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Protect up.gifProtection (also known as Defender), is a recurring spell in the Mana series.


As its name in Trials of Mana implies, Protection raises the target's Defense for a short period of time, reducing physical damage. It does not, however, allow the target to buffer spell damage.


Secret of Mana[]

Defender is one of six spells taught by Gnome, the Mana Spirit of Earth. It is a support spell that raises the target's defense for a limited time.

Primm can summon the spell at a cost of 2 MP. It is also cast by various enemies throughout the game.

Trials of Mana[]

Protect up.gifProtection is an Earth-elemental move in Trials of Mana.


It raises the target's Defense by 20%.


Icon Effect Characters Class Requirement Min. Stat Power MP Cost
Protection TOM.png Boosts ally's defense Riesz Valkyrie
SPRT TOM.png 9 SPRT Points
X 5
Protection +
Icon Effect Characters Class Requirement Min. Stat Power MP Cost
Protection TOM.png Boosts all allies' defense Riesz Starlancer
SPRT TOM.png 21 SPRT Points
X 5

Icon Effect Characters Class Requirement Target Min. Stat Power MP Cost
Protect up.gif Boosts ally's defense Riesz Valkyrie Single 10 SPRT Points ? 2
Starlancer Multi

Item equivalence[]

Bulette Scale TOM.pngBulette Scale

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