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Guide on How to Defeat Snake King Raja Naga
Raja Naga is the second Dire Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Sendai’s Jail, a metaverse version of Sendai, a city in Japan’s Tohoku Region.
|All Dire Shadows||Sendai’s Jail|
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.
|Dire Shadow||Persona Boss||Location||Availability|
|Killer Teddybear||Bugbear||Bunkamachi West, Shibuya Jail||Base Game|
|Snake King||Raja Naga||West Garden, Sendai Jail||Base Game|
|Harlot of Desire||Lilith||Clocktower Northeast, Sapporo Jail||Base Game|
|Wandering Reviver||Nebiros||Lab North, Okinawa Jail||Base Game|
|Sun’s Emissary||Yatagarasu||Enter Path of Fortune, Kyoto Jail||Base Game|
|War-Hungry Horseman||Eligor||Mt. Chasiro, Osaka Jail||Base Game|
|Dark Sun||Mithras||Near the entrance, Jail of the Abyss||Base Game|
|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.|
Snake King Raja Naga Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Snake King Raja Naga Stats
|Recommended Level||Level 43 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||8,960 exp (Base Game)|
|Yen Rewards||25,000 yen (Base Game)|
|Other Rewards||Gaia Belt x1 (En +10), Skill Card x1|
Snake King Raja Naga Strength and Weaknesses
Snake King Raja Naga Skills
|Ziodyne||Heavy Electricity damage to a narrow range. Rare chance of Shock.|
|Masukukaja||Buff party agility for a certain period of time.|
|Elec Boost||Strengthen Electricity attacks by 25%.|
|Maziodyne||Heavy Electricity damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Shock.|
|Evade Wind||Triple evasion chance against Wind attacks.|
|Thunder Reign||Severe Electricity damage to a narrow range. Rare chance of Shock.|
*Boss attacks are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.
Snake King Raja Naga Party Build
Here is our recommended party members against the boss. We do not recommend adding Skull and Mona to your party.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice), Kouga/Kougaon or Makouga/Makougaon (Bless)||Has access to Fire, Ice, and Bless 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, Debilitate|
|Panther||Carmen||Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire)||Has access to Fire skills which Raja Naga is weak against. Inflicts Burn status ailment on Raja Naga that causes it to take increased damage from Nuke attacks. Can use a debuff skill like Tarunda to reduce the enemy attack power. Can also use healing skills.|
|Debuff: Tarunda or Matarunda, Dekaja|
|Fox||Goemon||Damage: Tempest Slash and Myriad Slashes (Phys), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice)||Has access to Ice skills which Raja Naga is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Raja Naga does not have resistances against. Inflicts Freeze status ailment on Raja Naga that causes it to take increased damage from Physical, Gun, and Nuclear attacks. Can use a buff skill like Masukukaja to boost allies evasion/critical evasion in battle.|
|Buff: Sukukaja or Masukukaja|
|Sophie||Pithos||Damage: Kouga/Kougaon or Makouga/Makougaon (Bless)||Has access to Bless skills which Raja Naga 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 Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Snake King Raja Naga 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 Raja Naga. 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), Panther, 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).
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).
Cure Inflicted Ailments
If a party member got inflicted with an ailment such as Shock, 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).
Use Fire, Ice, and Bless Attacks
Raja Naga is weak to Fire, Ice, and Bless attacks which are Panther, Fox, Sophie, 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 Technical Damage using Phys, Gun, and Nuke Attacks
When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Freeze, deal technical damage by using Physical, Gun, and Nuclear attacks. Likewise, when the boss is inflicted with a Burn status, use a Nuclear attack to hit it with Technical damage. Switch between Joker and Fox to avoid running out of HP and SP.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging Raja Naga, 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.
|← Bugbear Dire Shadow||Lilith Dire 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||-|