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 mini-boss enemy's strengths and weaknesses, stats and skills, and recommended battle strategies.

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

Guide on How to Defeat Shadow Kamoshida (Asmodeus)

Shadow Kamoshida is the first boss the Phantom Thieves will face both in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal. The boss is encountered at the end of their mission at Kamoshida Palace.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kamoshida Palace Shadow Kamoshida

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Boss Information

Here is a breakdown of the boss’ strengths and weaknesses, stats, and skills.

Boss Strengths and Weakness

Shadow Kamoshida

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Trophy of Obsession

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Cognitive Shiho

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Boss Stats

Shadow Kamoshida

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

Level 11
HP 900 (P5)
500 (P5R)
SP 0
Strength 1
Magic 1
Endurance 5
Agility 1
Luck 1
EXP Rewards
Yen Rewards

Cognitive Shiho

Level
HP 500
SP 0
Strength
Magic
Endurance
Agility
Luck
EXP Rewards
Yen Rewards

Boss Skills

Shadow Kamoshida

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

Trophy of Obsession

Skill Name Skill Effect
None None

Cognitive Shiho

Skill Name Skill Effect
None None

Party Setup and Recommendations

Here is a breakdown of recommendations for the party before facing the boss.

Recommended Setup

This is the current capacity of each party member:

Party Member Damage Healing Cure Buffs Debuffs Reflect
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - ProtagonistJoker () () () () () ()
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji SakamotoSkull () () () () () ()
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - MorganaMona () () () () () ()
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ann TakamakiPanther () () () () () ()

For this boss battle, we can only have one party setup against the boss:

  • Balanced Party – consists of Joker, Skull, Mona, and Panther

Recommended Party Level

We recommend having all party members at level 11 to be able to unlock essential attacks or skills. You can farm experience by repetitively fighting Archangel and Angel personas in the throne room floor. These shadows are stationed in front of the staircase leading to the throne room or behind the last safe room.

Recommended Attacks and Skills

Here are our recommended skills for the boss battle against Shadow Kamoshida. You are not limited to these skills, especially with Joker:

Party Member Persona Recommended Skill Effect
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - ProtagonistJoker Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Arsene PersonaArsene
and other
Personas
Sukunda Decrease 1 foe’s Agility for 3 turns
Rakunda Decrease 1 foe’s Defense for 3 turns
Rakukaja Increase 1 ally’s Defense for 3 turns
“Any Single-Target Physical Attacks” Deal physical damage
“Any Healing Skills” Provide restoration of HP
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ryuji SakamotoSkull Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Captain Kidd PersonaCaptain Kidd Tarukaja Increase 1 ally’s Attack power for 3 turns
Lunge Light Physical damage to 1 foe
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - MorganaMona Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Zorro PersonaZorro Garu Light Wind damage to 1 foe
Dia Slightly restore 1 ally’s HP
Media Slight restore party’s HP
Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Ann TakamakiPanther Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Carmen PersonaCarmen Tarunda Decrease 1 foe’s Defense for 3 turns
Agi Light Fire damage to 1 foe
Dia Slightly restore 1 ally’s HP

Boss Strategies

Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against boss. This applies to both Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal unless otherwise specified.

Setup Party Roles

Joker, Panther, and Skull’s roles are to apply buff/debuffs and damage against Shadow Kamoshida. Mona will be the party’s primary healer while also dealing additional damage to the boss.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kamoshida Palace Shadow Kamoshida Boss Battle

Start with Joker landing Sukunda on the boss at the start. Then, apply Panther’s Tarunda on Shadow Kamoshida. Have Skull buff a party member using his Tarukaja. Preferably, the next party member who hasn’t used its turn yet.

Focus Attacks on the Trophy of Obsession

Focus on attacking Shadow Kamoshida. Once you have weakened him, he will begin to drink from his trophy to heal.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kamoshida Palace Shadow Kamoshida Boss Battle

After he heals once, aim all of your next attacks on his trophy. This will prevent 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.

Prepare for his Gold Medal Spike

In Persona 5 Royal, he will summon a cognitive version of Mishima to assist him in his Gold Medal Spike attack.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kamoshida Palace Shadow Kamoshida Boss Battle

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.

Then, he will summon a cognitive version of Shiho as an additional minion in battle. Prioritize in defeating Shiho immediately by any means before she reaches her turn.

Send Ryuji in Stealing the Crown

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 which is his crown. Command Ryuji to steal the treasure while stalling Shadow Kamoshida with your continuous attacks or skills.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kamoshida Palace Shadow Kamoshida Boss Battle

Shadow Kamoshida’s Golden Knife attack is concerning as it deals severe damage to one ally. Try to secure Anne in particular, as her Tarunda can weaken Asmodeus’ attack, making the battle much more manageable. Also, use Tarunda to cancel out his attack buff skill, Lustful Slurp.

Deal Heavy Damage when Shadow Kamoshida is Down

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.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Kamoshida Palace Shadow Kamoshida Boss Battle

Make sure that all party members are buffed while Shadow Kamoshida is debuffed to maximize the damage dealt.

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2 Comments

  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.