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Guide on How to Defeat Fallen Snowman Black Frost
Black Frost is the fourth Powerful Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Shibuya’s Jail, a metaverse version of Shibuya, Tokyo. This shadow can only be encountered when Powerful Shadow requests are made available by Lavenza starting on 8/24.
|All Powerful Shadows||Shibuya’s Jail|
Clear All Powerful Shadow Requests
Below is a list of requests that unlocks the Reaper secret boss battle. The Metatron request is locked in the post-game also so you need to clear the main story first. We recommended defeating Powerful Shadows when you already unlocked Wolf as a party member in the game.
|Request||Powerful Shadow||Persona Boss||Location||Availability|
|“An Ebon God Descends”||Fratricidal Destroyer||Seth||Sendai Jail||Base Game|
|“The Hound of Hades Howls”||Guard Dog of Hades||Cerberus||Osaka Jail||Base Game|
|“Make the Way for the Frozen King”||Monarch of Snow||King Frost||Sapporo Jail||Base Game|
|“Halt the Strutting Little Imp”||Fallen Snowman||Black Frost||Shibuya Jail||Base Game|
|“Dragon Slayer Enters the Fray”||Brilliant Dragonslayer||Siegfried||Kyoto Jail||Base Game|
|“The Writhing Nightmare Rising”||Throbbing King of Desire||Mara||Okinawa Jail||Base Game|
|“Angel of Contracts Descends”||Shadow of God||Metatron||Tree of Knowledge||Post-Game|
|“Knocking on Death’s Door”||Reaper||Reaper||Okinawa Jail||Post-Game|
|Post-Game Guide||Post-Game Walkthrough|
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|A Helping Hand||Clear a request.|
|Those Who Heed the Call||Clear 50 requests.|
Fallen Snowman Black Frost Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Fallen Snowman Black Frost Stats
|Recommended Level||Level 58 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||11,500 exp (Base Game)|
|Yen Rewards||44,850 yen (Base Game)|
|Other Rewards||Evil Snow Crystal Fusion Item (Black Frost Persona Fusion), HP Recovery Item x1, Status Recovery Item x1, C.S. Replica Shortsword Weapon x1 (For Mona)|
Fallen Snowman Black Frost Strength and Weaknesses
Fallen Snowman Black Frost Skills
|Deathbound||Medium Physical damage to a wide range 1x to 2x.|
|Mabufudyne||Heavy Ice damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Freeze.|
|Evil Smile||Medium chance of inflicting Fear to a wide range.
Attacks will drain SP from Foes afflicted with ailments.
|Ailment Boost||Enhance chance of inflicting all ailments.|
|Diamond Dust||Severe Ice damage to a narrow range. Rare chance of Freeze.|
|Null Nuke||Impart immunity against Nuclear attacks.|
*Boss attacks are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.
Fallen Snowman Black Frost Party Build
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Panther, Fox, and Queen.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Kouga/Kougaon or Makouga/Makougaon (Bless), Zionga/Ziodyne or Mazionga/Maziodyne (Elec), Psio/Psiodyne or Mapsio/Mapsiodyne (Psy)||Has access to Fire, Wind, and Nuclear skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster. Can use Amrita Drop to cure allies when inflicted with status and mental ailments.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm, Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Debilitate|
|Skull||Captain Kidd||Damage: Megaton Raid or Deathbound (Phys), Zionga/Ziodyne or Mazionga/Maziodyne (Elec)||Has access to Physical and Electricity skills that Black Frost does not have resistances against. Inflicts Shock status ailment on Black Frost that causes it to take increased damage from Physical and Gun attacks. Can use a buff skill like Matarukaja to boost allies attack power in battle.|
|Buff: Tarukaja or Matarukaja, Charge|
|Noir||Milady||Damage: Hysterical Slap (Phys), Triple Down or One-shot Kill (Gun), Psio/Psiodyne or Mapsio/Mapsiodyne (Psy)||Has access to Physical, Gun, and Psychokinesis skills that Black Frost does not have resistances against. Also, Physical and Gun attacks from Noir can deal Technical damage to Black Frost when afflicted with Shock status ailment. Can use an Ailment skill like Evil Touch or Evil Smile to inflict Fear on Black Frost. Can use an all-in-one buff skill like Heat Riser to boost an ally in battle. Can also use Amrita Drop to cure allies when inflicted with status and mental ailments.|
|Recovery: Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower|
|Ailment: Evil Touch or Evil Smile|
|Buff: Heat Riser|
|Sophie||Pithos||Damage: Kouga/Kougaon or Makouga/Makougaon (Bless)||Has access to Bless skills which Black Frost is weak against. Can use a debuff skill like Rakunda to reduce the enemy defense power. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samarecarm|
|Debuff: Rakunda or Marakunda|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Fallen Snowman Black Frost Strategies
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the mini-boss:
Carry HP and SP Recovery Items
Before engaging the boss, bring a stock of HP and SP recovery items. These items can be bought from accessible vending machines, food stands, store, and restaurants. You can also buy ingredients from Sophia’s Shop and other real world stores. Then, cook these ingredients for additional HP and SP items through Joker’s Kitchen.
Start the battle by landing multiple debuffs on Black Frost. Debuffs can be in the form of attack power decrease (Tarunda), defense power decrease (Rakunda), and evasion/critical evasion power decrease (Sukunda). These debuffs can be accessed by Joker (from Arsene and other Personas) and Sophie. Another option is by using Debilitate for an all-in-one debuff. This special debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Follow-up the debuffs with party members buffs. Buffs can be in the form of attack power increase (Tarukaja or Matarukaja), defense power increase (Rakukaja or Marakukaja), and evasion/critical evasion increase (Sukukaja or Masukukaja). These buffs can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Skull. Another option is by using Heat Riser for an all-in-one buff. This special buff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Noir.
Dodge Ice Attacks
Keep evading ice attacks like Mabufudyne and Diamond Dust from Black Frost. Otherwise, your character or party member may end up frozen and susceptible for upcoming technical damage from the boss.
Cure Inflicted Ailments
If a party member got inflicted with an ailment such as Freeze, make sure that you have access to a Status Recovery skill called Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower to cure it. You can also use status recovery items to remove the status ailment if available. Status Recovery skills can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Noir.
Deal Technical Damage using Phys, Gun, and Psy Attacks
When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Shock, deal technical damage by using Physical and Gun attacks. You can also inflict technical damage when the boss is afflicted with a mental ailment such as Fear using Psychokinesis attacks. Switch between Joker, Skull, and Noir to avoid running out of SP.
Use Bless Attacks
Black Frost is weak to Bless attacks which Sophie and Joker can capitalize. Continue on using elemental attacks in order to break the shields and stagger the boss. Make use of narrow range elemental skills if you’re close and wide range elemental skills if you’re far from the boss.
Capitalize on Terrain Gimmicks
If Black Frost is near to a light post, you can use a Phantom Dash to deal additional physical damage to the boss. Maximize the damage dealt before it is able to retaliate.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging Black Frost, you may build up your showtime gauge. When it’s available, unleash the showtime attack against the boss. If Joker’s showtime attack is available, make sure he has the right Persona that can capitalize on the weakness of the boss. Also, there is a consumable item that will quickly boost your Showtime gauge build up so feel free to use it against the boss.
|← King Frost Powerful Shadow||Siegfried Powerful Shadow →|
All Jail Monarchs
|Shibuya Jail Monarch||Sendai Jail Monarch||Sapporo Jail Monarch|
|Kyoto Jail Monarch||Osaka Jail Monarch||Jail of the Abyss Accomplice|
|False God Demiurge||-||-|
|Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper||Sendai Jail Lock Keeper||Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper|
|Okinawa Jail Lock Keeper||Osaka Jail Lock Keeper||-|
|Fratricidal Destroyer Seth||Guard Dog of Hades Cerberus||Monarch of Snow King Frost|
|Fallen Snowman Black Frost||Brilliant Dragonslayer Siegfried||Throbbing King of Desire Mara|
|Shadow of God Metatron||Reaper Secret Boss||-|
|Killer Teddybear Bugbear||Snake King Raja Naga||Harlot of Desire Lilith|
|Wandering Reviver Nebiros||Sun's Emissary Yatagarasu||War-Hungry Horseman Eligor|
|Dark Sun Mithras||Heavenly Punisher Archangel||-|