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Guide on How to Defeat Reaper Secret Boss in Persona 5 Strikers
Reaper is the eighth and final Powerful Shadow enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The secret boss will be encountered at Okinawa’s Jail when the player cleared all the Post-Game Requests. You will not encounter this secret boss when playing the main story of the game.
|All Powerful Shadows||Okinawa Jail|
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.
|“An Ebon God Descends”||Fratricidal Destroyer Seth||Seth||Sendai Jail||Main Story|
|“The Hound of Hades Howls”||Guard Dog of Hades Cerberus||Cerberus||Osaka Jail||Main Story|
|“Make the Way for the Frozen King”||Monarch of Snow King Frost||King Frost||Sapporo Jail||Main Story|
|“Halt the Strutting Little Imp”||Fallen Snowman Black Frost||Black Frost||Shibuya Jail||Main Story|
|“Dragon Slayer Enters the Fray”||Brilliant Dragonslayer Siegfried||Siegfried||Kyoto Jail||Main Story|
|“The Writhing Nightmare Rising”||Throbbing King of Desire Mara||Mara||Okinawa Jail||Main Story|
|“Angel of Contracts Descends”||Shadow of God Metatron||Metatron||Tree of Knowledge||Post-Game|
|“Knocking on Death’s Door”||Reaper||–||Okinawa Jail||Post-Game|
|Post-Game Guide||Post-Game Walkthrough|
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Death Defied||Defeat the Reaper.|
Reaper Secret Boss Information
Here is a breakdown of the boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Reaper Secret Boss Boss Stats
|Target Date||August 28th (8/28) (Post-Game)|
|Recommended Level||Level 75 or higher|
|Recommended Party Members||Joker, Skull, Fox, and Wolf / Joker, Mona, Panther, and Queen|
|EXP Rewards||25,000 exp (Post-Game)|
|Yen Rewards||97,500 yen (Post-Game)|
|Other Rewards||Paradise Lost S x1 (Joker weapon), Recovery Items x5|
Reaper Secret Boss Strengths and Weaknesses
|Critical Hit||Critical Hit||–||–||–||–|
Reaper Secret Boss Skills
|Maragidyne||Heavy Fire damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Burn.|
|Mabufudyne||Heavy Ice damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Freeze.|
|Maziodyne||Heavy Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.|
|Magarudyne||Heavy Wind damage to a wide range. Technical Damage: Burn.|
|Mapsiodyne||Heavy Psy damage to all foes. Technical Damage: Mental Ailment.|
|Maeigaon||Heavy Curse damage to a wide range.|
|Megidolaon||Severe Almighty damage to a wide range.|
|Concentrate||Next magic attack inflicts 1.5x damage.|
|Riot Gun||Severe Gun damage to a wide range with high chance of critical hit.|
|Teleport||Sinks and automatically teleport to another spot in the battle field.|
Reaper Secret Boss Party Build
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. Reapers are formidable foes owing to their lack of weaknesses. However, facing an enemy without weaknesses also paves the way for more options to build the team.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Brave Blade, Sword Dance, Agneyastra, God’s Hand or Hassou Tobi (Phys), Triple Down, One-shot Kill or Riot Gun (Gun)||Has Physical and Gun skills from Arsene and other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster.|
|Recovery: Diarahan or Mediarahan, Samercarm, Amrita Shower|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Dekaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate|
|Skull||Captain Kidd||Damage: Agneyastra or God’s Hand (Phys), Ziodyne or Maziodyne (Elec)||Has access to Physical and Electricity skills that the Reaper does not have resistances against. Inflicts Critical Hits and Shock Status Ailment on Reaper that causes it to take increased damage from Physical, Gun, and Nuclear attacks. Can use a buff skill like Matarukaja to boost allies attack power in battle|
|Buff: Tarukaja or Matarukaja, Charge|
|Fox||Goemon||Damage: Brave Blade or Sword Dance (Phys), Bufudyne or Mabufudyne (Ice)||Has access to Physical and Ice skills that the Reaper does not have resistances against. Inflicts Critical Hits and Freeze Status Ailment on Reaper 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|
|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 Reaper does not have resistances against. Inflicts Critical Hits to Reaper through Physical and Gun attacks. 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: Dekaja, Debilitate|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Reaper Secret Boss Strategies
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the 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 Reaper. 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), 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) and Wolf.
Alternatively, you party can consume kitchen dishes with bonus party buff effects. This is helpful when you party members ran out of SP during battle. These dishes include Miso Ramen, Seafood Bowl, Goat Soup, Goya Chanpuru, Kushikatsu, and Osaka Sushi.
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 Skull.
Use Almighty Attacks
Reaper does not have weaknesses but using Almighty attacks is an effective way to damage it. To increase its damage, use a concentrate buff. This buff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas) only.
Deal Critical Hits by using Phys and Gun Attacks
In order to break the stagger gauge shields of the boss, use Physical and Gun Attacks that deal Critical Hits. Physical Attacks includes Deathbound, Megaton Raid, Myriad Slashes, Brave Blade, Sword Dance, Agneyastra, God’s Hand, and Hassou Tobi. As for Gun attacks, use Triple Down, One-shot Kill, and Riot Gun. Having Critical Hit boost passives will increase your chances to pick off the shields of the boss. You can also use other Physical or Gun Attacks in order to lower the HP of the boss. Just make sure that the party is healed consistently by Joker’s healer Personas.
Cure Inflicted Ailments
If a party member got inflicted with a Status Ailment such as Burn, Shock or Freeze, 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 Mental Ailment if available. Status Recovery skills can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Deal Technical Damage by using Phys, Gun, and Nuke Attacks
Reaper is susceptible to Status Ailment skills such Shock or Freeze. If the boss is inflicted with Shock or Freeze status, use a Physical, Gun, or Nuclear attack to deal additional damage to the boss.
Anticipate Special Moves
While damaging the boss, it will use its unique attacks against your party. During the second phase, the boss will start using its gun attack frequently.
|Teleport||The Reaper will sink to the ground and teleport to another spot in order avoid your attacks further. Don’t go all out to the boss and observe to avoid wasting HP and SP.|
Avoid Physical or Elemental Attacks
The secret boss will unleash third tier elemental or magic skills to hurt your party. During the second phase, the boss will use elemental attacks frequently.
|Riot Gun||The Reaper will shoot your character multiple times. Keep dashing to dodge the attacks. You can also switch to Joker (with a Gun-type Persona equipped) to resist the damage.|
|Maragidyne (Fire Attack)||Get some distance away from Reaper and keep dashing until all five Fire attacks hits the ground. You can also switch to Joker (with a Fire-type Persona equipped) or Panther to resist the damage.|
|Magarudyne (Wind Attack)||Get away from the front of the Reaper. Move sideways to evade the three Wind attacks. You can also switch to Joker (with a Wind-type Persona equipped) or Mona to resist the damage.|
|Mabufudyne (Ice Attack)||Get some distance away from the Reaper. Wait until the wide area Ice attack is released. You can also switch to Joker (with a Ice-type Persona equipped) or Fox to resist the damage.|
|Maziodyne (Electricity Attack)||Move to another spot away from the targeted areas of the Electricity attacks. You can also switch to Joker (with a Elec-type Persona equipped) or Skull to resist the damage.|
|Maeigaon (Curse Attack)||Get some distance away from the Reaper. Wait until the wide area Curse attacks are released. You can also switch to Joker (with a Curse-type Persona equipped) to resist the damage.|
|Megidolaon (Almighty Attack)||Once you see the Almighty attack prompt get away from the Reaper as soon as possible. The Almighty attack has a wide area reach so make sure all party members are fully healed.|
|Mapsiodyne (Psychokinesis Attack)||Move to another spot away from the targeted areas of the Psychokinesis attacks. You can also switch to Joker (with a Psy-type Persona equipped) or Noir to resist the damage.|
|Mafreidyne (Nuclear Attack)||Dodge the targeted area of the Nuclear attack. The range of the attack is small compared to Megidolaon. You can also switch to Joker (with a Nuke-type Persona equipped) or Queen to resist the damage.|
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging the Reaper, 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 a Physical or Gun damage type Persona that can hurt the boss such as Yoshitsune. Also, there is a consumable item that will quickly boost your Showtime gauge build up so feel free to use it against the boss.
Reaper Secret Boss Boss Video
Here is a boss fight video against Reaper. The battle is already timestamped so you no longer need to browse through the whole video:
|← Shadow of God Metatron||All Powerful Shadows →|
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||-|