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Guide on How to Defeat Axe Lock Keeper in Persona 5 Strikers
The Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper is the first 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 Cell overlaying the Metaverse version of Aoyama-Itchōme’s Shujin Academy in Tokyo
|All Lock Keepers||Shibuya Jail|
Once you defeated the Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper, you can now access the boss fight against the Shibuya Jail King or Monarch.
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Cage of Lust Closed||Clear Shibuya Jail.|
Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper Stats
|Target Date||July 28th (7/28)|
|Recommended Level||Level 10 or higher|
|Recommended Party Members||Joker, Mona, Panther, and Sophie|
|EXP Rewards||800 exp (Main Story)|
|Yen Rewards||6,240 yen (Main Story)|
Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper Strength and Weaknesses
Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper Skills
|Teleport||Sinks and automatically teleport to another spot on the battlefield.|
|Tarukaja||Buff attack power of 1 ally for a certain period of time.|
Shibuya 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 or Maeiha (Curse), Agi or Maragi (Fire), Garu or Magaru (Wind), Frei or Mafrei (Nuke), Kouha or Makouha (Bless)||Has Curse from Arsene, Fire, Wind, Nuclear, and Bless skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster.|
|Recovery: Dia or Media, Recarm, Amrita Drop|
|Buff: Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Sukukaja, Dekaja|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda|
|Mona||Zorro||Damage: Garu or Magaru (Wind)||Has access to Wind skills that the Lock Keeper is weak against. Also, Wind attacks from Mona can deal Technical damage to the Lock Keeper when afflicted with Burn status ailment. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Dia or Media, Recarm|
|Panther||Carmen||Damage: Agi or Maragi (Fire)||Has access to Fire skills which the Lock Keeper is weak against. Inflicts Burn status ailment on the Lock Keeper that causes it to take increased damage from Wind and Nuclear attacks. Can use a debuff skill like Tarunda to reduce the enemy attack power. Can also use healing skills.|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Dekaja|
|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 or Media, Recarm|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Shibuya 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, stores, 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.
Remove Enemy Buffs
The Lock Keeper has an attack power buff skill similar to Tarukaja. In order to remove it, use a Dekaja debuff skill. The debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
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) only.
Use Fire, Wind, Bless, and Curse Attacks
The Axe Lock Keeper is weak to Fire, Wind, Bless and Curse attacks which all party members can capitalize. 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 and Nuke Attacks
When the mini-boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Burn, deal technical damage by using Wind and Nuclear attacks. Switch between Joker and Mona to avoid running out of SP.
Don’t Go Crazy with the Offense
The Lock Keeper will sink to the ground and teleport to another spot in order to avoid your attacks further. Don’t go all out to the boss and observe to avoid wasting HP and SP.
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging the Axe 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 Boss Video
Here is a boss fight video against Shibuya Jail Lock Keeper. The battle is already timestamped so you no longer need to browse through the whole video:
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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||-|