Persona 5 Strikers - Joker Character Guide

Character guide for Protagonist or Joker of Persona 5 Strikers (P5S). Included also are his persona, skills, combos, master arts, and showtime attack.

Persona 5 Strikers - Protagonist Joker Character Guide

Joker Character Guide

Persona 5 Strikers - Protagonist Joker Character Guide

The Protagonist, also known as Joker, is an upcoming third-year high school student at Shujin Academy and the head of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. After the events in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, he returned to his hometown. During his summer vacation, he went back to Tokyo to rejoin his fellow Phantom Thieves. Their group then sets out on a hunt to piece together clues in order to solve the strange cases related to the Metaverse all over Japan.

Joker boasts high attack and mobility.

Joker Character Information

Real Life Name “Protagonist”
Code Name Joker
Starting Persona Arsene
Tier Rating SS Tier
Persona Strengths Physical Skills, Gun Skills, Curse Skills
Melee Weapon Dagger
Ranged Weapon Handgun
Combat Style Versatile play style and can use various skills consisting of different attributes.

Joker Battle Rating

Joker’s Arsene Persona Information

Persona 5 Strikers - Arsene Persona Stats and Skills

Joker’s Persona is Arsene which specializes in Physical, Gun and Curse attacks.

Arsene Persona Stats and Skills

Joker’s Other Personas

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Unlike the other Phantom Thieves, Joker is able to use multiple Personas in battle. You can obtain more Personas by capturing shadows in Jails and equipping them on Joker.

Best Personas to Fuse

Joker Best Skill Loadouts

Here is our recommended skill loadouts for the Protagonist’s main Persona, Arsene:

Balanced End-Game Loadout

This is loadout centers on Arsene as a damage dealer and debuff support party member. This is not yet final since we’re attempting to list down all skill cards that can be acquired in the game.

Element Skill Cost Effect Requirement
Gun Riot Gun 40% HP Severe Gun damage to a wide range  with high chance of critical hit. Level 95
Curse Maeigaon 26 SP Heavy Curse damage to a wide range. Level 62
Support Concentrate* 26 SP Next magic attack inflicts 1.5x damage. Skill Card
Support Tarunda 12 SP Debuff attack power of a narrow range for a certain period of time. Level 2
Support Rakunda* 12 SP Debuff defense of a narrow range for a certain period of time. Skill Card
Support Sukunda* 12 SP Debuff agility of a narrow range for a certain period of time. Skill Card
Passive Rebel Will None Improves rate for increasing Showtime Gauge. Level 10
Passive Survival Trick None Survive one insta-death attack with 1 HP remaining. Level 84

Recovery Skills

Equipping a Persona with recovery skills gives you good survivability during missions. This allows you to heal yourself in the thick of battle while pressing on the offense to clear out enemies.

Joker Battle Information

Joker Battle Commands

Command Input Notes
Pistol Shot
  • Hold L1 then press R1
Fires gun. Can also be used while in mid-air.
Knife Attack
Can be used repeatedly to perform a total of 6 hits.
Aerial Attack
  • ▢→△
Melee attack while in mid-air.

Joker Battle Combos

Combo Input Notes
Combo 1
  • ▢→▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→X (Switch)
Uses the equipped Persona’s skill at the end of the combo.
Combo 2
  • ▢→▢→▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→Y→X (Switch)
Uses the equipped Persona’s skill at the end of the combo.
Combo 3
  • ▢→▢→△→△ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→X→X (Switch)
Combo 4
  • ▢→▢→▢→▢→(PS4)
  • Y→Y→Y→Y→X (Switch)
Combo 5
  • ▢→▢→▢→▢→▢△ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→Y→Y→Y→X (Switch)

Joker Master Arts

Master Art Input Notes
Marking Shot
  • △ (PS4)
  • X (Switch)
Allows you to stay on an enemy by shooting with the △ button. Can also be used in the air.
Wild Rush
  • ▢→▢→▢→▢→▢→△ (PS4)
  • X→X→X→X→X→Y (Switch)
An extended combo that ends with the equipped Persona’s attack.
Phantom Barrage
  • △→△→△→△/▢ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→Y→X/Y (Switch)
Fire 3 rapid shots and the succeeding shot will not consume a bullet.
Burst Shot
  • Hold R1 + L1→△/▢ (PS4)
  • Hold R + L→X/Y (Switch)
Unleash a powerful shot

All Master Arts


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PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyUltimate Trump Card Unlock all Joker Master Arts.

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Joker Showtime Attack

Persona 5 Strikers - Protagonist Joker Arsene Showtime Attack

The Joker and the Persona he is currently using, including Arsene, will unleash a concentrated blast to damage the enemies.

All Showtime Attacks

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