Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Social Stats Guide

Overview and guide about social stats in Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. Included also is the number of points needed to rank up each social stat.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Social Stats Guide

Overview and Guide about 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 / Persona 5 Royal 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.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal Real-Time Mechanics

Social Stats List

Rank Knowledge Charm Kindness Guts Proficiency
 Rank 1 Oblivious Existent Inoffensive Milquetoast Bumbling
Rank 2 Learned Head-turning  Considerate Bold Decent
Rank 3 Scholarly Suave Empathetic Staunch Skilled
Rank 4 Encyclopedic Charismatic Selfless Dauntless Masterful
Rank 5 Erudite Debonair Angelic Lionhearted Transcendent

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.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal Social Stats
Knowledge Guts Proficiency
Kindness Charm

Rank Up Values of Social Stats

Here is a breakdown of the points for each social stat to rank up both in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal.

Persona 5 Rank Up Values

Social Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Knowledge 0-19 20-46 47-71 72-104 105
Charm 0-3 4-31 32-55 56-78 79
Kindness 0-8 9-27 28-55 56-81 82
Guts 0-5 6-15 16-30 31-63 64
Proficiency 0-7 8-20 21-37 38-54 55

Persona 5 Royal Rank Up Values

Social Stat Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
Knowledge 0-33 34-81 82-125 126-191 192
Charm 0-5 6-51 52-91 92-131 132
Kindness 0-13 14-46 47-93 94-135 136
Guts 0-10 11-37 38-67 68-112 113
Proficiency 0-11 12-33 34-59 60-86 87

Activities that Boost Social Stats

Numerous activities increase the player’s social stats. Each activity affects a particular social 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.

List of Confidants

Knowledge Charm Kindness Guts Proficiency
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 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

Persona 5 Royal Activities that Boost Social Stats

Knowledge Charm Kindness Guts Proficiency
Answer Classroom questions correctly (+1) Using the Bathhouse Watch Wraith, ICU, and Dr. Mouse Watch The X Folders, Running Dead, and Green Creation of Infiltration Tools
Study (+1/+2 on Rainy Day), Library Study Score high in the exam Read Buchiko’s Story Read Pirate Legend, Gallant Rogue, Cry of Cthulu, and Bowman Playing the Batting Cage
Read certain books Maid Cafe Watch The Cake Knight Rises; I, Miserable, and Mecha-Hard Watch Like a Dragon, Pach Saw, and Fight Kebab Fixing things
Study for Exams (+2), Study before the Exam (+3) Read a book that increases Charm Use Garden Energy, Bio Nutrients, and Mega Fertilizer on your potted plant Complete Level 3 of the Big Bang Burger Challenge 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) Spend time with Tae Takemi and bring a Death Arcana Persona (Death) Certain events with Confidants (Hanged Man)
Sleeping during class Part-time at the Crossroads bar (Shinjuku) and talking to flirty people Unlock and do Part-time at the Flower Shop 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 lockpicks 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 in special cases. Finally, Proficiency makes you more efficient at crafting infiltration tools and unlocks more part-time jobs.

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5 Comments

  1. playing through royal at the moment and so far the stat points seem the same between the 2 versions. I got knowledge rank 2 at 20 points not 34, charm rank 2 at 3 points instead of 5 and proficiency at 7 points instead of 11. For context I am playing on normal difficulty and haven’t touched any settings, the only thing I can think of is that I did have the game find my original save data to give me a bonus at the start but I somehow doubt that would alter the stats needed.

    not replying to throw shade on the author, just sharing my experience so far and letting people know ahead of time.

  2. Don’t forget to get your fortune read. Doing that then going and working at the flower show levels up kindness real quick.