Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Sae Niijima Boss Guide

Guide on the Niijima Palace boss' Shadow Sae Niijima in Persona 5 (P5), including stats, attacks, and strategy.

Shadow Sae Nijima Boss Guide

Encountered In: Niijima Palace


Level 53
HP 8000
SP 2000
Strength 56
Magic 34
Endurance 30
Agility 34
Luck 30
EXP 11,500
Money 33,000
Item Rewards


1) Roulette Time

Starts a roulette game.

2) Penalty

Reduces HP to one during Roulette Time.

3) Dekaja

Nullifies buffs of the entire party.

4) Megidola

Strong Almighty damage to all foes.

5) Severing Slash

Strong Physical damage to all foes.

6) Gatling Gun

Low Gun damage to all foes.

7) Hundred Slaps

Deals strong single target Physical damage.

8) Heat Riser

Buffs ally’s attack, defense, and agility for three turns.

9) Desperation

Buffs it’s own attack at the cost of defense for three turns.

10) Berserker Dance

Severe Almighty damage to all foes.

11) Makarakarn

Casts a shield on an ally to repel one magic spell.

12) Tarukaja

Buffs attack of one ally for three turns.


Invest on certain skills

In order to have a much easier battle against this boss, you need to at least have the following skills in your arsenal:

  • Death Parade – Boosts user’s attack but drops defense for 3 turns. Cannot be negated.
  • Dekaja – Negate all -kaja buff effect of all foes.
  • Heat Riser – Increase 1 ally’s Attack, Defense, and Agility for 3 turns.

Since Niijima’s attacks are quite powerful, you may have to use Heat Riser for each of your party members (including yourself) to increase not only your Defense, but also your Attack and Agility which proves to be quite useful in battle. Buffing your Agility grants you an ability to move first against Niijima.

Prioritize on using debuffs

You may also want to use lower tier debuff skills such as Dekunda and Tarunda. However, the main goal here is to defeat Niijima as fast as possible, so it is better if you buff your Attack more instead of buffing your Defense or even debuffing the boss’s stats, hence the use of Death Parade and Heat Riser. If ever Sae Niijima uses a buff skills, use Dekaja immediately.

Also, make sure that Makoto knows Mediarama, as this healing skill will be very useful against the boss’s Berserker Dance and Megidola.

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