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Boss Information
Aliases Lord of Lava
World The Summerlands
Boss Analysis
HP 1375
Weak Water
Resist Fire
Attack 74
Defense 64
Magical Attack 35
Magical Defense 66
Evasion 42
Accuracy 81
After Battle Rewards
Experience 650
Guilders 420
Drops Spirit of the Flame
Steal -

Moltaan is an enemy in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. It is a creature encountered at the top of Old Smoky.


Genus: Nobilia
Resistance: Fire
Elemental Weakness: Water
Tricks: Tail Flail, Blazing Breath, Roar
Items Dropped: Spirit of the Flame
Location: Old Smoky


Moltaan's attacks come in 4 forms:

  • Basic Attack
  • Tail Flail
  • Blazing Breath
  • Volcanic Roar

This boss, while tedious, can actually be quite easy. The key is to make sure you have plenty of provisions to regain MP. Set tactics for Esther to keep Oliver healthy. Then, as Oliver, choose your Seed Sprite Familiar (the one that hatched from the egg in the woods) and begin spamming Water Bomb. While Drippy tells you that Moltaan's tail is his weakness, this damage difference is negligible but still try and hit his tail anyway for that little extra damage;most likely, if you keep your distance Esther will distract Moltaan. As a result, try to keep Esther alive.

Keep your distance as Tail Flail and Blazing Breath only affect you if you're nearby. Once your Familiar's 30 seconds are up, return to Oliver. Use Provisions if you need to, but I wouldn't focus too much on attacking Moltaan. It's tempting to use Frostbite, but it does approximately the same damage as Water Bomb and uses 50% more MP.

Halfway through the fight, Moltaan will begin using Volcanic Roar. As soon as you see the bubble above his head, quickly switch back to Oliver and use Defend. Not doing so will cause a lot of damage. Expect Esther to die pretty soon after this point (if she hasn't already).

Eventually his health will diminish to zero, he'll trip back into the volcano, Oliver shoots a bolt at the boulder, which falls and crushed Moltaan and keeps the volcano from erupting. If you use your sprite (obtained in the Golden Grove) it is best to equip a Flame Robe from a Swift Solution Bounty Hunt that has you face a Adamtiger in the far east of the shimerring sands.