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Guide on How to Defeat Snow White Mariko
Shadow Mariko Hyodo or Snow White Mariko is the third boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). Shadow Mariko’s human form appears as an snow queen while her monarch form extends to her giant form with blob-like appearance. The boss is encountered at Sapporo’s Jail, a metaverse version of Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture in Japan.
|All Jail Kings||Sapporo’s Jail|
Snow White Mariko Information
Here is a breakdown of the boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Snow White Mariko Boss Stats
|EXP Rewards||4,000 exp|
|Yen Rewards||39,000 yen|
Snow White Mariko Boss Strength and Weaknesses
Snow White Mariko Boss Skills
|Pounce Attack||Snow White Mariko jumps and creates glacier shards around her.|
|Tentacle Swipe||Snow White Mariko uses the utensils to charge and impale foes.|
|Rage||Snow White Mariko turns red in color. User’s attack heavily increases, but defense is heavily lowered.|
|“You are annoying!”||Snow White Mariko spins 360 degrees and creates Glaciers around her.|
|Mabufula||Medium Ice damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Freeze.|
|Dinner Time||Snow White Mariko swallows a random party member whole
Members that are eaten whole cannot be saved unless Mariko is hit by one of the Chandeliers, or a Showtime.
If the last party member is eaten, the game is over.
|“The Politicians will Dance!”||Snow White Mariko spins very quickly and creates glacier shards to wherever she flings herself at. Ice-affinity attack.|
|“Freeze and Shiver!”||Creates a room-wide blizzard that heavily slows down movement of party members. Attack one of the heaters in the room to revert movement speed back to normal.|
Source(s): Megami Tensei Wiki
Snow White Mariko Boss Strategies
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the boss:
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Skull, Fox, and Queen.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Eiha or Eiga (Curse), Psy or Psio (Psychokinesis)||Has access to Curse from Arsene and Psy skills from other personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff and debuff support caster.|
|Recovery: Diarama, Mediarama, Recarm, Amrita Drop|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Concentrate|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda|
|Panther||Carmen||Damage: Agi or Agilao (Fire)||Has access to Fire skills that Mariko does not have resistances against. Can use healing and a debuff skill like Tarunda to reduce Mariko’s attack in battle.|
|Recovery: Dia or Diarama|
|Noir||Milady||Damage: Snap or Triple Down (Gun), Psy or Psio (Psychokinesis)||Has access to Psy skills which Mariko is weak against. Can also assist allies when inflicted with status ailments.|
|Recovery: Amrita Drop|
|Sophia||Pithos||Damage: Kouha or Kouga (Bless)||Has access to Bless skills that Mariko does not have resistances against. Can use healing and a debuff skill like Rakunda to reduce Mariko’s defense in battle.|
|Recovery: Dia or Diarama, Recarm|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Carry SP Recovery Items
Before engaging the boss, make sure that you have a stock of SP recovery items. These items can be bought from accessible Sapporo shops and restaurants. By this time, you can now buy cooking ingredients from Sophia’s Shop aside from shopping in Sapporo. Cook these ingredients for additional SP Items through Joker’s Kitchen.
Start the battle by landing multiple debuffs on Snow White Mariko. Debuffs can be in the form of attack decrease (Tarunda), defense decrease (Rakunda), and evasion/critical evasion decrease (Sukunda). These debuffs can be accessed by Joker (from Arsene and other personas), Panther, and Sophia.
Follow-up the debuffs with party member buffs. Buffs can be in the form of attack increase (Tarukaja or Matarukaja), defense decrease (Rakukaja or Marakukaja), and evasion/critical evasion increase (Sukukaja or Masukukaja). These buffs can be accessed by Joker (from other personas).
Use Psy and Curse Attacks
Many of Mariko attacks, including her tentacle swipes and ice crash, have very noticeable tells before she throws them out. This makes her relatively safe to engage up close. Snow White Mariko is weak against Psy and Curse attacks which make Joker’s Arsene and Noir’s Milady effective against her. Since Fire and Bless is not among Snow White Mariko’s resistances, you can have Panther and Sophie throw out Agilao and Kouga attacks as well. Also, make sure to use narrow range tier 2 elemental skills since they consume less SP.
Capitalize on Area Gimmicks
You can lure Mariko in position to drop the giant chandelier above. Use Phantom Move to get up on the chandelier and drop it on her to deal enough damage to stun her. Unload on her with attacks before she is able to retaliate.
Start Evading Projectile Attacks
For the second phase of the fight, Mariko starts to attack faster and throw out more moves. She gains a spin attack that has wide reach, a Mabufula attack, and glacier shards that home in on you.
Use the Chandeliers to Break Away from Dinner Time
Get in a few hits before pulling back to avoid taking damage from any of Mariko’s new attacks, including her Dinner Time attack. If the boss successfully lands a Dinner Time attack, a party member will be swallowed. The party member cannot be released until you use the chandelier again to deal significant damage to her. This will also make the fight end faster.
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