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Guide on How to Defeat Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu in Persona 5 Strikers
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu is the fifth Dire Shadow mini-boss enemy the Phantom Thieves must defeat in Persona 5 Strikers (or Persona 5 Scramble). The mini-boss is encountered at Kyoto’s Jail, a Metaverse version of Kyoto, the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan.
|All Dire Shadows||Kyoto Jail|
Clear All Dire Shadows
Below is a list of all Dire Shadows in the game. The Archangel Dire Shadow is locked in the Post-Game so you need to clear the main story first. We recommended defeating Dire Shadows when you already unlocked Wolf as a party member in the game.
|Killer Teddybear||Bugbear||Bunkamachi West, Shibuya Jail||Main Story|
|Snake King||Raja Naga||West Garden, Sendai Jail||Main Story|
|Harlot of Desire||Lilith||Clocktower Northwest, Sapporo Jail||Main Story|
|Wandering Reviver||Nebiros||Lab North, Okinawa Jail||Main Story|
|Sun’s Emissary||Yatagarasu||Enter Path of Fortune, Kyoto Jail||Main Story|
|War-Hungry Horseman||Eligor||Mt. Chasiro, Osaka Jail||Main Story|
|Dark Sun||Mithras||Near the entrance, Jail of the Abyss||Main Story|
|Heavenly Punisher||Archangel||Path of Yearning, Tree of Knowledge||Post-Game|
|Post-Game Guide||Post-Game Walkthrough|
|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Who Dares Wins||Defeat a Dire Shadow.|
|The Most Daring of All||Defeat all Dire Shadows.|
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Information
Here is a breakdown of the mini-boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Stats
|Target Date||August 24th (8/24)|
|Recommended Level||Level 50 or higher|
|Recommended Party Members||Joker, Panther, Fox, and Queen|
|EXP Rewards||9,520 exp (Main Story)|
|Yen Rewards||31,680 yen (Main Story)|
|Other Rewards||Skanda Socks (Ag +10), Random Skill Card x1|
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Strengths and Weaknesses
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Skills
|Ziodyne||Heavy Electricity damage to a narrow range. Rare chance of Shock.|
|Sukukaja||Buff agility of 1 ally for a certain period of time.|
|Dekunda||Negate all debuff effects of party.|
|Maziodyne||Heavy Electricity damage to a wide range. Rare chance of Shock.|
|Down Technique||Improves rate for decreasing Down Gauge when inflicting critical hits.|
*Boss attacks are based from the Persona version of the boss. To be updated if needed.
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Party Build
Here is our recommended party member setup against the boss. You can choose other party members except for Skull and Mona.
|Joker||Arsene||Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice), Freila/Freidyne or Mafreila/Mafreidyne (Nuke)||Has access to Fire, Ice, and Nuclear skills from other Personas obtained or fused. Can also play the role of healer, buff caster, and debuff caster. Can use Amrita Drop to cure allies when inflicted with status and mental ailments.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan, Recarm or Samercarm, Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower|
|Buff: Matarukaja, Marakukaja, Masukukaja, Heat Riser, Charge, Concentrate|
|Debuff: Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Dekunda, Debilitate|
|Panther||Carmen||Damage: Agilao/Agidyne or Maragion/Maragidyne (Fire)||Has access to Fire skills which Yatagarasu is weak against. Inflicts Burn status ailment on Yatagarasu that causes it to take increased damage from Nuclear attacks. Can use a debuff skill like Tarunda to reduce the enemy attack power. Can also use healing skills.|
|Debuff: Tarunda or Matarunda, Dekaja|
|Fox||Goemon||Damage: Tempest Slash and Myriad Slashes (Phys), Bufula/Bufudyne or Mabufula/Mabufudyne (Ice)||Has access to Ice skills which Yatagarasu is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Yatagarasu does not have resistances against. Inflicts Freeze status ailment on Yatagarasu that causes it to take increased damage from Physical, Gun, and Nuclear attacks. Can use a buff skill like Masukukaja to boost allies evasion/critical evasion in battle.|
|Buff: Sukukaja or Masukukaja|
|Queen||Johanna||Damage: Sledgehammer or Flash Bomb (Phys), Freila/Freidyne or Mafreila/Mafreidyne (Nuke)||Has access to Nuclear skills that Yatagarasu is weak against. Has access to Physical skills that Yatagarasu does not have resistances against. Also, Nuclear attacks from Queen can deal Technical damage to Yatagarasu when afflicted with Burn and Freeze status ailment. Can use a buff skill like Marakukaja to boost allies defense power in battle. Can also use healing skills.|
|Recovery: Diarama/Diarahan or Mediarama/Mediarahan|
|Buff: Rakukaja or Marakukaja|
|Persona Compendium||Phantom Thieves Battle Ratings|
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu 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 Yatagarasu. Debuffs can be in the form of attack power decrease (Tarunda), defense power decrease (Rakunda), and evasion/critical evasion power decrease (Sukunda). These debuffs can be accessed by Joker (from Arsene and other Personas) and Panther. Another option is by using Debilitate for an all-in-one debuff. This special debuff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Follow-up the debuffs with party members buffs. Buffs can be in the form of attack power increase (Tarukaja or Matarukaja), defense power increase (Rakukaja or Marakukaja), and evasion/critical evasion increase (Sukukaja or Masukukaja). These buffs can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas), Fox, and Queen. Another option is by using Heat Riser for an all-in-one buff. This special buff can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Cure Inflicted Status Ailments
Observe the boss’ upcoming moves and evade Electricity attacks targeted to your character. By any chance that a party member got inflicted with status effects like Shock, make sure that you have access to a Status Recovery skill called Amrita Drop or Amrita Shower to cure it. You can also use status recovery items to remove the status ailment if available. Status Recovery skills can be accessed by Joker (from other Personas).
Unleash Showtime Attacks
While engaging Yatagarasu, 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. Also, there is a consumable item that will quickly boost your Showtime gauge build up so feel free to use it against the boss.
Use Fire, Ice, and Nuke Attacks
Yatagarasu is weak to Fire, Ice, and Nuclear attacks which Panther, Fox, Queen, and Joker can take advantage of. 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, Gun, Wind, and Nuke Attacks
When the boss is inflicted with a status ailment such as Burn, deal technical damage by using Wind and Nuclear attacks. Likewise, when the boss is inflicted with a Shock status, use a Physical, Gun or Nuclear attack to hit it with Technical damage. Switch between Joker, Skull, and Mona to avoid running out of HP and SP.
Capitalize on Terrain Gimmicks
If Yatagarasu is beside a monument or lamp post, you can use a Phantom Dash to deal additional physical damage to the boss. Maximize the damage dealt before it is able to retaliate.
Sun’s Emissary Yatagarasu Boss Video
Here is a boss fight video against Yatagarasu. The battle is already timestamped so you no longer need to browse through the whole video:
|← Wandering Reviver Nebiros||War-Hungry Horseman Eligor →|
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||-|