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Guide on How to Defeat Monarch of Snow King Frost
King Frost is the third Powerful Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Sapporo’s Jail, a metaverse version of Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture in Japan. This shadow can only be encountered when Powerful Shadow requests are made available by Lavenza starting on 8/24.
|All Powerful Shadows||Sapporo’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.|
Monarch of Snow King Frost Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Monarch of Snow King Frost Stats
|Recommended Level||Level 55 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||11,000 exp (Base Game)|
|Yen Rewards||42,900 yen (Base Game)|
|Other Rewards||Giant Snow Crystal Fusion Item (King Frost Persona Fusion), HP Recovery Item x1, Status Recovery Item x1|
Monarch of Snow King Frost Strength and Weaknesses
Monarch of Snow King Frost Skills
|Bufudyne||Heavy Ice damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Freeze.|
|Marakunda||Debuff defense of a wide range for a certain period of time.|
|Freeze Boost||Enhance chance of inflicting Freeze status.|
|Defense Master||Automatic Rakukaja on user at start of battle.|
|Regenerate 2||Restore 4% of max HP each turn in battle.|
|Ice Amp||Strengthen Ice attacks by 50%.|
|Ice Age||Severe Ice damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Freeze.|
*Boss attacks are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.
Monarch of Snow King Frost Party Build
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Fox and Sophie.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire), Garula/Garudyne or Magarula/Magarudyne (Wind), Freila/Freidyne or Mafreila/Mafreidyne (Nuke)||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, Dekaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Dekunda, Debilitate|
|Mona||Zorro||Damage: Dormin Rush (Phys), Garula/Garudyne or Magarula/Magarudyne (Wind)||Has access to Physical and Wind skills that King Frost does not have resistances against. Also, Wind attacks from Mona can deal Technical damage to King Frost when afflicted with Burn status ailment. Can use a debuff skill like Masukunda to reduce the enemy evasion/critical evasion. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm|
|Panther||Carmen||Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire)||Has access to Fire skills which King Frost is weak against. Inflicts Burn status ailment on King Frost that causes it to take increased damage from Wind and Nuclear attacks. Can use a debuff skill like Tarunda to reduce the enemy attack power. Can also use healing skills.|
|Debuff: Tarunda or Matarunda, Dekaja|
|Queen||Johanna||Damage: Sledgehammer or Flash Bomb (Phys), Freila/Freidyne or Mafreila/Mafreidyne (Nuke)||Has access to Physical and Nuclear skills that King Frost does not have resistances against. Also, Nuclear attacks from Queen can deal Technical damage to King Frost when afflicted with Burn status ailment. Can use a buff skill like Marakukaja to boost allies defense power in battle. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan|
|Buff: Rakukaja or Marakukaja, Dekunda|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Monarch of Snow King 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 King 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), Mona, and Panther. 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 Queen. Another option is by using Heat Riser for an all-in-one buff. This special buff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Cure Inflicted Ailments
If a party member got inflicted with an ailment such as Freeze or Dizzy, 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 or mental ailment if available. Status Recovery skills can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Use Fire Attacks
King Frost is weak to Fire attacks which Panther 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 King Frost is beside the movable ice block, you can use a Phantom Dash and shove it towards the boss in order inflict a mental ailment.
Deal Technical Damage using Wind and Nuke Attacks
When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Burn, deal technical damage by using Wind and Nuclear attacks. You can also inflict technical damage when the boss is afflicted with a mental ailment using Psychokinesis attacks. Switch between Joker, Mona, and Queen to avoid running out of SP.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging King 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.
|← Cerberus Powerful Shadow||Black Frost 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||-|