Persona 5 Strikers - Dire Shadows Guide

Overview and guide about Dire Shadows in Persona 5 Strikers (P5S), including their locations, weaknesses, and rewards for beating them.

Persona 5 Strikers - Dire Shadows Guide

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All Dire Shadows in Persona 5 Strikers

Persona 5 Strikers - Dire Shadows Guide

Dire Shadows are powerful Personas encountered in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). Unlike normal shadows, these enemy shadows are way over leveled for your party to defeat immediately. There’s only one Dire Shadow per jail but defeating them requires proper setup, strategy, and supplies to defeat.

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In New Game Plus, these Dire Shadows will respawn when you play the game in Risky or Merciless difficulty.

New Game Plus Guide

How to Locate Dire Shadows

These powerful shadows are already available within jails. Dire Shadows are distinguished from normal shadows by the faint surges of electricity surrounding them.

Benefits in Defeating Dire Shadows

Obtaining Experience

A large amount of experience points can be earned for defeating Strong Shadows, allowing you to raise the level of characters and the Bond.

Leveling Guide

Item Rewards

You can also obtain random item rewards when defeating Dire Shadows. Rewards can range between skill cards or accessories.

Trophies

Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyWho Dares Wins Defeat a Dire Shadow.
PlayStation 4 - Silver TrophyThe Most Daring of All Defeat all Dire Shadows.

Trophies List

Dire Shadow List

Below is a list of Dire Shadows, their weaknesses, and rewards in defeating them in the game:

Persona Compendium

Dire Shadow Persona Location Weakness Rewards
Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Bunkamachi West, Shibuya Jail Elec, Wind, Curse, Phys (via Shock), and Gun (via Shock) Tyche Charm x1 (Lu +10), Skill Card x1
Snake King Raja Naga West Garden, Sendai Jail Fire, Ice, Bless, Nuke (via Burn), Phys (via Freeze), and Gun (via Freeze) Gaia Belt x1 (En +10), Skill Card x1
Harlot of Desire Lilith Clocktower Northwest, Sapporo Jail Psy, Nuke, Bless, and Curse Wizard Amulet (Ma +10), Random Skill Card x1
Wandering Reviver Nebiros Lab North, Okinawa Jail Fire, Elec, Wind, Nuke (via Burn), Phys (via Shock), and Gun (via Shock) Atlas Anklet (St +10), Random Skill Card x1
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Enter Path of Fortune, Kyoto Jail Fire, Ice, Nuke, Phys (via Freeze), and Gun (via Freeze) Skanda Socks (Ag +10), Random Skill Card x1
War-Hungry Horseman Eligor Mt. Chasiro, Osaka Jail Elec, Bless, Curse, Phys (via Shock) and Gun (via Shock) Roland Medal x1 (All Stats +5), Random Skill Card x1
Dark Sun Mithras Near the entrance, Jail of the Abyss Ice, Bless, Curse, Phys (via Freeze and Shock), and Gun (via Freeze and Shock) Star Sticker x1 (+ST gauge rate up (very high)), Random Skill Card x1
Heavenly Punisher Archangel Path of Yearning, Tree of Knowledge Wind, Psy, and Nuke Hachiman Belt x1 (+Reduce Phys Dmg (Medium)), Random Skill Card x1

Dire Shadows Information

Here is a summary of information for each Dire Shadow mini-boss:

Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Shibuya Jail Dire Shadow Killer Teddybear Bugbear Mini-Boss Guide

Killer Teddy Bear Bugbear Mini-Boss Guide

Location Bunkamachi, Shibuya Jail
Resists Psy and Nuke
Weaknesses Elec, Wind, Curse, Phys (via Shock), and Gun (via Shock)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 24th (8/24)
Recommended Level Level 40 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skull, Mona, and Wolf
EXP Rewards 8,820 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 15,960 Yen or 22,800 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Tyche Charm x1 (Lu +10), Skill Card x1

Snake King Raja Naga (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Dire Shadow Snake King Raja Naga Location

Snake King Raja Naga Mini-Boss Guide

Location West Garden, Sendai Jail
Resists Elec and Wind
Weaknesses Fire, Ice, Bless, Nuke (via Burn), Phys (via Freeze), and Gun (via Freeze)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 24th (8/24)
Recommended Level Level 43 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Panther, Fox, and Sophie
EXP Rewards 8,960 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 25,000 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Gaia Belt x1 (En +10), Skill Card x1

Harlot of Desire Lilith (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Sapporo Jail Dire Shadow Harlot of Desire Lilith Mini-Boss Strategies

Harlot of Desire Lilith Mini-Boss Guide

Location Clocktower Northwest, Sapporo Jail
Resists Fire, Ice, Elec, and Wind
Weaknesses Psy, Nuke, Bless, and Curse
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 24th (8/24)
Recommended Level Level 45 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Queen, Noir, and Sophia
EXP Rewards 9,100 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 16,344 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Wizard Amulet (Ma +10), Random Skill Card x1

Wandering Reviver Nebiros (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Dire Shadow Wandering Reviver Nebiros Mini-Boss Guide

Wandering Reviver Nebiros Mini-Boss Guide

Location Lab North, Okinawa Jail
Resists Bless and Curse
Weaknesses Fire, Elec, Wind, Nuke (via Burn), Phys (via Shock), and Gun (via Shock)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 24th (8/24)
Recommended Level Level 48 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skull, Mona, and Panther
EXP Rewards 9,380 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 29,560 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Atlas Anklet (St +10), Random Skill Card x1

Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Kyoto Jail Dire Shadow Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Mini-Boss Guide

Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Mini-Boss Guide

Location Enter Path of Fortune, Kyoto Jail
Resists Elec and Wind
Weaknesses Fire, Ice, Nuke, Phys (via Freeze), and Gun (via Freeze)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 24th (8/24)
Recommended Level Level 50 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Panther, Fox, and Queen
EXP Rewards 9,520 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 31,680 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Skanda Socks (Ag +10), Random Skill Card x1

War-Hungry Horseman Eligor (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Osaka Jail Dire Shadow War-Hungry Horseman Eligor Mini-Boss Guide

War-Hungry Horseman Eligor Mini-Boss Guide

Location Mt. Chasiro, Osaka Jail
Resists Fire and Ice
Weaknesses Elec, Bless, Curse, Phys (via Shock), Gun (via Shock), and Nuke (via Shock)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 25th (8/25)
Recommended Level Level 55 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skulll, Sophie, and Wolf
EXP Rewards 9.800 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 33,840 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Roland Medal x1 (All Stats +5), Random Skill Card x1

Dark Sun Mithras (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Jail of the Abyss Dire Shadow Dark Sun Mithras Mini-Boss Guide

Dark Sun Mithras Mini-Boss Guide

Location Near the entrance, Jail of the Abyss
Resists Psy and Nuke
Weaknesses Ice, Bless, Curse, Phys (via Freeze and Shock), and Gun (via Freeze and Shock)
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 28th (8/28)
Recommended Level Level 65 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Skull, Fox, and Sophie
EXP Rewards 9,940 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 36,120 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Star Sticker x1 (+ST gauge rate up (very high)), Random Skill Card x1

Heavenly Punisher Archangel (Dire Shadow)

Persona 5 Strikers - Tree of Knowledge Dire Shadow Heavenly Punisher Archangel Mini-Boss Guide

Heavenly Punisher Archangel Mini-Boss Guide

Location Path of Yearning, Tree of Knowledge
Resists Bless and Curse
Weaknesses Wind, Psy, and Nuke
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 28th (8/28) (Post-Game)
Recommended Level Level 70 or higher
Recommended Party Members Joker, Mona, Queen, and Noir
EXP Rewards 10,000 exp (Main Story)
Yen Rewards 39,000 yen (Main Story)
Other Rewards Hachiman Belt x1 (+Reduce Phys Dmg (Medium)), Random Skill Card x1

Other Bosses

Persona 5 Strikers Boss Guides
Jail Monarchs Lock Keepers Strong Shadows

Other Strategy Guides

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  1. Not sure if it’s a merciless thing but the rewards I’m getting are different then those that are listed. Each dire shadow has been giving me weapons for allies in order of character (Ryuji, Morgana, Ann, Yusuke, etc;) pretty sure they give the best weapons for each corresponding character.

  2. Do these dudes respawn? I used Mona in my party, but now he dies off a ton, and I wanna use Wolf, but I gotta grind him now.