What is an All-Out Attack?
An All Out Attack is a special technique that is usable in combat after knocking down one enemy. All Out Attacks offer a great way to finish off enemies in the heat of battle since they cause splash damage and don’t consume HP nor SP.
How to perform an All-Out Attack
When the screen prompts you to use an All Out Attack, press the ○ button or A button to activate it. If you’re caught up in a boss battle, focus on bringing its health down to around 1/4th. The best way to lower its health is to use attributes that are effective against it or relying on 1MORE.
Among the Phantom Thieves, Joker is the prime candidate to use Hold Up on a Shadow due to his possession of multiple Personas. Obtain many personas and use ones that best fit the situation to score effective hits, critical damage or technical bonus.
Certain enemies have many gauges which means you need to remove each of them to trigger a hold up. Assess your enemy’s weakness and the appropriate attributes to weaken it. Eventually, the enemy’s gauge will deplete and will prompt a 1MORE. Take advantage of 1MORE until it’s weak enough to take an All Out Attack.
Changes from other Persona 5 mechanics
Previously, players need to knock down all enemies to unlock the option to perform an All Out Attack. Here, the minimum requirement has been reduced to one. After knocking down one enemy, players can already use the All Out Attack.
Another noticeable change is the absence of the signature art, or victory screen, accompanying the attack. Instead of having one character pose in an animated style, the screen focuses on all members who participated in the All Out Attack.