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 a strategy guide.

Shadow Madarame Boss Guide

Shadow Madarame has two forms. One form is the picture frames and one is the 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.

Tips: Was able to beat this guy around level 18. Had Shiisaa and Jack Frost on me and my teammates were around 17-16 as well. There’s a way, but it can get rather dragging. Teammates used at this time were Yusuke, Morgana (he had Media at this time,) and Ann.

Madarame Palace Guide

Boss Stats

First Form

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

Level 18
HP 300
SP 280
Strength 15
Magic 12
Endurance 12
Agility 10
Luck 10
Item Rewards

Second Form

Level 18
HP 1800
SP 1800
Strength 5
Magic 5
Endurance 5
Agility 5
Luck 5
EXP 1,260
Money 12,000
Item Rewards

Boss Skills

First Form

1) Bite (Mouth)

Single target physical attack.

2) Tarukaja (Eye)

Buffs attack of an ally for three turns.

3) Rakunda (Eye)

Debuffs the target’s defense for three turns.

4) Flame Dance

Moderate fire damage to a single target

5) Silent Snowscape

Moderate ice damage to a single target

6) Thunderclap

Moderate electric damage to a single target.

7) Maelstrom

Moderate wind damage to a single target.

8) The Artist’s Grace (All)

Debuffs a single, target making it weak to all damage types.

9) Restore (All)

Raises one fallen part with 1/4 HP.

Second Form

1) Madara Megido

Light Almighty damage on the entire party.

Boss Strategy

1) Debuff its Parts

Shadow Madarame

In his painting form, Madarame is comprised of several parts+ eyes, nose, and mouth. In this form, he can use a variety of elemental spells like Garu, Zio, and Agi spells. Take note that he can also restore a missing body part with 25% HP after one has been defeated. When he does so, immediately kill the newly restored body part. If he transforms into a painting a second time, he’ll have a new ability: Artist’s Grace. This allows him to make a character weak to all elements. 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.

Have a Rakunda/Tarunda set up can make things easier. If you don’t have Tarunda, use Rakukaja. Use Rakunda if it is available as well. In my case, Shiisaa had the debuff after fusing him with a Jack Frost that had Rakunda and a Makami with Frei. Use Rakunda on any (non-nose) part of the face.

If you want to make it quick, use Rakunda on the eyes first. Keep Morgana on Media duty for now. Next, have Ann cast Tarunda every now and then on the mouth. Yusuke can focus on physically beating down the enemy. Multi-target attacks may heal the mouth, but you can’t heal what hasn’t been damaged.

After felling the eyes, cast magic on the mouth. If one of your Persona has Tarukaja, buff either Ann or Yusuke.

Once that’s down, he’ll change into his main form.

2) Stop him from using Artist’s Grace

Shadow Madarame

When he’s in this form, the phase starts with an all-out attack. After dealing the damage, have Joker cast Rakunda every now and then. Ann can swap between Agi and Tarunda while Yusuke lays it thick with Bufu and Giant Slice. Have Morgana dedicated to using Media. The main body isn’t that tough. He’ll use an Almighty spell every now and then, but it shouldn’t be that damaging as long as he’s affected by Tarunda or you’re affected by Rakukaja.

If you don’t kill him in one turn, he’ll go back to his first form. If you beat him in this form then he won’t have a chance to use Artist’s Grace. This requires your level to be in the late 20’s.

Boss Battle Video (Joker, Skull, Panther, and Fox)

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  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.