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Best Miracles to Get in Shin Megami Tensei V
In Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT 5), Miracles grant a variety of useful passive effects both in and out of combat. These range from increasing the chances of obtaining rare items, making demon allies more likely to learn new skills when leveling up, to granting the main character (Nahobino) bonuses to different skill potential elements.
You can acquire Miracles from Sophia in the World of Shadows by exchanging Glory you have obtained throughout the game. Because of the advantage that Miracles afford your party, try to take the time to farm Glory to unlock as many Miracles as you can.
Recommended Miracles for Clearing the Main Story
Below are the best Miracles to get as you progress through the game’s main story, including recommended ones to buy during the early, middle, and late-game stages:
|Miracle||Type||Miracle Skill Effect||Requirement|
|Forestall||Supremacy||Slashing an enemy in the field without getting noticed will greatly increase the Magatsuhi Gauge at the start of the battle.||5 Glory|
|Hand of God||Doctrine||Rare chance to acquire one extra relic.||5 Glory|
|Divine Amalgamation||Doctrine||Allows Nahobino to acquire affinity resistances from essences during Essence Fusion.||20 Glory|
|Fell Swoop||Supremacy||The Magatsuhi Gauge will slightly increase when inflicting Weak or Critical damage.||30 Glory|
|Divine Garrison I||Awakening||Increase demon stock by 1.||10 Glory|
|Divine Garrison II||Awakening||Increase demon stock by 1.||20 Glory|
|Art of Essences I||Doctrine||Allows an additional skill to be selected from essences.||30 Glory|
|Divine Proficiency I||Awakening||Increase the Nahobino’s skill slots by 1.||30 Glory|
|Demon Proficiency I||Awakening||Increase demon ally’s skill slots by 1.||30 Glory|
Get Forestall and Hand of God first
As soon as you are able to purchase Miracles from Sophia in the World of Shadows, get Forestall and Hand of God. The first gives you an immense advantage when initiating battles while the second will help you get more Relics that you can sell of for money early in the game.
Being able to change Nahobino’s elemental affinities through essence fusion becomes very handy, especially against the game’s early bosses. Get this after learning Forestall and Godly hand as soon as possible. Divine Amalgamation becomes available from Sophia after destroying the Abscess in Hamamatsucho.
Since you will constantly be targeting enemies with skills that they are weak against, Fell Swoop is a must to acquire. You can unlock this Miracles after destroying the Abscess in Shiba Park.
Divine Garrison I and II
Divine Garrison miracles let you increase your demon stock, giving you more options when swapping out allies to gain the advantage against foes. Defeated allies can also be replaced with those in your stock which will regularly happen against tough bosses. Divine Garrison I is unlocked after destroying the Abscess in Mita while Divine Garrison II becomes available after clearing the Abscess in Hamamatsucho.
Art of Essences I
The Art of Essences is very useful as it allows Nahobino to inherit one more skill through essence fusion. This expands your options for customizing Nahobino’s pool of abilities, especially if an essence has more than 1 useful skill. The Art of Essences I is unlocked after destroying the Abscess in Mita.
Divine Proficiency I
Nahobino can only learn up to 4 skills at the start of the game so adding extra slots is always a good thing. Divine Proficiency I is unlocked after destroying the Abscess in Mita.
Demon Proficiency I
After getting Divine Proficiency I, consider getting this Miracle to grant your allies an extra skill slot as well. Demon Proficiency I is also unlocked after destroying the Abscess in Mita.