Trials of Mana ??? Seed Guide: what they do and how to get them

Throughout Trials of Mana, one of your consistent objectives is advancing your class. Each character has four class levels and each has their own selection of light and dark paths. It’s a big part of what makes levelling up so exciting. 

Although the first class advancement is as simple as getting to Level 18, it gets a little bit more complicated after that. For your Level 3 Class change, you'll need to do two things- get to Level 38 and have a class item. For more information on classes in general, check out our Trials of Mana Class guide which covers changing class and class 4.


Seeds are the only way to get Class Items. As you're playing Trials of Mana you'll notice that enemies drop Item Seeds, ranging from Bronze all the way to Rainbow. These seeds randomly give you an item, and the item is better depending on what type of Seed you plant. It's based on RNG, but you get enough seeds that it doesn't really matter too much. 

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??? Seeds Explained in Trials of Mana

You'll also notice that you'll ocassionally be getting ??? Seeds from enemies. These seeds are different from the rest, and key for getting to the third class level. By planting ??? seeds at an Inn, you'll get a Class Item which you then use at Level 38 to change your class. Each item correlates to a specific class change. Thankfully, you’ll only get items relating to the characters who are in your party. 

By the time you'll be able to advance to the third level of classes, you'll have more than enough ??? Seeds for class items. Although they drop rarely compared to other Item Seeds, ??? Seeds drop frequently enough from late-game enemies that it's not really something to worry about. These seeds also appear in set chests throughout your adventure, so you're going to want to open as many as you can. 

Each character has different class items that they need in order to unlock a specific class, although you'll also need to take into account whether you've chosen dark or light classes. For example, Kevin needs "Aura" class items for his classes, and which one you use will affect which class you turn into, such as using the Death Aura to change into the Fatal Fist class. It might sound a bit complicated, but the game does most of the thinking for you, and all you really need to do is plant the Item Seeds at an Inn and follow the menu. If you make the wrong decision, you can always reset your class by getting a certain item. 


Grinding ??? Seeds in Trails of Mana

If you're really looking to grind some ??? Seeds then one of the earliest places to look for them is in the Woods of Wandara. The Queeneeb enemies seem to drop them more often than other enemies in the area, so they're a reliable source of the item. By this point in the game, you're sure to have more than you know what to do with though. 

If you’re looking for more Trials of Mana, check out our review here, or check out the Mana-focused episode of The Tetracast where we discuss our impressions at length.