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 - Ryuji Sakamoto Skull Character Guide

Skull Character Guide

Persona 5 Strikers - Ryuji Sakamoto Skull Character Guide

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

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

Skull Battle Rating

Skull’s Captain Kidd Persona Information

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

Skull Best Skill Loadouts

Here is our recommended skill loadouts for the Skull’s main Persona, Captain Kidd:

Balanced End-Game Loadout

This is loadout centers on Captain Kidd as a damage dealer and buff support party member.

Element Skill Cost Effect Requirement
Physical God’s Hand 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to a narrow range with high chance of Critical hit. Level 73
Electricity Maziodyne 26 SP Heavy Elec damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Shock. Level 60
Support Charge 26 SP Next physical attack inflicts 1.5x damage. Level 68
Support Matarukaja 24 SP Buff party attack power for a certain period of time. Level 48
Passive Critical Boost None Increases chance of inflicting Critical hits. Level 65
Passive Elec Boost None Strengthen Elec attacks by 25%. Level 50
Passive Shock Boost None Enhance chance of inflicting Shock status. Level 35
Passive Rebel Will None Improves rate for increasing Showtime Gauge. Level 20

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.

Skull Battle Information

Skull 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.

Skull 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.

Skull 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


Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyJolly Roger Unlock all Skull Master Arts.

Trophies List

Skull Showtime Attack

Persona 5 Strikers - Ryuji Sakamoto Skull 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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