Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance - Best Party for Clearing the Main Story

A guide on the best party for clearing the main story in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance, SMT5V), including recommended demon party members during the early, middle, and late stages, party member roles, recommended skills, best party for bosses, difficult areas, and DLC subquests. Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (2024) was released last June 14, 2024, and is now playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Microsoft Windows).

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance, SMT5V) - Best Party Setups

Best Party Setups for Clearing the Main Story in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance) (SMT 5: Vengeance)

In Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance), having demon allies play key roles in battle is essential for taking on tougher foes, especially bosses. As much as possible, try to have the advantage during encounters by building a party composed of damage dealers, healers, and characters that can apply buffs on allies and debuffs on foes.

All Demons List

Best Demons for Clearing Minato Region

Recommended Demon Party for Hydra Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Azumi IconAzumi
  • Access to powerful Ice attack that Hydra is weak against.
  • Does not have any weaknesses that Hydra can exploit.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Mermaid IconMermaid
  • Strong Ice attack with high Ice skill potential.
  • Recommended attacker to exploit Hydra’s weakness to Ice.
  • Is weak to Fire.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Angel IconAngel
  • Essential healer with access to recovery skills to heal the entire party.
  • Weak against Dark skills so be sure to take countermeasures against enemies that can use such attacks.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Leanan Sidhe IconLeanan Siddhe
  • Recruitable via the subquest The Spirit of Love.
  • Has Dark immunity, giving her a massive advantage against Hydra.
  • Access to full-party healing skill.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Obariyon IconObariyon
  • Access to accuracy and evasion buffs and debuffs
  • Dark resistance gives Obariyon the advantage against Hydra.
  • Can be used as a Physical attacker who can also remove status ailments.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Neko Shogun IconNeko Shogun
  • Has access to useful debuffs.
  • Access to decent healing skill to help manage the party’s HP

Recommended Demon Party for Nuwa Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Shiisaa IconShiisaa
  • Access to Elec skills and has Shock resistance.
  • Recommended attacker against Eligor.
  • Can also act as a support against Nuwa.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Take-Minakata IconTake-Minakata
  • Access to Elec skills.
  • Recommended attacker against Eligor.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Aitvaras IconAitvaras
  • Access to special Fire skill.
  • Recommended attacker against Nuwa.
  • Can learn Concentrate.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Jack-o'-Lantern (Pyro Jack) IconJack-o’-Lantern
  • Has +5 Fire skill potential and access to Agilao.
  • Capable of dealing the highest damage in the first fight against Nuwa.
  • Can be used as fusion material for Alice during the mid-game stages.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Feng Huang IconFeng Huang
  • Has Force resistance and access to Agilao.
  • Best option against Nuwa but requires high level.

Best Demons for Clearing Shinagawa Region

Recommended Demon Party for Loup-Garou Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Oni IconOni
  • Strong Physical attacker with good Physical resistance.
  • Useful tank ally thanks to his Fang Breaker + Taunt combo.
  • May require you to use items to compensate for Oni’s weakness to Elec.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Black Frost IconJack Frost
  • High Ice skill potential.
  • Useful unique Ice skill that inflict Ice damage while lowering the target’s defense.
  • The best attacker against Loup-Garou.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Koropokkuru IconKoropokkuru
  • High Support and Ice skill potential.
  • Learns offensive buffs and debuffs.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Ame-no-Uzume IconAme-no-Uzume
  • Immune to Elec.
  • Access to party-wide healing skill.
  • Has good Light skill potential.

Recommended Demon Party for Fionn mac Cumhaill Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Oni IconOni
  • Strong Physical attacker with good Physical resistance.
  • Useful tank ally thanks to his Fang Breaker + Taunt combo.
  • May require you to use items to compensate for Oni’s weakness to Elec.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Lilim IconLilim
  • Can be recruited in the subquest Those Seeking Sanctuary.
  • High level upon being recruited.
  • The best attacker against Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Chironnupu IconChironnupu
  • Access to very powerful unique buff skills.
  • A support demon that has high usefulness when you reach Chiyoda region

Recommended Demon Party for Lahmu Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Quetzalcoatl IconQuetzalcoatl
  • Has high Force and Fire skill potential.
  • Allows you to exploit Lahmu’s weaknesses in both of its forms.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Baphomet IconBaphomet
  • High Fire skill potential as a Fire attacker
  • Allows you to exploit Lahmu’s weakness (first form only).
  • Immune to Dark.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Eligor IconEligor
  • Impressive attacker with high Fire skill potential.
  • Allows you to exploit Lahmu’s weakness (first form only).
  • Naturally learns Agilao.
  • High initial level may be a problem.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Chironnupu IconChironnupu
  • Access to very powerful unique buff skills.
  • High Fire skill potential as a Fire attacker.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Hariti IconHariti
  • Excellent healer that allows you to save up on items.
  • Immune to Dark.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Parvati IconParvati
  • Excellent healer.
  • Can learn various buffs and debuffs via fusion skill inheritance.

Best Demons for Clearing Chiyoda Region

Recommended Demon Party for Shohei Yakumo Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Alice IconAlice
  • Excellent Dark attacker with high Dark skill potential.
  • Access to powerful unique skill.
  • Dark damage output is further boosted by Dark Pleroma.
  • Gains magic resistance for increased survivability later.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Black Frost IconBlack Frost
  • Recruitable via subquest or special fusion.
  • Versatile attacker with access to Dark and Ice skills.
  • Incredibly powerful against all bosses in Chiyoda region.
  • Can learn Dark or Ice Pleroma to further increase elemental damage output
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Yoshitsune IconYoshitsune
  • Outstanding Physical attacker with high Physical resistance.
  • Has access to powerful unique skills.
  • Works well as a tank.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Moh Shuvuu
  • Strong support demon who can learn Boon Boost.
  • Very useful as a fusion material for creating various support demons

Recommended Demon Party for Surt Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Succubus IconSuccubus
  • Has high Ice skill potential (+4) alongside Fire resistance.
  • Low HP and defense which may require you to constantly heal her.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Black Frost IconBlack Frost
  • Recruitable via subquest or special fusion.
  • Versatile attacker with access to Dark and Ice skills.
  • Incredibly powerful against all bosses in Chiyoda region.
  • Can learn Dark or Ice Pleroma to further increase elemental damage output.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Yoshitsune IconYoshitsune
  • Outstanding Physical attacker with high Physical resistance.
  • Has access to powerful unique skills.
  • Works well as a tank.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Lahmu IconLahmu
  • Access to Bufudyne.
  • Very good attacker against Ishtar.
  • Weak against Fire

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Sarasvati IconSarasvati
  • Access to Bufudyne to also contribute offensively.
  • Very good support for Nahobino and other Physical attackers.
  • Weak against Fire.

Recommended Demon Party for Ishtar Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Alice IconAlice
  • Excellent Dark attacker with high Dark skill potential.
  • Access to powerful unique skill.
  • Dark damage output is further boosted by Dark Pleroma.
  • Gains magic resistance for increased survivability later.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Black Frost IconBlack Frost
  • Recruitable via subquest or special fusion.
  • Versatile attacker with access to Dark and Ice skills.
  • Incredibly powerful against all bosses in Chiyoda region.
  • Can learn Dark or Ice Pleroma to further increase elemental damage output
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Yoshitsune IconYoshitsune
  • Outstanding Physical attacker with high Physical resistance.
  • Has access to powerful unique skills.
  • Works well as a tank.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Lahmu IconLahmu
  • Access to Bufudyne.
  • Very good attacker against Ishtar.
  • Weak against Fire.

Best Demons for Clearing Demon Castle

Recommended Demon Party for Chernobog Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon AnubisAnubis
  • Access to Hamaon (chance to instantly kill enemies weak to Light).
  • Resists Dark.
  • Can learn Mana Spring and Light Pleroma from Thoth via fusion inheritance.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Yoshitsune IconYoshitsune
  • Recruitable via subquest or special fusion.
  • Versatile attacker with access to Dark and Ice skills.
  • Incredibly powerful against all bosses in Chiyoda region.
  • Can learn Dark or Ice Pleroma to further increase elemental damage output.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Kushinada-Hime IconKushinada-Hime
  • Access to Light skills and Recovery skills.
  • High magic damage output which can easily be increased further thanks to her skills

Recommended Demon Party for Arioch Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Nue IconNue
  • Has Elec skill potential to greatly exploit the boss’ weakness to Elec.
  • Strong damage output with Physical skills.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Loup-Garou IconLoup Garou
  • Versatile Elec and Physical attacker.
  • Access to strong Elec skills.
  • Access to strong Physical skills.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Atavaka IconAtavaka
  • Excellent attacker with good Light and Dark skill potential (+2 on both)
  • High damage output with White Dracostrike

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Dominion IconDominion
  • Has Light skill potential (+3).
  • High Light damage output alongside useful Support and Recovery skills.
  • Highly recommended for fighting Decarabia.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Yatagarasu IconYatagarasu
  • Has high Light skill potential (+4).
  • Access to Diarahan healing skill.

Best Demons for Clearing Taito Region

Recommended Demon Party for Odin Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Mot IconMot
  • Access to Zanbarion (extremely powerful single-target Gale skill).
  • Incredible MP efficiency.
  • Weak to Elec which can be covered by buffs from allies.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Girimehkala IconGirimekhala
  • Extremely strong tank against Physical attacks (reflect).
  • Gains Elec immunity from Fafnir via fusion inheritance.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Rangda IconRangda
  • Extremely strong tank against Physical attacks (reflect).
  • Gains Elec immunity from Fafnir via fusion inheritance.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Norn IconNorn
  • Extremely versatile for support and recovery.
  • Access to powerful defensive buffs and healing skills.
  • Can inherit Elec immunity from Lachesis.

Recommended Demon Party for Zeus Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Mot IconMot
  • Access to Zanbarion (extremely powerful single-target Gale skill).
  • Incredible MP efficiency.
  • Weak to Elec which can be covered by buffs from allies.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Girimehkala IconGirimekhala
  • Extremely strong tank against Physical attacks (reflect).
  • Gains Elec immunity from Fafnir via fusion inheritance.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Rangda IconRangda
  • Extremely strong tank against Physical attacks (reflect).
  • Gains Elec immunity from Fafnir via fusion inheritance.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Norn IconNorn
  • Extremely versatile for support and recovery.
  • Access to powerful defensive buffs and healing skills.
  • Can inherit Elec immunity from Lachesis.

Recommended Demon Party for Vasuki Boss Fight

Attackers

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Surt IconSurt Excellent end-game Fire attacker with very high Fire skill potential (+6).
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Siegfried IconSiegfried
  • Extremely powerful end-game tank.
  • Absorbs Physical skills.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Girimehkala IconGirimekhala
  • Extremely strong tank against Physical attacks (reflect).
  • Gains Elec immunity from Fafnir via fusion inheritance.

Support/Recovery

Demon Features
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Lachesis IconLachesis
  • Excellent end-game support.
  • Access to useful buffs to increase damage output and evasion.
  • Has immunity to all status ailments.

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Beginner Guides

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Collectible Guides

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Game Database

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General Database

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Demon Skill Database

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