana Points.

Planting Mana Seeds

If you plant Mana Seeds in empty slots on the skill tree, you will be able to unlock new Mana Skills that Adol and Karja can use.

There are four different tiers of Mana Abilities, each of which can be unlocked with the use of Mana Seeds. It is up to you whether you want to focus on offensive abilities or on a well-balanced build.

Four Branches of Mana Abilities
  • Valor – Attack Abilities
  • Fortitude – Defensive Abilities
  • Optimism – Increases all skills except for Attack and Defense.
  • Darkness – Increases or decreases some abilities under a certain condition.

Acquire new skills by unlocking specific spots.

You can learn new skills if you unlock the spots with skill icons, so if you want to get new skills, look for the spots that have a skill icon on them.

Each spot has a level.

Each spot has a level, and Mana Seeds can be planted according to the level.

However, later in the game, you will be able to use Mana Points to remove the level restrictions. This lets you put any Mana Seeds in any spot you wish to unlock.

How to Use Release Line

Use Mana Seeds to unlock new abilities.

You can put Mana Seeds in Release Lines to boost their basic stats, and you can also acquire Mana Abilities based on how many lines you’ve finished.

To complete a line, both ends must be filled with Mana Seeds of the same color.

In general, the more lines you have, the better skills you will be able to activate. Therefore, it is recommended to match the colors for each layer.

How to Get Mana Seeds

Find Rune Stones and learn about the ancestors of Obelia Bay.

Reading the tales that are carved into the runestones will earn you Mana Seeds.

Rune Stones can be discovered by exploring uncharted parts of Obelia Bay.

In addition, it is also possible to refine the Rune Stones by using specific materials.

Mana Abilities List and Effects

Please note that the abilities and effects listed below are roughly translated from the Japanese version of Ys X: Nordics (Ys 10). We will update them with those of the English version upon the game’s global release.


Mana Ability Effect
Warrior Qualities
Mana Blade
Burning Blade
Mercy for the Griegers
Critical Edge
Back Attack
Ruby Hearts
Supreme Counterattack
Heavy Skill
Brave Pride


Mana Ability Effect
Guardian Qualities
Mana Shield
Gauntlet of Flame
Resistance to the Griegers
Feather Step
Blade of Vitality
Sapphire Hearts
Pure Will
Strong Body
Solid Pride


Mana Ability Effect
Master Qualities
Quick Move
Excel Chain
The Secret of Success
Grimble Order
Amber Hearts
Fever Tempo
Millionaire Fighter
Optimistic Style


Mana Ability Effect
Double-Edged Sword
Dirty Fang
Wisdom of a Cornered Mouse
Jet Black Thread
Hungry Beast
Sharp Numbling Needle
Onyx Hearts
Sinner’s Blade
Disappointed Efforts
Dark Spirit God

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Does the Game Support Cross-Save? Can You Upgrade the PS4 Version to PS5?
Game Difficulty Game Controls
Characters List Voice Actors List
New Features DLC List and Guide

Ys X: Nordics Walkthrough

Main Story

▼Ys X: Nordics Main Story Walkthrough
Chapter 1: Karnack Chapter 2: Shield Brothers
Chapter 3: Towards the Light Chapter 4: White Darkness
Chapter 5: The Smoke of Counterattack Chapter 6: Mirror of the Sky
Chapter 7: The Great Battle of Flumen Chapter 8: Lila
Chapter 9: The Sea of ​​Beginnings
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Trophies and Achievements List Post-Game Unlockables
Permanent Events and Missable Features Best Weapons
Best Equipment Best Skills
Money Farming Guide Leveling Guide
How to Unlock All Ship Crew Members How to Increase Intimacy
Gifts List and Guide

Gameplay Guides and Tips

Mana Actions
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Mana Action Guide Mana String Guide
Mana Ride Guide Mana Burst Guide
Mana Sense Guide
Release Line
▼Ys X: Nordics Release Line Guides
Release Line and Mana Abilities Guide
Sea Voyage and Recapture Battles
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Sea Voyage Guide Recapture Battles Guide
Recapture Battle Skills Ship Crew Members
▼Ys X: Nordics Fishing Guides
Fishing Guide

Ys X: Nordics Characters

▼Ys X: Nordics Characters
Ys X: Nordics - Adol IconAldol Ys X: Nordics - Karja IconKarja
Ys X: Nordics - Dogi IconDogi Ys X: Nordics - GlennGlenn
Ys X: Nordics - Rosalind IconRosalind Ys X: Nordics - CruzCruz
Ys X: Nordics - Leif IconLeif Ys X: Nordics - Mirabel IconMirabel
Ys X: Nordics - Lila IconLila Ys X: Nordics - Nameless Old Man IconNameless Old Man
Ys X: Nordics - Phylleia IconPhylleia Ys X: Nordics - Erez IconErez
Ys X: Nordics - Grimson IconGrimson Ys X: Nordics - Gunnar IconGunnar
Ys X: Nordics - Hugill IconHugill Ys X: Nordics - Flair IconFlair
Ys X: Nordics - Momina IconMomina Ys X: Nordics - Romes IconRomes
Ys X: Nordics - Joel IconJoel Ys X: Nordics - Ashley IconAshley
Ys X: Nordics - Ulval IconUlval Ys X: Nordics - Yolds IconYolds
Ys X: Nordics - Larg IconLarg Ys X: Nordics - Odr IconOdr

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