Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demon Skill Types

Overview and guide about Skill Types in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster (SMT 3: Nocturne). Click on a link to available Physical, Magic, Recovery, Support, Status and Ailment, and Passive Skills.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - All Demon Skill Types Directory

All Demon Skills Types in Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - All Demon Skill Types Directory

Apart from using normal attacks, Demi-fiend can also unleash skills to win over his opponents in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: HD Remaster. They include Physical Skills, Elemental Skills, Recovery Skills, Defense Skills, Support Skills, Passive Skills, and other skill types.

Sources of Skills

Skills are accessed by Demi-fiend through different means. This includes the Magatama, Demon Allies, and Damage Items.


Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demi-fiend Magatama Skills

One of the sources of skills is through Demi-fiend’s Magatama. There are two general types of Magatamas which are the Physical type and the Magical type. Furthermore, each Magatama has an affinity to certain attributes and skill types. For example, the Ankh Magatama is focused on Healing or Support skills while the Narukami Magatama is centered on Electricity damage and Passive skills.

Magatama Guide

Demon Allies

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster - Demon Allies Skills

The second source of skills for Demi-fiend is through his demon allies in the game. Similar to Magatamas, each Demon has an affinity for certain attributes and skills. For example, High Pixie has skills related to Healing, Electricity, and Force (or Wind) Elemental Skills.

Demonic Compendium

Combat Items

These are items that function similarly to normal skills. They are mostly elemental, status ailment, support skills found in some Magatamas of Demons.

Combat Items

Types of Skills

Here is a breakdown of skill types in the game. If you have played Persona games before some skill types will be familiar:

All Demon Skills

Physical Skills

All Physical Skills

Physical skills deal physical damage to enemies at the cost of the user’s own HP. Many of the most damaging skills belong to this category. Enemies inflicted with Freeze or Shock status ailments will also take increased damage from Physical skills. There are also Physical skills that also inflict Poison status as a bonus effect.

Magic or Elemental Skills

All Magic Skills

Magic or Elemental skills are divided into nine sub-categories which are Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force (or Wind), and Almighty. These skills mainly deal damage to a specific type of “element” (with the exception of Almighty which is described as being a special “neutral” attribute). Certain sub-categories also have unique mechanics, such as being able to inflict various status conditions and have effective synergies with other types of magic skills or physical skills.

Instant Death Skills

All Instant Death Skills

Instant Death skills are also magic or elemental skills. They include Expel (or Light), Death (or Dark), which specializes in eliminating enemies quickly by chance.

Ailment Skills

All Ailment Skills

Ailment skills are used to inflict a variety of status and mental effects on enemies, temporarily giving you an advantage in combat. In SMT 3: Nocturne, they are grouped into three categories namely Curse skills (for Mute/Silence and Poison status), Nerve skills (for Bind and Stun status ailments), and Mind skills (for Sleep, Panic, and Charm mental ailments).

Healing and Recovery Skills

All Recovery Skills

Recovery skills focus on restoring HP and MP, as well as curing allies of status conditions.

Support Skills

All Support Skills

Support skills range from enhancing the performance of allies to weakening enemies in battle. These skills are extremely helpful when dealing with powerful enemies, especially bosses, to make encounters more manageable.

Passive Skills

All Passive Skills

Passive skills are abilities that are always in effect when engaging enemies. They range from increasing the power of certain physical and magic skills, granting enhanced evasion to allowing allies to survive fatal attacks once during the battle.

Conversation Skills

All Conversation Skills

Conversation Skills covers recruit demon skills, trade skills, and interruption skills. The skills can be used both by your party and enemies during a battle.

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