Persona 5 Strikers - Throbbing King of Desire Mara Mini-Boss Guide

Boss guide for Throbbing King of Desire Mara, an Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow, in Persona 5 Strikers (P5S). This includes the boss enemy's strengths and weaknesses, stats and skills, and recommended battle strategies.

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Mini-Boss Guide

Guide on How to Defeat Throbbing King of Desire Mara

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Mini-Boss Location

Mara is the sixth Powerful Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Okinawa’s Jail, a metaverse version of Okinawa, the second-largest city of Okinawa 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 Okinawa’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 

Trophies

Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyA Helping Hand Clear a request.
PlayStation 4 - Silver TrophyThose Who Heed the Call Clear 50 requests.

Trophies List

Throbbing King of Desire Mara Information

Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:

Persona 5 Strikers - Mara Persona Stats and Skills

Mara Persona Stats and Skills

Throbbing King of Desire Mara Stats

Stagger Gauge 8
Availability August 28th
Recommended Level Level 65 or higher
EXP Rewards 13,000 exp (Base Game)
Yen Rewards 50,700 yen (Base Game)
Other Rewards Carnal King’s Wheel Fusion Item, Wolf Great Sword Weapon x1

Throbbing King of Desire Mara Strength and Weaknesses

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Critical Hit Block Absorb
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Weak Resist Resist Block

Throbbing King of Desire Mara Skills

Skill Skill Effect
One-shot Kill Severe Gun damage to a narrow range. High Critical Rate.
Maragidyne Heavy Fire damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Burn.
Maeigaon Heavy Curse damage to a wide range.
Charge Next physical attack inflicts 1.5x damage.
Defense Master Automatic Rakukaja on user at start of battle.
God’s Hand Colossal Physical damage to a narrow range.
Firm Stance Half damage taken by sacrificing evasion.

*Boss attacks are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.

Throbbing King of Desire Mara Party Build

Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Panther, Queen, and Sophie.

Member Persona Essential Skills Notes
Persona 5 Strikers - Protagonist JokerJoker Persona 5 Strikers - Character ListArsene Damage: Psio/Psiodyne or Mapsio/Mapsiodyne (Psy), Zionga/Ziodyne or Mazionga/Maziodyne (Elec), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice) Has access to Psychokinesis, Electricity, and Ice 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
Persona 5 Strikers - Ryuji Sakamoto SkullSkull Persona 5 Strikers - Captain Kidd Persona Stats and SkillsCaptain Kidd Damage: Megaton Raid or Deathbound (Phys), Zionga/Ziodyne or Mazionga/Maziodyne (Elec) Has access to Physical and Electricity skills that Mara does not have resistances against. Inflicts Critical Hits and Shock status ailment on Mara that causes it to take increased damage from Physical attacks. Can use a buff skill like Matarukaja to boost allies attack power in battle.
Buff: Tarukaja or Matarukaja, Charge
Persona 5 Strikers - Yusuke Kitagawa FoxFox Persona 5 Strikers - Goemon Persona Stats and SkillsGoemon Damage: Tempest Slash or Myriad Slashes (Phys), Bufula or Bufudyne (Ice) Has access to Physical and Ice skills that Mara does not have resistances against. Inflicts Critical Hits and Freeze status ailment on Mara that causes it to take increased damage from Physical attacks. Can use a buff skill like Masukukaja to boost allies evasion/critical evasion in battle.
Buff: Sukukaja or Masukukaja
Persona 5 Strikers - Haru Okumura NoirNoir Persona 5 Strikers - Milady Persona Stats and SkillsMilady Damage: Hysterical Slap (Phys), Psio/Psiodyne or Mapsio/Mapsiodyne (Psy) Has access to Psychokinesis skills that Mara is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Mara does not have resistances against. Also, Physical attacks from Noir can deal Technical damage to Mara when afflicted with Shock or Freeze status ailment. 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
Buff: Heat Riser
Persona Compendium Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings 

Throbbing King of Desire Mara Strategies

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Mini-Boss 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.

Joker’s Kitchen Guide

Land Debuffs

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Land Debuffs

Start the battle by landing multiple debuffs on Mara. 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). Another option is by using Debilitate for an all-in-one debuff. This special debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).

Cast Buffs

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Cast Buffs

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), Skull, and Fox. 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 Gun and Fire Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Evade Gun Attacks

Keep evading Gun attacks and Fire attacks from Mara. Otherwise, your character or party member may end up in Dizzy status. In addition, getting susceptible for upcoming technical damage from the boss.

Use Psy Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Use Psy Attacks

Mara is weak to Psy attacks which Noir 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.

Deal Critical Hits using Phys Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Use Physical Attacks

Furthermore, you can use physical attacks from Skull’s Captain Kidd or Fox’s Goemon . Physical Attacks includes Deathbound, Megaton Raid, Myriad Slashes, Tempest Slash and etc. Just make sure that the party is healed consistently by Joker’s healer Personas.

Cure Inflicted Ailments

If a party member got inflicted with a mental ailment such as 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 mental ailment if available. Status Recovery skills can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Noir.

Capitalize on Terrain Gimmicks

Persona 5 Strikers - Okinawa Jail Powerful Shadow Throbbing King of Desire Mara Use Terrain Gimmicks

If Mara is beside a pile of debris or hanging scaffolding, you can use a Phantom Dash to deal additional physical damage to the boss.

Unleash Showtime Attacks

While engaging Mara, 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.

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