Duran (デュラン, Dyuran) is one of the six playable characters in Trials of Mana.


Duran is a mercenary swordsman from the Grasslands Kingdom of Valsena (Forcena in the fan-translation) who proudly serves the wise King Richard. Duran's father Loki, a good friend of Richard's, was lost in a battle with the Dragon Emperor when Duran was still young. Soon afterwards, Duran's mother succumbed to an illness, leaving Duran and his little sister Wendy to be raised by their aunt Stella. One night, Duran is on guard duty at the castle of Valsena when the wizard Koren attacks the castle. Duran fights back, but is overwhelmed by Koren's magical abilities and is left for dead. After making his recovery, Duran vows to become the best swordsman in the world and to exact his revenge upon Koren. He then leaves for the Holy City Wendel to ask the Priest of Light about changing classes.

Duran shares many story elements with Angela, who comes from the Magic Kingdom of Altena which tries to invade Valsena. If either of them is chosen as the main protagonist in Trials of Mana, the main villain will be the Dragon Emperor and the final dungeon will be the Dragon Hole.


At first, Duran is a straightforward sword user with above-average Strength and Vitality stats. Upon changing classes, Duran can learn some magic to supplement his physical abilities. His Light classes learn primarily healing magic, whereas his Dark classes mainly focus on adding elemental attributes to weapons. Duran's Light classes have another benefit: they are the only classes capable of equipping shields, which greatly boost the wearer's Evasion stat.


Below is a list of Duran's classes. The first class change takes place at Level 18, while the second one takes place at Level 38, with the latter requiring specific items acquired from ??? Seeds.

Level Light Dark










(Paladin's ProofThe Holy Knight)


(Lord's ProofThe Prince)


(Master's ProofThe Gladiator)


(Duelist's ProofThe Duelist)

Skill Attacks

Below is a list of skill attacks Duran learns across his different classes:

Level Light Dark
L.1 Cross Slash
L.18 3-Step Cut
Whirlwind Sword
L.38 Flashing Sword
Magic Circle
Vacuum Sword
Eruption Sword


Duran learns spells that can change the elemental properties of the characters' attacks, although his Light classes can also learn healing spells.

Below is a table of spells Duran learns across his different classes:

Level Light Dark
L.1 n/a
L.18 Heal LightHealing Light
Diamond SaberStone Saber
Thunder SaberLightning Saber
Ice SaberIce Saber
Flame SaberFlame Saber
L.38 Saint SaberHoly Saber
Tinkle RainTwinkle RainHeal LightHeal Light++
Moon SaberMoon Saber
Leaf SabreLeaf Saber
Dark SaberDark Saber
  • Note: Duran gains the ability to multi-target with Heal Light when he changes class into a Liege. Likewise, his Saber spells will also gain the ability to multi-target when he changes class into a Swordmaster.


Seeking to find meaning in the fight, the Gladiator undertakes a journey of seeing struggle and competition underlying within all things in the everyday world. Even into honor and trust, the class ekes out the need to justify their efforts through coming out on top or with satisfying results brought about through proof through tests and testaments of action. To these ends, so has the Gladiator sought the powers of enchanting magic to bestow themselves with power of many varieties, and with a higher aptitude of strength than the Knight.


Long lived and weathered in a world of battle, the Swordmaster is a class of experience and wisdom through the heat and heart of the fight. Knowing the boundaries of life and death with familiarity, so does the Swordmaster precariously walk in and out of its realm frequently through their edification long done many times before, and does so without fear. Drawing upon lessons and teachings from these experiences, so has the Swordmaster tempered their body and mind to become a lone warrior with their own principles, and walks onwards to see the next day after the carnage of the day before. Rumors tell of warriors from a realm far from Fa'Diel saw their philosophies and virtuess passed into the world long ago, and those who had grown beyond their days as Gladiators saw their destiny encounter their ways into Swordmasters.


The meaning of the fight having eluded them long ago, the Duelist seeks but only one thing: Victory. For them, the fight is but a means to achieve that, and so the Duelist merely sees its occurrence as but a process and pastime of violent frequency to attain its graces. Easily lost in even the most savage instances of carnage and brutality, able to face the most harrowing of battles, and enter storm like tension without a wince, so have Duelists gained a reputation of being fighters of a dark strength derived from their world of deathly competition and merciless domination.



Name Cost Location Class
Bronze Sword (SD3)Bronze Sword 42 Starting Weapon --
Iron Sword (SD3)Iron Sword 100 Astoria, Wendel, Maia --
GladiusGladius 210 Dwarf Village, Valsena --
BroadswordBroadsword 276 Byzel, Palo, Jad --
SaberSaber 585 Ghost Ship, Palo --
Steel Sword (SD3)Steel Sword 1000 Dark Priest Village --
Bastard SwordBastard Sword 1690 Elrand, Sultan, Deen --
Silver BladeSilver Blade 2820 Mintos --
EstocEstoc 3400 Mintos Knight
FalchionFalchion 3380 Mintos Gladiator
FlambergeFlamberge 3410 Diorre --
ColichemardeColichemarde 3480 Diorre Knight
ShamshirShamshir 3440 Diorre Gladiator
PalestormPalestorm 4535 Altena, Deen, Mintos --
Mythril SwordMythril Sword 4830 Altena, Deen, Mintos Knight
KatzbalgerKatzbalger 5070 Altena, Deen, Mintos Gladiator
BalmunkBalmunk 7735 Cats --
Valor SwordValor Sword 8430 Cats Knight
Kusanagi BladeKusanagi Blade 8440 Cats Gladiator
TyrvingTyrving 17470 Cats --
DefenderDefender 18800 Cats Knight
Muramasa BladeMuramasa Blade 18670 Cats Gladiator
Krau SolasKrau Solas 21870 Pedan --
ExcaliburExcalibur 34670 Pedan Knight
LevateinLevatein 34470 Pedan Gladiator
DragonbaneDragonbane -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
Brave BladeBrave Blade -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
SigmundSigmund -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Liege
RagnarokRagnarok -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster
DeathbringerDeathbringer -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Duelist


Name Cost Location Class
Quilted LeatherQuilted Leather 22 Starting Armor --
Hard LeatherHard Leather 65 Wendel, Maia --
Bezant MailBezant Mail 154 Dwarf Village, Valsena --
Lamelar ArmorLamelar Armor 220 Byzel, Palo --
HauberkHauberk 276 Ghost Ship, Palo --
Half PlateHalf Plate 378 Valsena --
Plate MailPlate Mail 800 Elrand, Sultan, Deen, Mintos, Diorre --
Lunula MailLunula Mail 1450 Mintos --
ReflexReflex 1970 Diorre --
Pegasus ArmorPegasus Armor 2600 Altena, Deen, Mintos --
Leonis PlateLeonis Plate 3155 Cats --
Knight's ArmorKnight's Armor 4830 Cats Knight
Swordsman's ArmorSwordsman's Armor 4935 Cats Gladiator
Gold ArmorGold Armor 8400 Pedan Knight
Platinum ArmorPlatinum Armor 8430 Pedan Gladiator
Dragon's MailDragon's Mail -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
Hero's ArmorHero's Armor -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
Protect ArmorProtect Armor -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Liege
Master's ArmorMaster's Armor -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster
Skeleton MailSkeleton Mail -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Duelist


Name Cost Location Class
Leather VisorLeather Visor 58 Maia --
HeadgearHeadgear 215 Jad --
Studded HelmStudded Helm 1100 Deen --
Visored HelmVisored Helm 1750 Diorre --
Horned HelmHorned Helm 2350 Cats --
Silver SalletSilver Sallet 3415 Cats --
Beryl ArmetBeryl Armet 5070 Pedan --
Dragon HelmDragon Helm -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
Hero's CrownHero's Crown -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
Protection HelmProtection Helm -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Liege
Rising Moon HelmRising Moon Helm -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster
Skull HeadSkull Head -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Duelist


Name Cost Location Class
Leather GauntletLeather Gauntlet 98 Valsena --
Steel GauntletSteel Gauntlet 154 Jad --
GauntletGauntlet 820 Deen --
Strength ArmbandStrength Armband 1690 Deen, Mintos --
Knight's CrestKnight's Crest 2260 Cats Knight
Swordsman's ArmbandSwordsman's Armband 2000 Cats Gladiator
Dragon RingDragon Ring -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
War King's CrestWar King's Crest -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin/Liege
Master's ArmbandSword King's Armlet -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster/Duelist


  • Note: Duran is granted the ability to equip shields only in his Light classes (Knight/Paladin/Liege).
Name Cost Location Class
Water Dragon ShieldWater Dragon Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Red Heat ShieldRed Heat Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Thunder God ShieldThunder God Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Earth ShieldEarth Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Gold ShieldGold Shield 3380 Elrand, Sultan Knight
Dragon ShieldDragon Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight
Sacred ShieldSacred Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
Oath ShieldOath Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Liege
Adamant ShieldAdamant Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Liege


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