Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Madarame (Azazel) Boss Guide

Boss guide for Shadow Madarame (Azazel) in Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes the boss' stats, skills, and strategy guide.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Madarame (Azazel) Boss Guide

How to Defeat Shadow Madarame (Azazel)

Shadow Madarame has two forms. The first form consists of four picture frames and while the second one is the boss’s main body. The picture frames can be annoying to put down, but the main body isn’t so bad. However, if you don’t take down the main body fast enough, he can regenerate his framed form.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Madarame (Azazel) Boss Guide

Madarame Palace Guide

First Form Boss Stats

Each part possesses the same stat distributions but varies in the attributes they drain. The mouth drains Phys and Gun, the eyes drain Fire, Ice, Elec, and Wind, and the nose drains the remaining attributes save for Almighty.

Painter’s Eye

Level 18
HP 300
SP 280
Strength 15
Magic 12
Endurance 12
Agility 10
Luck 10
Drain Fire, Ice, Elec, and Wind

Painter’s Eye Skills

Skill Cost Effect Level
Tarukaja N/A Buff attack power of 1 ally for 3 turns. N/A
Rakunda N/A Debuff defense of 1 foe for 3 turns. N/A
The Artist’s Grace N/A Inflict weaknesses to all affinities to 1 foe for 1 turn. N/A
Restore N/A Revive one part with 1/4 HP recovered. N/A

Painter’s Nose

Level 18
HP 300
SP 280
Strength 15
Magic 12
Endurance 12
Agility 10
Luck 10
Drain Psy, Nuke, Bless, Curse

Painter’s Nose Skills

Skill Cost Effect Level
Flame Dance N/A Medium fire damage to 1 foe. N/A
Silent Snowscape N/A Medium ice damage to 1 foe. N/A
Thunderclap N/A Medium electric damage to 1 foe. N/A
Maelstrom N/A Medium wind damage to 1 foe. N/A
The Artist’s Grace N/A Inflict weaknesses to all affinities to 1 foe for 1 turn. N/A
Restore N/A Revive one part with 1/4 HP recovered. N/A

Painter’s Mouth

Level 18
HP 300
SP 280
Strength 15
Magic 12
Endurance 12
Agility 10
Luck 10
Drain Phys and Gun

Painter’s Mouth Skills

Skill Cost Effect Level
Bite N/A Medium Physical damage to 1 foe. N/A
The Artist’s Grace N/A Inflict weaknesses to all affinities to 1 foe for 1 turn. N/A
Restore N/A Revive one part with 1/4 HP recovered. N/A

Second Form

Shadow Madarame

Level 18
HP 1800
SP 1800
Strength 5
Magic 5
Endurance 5
Agility 5
Luck 5
EXP 1,200
Money 12,000
Item Rewards

Shadow Madarame Skills

Skill Cost Effect Level
Madara-Megido* N/A Light Almighty damage to all foes. N/A
Zio** N/A Light Electric damage to 1 foe. N/A
Agi** N/A Light Fire damage to 1 foe. N/A
Bufu** N/A Light Ice damage to 1 foe. N/A
Garu** N/A Light Wind damage to 1 foe. N/A

*For Persona 5 only
**For Persona 5 Royal only

Boss Strategy

In order to defeat Shadow Madarame (Azazel) effectively, we recommend having these skills in your party:

  • Tarunda – Decrease 1 foe’s attack power for 3 turns. (Level 11 Carmen required.)
  • Rakunda – Decrease 1 foe’s defense for 3 turns.
  • Sukunda – Decrease 1 foe’s agility (hit and evasion rate) for 3 turns.
  • Dia – Slightly restore 1 ally’s HP. (Innate skill to Zorro and Carmen.)
  • Media – Slight restore party’s HP. (Level 11 Zorro required.)
  • Tempest – Deal medium Phys damage to all foes. (Level 18 Goemon required.)
  • Rampage – Light Physical damage to all foes 1x to 3x. (Level 11 Captain Kidd required.)

1) Debuff Parts of Madarame’s Painting Form

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Madarame (Azazel) Boss Guide

At the start of the battle, land debuffs to different parts of Madarame’s painting form. His painting form comprised of several parts and each can use a variety of elemental spells. When one part is defeated, he can restore it with 25% HP. When he does so, immediately kill the newly restored body part. His mouth can be a bit of a pest, as it will bite a target every now and then. To make things worse, the mouth heals whenever hit by physical attacks whereas the eyes heal if hit with magic attacks.

Apply Tarunda first to Painter’s Mouth. Then, to the Painter’s Nose and Painter’s Eyes. If you have other debuff skills such as Sukunda and Rakunda, use them as well. While applying these debuffs, make sure your party member’s HP is secured with Dia or Media. Next to debuffs and heals are buffs to your party members. Make use of Ryuji’s Tarukaja and Yusuke’s Sukukaja to buff your party.

2) Use Physical Attacks to Painter’s Eyes and Painter’s Nose

Defeat the Painter’s Eyes and Painter’s Nose by using physical attacks. You can also use elemental-based attacks but make sure they will hit the right part. Although not his weakness, Madarame’s painting form suffers greatly from Nuke attacks. Make sure that these parts are defeated before putting your focus on the Painter’s Mouth.

3) Use Magic Attacks to Painter’s Mouth

Once the Painter’s Eyes and Painter’s Nose are defeated, focus your attention on the Painter’s Mouth. You are free to use any magic-based attacks, including Nuke attacks. Make sure that your party is well healed to keep your party sustained from its Bite attack.

4) Debuff and Attack Shadow Madarame (For Persona 5 Only)

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Madarame (Azazel) Boss Guide

After defeating the different parts of Shadow Madarame’s painting form, he will revert back to his standard form. When he’s in this form, the phase starts with an all-out attack. Cast Rakunda to Shadow Madarame while Ann can swap between Agi and Tarunda on him. Make Yusuke, Ryuji, or Morgana use their physical attacks. The boss will cast an multi-target Almighty attack now and then, but it shouldn’t be that damaging as long as he’s affected by Rakunda and Tarunda.

If you don’t kill him in one turn, he’ll go back to his painting form. If you beat him in this form then he won’t have a chance to use Artist’s Grace.

5) Focus on Defeating Madarame’s Summoned Clones (For Persona 5 Royal)

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Shadow Madarame (Azazel) Boss Guide

Instead of facing Shadow Madarame alone, he will summon four other clones that will help him in battle. These clones have a single elemental affinity ranging between Electric, Fire, Ice, and Wind. Use single-target magic attacks that will exploit their weaknesses while taking advantage of the Baton Pass mechanic. If some of them survive, they will use their respective single-target elemental attacks on your party members. To secure in clearing them all, use multi-target physical attacks like Captain Kidd’s Tempest or Goemon’s Tempest.

Until the original Shadow Madarame is defeated, he will keep on summoning his elemental clones. The clones appearing are at random and so may have up to two of the same variant. In addition, some summoned clones suffer from status ailments like sleep. Make sure to capitalizes on these opportunities.

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8 Comments

  1. This was a hard battle for me. I don’t think I was set up for it well with Personas, and I had nothing to revive KO’d allies. I was having Morgana use Media every turn, but that alone wasn’t enough and I had to retry several times. When I started having Fox raise everyone’s evasion, along with Morgana healing, and just have MC and Ann beat the stuffing out of it, it finally came together, but that evasion was major! Thanks for this! Other guides did not help at all!

    • Same I beat it on hard at level 17, and boy did rampage come in handy. I downed all three arts besides mouth in 2 turns and mouth was easy as well. It wasn’t that bad but it was difficult at times when the mouth got a crit and OHK’d members.

    • Quite true but for those new to the mechanics of Persona 5, they might have a hard time. Since they added a few things that old players may be more familiar with. :))

  2. This guide fails to mention he cant bring his face parts back to life if you try to kill them off one by one. Has wind, fire, lightning aoe spells, attack buff, and a debuff which makes one of your party members weak to all elements. This is also technically a 4 stage battle not 2 as once he goes into his human for you can only take off half of his health before he goes back into his painting form and you have do whittle that down again. If you work on cancelling his debuffs it drags the battle out and requires quite a bit of healing. If you dont cancel his debuffs out he can attack 3 times his every turn. Make sure you have tons of healing whether its items or magic and make sure you can revive a party member once or twice.

    • He can revive his face parts if you try to kill them one by one, it happened to me several times. It’s no big issue as long as you immediately kill the revived part again though.