If you've just jumped into Dragalia Lost, then you might need to know how to upgrade your team. It's pretty important.

There are loads of ways to upgrade the power of your characters, both directly and indirectly, and we're here to walk you through all of it.

This guide will walk you through the essential ways to upgrade your team and the items you'll need to do so. There are multiple aspects to learn about, but you'll get it. You're smart.

Mana circles

Dragalia Lost

One of the key ways to enhance your adventurers is through their Mana Circles — a somewhat complicated skill unlock process that will boost the overall power of adventurers.

Found in the Castle menu, each character has their own Mana Circle, a ring filled with nodes, each offering a unique buff.

HP increases, more strength, better defence, all of the usual upgrades. In addition, characters will have story chapters unlock through their Mana Circles, giving you a reason to look at characters other than your main cast.

Each node is unlocked with Mana, one of the several currencies you have in Dragalia Lost. In the early game you should earn plenty of Mana from quests and endeavors, so it won't be a concern, but for later Mana Circles you'll need to stock up.

Upgrade the Mana Circles on your most powerful characters first, and worry about your secondary cast members, well, second. The buffs are useful, but you don't want to waste Mana too quickly.

After a circle has all nodes activated, a final node is accessible, which requires orbs relating to your character's element, and other materials. If you want those, you should look at the individual elemental orb quests available through events.

It'll take some time, but try and max out Mana Circles for your rarest characters for a strong team.