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Guide on How to Defeat Shield Lock Keeper
The Shield Lock Keeper is the third Lock Keeper mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at the Trauma Room overlaying the metaverse version of a Sapporo Odori Park.
|All Lock Keepers||Sapporo’s Jail|
Once you defeated the Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper, you can now access the boss fight against the Sapporo Jail King or Monarch.
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Cage of Gluttony Torched||Clear Sapporo Jail.|
Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper Stats
|Target Date||August 11th|
|Recommended Level||Level 35 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||2,860 exp (Base Game)|
|Yen Rewards||31,200 yen (Base Game)|
Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper Strength and Weaknesses
Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper Party Build
Here is our recommended party member setup against the mini-boss. You can choose other party members if you want to.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Eiga or Maeiga (Curse), Psio or Mapsio (Psy), Kouga or Makouga (Bless)||Has Curse from Arsene, Psychokinesis, and Bless skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster.|
|Recovery: Diarama or Mediarama, Recarm, Amrita Drop|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda|
|Panther||Carmen||Damage: Agilao or Maragi (Fire)||Has access to Fire skills that the Lock Keeper does not have resistances against. Inflicts Burn status ailment on the Lock Keeper that causes it to take increased damage from Wind or Nuclear attacks. Can use a debuff skill like Tarunda to reduce the enemy attack power. Can use an Ailment skill like Marin Karin to inflict Brainwash on enemies. Can also use healing skills.|
|Ailment: Marin Karin|
|Noir||Milady||Damage: Hysterical Slap (Phys), Snap or Triple Down (Gun), Psio or Mapsi (Psy)||Has access to Psychokinesis skills that the Lock Keeper is weak against. Has access to Physical and Gun skills that the Lock Keeper does not have resistances against. Can use an Ailment skill like Evil Touch or Evil Smile to inflict Fear on enemies. Can also use Amrita Drop to cure allies when inflicted with status or mental ailments.|
|Recovery: Amrita Drop|
|Ailment: Evil Touch or Evil Smile|
|Sophie||Pithos||Damage: Kouga or Makouha (Bless)||Has access to Bless skills which the Lock Keeper is weak against. Can use a debuff skill like Rakunda to reduce the enemy defense power. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Diarama or Mediarama, Recarm|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Sapporo Jail Lock Keeper Strategies
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the mini-boss:
Carry 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 the Lock Keeper. Debuffs can be in the form of attack power decrease (Tarunda), defense power decrease (Rakunda), and evasion/critical evasion decrease (Sukunda). These debuffs can be accessed by Joker (from Arsene and other Personas), Panther, and Sophie.
Follow-up the debuffs with party member buffs. Buffs can be in the form of attack power increase (Tarukaja), defense power increase (Rakukaja), and evasion/critical evasion increase (Sukukaja). These buffs can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Use Psy, Bless, and Curse Attacks
The Shield Lock Keeper is weak to Psychokinesis, Bless and Curse attacks which Noir, Sophie, and Joker can cover. 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 Wind, Nuke, and Psy Attacks
The Lock Keeper is susceptible to status ailment skills such Burn. If the boss is inflicted with Burn status, use a Wind or Nuclear attack to deal additional damage to the boss. If the boss got a mental ailment such as Brainwash or Fear, use a Psychokinesis attack instead.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging the Shield Lock Keeper, 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.
|← Sendai Jail Lock Keeper||Okinawa Jail Lock Keeper →|
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||-|