Persona 5 Strikers - Panther Character Guide

Character guide for Ann Takamaki or Panther of Persona 5 Strikers (P5S). Included also are her persona, skills, combos, master arts, and showtime attack.

Persona 5 Strikers - Panther Character Guide

Ann Takamaki

Ann is a kind and strong-willed Japanese-American girl. Apart from her studies, she also works part-time as a fashion model.

Persona 5 Strikers - Ann Takamaki Character Guide

Ann joined the Phantom Thieves of Hearts to liberate themselves from the cruel adults. She excels in English studies but lacks in other subjects.

Panther excels in attacks that reach the most number of enemies. Having the power to harness fire, she can also bathe her whip in fire to add elemental damage. When fighting someone distant, Panther uses the machine gun to focus down on her adversary.

Panther Overview

Real Name Ann Takamaki
Code Name Panther
Starting Persona Carmen
Tier Rating B Tier
Persona Strengths Fire Skills, Debuffs, Status Effects
Melee Weapon Whip
Ranged Weapon Sub-machine Guns
Combat Style Ann’s whip is imbued with fire which hits many enemies at a time. She also makes use of a machine gun which has a high rate of fire.

Panther Battle Rating


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PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyFlame Dancer Unlock all Panther Master Arts



Ann’s initial persona Carmen specializes in fire-based skills which can inflict burn on enemies. Her persona is also good for weakening enemies, especially bosses.

Carmen Persona Stats and Skills

Recommended Skills

Fire Skills

Ann’s persona Carmen unleashes fire attacks that cause enemies to get burned. They will take significantly more damage than normal from wind attacks during this state. This makes Ann a good partner for Morgana in battle.

Commands and Combos

Battle Commands

Command Input Notes
Submachine Gun Shot
  • Hold L1 then press R1
Uses the sub-machine gun.
Whip Attack
Can be used repeatedly to perform a total of 5 hits.
  • ?
Can be used while grounded or while in mid-air. Temporarily applies fire attribute on next attacks.
Whip set up
  • ▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y→X (Switch)
Basic combination of attacks.

Battle Combos

Command Input Notes
Combo 1
  • ▢→▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y → Y → X (Switch)
Uses the persona’s skill at the end of the combo.
Combo 2
  • ▢→▢→▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→Y→X (Switch)
Uses the persona’s skill at the end of the combo.
Combo 3
  • ▢→▢→▢→▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→YY→X (Switch)

Master Arts

Command Input Notes
Don’t Miss It!
  • ▢→▢→▢→▢→▢ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→Y→Y→Y (Switch)
Allows you to pursue the opponent at the end of the attack.
“Do you like it hot?” While Enchantment is in effect, you can finish off with △ / X for a special attack.
“Lie” Commands persona to use Tarunda while attacking.
“Super Flame” Strengthens the damage of Panther’s fire attribute attacks.

All Master Arts

Showtime Attack

Persona 5 Strikers - Panther and Carmen Showtime Attack

Panther leaps behind her Persona, Carmen, and the two spin while in mid-air. The combined power creates a tornado of swirling hearts that damage multiple enemies.

All Showtime Attacks

← Skull Fox →

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