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Guide on How to Defeat Shadow of God Metatron
Metatron is the seventh Powerful Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at the Tree of Knowledge Jail when the player starts clearing the post-game requests. You will not encounter this strong shadow when finishing the main story of the game.
|All Powerful Shadows||Tree of Knowledge|
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.|
Shadow of God Metatron Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Shadow of God Metatron Stats
|Availability||August 30th (Post-Game)|
|Recommended Level||Level 70 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||15,000 exp (Base Game)|
|Yen Rewards||58,500 yen (Base Game)|
|Other Rewards||Contract Slab Item (Metatron Persona Fusion), Queen Tekko Weapon x1|
Shadow of God Metatron Strength and Weaknesses
Shadow of God Metatron Skills
|Sword Dance||Colossal Physical damage to a narrow range.|
|Makougaon||Heavy Bless damage to a wide range.|
|Megidolaon||Severe Almighty damage to a wide range.|
|Debilitate||Debuff attack, defense and agility of a narrow range for a certain period of time.|
|Charge||Next physical attack inflicts 1.5x damage.|
|Salvation||Fully restore HP of party and cure all non-special ailments.|
|Angelic Grace||Double evasion against all magical damage except Hama/Mudo/Almighty.|
*Boss attacks are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.
Shadow of God Metatron Party Build
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Mona and Queen.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Eigaon or Maeigaon (Curse), Ziodyne or Maziodyne (Elec)||Has access to Curse from Arsene and Electricity 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. Furthermore, can use Tetraja to nullify instant death Bless/Curse attacks.|
|Recovery: Diarahan or Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm, Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Tetraja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Dekunda, Debilitate|
|Skull||Captain Kidd||Damage: Agneyastra or God’s Hand (Phys), Ziodyne or Maziodyne (Elec)||Has access to Electricity skills that Metatron is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Metatron does not have resistances against. Inflicts Shock status ailment on Metatron 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), One-shot Kill or Riot Gun (Gun), Psiodyne or Mapsiodyne (Psy)||Has access to Physical, Gun, and Psychokinesis skills that Metatron does not have resistances against. Also, Physical and Gun attacks from Noir can deal Technical damage to Metatron when afflicted with Shock 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|
|Wolf||Valjean||Damage: Deathbound or Agneyastra (Phys), Triple Down or One-shot Kill (Gun), Megidolaon (Almighty)||Has access to Physical, Gun, and Almighty skills that Metatron does not have resistances against. Also, Physical and Gun attacks from Wolf can deal Technical damage to Metatron when afflicted with Shock status ailment. Can use an all-in-one buff skill like Heat Riser to boost an ally in battle. Similarly, Wolf can cast an all-in-one debuff skill like Debilitate to decrease enemy attack power, defense power, and evasion/critical evasion in battle. Furthermore, can use Tetraja to nullify instant death Bless/Curse attacks.|
|Buff: Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Sukukaja, Heat Riser|
|Debuff: Tetraja, Debilitate|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Shadow of God Metatron 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 Metatron. 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) and Wolf.
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), Noir, and Wolf.
In addition, Metatron cast a debuff to your character. Use Dekunda to nullify the effect. This special debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Use Elec and Curse Attacks
Metatron is weak to Electricity and Curse attacks which Skull 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
Use a Phantom Dash and transfer to a floating orb. Use it to propel your character deal additional physical damage to the boss.
Cure Inflicted Status 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 status ailment if available. Status Recovery skills can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Noir.
Deal Technical Damage using Phys and Gun Attacks
When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Shock, deal technical damage by using Physical and Gun attacks. Switch between Joker, Skull, Noir, and Wolf to avoid running out of HP. Just make sure that the party is healed consistently by Joker’s healer Personas.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging Metatron, 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.
|← Mara Powerful Shadow||Reaper 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||-|