Persona 5 Strikers - Bond Skill Guide

Overview and guide about the Bond Skills in Persona 5 Strikers (P5S), including a list of all Bond Skills, their effects, and unlocking conditions.

Persona 5 Strikers - Bond Skill Guide

Bond Skills in Persona 5 Strikers

Persona 5 Strikers - Bond Skill Initial List

Bond Skills in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble) refers to collective perks for the Phantom Thieves as a whole. These perks are separate from each Phantom Thief’s individual skills and can range between stat boosts to battle enhancements. In addition, these perks can also be upgraded by spending Bond Level experience points acquired from winning battles. More perks will be unlocked as your progress through the game’s main story.

Trophies

Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyBest Friend Reach max level with one Bond skill.
Eternal Bonds Reach max level with all Bond skills.

Trophies List

How to Unlock Bond Skills

Persona 5 Strikers - Bond Skills Unlock

The Bond Skills will be unlocked automatically during a story cutscene on August 27th. Only 15 Bond Skills are available for upgrades but more will be unlocked as you progress through the main story.

P5S July Walkthrough

How to Acquire More Bond Skills

In order to unlock more Bond skills, you need to raise the Bond Level using experience points. In addition, there are some Bond Skills locked in the story.

Defeat Enemies in Jail

Persona 5 Strikers - Defeat Enemies to Gain Bond Experience

As with individual character levels, Bond Level experience Points are gained by defeating enemies in Jails. Because of this, it is recommended to defeat as many enemies as you can while infiltrating the Jails in order to increase the Bond Level.

Interact with Special Places that Boost Bond Level

Persona 5 Strikers - Bond Level Experience Boost Locations

Another way to earn more bond experience is to interact with the members of the party. In addition, there are locations visited by the Phantom Thieves that can boost your bond level even further.

Bond Level Experience Boost Locations

Clear More Requests

Persona 5 Strikers - All Requests

Moreover, complement story progression by completing most of  if not all Requests available in the game since these yield a huge amount of bond experience as well.

All Requests

All Bond Skills

Here is a list of all Bond skills, including their effects, special points required, effects per level, and unlocking conditions:

Best Bond Skills to Get First

Bond Skill Skill Effect Required Pts Effects Per Level How to Unlock
HP Boost Increases the Max HP value of all party members.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
  • Level 1: HP +5
  • Level 2: HP +5
Story (7/27)
SP Boost Increases the Max SP value of all party members.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
  • Level 1: SP +3
  • Level 2: SP +3
Story (7/27)
Strength Boost Increases St for all party members. This affects the damage of Physical Attacks and Physical and Gun-based Moves.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
  • Level 1: St +1
  • Level 2: St +1
Story (7/27)
Magic Boost Increases Magic stat for all party members member. This affects the damage of Magic-based Moves.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
  • Level 1: Ma +1
  • Level 2: Ma +1
Story (7/27)
Endurance Boost Increases En for all party members. This affects the damage reduction (Defense) from enemy Physical and Magical attacks or moves.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
  • Level 1: En +1
  • Level 2: En +1
Story (7/27)
Agility Boost Increases Ag for all party members member. This affects the Criticals/ auto-evades.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
  • Level 1: Ag +1
  • Level 2: Ag +1
Story (7/27)
Luck Boost Increases the Luck stat of each party member. This affects the Critical Damage rate and Evasion rate from Status Ailments.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
  • Level 1: Lu +1
  • Level 2: Lu +1
Story (7/27)
Pass Appeal After performing a Baton Pass, the Showtime gauge will fill faster.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 5 Pts
  • Level 1:  Gauge Rate+
  • Level 2: Gauge Rate++
Story (7/27)
Harisen Helper Increases chance to trigger Harisen Recovery. Harisen Recovery is an ability where a party member help remove a status ailment inflicted to the player character.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 5 Pts
  • Level 1:  Chance to trigger +
  • Level 2: Chance to trigger ++
Story (7/27)
Oracle Recovery Restore HP and SP to all party members at the end of the battle.
  • Level 1: 15 Pts
  • Level 2: 20 Pts
  • Level 3: 25 Pts
  • Level 1:  Amount recovered +
  • Level 2: Amount recovered ++
  • Level 2: Max
Story (7/27)
Martial Arts Increases damage for physical Persona skills
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1: Skill damage +
  • Level 2: Skill damage ++
Story (8/1)
Spiritual Arts Increases damage for magic Persona skills
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1: Skill damage +
  • Level 2: Skill damage ++
Story (8/1)
Tactical Arts Increases chance for Persona skills to inflict status ailments
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1: Chance to inflict +
  • Level 2: Chance to inflict ++
Story (8/1)
Supportive Arts Increased duration for buffs and debuffs from Persona skills.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1:  Effect duration +
  • Level 2: Effect duration ++
Story (8/1)
Joker’s Wild Increases chance for masks to manifest.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 2 Pts
  • Level 3: 3 Pts
  • Level 1:  Drop rate +
  • Level 2: Drop rate ++
  • Level 3: Drop rate +++
Story (7/27)
Ambusher Restores HP to all party members after a successful ambush.
  • Level 1: 5 Pts
  • Level 2: 10 Pts
  • Level 1:  Grants skill
  • Level 2: Amount recovered +
Perform Ambush in Crossing, Shibuya Jail (7/27)
Phantom Striker Increase damage of Phantom Dash attacks.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 5 Pts
  • Level 1:  Damage +
  • Level 2: Damage ++
Defeat Shibuya Jail Monarch (7/29)
Avenger Evading an enemy attack can grant a much stronger counterattack
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Defeat Sendai Jail Monarch (8/4)
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Magazine Stock Raises the bullet carrying capacity
  • Level 1: ?
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Smart Shopper Increases the items for sale and add new features to Sophia’s Shop. More item sales will occur as well.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1: Sale Items +2
  • Level 2: Sale Items +4
Story (7/27)
Metaverse Medic Increases the effects of healing items.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1:  Recovery effect +
  • Level 2: Recovery effect ++
Story (7/27)
Bondmaker BOND level will increase more quickly.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1:  Bond Exp+
  • Level 2: Bond Exp++
Story (7/27)
Highwayman Increases the chance for obtaining equipment or items at the end of battle.
  • Level 1: 3 Pts
  • Level 2: 5 Pts
  • Level 1: Item drop rate +
  • Level 2: Item drop rate ++
Story (7/27)
Extortionist Increases money obtained at end of battle.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1: Money +
  • Level 2: Money ++
Story (7/27)
Safecracker Allows more difficult chests to be picked open.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: ?
  • Level 1:  Lockpick Level 1
  • Level 2: ?
Locate Level 1 Treasure Chest at Bunkamachi, Shibuya Jail (7/27)
Master Chef Enables the creation of more food with stronger effects.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 3 Pts
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  • Level 2: Cooking level up
Story (7/31)
Treasure Hunter Increases the chance to encounter treasure demons.
  • Level 1: 2 Pts
  • Level 2: 4 Pts
  • Level 1: Appearance rate +
  • Level 2: Appearance rate ++
Approach Treasure Demon at West Garden, Sendai Jail (8/2)
Parts Connoisseur Increases the chance of obtaining junk parts.
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  1. After Avenger is Ammo Hoarder instead of Magazine Stock (increases bullets based on gun), Proper Showman (increases Showtime damage), and Spirit Striker (1 More restores attacker SP, All-Out restores party SP); Parts Connoisseur becomes Packrat (Junk Parts easier to obtain); there is no skill after Packrat?