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I. Introduction
- Contact Information
- Release History

II. Weapon Table
- Forge costs

III. Armor Table
- Where to find the unbuyable stuff

IV. Statistics
V. Action Grid
VI. Legal Mumbo-Jumbo
VII. Thanks


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Hi There!  I am proud to reveal my very first FAQ.  I'm new at this, so please
be patient!

This guide, like many things, began simply.  While playing, I noticed that
occasionally my guys would shrug off things like poison or Sleep Flower.  It
seemed that some kind of status protection was at work, but the guides already
on GameFAQs seemed to be strangely lacking in this information.  Inexplicably,
I decided to take on the task of finding it out myself.  Once I had an armor
table, I decided to add Def and MDef, since few guides had the latter data (you
have to look at the Stat menu before and after, it doesn't tell you outright).
While doing that, I noticed no one had done a real investigation on Stats, so
I thought I might as well do that too.  Then I discovered, much to my surprise,
how the Action Grid modifies stats.  And so on I moved from one aspect to
another, and one small table has grown to the document you now see before you.
Naturally, I imagine other people are interested with what I've found, so I've
finally packaged it all up in a FAQ.  Enjoy!


Contact Information:

My current email is sorceror25@comcast.net.  You also can find me on the Secret
of Mana board and elsewhere as "Axen".


Release History:

v1.0 - July 17, 2004
Done!  While I may add sections in the future, the sections that are here now
are complete.
-More formatting.  Hunted down last of the tabs
-Petrify status protection removed from Faerie's Ring; added to Cockatrice Cap.
(Thanks to ReggieTheReckless for the head's up)

v0.9 - July 7, 2004
Reformatted to 79 characters wide.  Spellchecked.  More orbs added.
Initial submission.

v0.8 - Beta Pre-Release - July 6, 2004
Prior to submission to GameFAQs.  Wordy section added.  ASCII title completed.
Most info is here, mainly its weapon orb stuff left.


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Name            Atk. Special                    Where to find it
-------------   ---- -------------------------  -------------------------------
Spike Knuckle   2                               The Girl starts with this
Power Glove     6    strong vs. insects         Defeat Biting Lizard
Moogle Claws    11   enemies fall unconscious   Found in the Moogle Village
Chakra Hand     17   +1 Int/+1 Wis              Found in the Temple of Ice
Heavy Glove     24   strong vs. insects         Defeat Metal Mantis
Hyper-Fist      30   strong vs. slimes/lizards  Found in the Temple of Darkness
Griffin Claws   38   poisons enemies            Won from the Red Dragon
Dragon Claws    47   strong vs. dragons         Rare drop of Wolf Lord in MF
Aura Gloves     53   ULTIMATE GLOVES!           Rare drop of Wolf Lord in MF

Rusty Sword     3                               Found at bottom of waterfall
Broad Sword     8    +1 Agi                     Defeat Mantis Ant
Herald Sword    14   strong vs. slimes/lizards  Found in Pandoran Treasury*
Claymore        20   strong vs. insects         Defeat Great Viper
Excalibur       27   strong vs. evil/undead     Found in Northtown Ruins
Masamune        35   higher critical hit rate   Receive from King of Tascnia
Gigas Sword     43   +1 Str (desc. says 2)      Found in Grand Palace
Dragon Buster   52   strong vs. dragons         Won from Thunder Gigas
Mana Sword      127  one word: UBER             It's a secret...

Watt's Axe      4                               Watts sells you this for 100 GP
Lode Axe        11   strong vs. plants/fish     Defeat Fire Gigas
Stout Axe       16   +1 Con (desc. says 2)      Found in the Moogle Village
Battle Axe      23   strong vs. plants/fish     Found in the Temple of Fire
Golden Axe      29   strong vs. insects         Found in the Imperial Castle
Were-Buster     38   strong vs. animals/beasts  Found in the Gold Tower
Great Axe       46   strong vs. plants/fish     Won from Dragon Worm
Gigas Axe       54   +5 Str                     Rare drop of Fiend Head in MF
Doom Axe        56   ULTIMATE AXE!              Rare drop of Fiend Head in MF

Spear           4                               Receive from Luka
Heavy Spear     11                              Defeat Tropicallo
Sprite's Spear  16   Balloons enemies           Find in Pandoran Treasury*
Partisan        23   strong vs. slimes/lizards  Find in Santa's House
Halberd         29   confuses enemies           Find in Northtown Ruins
Oceanid Spear   38   puts enemies to sleep      Found in the Gold Tower
Gigas Lance     46   +1 Str (desc. says 2)      Won from Aegagropilon
Dragon Lance    54   strong vs. dragons         Defeat Mech Rider (G.Palace)
Daedelus Lance  56   ULTIMATE SPEAR!            Rare drop of Tsunami in MF

Whip            2                               Elinee gives you this
Black Whip      6    slows enemies down         In the Scorpion Army's ship
Backhand Whip   12   +1 Agi                     From Jema after Jabberwocky
Chain Whip      17   strong vs. slimes/lizards  Won from Mech Rider (Desert)
Flail of Hope   24   strong vs. evil/undead     Won from Doom's Wall
Morning Star    30   strong vs. insects         Found in the Imperial Castle
Hammer Flail    38   slows enemies down         Defeat Hydra
Nimbus Chain    47   strong vs. insects         Won from Hexas
Gigas Flail     53   ULTIMATE WHIP!             Rare drop of Terminator in MF

Chobin's Bow    3                               Dwarf Elder gives you this
Short Bow       8                               Defeat Wall Face
Long Bow        14   strong vs. animals/beasts  Defeat Jabberwocky
Great Bow       20   confuses enemies           Defeat Boreal Face
Bow of Hope     27   strong vs. evil/undead     Found in Northtown Ruins
Elfin Bow       35   +1 Int/+1 Wis              Win from Gorgon Bull
Wing Bow        43   confuses enemies           Defeat Kettle Kin
Doom Bow        52   higher critical hit rate   Won from the Snow Dragon
Garuda Buster   54   ULTIMATE BOW!              Rare drop of Metal Crab in MF

Boomerang       2                               The Sprite starts with this
Chakram         6    strong vs. slimes/lizards  Defeat Spikey Tiger
Lode Boomerang  12   slows enemies down         Defeat Spring Beak
Rising Sun      17                              Defeat Frost Gigas
Red Cleaver     24   strong vs. insects         Won from the Vampire
Cobra Shuttle   30   poisons enemies            Won from Blue Spike
Frizbar         38   strong vs. slimes/lizards  Found in Underground City
Shuriken        47   higher critical hit rate   Defeat the Blue Dragon
Ninja's Trump   53   ULTIMATE BOOMERANG!        Rare drop of Master Ninja in MF

Pole Dart       2                               Undine gives you this
Javelin         6                               Defeat Kilroy
Light Trident   12   strong vs. animals/beasts  Found in Fung Castle
Lode Javelin    17   Balloons enemies           Defeat Minotaur
Fork of Hope    24   strong vs. evil/undead     Won from Mech Rider (Castle)
Imp's Fork      30   Balloons enemies           Won from Lime Slime
Elf's Harpoon   38   +1 Int/+1 Wis              Defeat Snap Dragon
Dragon Dart     47   strong vs. dragons         Won from Axe Beak
Valkyrian       53   ULTIMATE JAVELIN!          Rare drop of Whimper in MF

* Talk to the King of Pandora after saving the villagers (he's in the royal
bedroom).  He'll thank you, and allow you to take the royal treasure.  Once he
says that, a guard nearby will disappear, allowing you to access a room
containing a Sword's Orb, a Spear's Orb, and 200 GP.

Forge costs:

1st   ---
2nd   200
3rd   400
4th   800
5th   1600
6th   3000
7th   6500
8th   12500
9th   25000

Note:  The first time you meet him, Watts will forge the Sword's Orb for only
100 GP.  Also, while you cannot normally find a 9th sword orb, if you somehow
manage to obtain one, Watts can and will forge it into the Mana Sword for you..

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-Items with no buy price cannot be bought anywhere.

Name            Def  MDef Who  Buy    Sell   Special
--------------  ---  ---- ---  ---    ----   ------------------------------
Overalls        3    1    B    20     12
Kung Fu Suit    4    2     G   25     16
Midge Robe      7    4      S  22     14
Chain Vest      10   6    BGS  120    80
Spiky Suit      13   8    B S  260    172
Kung Fu Dress   17   10    G   350    232
Fancy Overalls  22   13   BGS  675    450
Chest Guard     28   16    GS  1000   666
Golden Vest     34   20   BGS  2250   1500
Ruby Vest       43   24   BGS  4500   3000
Tiger Suit      52   29   B S  6375   4250
Tiger Bikini    64   35    G   7100   4732
Magical Armor   78   41   BGS  11500  7666
Tortise Mail    95   49   B S  14850  9900
Flower Suit     115  57    G   21000  14000
Battle Suit     139  67   BGS  30000  20000
Vestguard       240  90   BGS  65500* 21832
Vampire Cape    243  93    GS  -----  31332
Power Suit      245  95   B    -----  35332  +5 Str
Faerie Cloak    250  100   GS  -----  43332  +5 Con 

Bandanna        2    2    B    50     32
Hair Ribbon     3    3     G   55     36
Rabite Cap      5    5      S  45     30
Head Gear       7    7    B    70     46
Quill Cap       10   10    GS  110    72
Steel Cap       13   13   B    180    120
Golden Tiara    17   17    GS  350    232
Racoon Cap      21   21   BGS  550    366
Quilted Hood    26   26    GS  700    466    +5 Agi
Tiger Cap       32   32   BGS  1100   732
Circlet         38   38   B S  2300   1532   +5 Int
Ruby Armet**    46   46    G   ----   2266
Unicorn Helm    55   55   BGS  5625   3750
Dragon Helm     66   66   BGS  7500   5000
Duck Helm       78   78    GS  11250  7500
Needle Helm     140  140  BGS  30000* 10000
Cockatrice Cap  142  143  BGS  -----  15000  protection from petrify
Amulet Helm     143  142   GS  -----  24000  +5 Int
Griffin Helm    145  145  B    -----  29666  +5 Str, +5 Agi
Faerie Crown    150  150   GS  -----  38666  +5 Int

Wristband       1    3    BG   45     30
Elbow Pad       2    4    BGS  90     60
Power Wrist     4    7    BGS  150    100    +5 Str
Cobra Bracelet  6    10   BGS  280    186    protection from poison†
Wolf's Band     8    13   BGS  400    266    +5 Agi
Silver Band     10   17   BGS  525    350    protection from unconsciousness‡
Golem Ring      13   22   BGS  750    500    protection from petrify
Frosty Ring     16   28   BGS  1200   800    protection from frosty (duh)
Ivy Amulet      20   34   BGS  1875   1250   protection from Sleep Flower‡
Gold Bracelet   24   43   BGS  3750   2500   ?
Shield Ring     29   52   BGS  5100   3400   ?
Lazuri Ring     35   64   BGS  8800   5866   +5 Int
Guardian Ring   41   78   BGS  -----  8332   ?
Gauntlet        90   240  BGS  37500* 12500  +5 Str
Ninja Gloves    91   241  BGS  -----  16000  +5 Agi; protection from slow
Dragon Ring     92   242  BGS  -----  20666  extra defense vs. dragons?
Watcher Ring    93   243  BGS  -----  25000  protection from moogle
Imp's Ring      94   244  BGS  -----  28332  protection from engulfment, frosty
Amulet Ring     95   245  BGS  -----  32000  protection from petrify
Faerie's Ring   100  250  BGS  -----  36666  immune to poison, pygmy,
                                             frosty, dizzy, balloon; +5 Agi

Notes:

* Neko charges twice listed price, except those items which are only available
from him:  Vestguard, Needle Helm, and Gauntlet.

** Judging from its stats, sell price, and Girl-only attribute, it would appear
that the Ruby Armet was intended to be sold in Mandala, along with the Circlet
for the Boy and Sprite.  However, either due to a script error of some sort or
a decision on the part of the designers, it is not acquirable without hacking
the game (see ManaEdit in Section VII).  If you do hack an Armet into your
inventory, it functions normally (e.g. bug-free).

† Equipping something which prevents poison on a character already poisoned
cures them.  So it might be a good idea to hang onto a Cobra Bracelet or two!

‡ Although the game calls them the same thing, unconsciousness caused by an
attack (such as the bubbles of a Steamed Crab) and that caused by Sleep Flower
seem to be distinct statuses, in as much as protection is concerned.


Where to find the unbuyable stuff:

Item            dropped by    drop rate  Where?
--------------  ----------    ---------  -------------
Vampmire Cape   Fiend Head    common     Mana Fortress
Power Suit      Weeper        common     Mana Fortress
Faerie Cloak    Master Ninja  common     Mana Fortress, 3rd floor

Cockatrice Cap  Basilisk      rare       Underground City, MF*
Amulet Helm     National Scar rare       Grand Palace, Mana Fortress
Griffin Helm    Griffin Claw  rare       Pure Land
Faerie Crown    Terminator    common     Mana Fortress, 3rd floor

Guardian Ring   Doom Sword    rare       Grand Palace, Mana Fortress
Ninja Gloves    Dark Stalker  rare       Tascnia, Underground City, MF**
Dragon Ring     Ice Thug      rare       Pure Land
Watcher Ring    Eggplant Man  rare       various, Pure Land
Imp's Ring      Ghost         rare       Pure Land
Amulet Ring     Tsunami       common     Mana Fortress
Faerie Ring     Wolf Lord     common     Mana Fortress

IMPORTANT:  Most monsters in the Pure Land appear ONLY in the Pure Land, and
after you complete it, you CANNOT RE-ENTER IT.  The only exception to this are
Eggplant Men, one of which can be found at the end of the subway car in the
Underground City, and are spawned from Shapeshifters (Eggplant Men may then
themselves spawn Needlions).  So if you want, say, a Griffin Helm, DON'T FINISH
PURE LAND UNTIL YOU HAVE IT!

* There is only a single Basilisk in the MF, on the second floor.  If you
didn't get a Griffin Helm (see above note), this guy is your only other source
for improved headgear for the Boy.

** Dark Stalkers appear in Tascnia as a boss, in the Undeground City as an
ordinary enemy, and are spawned by Fiend Heads in the MF.

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Base Stats:

These are determined at the start of the game for the Boy, and for the Girl and
Sprite when they join.  They increase as you level up, but not necessarily
every level.

Strength (Str) - Self-explanatory.  Base stat for damage with a weapon.

Agility (Agi) - This stat covers both inherent speed of a character, manual
dexterity, and hand/eye coordination.  Agility is divided by 4, and then
becomes the base stat for Hit rate and Evade rate.  Since the game rounds down,
an Agility change of 22 to 23 is insignificant, while a change of 23 to 24 is.

Constitution (Con) - How tough a character is, in a general sense.  It serves
as the base stat for your Defense rating.  The game probably also uses the Con
stat directly when determining whether or not you die from a Doom Trap.

Intelligence (Int) - This stat describes a character's knowledge, especially
knowledge of the arcane.  The higher his Int stat, the more damage and/or
greater effect the Sprite's spells have.

Wisdom (Wis) - Wisdom is closely related to Intelligence, yet they are distinct
concepts.  Wisdom involves more common sense and "street smarts".  The higher
her Wisdom stat, the more HP the Girl can heal, and the greater the effect of
her defensive spells.  Wisdom is also important for all characters, as it is
used as the base for Magical Defense.


Derived Stats:

These stats are derived (hence the name) from your base stats and your current
equipment.  The game loads these numbers up at their appropriate times when
computing damage dealt or received.

- Attack = Str + attack power of weapon equipped (see above table)
The higher this is, the more damage you deal with an attack.

- Hit% = 75 + Agi/4 (rounded down)
The higher this is, the less likely you are to miss.

- Defense = Con + physical defense of all armor equipped (see above table)
The higher this is, the less damage you take from attacks.

- Evade% = Agi/4 + 37 if wearing armor + 23 if wearing a helmet + 15 if wearing
a ring/bracelet.
The higher this is, the more likely the enemy is to miss.

- Magic Def = Wis + magical defense of all armor equipped (see above table)
The higher this is, the less damage you take from spells.

Spells like Speed Up, Speed Down, Defender and the like do not change your
stats directly at the level of the stat screen.  Apparently, they come into
play at some other point.

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In addition to modifying the AI's behavior, the action grid alters a computer-
controlled character's stats.  These stat bonuses do not apply to characters
controlled by the player(s).  Switching control between characters consequently
causes them to be applied and unapplied as needed.

                    Approach
         _______________________________
        |+1 Str |       |       |-1 Str |
        |+1 Agi |+1 Agi |+1 Agi |+1 Agi |
        |-1 Con |       |       |+1 Con |
        |-------+-------+-------+-------|
        |+2 Str |       |       |-1 Str |
        |       |       |       |       |
        |-1 Con |       |       |+2 Con |
Attack  |-------+-------+-------+-------|  Guard
        |+2 Str |       |       |-1 Str |
        |       |       |       |       |
        |-1 Con |       |       |+2 Con |
        |-------+-------+-------+-------|
        |+1 Str |       |       |-1 Str |
        |+1 Agi |+1 Agi |+1 Agi |+1 Agi |
        |-1 Con |       |       |-1 Con |
         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    Keep Away

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This document is copyright (c) 2004 Perry Kunkle
Email:  sorceror25@comcast.net

"Secret of Mana" and related material is copyright (c) 1993 Squaresoft (now
Square Enix)

- Don't gank this.
Do not reproduce this document; either in print or online, in part or in whole,
except for personal, private use.  GameFAQs is the only organization with
authority to display this document.

- Gimme props.
If you use any part of this document (data, text, ASCII art), give me due
credit.

I hold no responsibility for any physical or mental injury you sustain as a
result of reading this FAQ, blah blah blah, no warranty, real or implied, blah
blah blah, under the laws of the United States of America, etc. etc. etc.

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My parents.  <cue background chorus:  "Awwwwwwwwww!">

Square; for making the game of course :^)

Ted Woolsley; for translating it.  This guy gets WAY too much heat, IMHO, for
his supposed "crappy" translations of this game, Chrono Trigger, and Final
Fantasy 3/6.  Ted, I take off my  hat to you.  Cuz I sure don't know Japanese.

Paul D. Shoener III; author of the ManaEdit save state editor, a massive time
saver: http://home.earthlink.net/~paul3/mana.html

CJayC; for running GameFAQs


GameFAQs Board users:

Arche Angel Kezultra; for pointing out that Wisdom is the base stat for healing
magic.

silktail; for posting the incomplete list of armor specials from
RPGclassics.com, from which I found that I had missed Quilted Hood's +5 Agi.

ReggieTheReckless; for a correction to petrify status protection (see v1.0
notes).