Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Boss Guide

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Boss guide for Shadow Ango Natsume or Nightmare Dragon Ango, the Sendai Jail King or Monarch, in Persona 5 Strikers (P5S). This includes the boss enemy's strengths and weaknesses, stats and skills, and recommended battle strategies.

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Jail King Monarch Boss Guide

Guide on How to Defeat Nightmare Dragon Ango

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Jail King Monarch Boss Guide

Shadow Ango Nastume or Nightmare Dragon Ango is the second boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). Shadow Ango’s monarch form appears as demon king. He also transforms into a dragon wearing golden armor. The boss is encountered at Sendai’s Jail, a Metarverse version of Sendai. Sendai is considered as the “City of Trees” and serves as a political and economic center of Japan’s Tohoku Region.

All Jail Monarchs Sendai Jail

Defeat the Lock Keeper First

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Lock Keeper Swords Mini-Boss Guide

In order to face the Sendai Jail King or Monarch, you need to defeat the Sendai Jail Lock Keeper first.

Sendai Jail Lock Keeper Mini-Boss Guide

Trophies

Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyCage of Vanity Conquered Clear Sendai Jail.

Trophies List

Nightmare Dragon Ango Information

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

Nightmare Dragon Ango Stats

HP 9,400
Stagger Gauge 8
Target Date August 4th (8/4)
Recommended Level Level 24 or higher (Main Story), Level 30 or higher (Painful Past), and Level 70 or higher (Painful Past+)
Recommended Party Members Joker, Fox, Noir, and Sophie
EXP Rewards 2,400 exp (Main Story), 1,680 exp (Painful Past), and 14,000 exp (Painful Past+)
Yen Rewards 15,600 yen (Main Story), 10,920 (Painful Past), and 54,600 yen (Painful Past+)
Other Rewards Accessory x1 (Painful Past+)

Nightmare Dragon Ango Strength and Weaknesses

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Strong Weak Strong Strong
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Strong Weak Strong Weak

Nightmare Dragon Ango Skills

Skill Skill Effect
Agilao Medium Fire damage to a narrow range. Rare chance of Burn.
Maragion Medium Fire damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Burn.
Masterpiece: Descent of the Demon Lord Nightmare Dragon Ango charges himself up, heavily increasing his stats and resistances and allowing him to fly. Buffs are removed once user’s stagger gauge is broken by 1.
Judgement Hail Ice attack that affects a wide range. Nightmare Dragon Ango may only use it if he is up in the air.
Claw Scratch Nightmare Dragon Ango claws nearby foes.
Leg-Breaker Outrage Blade Nightmare Dragon Ango swipes his tail on nearby foes.
Demon Monarch Ice-Fire Drake Breaker A heavy-hitting attack of ice and fireballs are used on a large range. Almighty-type. Nightmare Dragon Ango might only use this attack if he is up in the air.
Skyfall Gouran Kick Nightmare Dragon Ango slams his body to the ground.

Source(s): Megami Tensei Wiki

Nightmare Dragon Ango Party Builds

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

For Main Story

Member Persona Essential Skills Notes
Persona 5 Strikers - Protagonist JokerJoker Persona 5 Strikers - Character ListArsene Damage: Bufu/Bufula or Mabufu (Ice), Kouha/Kouga or Makouga (Bless) Has access to Ice and Bless skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster.
Recovery: Dia/Diarama or Media, Recarm, Amrita Drop
Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Dekaja
Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda
Persona 5 Strikers - Yusuke Kitagawa FoxFox Persona 5 Strikers - Goemon Persona Stats and SkillsGoemon Damage: Giant Slice or Vicious Strike (Physical), Bufu or Mabufu (Ice) Has access to Ice skills that Ango is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Ango does not have resistances against. Inflicts Freeze status ailment on Ango that causes him to take increased damage from Physical and Gun attacks. Can use a buff skill like Sukukaja to increase an ally’s evasion/critical evasion in battle.
Buff: Sukukaja
Persona 5 Strikers - Haru Okumura NoirNoir Persona 5 Strikers - Milady Persona Stats and SkillsMilady Damage: Hysterical Slap (Phys), Snap (Gun), Psi or Mapsi (Psy) Has access to Physical, Gun, and Psychokinesis skills that Ango does not have resistances against. Also, Physical and Gun attacks from Noir can deal Technical damage to Ango when afflicted with Freeze status ailment. Can use Amrita Drop to cure allies when inflicted with status or mental ailments.
Recovery: Amrita Drop
Persona 5 Strikers - Sophie SophiaSophie PersonaPithos Damage: Kouha or Makouha (Bless) Has access to Bless skills which Ango is weak against. Can use a debuff skill like Rakunda to reduce the enemy defense power. Can also use healing skills.
Recovery: Dia/Diarama or Media
Debuff: Rakunda

For Painful Past Requests

Member Persona Essential Skills Notes
Persona 5 Strikers - Protagonist JokerJoker Persona 5 Strikers - Character ListArsene Damage: Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice), Kouga/Kougaon or Makouga/Makougaon (Bless) Has access to Ice and Bless skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster.
Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samarecarm, Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower
Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Dekaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate
Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Debilitate
Persona 5 Strikers - Yusuke Kitagawa FoxFox Persona 5 Strikers - Goemon Persona Stats and SkillsGoemon Damage: Myriad Slashes, Brave Blade or Sword Dance (Phys), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice) Has access to Ice skills that Ango is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Ango does not have resistances against. Inflicts Freeze status ailment on Ango that causes him 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
Persona 5 Strikers - Sophie SophiaSophie PersonaPithos Kouga/Kougaon or Makouga/Makougaon (Bless) Has access to Bless skills which Ango is weak against. Can use a debuff skill like Rakunda to reduce the enemy defense power. Can also use healing skills.
Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samarecarm
Debuff: Rakunda or Marakunda
Persona 5 Strikers - Zenkichi Hasegawa WolfWolf Persona 5 Strikers - Valjean Persona Stats and SkillsValjean Damage: Deathbound or Agneyastra (Phys), Triple Down or One-shot Kill (Gun), Megido/Megidolaon (Almighty) Has access to Physical, Gun, and Almighty skills that Ango does not have resistances against. Also, Physical and Gun attacks from Wolf can deal Technical damage to Ango when afflicted with Freeze 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.
Buff: Heat Riser
Debuff: Debilitate
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Nightmare Dragon Ango Strategies

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Jail King Monarch Boss Strategies

Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the 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, 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 - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Land Debuffs

Start the battle by landing multiple debuffs on Nightmare Dragon Ango. 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) and Wolf.

When you face the boss again through Painful Past requests, it will immediately cast its “Masterpiece” special move at 90% HP. It cannot be nullified by Dekaja but the party can remove it by breaking the initial seven stagger gauge shields of the boss.

Cast Buffs

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango 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) 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 Wolf. You may also use Charge and Concentrate buffs to boost your damage even further if available. These buffs can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) and Panther.

Keep Engaging the Boss from behind

Position your character and party members behind Ango. Most of his attacks and special moves are unleashed from the front so this will increase your chances to avoid receiving damage.

Use Ice and Bless Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Use Ice Attacks

Nightmare Dragon Ango is weak against Ice and Bless attacks which make Fox’s Goemon and Sophie’s Pithos effective against him. 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

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Use Terrain Gimmicks

There are three terrain gimmicks accessible in the battlefield. Quickly transfer on them and use Phantom Dash to hurt the boss.

Terrain Gimmick Strategy
Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Terrain Gimmick PillarPillar One of the gimmicks are pillars that can help you deal physical attacks from a higher spot.
Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Terrain Gimmick Pile of SwordsPile of Swords The second gimmick are a piles of swords that deals bless damage. You can move non-bless attack users on this spot to break the stagger gauge shields of the boss.
Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Terrain Gimmick Ice ShardsIce Shards The third gimmick are ice shards. Some of your teammates who don’t excel in ice skills can make use it to hit the boss. Lure the boss close and interact with the gimmick to unload the icicles.

Cure Inflicted Ailments

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Cure Status Ailments

If a party member got inflicted with a status ailment such as Burn, 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 Physical and Gun Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Use Gun Attacks

When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Freeze, deal technical damage by using Physical and Gun attacks. Switch between Joker, Fox, Noir and Wolf to avoid running out of HP.

Dodge Fire Attacks

Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Evade Maragion

Nightmare Dragon Ango can use Fire attacks such as Maragion. It can also inflict Burn status ailments as mentioned earlier.

Avoid Special Moves like Judgement Hail

While damaging the boss, it will unleash its unique attacks to your party.

Special Move Strategy
Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Judgement HailJudgement Hail When Ango goes up in the air, move away from the front and anticipate the ice attack. Jump or double-jump to avoid getting frozen on the spot.
Persona 5 Strikers - Sendai Jail Monarch Shadow Ango Natsume Nightmare Dragon Ango Outrage BladeOutrage Blade The boss also tends to use the tail sweep which has a long reach. Fortunately, a well-timed air jump is enough to dodge it. You can tell when he’s about to go for the tail sweep when it begins to lift its tail.

Unleash Showtime Attacks

While engaging Ango, 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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