Below are the best magatama to use in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster, including information on where to get them, useful strategies, skills learned per level, and other tips.
Recommended Magatama During the Early Game Stages
|Magatama||How to Get|
|Wadatsumi||Shinjuku Medical Center: Defeat Forneus (boss).|
|Shiranui||Shibuya: Purchase at the junk shop for 3000 Macca.|
|Hifumi||Ginza Underpass: Purchase at the junk shop for 4000 Macca.|
|Kamudo||Ginza Underpass: Purchase at the junk shop for 6000 Macca.|
|Narukami||Mantra Headquarters: Defeat Thor (boss).|
Equip Wadatsumi for focusing on magic during the early stages.
If you decide to prioritize magic for your character at the start of the game, it is recommended to equip Wadatsumi to learn Ice Breath.
Ice Breath targets all enemies which makes clearing regular battles faster compared to using normal physical attacks.
Enemies have different weaknesses so learning other skills of different attributes that also hit all foes gives you an advantage as you progress further into the main story. Other all-target attacks to learn include Fire Breath and Tornado.
Kamudo is essential for boss battles during the early stages.
Kamudo is one of the most useful magatamas to have during boss battles because of its resistance to physical attacks. The stronger a boss is, the more damage it is able to deal with physical skills so having Kamudo equipped significantly increases your chances of surviving their attacks.
Many of the early-game bosses such as Matador, Thor, and Raido are all able to inflict massive amounts of physical damage, making Kamudo almost essential when fighting them.
Purchase all magatama before taking on Matador.
It is recommended to all the magatama available in Ginza Underpass junk shop before fighting Matador. Try to earn as much experience points to learn new skills along with making some money first and only advance to battle against Matador when you are ready.
Magatama Equip Timing at the Beginning of Leveling Up
Before raising your character’s level, equip the appropriate magatama that corresponds to the acquired skills type.
The combination of Tornado and Force Boost is especially recommended as this makes it force-type skills more effective in battle.
|21||Fog Breath (withhold)||Wadatsumi|
|War Cry (withhold)||Hifumi|
Skills that Should be Withheld
Skills marked with “withhold” in the table above are universal skills that is not recommended to learn during the early stages of the game. There are very few opportunities to use these skills before you are halfway through the game. These skills will also generally take up one or more of your character’s limited skill frames which you could have allotted a more useful skill instead.
Recommended Magatama During the Middle Stages
|Magatama||How to Get|
|Djed||Obelisk: Defeat Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.|
|Muspell||Shibuya (Full Moon): Defeat Mara after clearing the Obelisk|
|Vimana||Asakusa Tunnels: Purchase at the Manikin’s junk shop for 75000 Macca.|
Equip magatama with no weaknesses.
Djed, Muspell, and Vimana do not have any weaknesses to any attribute, allowing them to take any kind of attack without suffering increased damage. You can, on the other hand, capitalize on the enemy’s weakness as much as possible.
Swap out magatama depending on your main form of dealing damage.
It is recommended to equip Djed or Muspell which raise your Magic stat if your character focuses on using magic attacks in battle.
Your character, however, will begin to learn powerful physical attacks towards the late game stages so using Vimana which increases your Power stat is the best choice.
Be careful when equipping magatama that are weak to death and expel.
It is not advised to equip magatama such as Ankh, Anathema, and Nirvana without knowledge of the skills that your enemy can use. Using these magatama can get you killed instantly if you are hit with death and expel skills which they are weak to.
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