※ UPDATE: 02/12/2019 – Added points required to level up.
※ UPDATE: 01/07/2019 – Added links to specific social stats.
Same with older Persona games, the player has a number of social stats to improve in order to advance the story. Persona 5 has two more stats than Persona 3 (Courage, Charm, and Academics.) Persona 4 has the same number of stats as Persona 5 with Knowledge, Expression, Diligence, Understanding, and Courage. The main difference, however, is that Persona 5 needs fewer points for a particular stat to be boosted. Also, Persona 5 has more ways than the previous games to rank up these Social Stats. This is especially useful since the game is based on real time.
Social Stats List
Each stat ranges from 0-5. These stats can be increased by earning points in activities. After obtaining a certain number of points, the stat will increase. This then allows you to access certain events that require certain levels of the various stats.
Social Stats Points Required
|Social Stat||Rank 2||Rank 3||Rank 4||Rank 5|
Activities that Boost Social Stats
Numerous activities increase the player’s social stats. Each activity affects a particular stat. Additionally, there are some activities that boost 2 or more stats depending on the nature of the activity. Stats can additionally increase when increasing Social Links with Confidants.
|Answer Classroom questions correctly (+1)||Using the Bathhouse||Watch Certain Movies||Big Bang Burger Challenge||Creation of Infiltration Tools|
|Study (+1/+2 on Rainy Day), Library Study||Score high in the exam||Read Book: Flowers||Study in the Library||Playing the Batting Cage|
|Read certain books||Shinjuku Maid Cafe||Work Part-time at the Flower Shop||Read Book: Ghost Encounters||Fixing things|
|Study for Exams (+2), Study before the Exam (+3)||Read a book that increases Charm||Tending the plant||Movie Date||Work Part-time at the Beef Bowl Shop|
|Certain events with Confidants (Star)||Certain events with Confidants (Devil, Sun)||Certain events with Confidants (Hierophant, Tower)||Read Book: Pirate Legend||Certain events with Confidants (Hanged Man)|
|Sleeping during class||Part-time at the Crossroads bar (Shinjuku) and talking to Flirty people||Part-time at the Crossroads bar (Shinjuku) and talking to lonely people||Part-time at the Crossroads bar (Shinjuku) and talking to Stern people||Sleeping during Class|
Social Stats Benefits
Players can unlock various events by leveling their social stats. Some of these events involve Confidants. Certain girls will only date your character if a particular trait has been maxed out. Others, like Proficiency, can be helpful on the field. Players can create lockpicks that open chests that contain extremely valuable items. Higher proficiency makes crafting these picks much easier.
Social stats offer some additional benefits as well. For example, increasing your Knowledge allows you to perform better during tests. Charm helps mainly in unlocking more part-time jobs. Guts grants you the bravery to face people on special cases. Finally, Proficiency makes you more efficient at crafting infiltration tools and unlocks more part-time jobs.
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