Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Kamoshida (Asmodeus) Boss Guide

Boss guide for Shadow Kamoshida (Asmodeus) in Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes the boss enemy's stats, skills, and strategy guide.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Kamoshida (Asmodeus) Boss Guide

How to Defeat Shadow Kamoshida (Asmodeus)

Shadow Kamoshida is your first boss that Phantom Thieves need to defeat in their first cognitive heists. He encountered at end of their mission at Kamoshida Palace.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Kamoshida (Asmodeus) Boss Guide

Kamoshida Palace Guide

Shadow Kamoshida Boss Stats

Level 11
HP 2,500
SP 1,500
Strength 8
Magic 7
Endurance 5
Agility 5
Luck 6
EXP Rewards 450
Yen Rewards 8,000

Trophy of Obsession Stats

Level 11
HP 900
SP 0
Strength 1
Magic 1
Endurance 5
Agility 1
Luck 1

Shadow Kamoshida Boss Skills

Skill Cost Effect Level
Volleyball Assault N/A Light physical damage to 1 foe 1x to 3x. N/A
Golden Knife N/A Medium physical damage to 1 foe. N/A
Tongue Whip N/A Medium physical damage to all foes. N/A
Lick N/A Heavy physical damage to Ann after staring at her in the previous turn. N/A
Libido Boost N/A Fully restore Kamoshida’s health when Trophy of Obsession is present. N/A
Lustful Slurp N/A Increase Kamoshida’s attack power. (Same effect as Tarukaja.) N/A
Gold Medal Spike N/A Heavy physical damage to all foes after preparing in the previous turn. N/A

Boss Strategy

In order to have a much easier time against this boss, we recommend having the following skills in your arsenal:

  • Tarunda – Decrease 1 foe’s attack power for 3 turns. (Level 11 Carmen required.)
  • Headbutt – Deal medium Phys damage to 1 foe. Chance of inflicting Forget. (Level 11 Captain Kidd required.)
  • Dia – Slightly restore 1 ally’s HP.
  • Media – Slightly restore the party’s HP. (Level 11 Zorro required.)

1) Focus Attacks on the Trophy of Obsession

As soon as the battle begins, focus on attacking Asmodeus. Once you have weakened him, he will begin to drink from his trophy to heal. After he heals once, target all your attacks on his trophy, as this prevents him from patching himself up back to full HP. Avoid spending too much SP during the first half of the fight as Asmodeus’ Volleyball Assault, which strikes two party members twice, does not deal significant damage at this time.

2) Choose Between Ryuji or Morgana in Obtaining the Treasure

With the trophy out of the way, you are free to use an all-out attack. After destroying the trophy, you will resume trying to take the boss’ treasure Initiate by sending Ryuji or Morgana off while leaving Anne because Anne won’t be able to successfully steal the treasure. Be wary of his Gold Medal Spike, since it will strike all party members and deal heavy damage. When he signals the attack, be sure to guard with everyone to ensure survival.

3) Defeat Cognitive Shiho Immediately (For Persona 5 Royal only)

In Persona 5 Royal, he will summon a cognitive version of Mishima to assist him in his Gold Medal Spike attacks. Then, he will summon a cognitive version of Shiho as an additional minion in battle. Prioritize in defeating her immediately by using multiple physical attacks before she reaches her turn.

4) Debuff the Shadow Kamoshida’s Attacks.

His Golden Knife skill is concerning as it deals severe damage to one ally. Try to preserve Anne in particular, as her Tarunda can weaken Asmodeus’ attack, making the battle much more manageable. Use this to cancel out his attack buffing skill Lustful Slurp. After stalling for a while, the sent ally should distract Asmodeus, enabling the party to strike him while crippled for heavy damage to finish off the fight.

Boss Battle Video

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  1. The video makes it look so easy. xD I didn’t realize I was meant to grind more, so I reached this guy at lvl 8. Everytime I send someone to get the crown they get noticed. I think it’s not enough to just attack each turn, I think there’s a min damage needed per turn. The max I do is 50 (Joker) with the the two healers fixing up after the volleball spikes. Those attacks don’t trigger Kamoshida’s dialogue though.

    • Hi, jake keeps dying! The video is already a new game plus so I can import my previous personas from the compendium in a new playthrough.

      It is really recommended to level grind in the first palace prior to the boss battle. I didn’t notice the minimum damage required but I kept on debuffing Kamoshida and hitting him with gun attacks. Also, I invested in strong armor for all of my characters way back on my first run IIRC.