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Guide on How to Defeat Dark Sun Mithras in Persona 5 Strikers
Dark Sun Mithras is the seventh Dire Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Jail of the Abyss, a Metaverse version of Tokyo Tower’s underground area.
|All Dire Shadows||Jail of the Abyss|
Clear All Dire Shadows
Below is a list of all Dire Shadows in the game. The Archangel Dire Shadow is locked in the Post-Game so you need to clear the main story first. We recommended defeating Dire Shadows when you already unlocked Wolf as a party member in the game.
|Killer Teddybear||Bugbear||Bunkamachi West, Shibuya Jail||Main Story|
|Snake King||Raja Naga||West Garden, Sendai Jail||Main Story|
|Harlot of Desire||Lilith||Clocktower Northwest, Sapporo Jail||Main Story|
|Wandering Reviver||Nebiros||Lab North, Okinawa Jail||Main Story|
|Sun’s Emissary||Yatagarasu||Enter Path of Fortune, Kyoto Jail||Main Story|
|War-Hungry Horseman||Eligor||Mt. Chasiro, Osaka Jail||Main Story|
|Dark Sun||Mithras||Near the entrance, Jail of the Abyss||Main Story|
|Heavenly Punisher||Archangel||Path of Yearning, Tree of Knowledge||Post-Game|
|Post-Game Guide||Post-Game Walkthrough|
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Who Dares Wins||Defeat a Dire Shadow.|
|The Most Daring of All||Defeat all Dire Shadows.|
Dark Sun Mithras Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Mithras Persona Stats and Skills
Dark Sun Mithras Stats
|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|
Dark Sun Mithras Strengths and Weaknesses
Dark Sun Mithras Skills
|Vicious Strike||Medium Physical damage to a wide range.|
|Mafreila||Medium Nuclear damage to a wide range. Technical damage: Burn/Freeze/Shock.|
|Marakukaja||Buff party defense for a certain period of time.|
|Nuke Boost||Strengthen Nuclear attacks by 25%.|
|Freidyne||Heavy Nuclear damage to a narrow range. Technical damage: Burn/Freeze/Shock.|
Dark Sun Mithras Party Build
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Queen and Noir.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Eigaon or Maeigaon (Curse), Bufudyne or Mabufudyne (Ice), Kougaon or Makougaon (Bless), Ziodyne or Maziodyne (Elec)||Has access to Curse from Arsene, Ice, Bless, and Electricity skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster. Can use an all-in-one buff skill like Heat Riser to boost an ally in battle. Similarly, Joker can cast an all-in-one debuff skill like Debilitate to decrease enemy attack power, defense power, and evasion/critical evasion in battle.|
|Recovery: Diarahan or Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm, Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Dekaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Debilitate|
|Skull||Captain Kidd||Damage: Megaton Raid or Deathbound (Phys), Ziodyne or Maziodyne (Elec)||Has access to Physical and Electricity skills that Mithras does not have resistances against. Inflicts Shock status ailment on Mithras 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|
|Fox||Goemon||Damage: Tempest Slash and Myriad Slashes (Phys), Bufudyne or Mabufudyne (Ice)||Has access to Ice skills which Mithras is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Mithras does not have resistances against. Inflicts Freeze status ailment on Mithras that causes it to take increased damage from Physical and Gun attacks. Can use a buff skill like Masukukaja to boost allies evasion/critical evasion in battle.|
|Buff: Sukukaja or Masukukaja|
|Sophia||Pandora||Damage: Kougaon or Makougaon (Bless)||Has access to Bless skills which Mithras is weak against. Can use a debuff skill like Rakunda to reduce the enemy defense power. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Diarahan or Mediarahan, Recarm or Samarecarm|
|Debuff: Rakunda or Marakunda|
Dark Sun Mithras Strategies
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the mini-boss:
Carry 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, stores, 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 Mithras. 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) and Sophie. Another option is by using Debilitate for an all-in-one debuff. This special debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Remove Enemy Buffs
Mithras has a Marakukaja buff skill that boosts its defense power. In order to remove it, use a Dekaja debuff skill. The 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), 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).
Capitalize on Terrain Gimmicks
If Mithras is beside a pole, you can use a Phantom Dash to deal additional physical damage to the boss. Maximize the damage dealt before it is able to retaliate.
Use Ice, Bless, and Curse Attacks
Mithras is weak against Ice, Bless, and Curse attacks so the composition of Fox, and Sophie, and Joker is needed. 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 Technical Damage using Phys and Gun Attacks
When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Shock of Freeze, deal technical damage by using Physical and Gun attacks. Switch between Joker, Skull, and Fox to avoid running out of HP.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging Mithras, 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.
Dark Sun Mithras Boss Video
Here is a boss fight video against Mithras. The battle is already timestamped so you no longer need to browse through the whole video:
|← War-Hungry Horseman Eligor||Heavenly Punisher Archangel →|
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 Teddy Bear 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||-|
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