Persona 5 Strikers - Skull Character Guide

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

Persona 5 Strikers - Skull Character Guide

Ryuji Sakamoto Character Guide

Formerly part of the school’s track team. Ryuji once got trapped in the Metaverse and was able to awaken his Persona.

Persona 5 Strikers - Ryuji Sakamoto Character Guide

He befriended the protagonist and became a Phantom Thief. After the case was settled, Ryuji resumed a normal life albeit continuing to fare poorly in his studies. He continues to seek for justice and doesn’t hold back against his enemies.

Skull capitalizes off of his hefty attack and defense, allowing him to charge in battle. He wields blunt weapons to crush enemies that come near and fires the shotgun, the latter can be charged to amplify the damage.

Skull Overview

Real Name Ryuji Sakamato
Code Name Skull
Starting Persona Captain Kidd
Tier Rating A Tier
Persona Strengths Physical Skills, Electric Skills
Melee Weapon Blunt weapon
Ranged Weapon Shotgun
Combat Style Sprays multiple enemies with bullets.

Skull Battle Rating


Captain Kidd

Persona 5 Strikers - Captain Kidd Persona Stats and Skills

Ryuji’s initial or starting persona Captain Kidd specializes in physical and electric attacks. The latter can also inflict shock on enemies as an added effect.

Captain Kidd Persona Stats and Skills

Recommended Skills

Electric Skills

Captain Kidd’s lightning attacks are ideal for taking on normal enemies and even bosses. When an enemy has been inflicted with shock, go on the offense and stack as much damage as you can.

Commands and Combos

Battle Commands

Command Input Notes
Shotgun Shot
  • Hold L1 then press R1
Fires shotgun.
Blunt Weapon Attack
Can be used repeatedly to perform a total of 4 hits.
Activates guts which reduces damage.
Simple Trick
  • △→△ (PS4)
  • X→X (Switch)
Performs an aerial attack.
Charged Attack
  • ▢→hold △ (PS4)
  • Y→hold X (Switch)
You can hold down the △ / X button to charge the attack.

Battle Combos

Command 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.

Master Arts

Command Input Notes
“Gun Skipping”
  • ▢→▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y→Y→X (Switch)
You can continue pursuing the opponent at the end of the combo using Captain Kidd’s attack.
“Useless Push”
  • ▢→△ (PS4)
  • Y→X (Switch)
Continue unleashing multiple slam attacks that will trigger a Showtime Attack.
“Sprinter” Useful for increasing attack speed.
“Spirit” Use to prolong Guts duration and damage reduction time.

All Master Arts

Showtime Attack

Persona 5 Strikers - Skull and Captain Kidd Showtime Attack

Skull jumps high and swings his bludgeon to strike Captain Kidd’s burning missile. The enemies are then caught within the radius of the explosion.

All Showtime Attacks

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