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Guide on How to Defeat Sword Lock Keeper
The Sword Lock Keeper is the second 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 Sendai coffee shop.
|All Lock Keepers||Sendai’s Jail|
Once you defeated the Sendai Jail Lock Keeper, you can now access the boss fight against the Sendai Jail King or Monarch.
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Cage of Vanity Conquered||Clear Sendai Jail.|
Sendai Jail Lock Keeper Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Sendai Jail Lock Keeper Stats
|Target Date||August 3rd|
|Recommended Level||Level 20 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||1,800 exp (Base Game)|
|Yen Rewards||12,480 yen (Base Game)|
Sendai Jail Lock Keeper Strength and Weaknesses
Sendai 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: Eiha/Eiga or Maeiha (Curse), Bufu/Bufula or Mabufu (Ice), Kouha/Kouga or Makouha (Bless)||Has Curse from Arsene, Ice, and Bless skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster.|
|Recovery: Dia/Diarama or Media, Recarm, Amrita Drop|
|Buff: Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Sukukaja|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda|
|Fox||Goemon||Damage: Giant Slice or Vicious Strike (Physical), Bufu or Mabufu (Ice)||Has access to Ice skills that the Lock Keeper is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that the Lock Keeper does not have resistances against. Inflicts Freeze status ailment on the Lock Keeper that causes it to take increased damage from Physical and Gun attacks. Can use a buff skill like Sukukaja to increase an ally’s evasion/critical evasion in battle.|
|Noir||Milady||Damage: Hysterical Slap (Phys), Snap (Gun), Psi or Mapsi (Psy)||Has access to Physical, Gun, and Psychokinesis skills that the Lock Keeper does not have resistances against. Also, Physical and Gun attacks from Noir can deal Technical damage to the Lock Keeper when afflicted with Freeze status ailment.|
|Recovery: Amrita Drop|
|Sophie||Pithos||Damage: Kouha 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: Dia/Diarama or Media|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Sendai 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) 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) and Fox.
Use Ice, Bless, and Curse Attacks
The Sword Lock Keeper is weak to Ice, Bless and Curse attacks which Fox, 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 Phys and Gun Attacks
When the mini-boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Freeze, deal technical damage by using Physical and Gun attacks. Switch between Joker, Fox, and Noir to avoid running out of HP.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging the Sword 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.
|← Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper||Sapporo 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||-|