Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Boss Guide

Guide on how to defeat Girimekhala in Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT 5). This includes the boss enemy's strengths and weaknesses, stats and skills, and recommended battle strategies.

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Boss Guide

Guide on How to Defeat Girimekhala in Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Boss Guide

Girimekhala is a punishing foe optional boss enemy faced by the Protagonist or Nahobino in Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT 5). The demon is encountered at Da’at’s Shinagawa Region.

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How to face Girimekhala

In order to face Girimekhala in battle, approach its spot directly in the open. From the Konan 3rd Block Leyline Fount, head to the west and south to find the punishing foe demon. Make sure to save your game before facing the boss fight.

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Girimekhala Boss Information

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Boss Guide Information

Girimekhala Demon Stats and Skills

Here is a breakdown of the boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and skills:

Girimekhala Details

Boss Type Optional Boss (Punishing Foe)
Recommended Level Level 46 or higher
Recommended Party  Members Baihu, Kurama Tengu, Silky, or any ally demons
Macca Rewards 2,355 Macca
Other Rewards None

Girimekhala Strength and Weaknesses

Shin Megami Tensei V - Physical Demon Skill IconPhysical Shin Megami Tensei V - Fire Demon Skill IconFire Shin Megami Tensei V - Ice Demon Skill IconIce Shin Megami Tensei V - Electricity Demon Skill IconElectricity
Reflect Weak
Shin Megami Tensei V - Force Wind Demon Skill IconForce Shin Megami Tensei V - Light Demon Skill IconLight Shin Megami Tensei V - Dark Demon Skill IconDark Shin Megami Tensei V - Ailment Demon Skill IconAilment
Weak Weak Resist Sleep

Girimekhala Skills

Skill Skill Effect
Shin Megami Tensei V - Physical Demon Skill IconMighty Cleave +4 Heavy Physical attack to 1 foe. Low accuracy, but hits are always Critical.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Dark Demon Skill IconMamudoon Heavy Dark attack to all foes. Chance of instakill when striking weakness.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Support Demon Skill IconMarakunda +2 Lowers Defense of all foes by 1 rank for 3 turns.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Physical Demon Skill IconDeathbound +4 Medium Physical attack to all foes.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Physical Demon Skill IconCrusher Onslaught +4 Medium Physical attack to all foes. Low accuracy.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Ailment Demon Skill IconTentarafoo +1 Chance of inflicting Confusion to all foes.
Shin Megami Tensei V - Support Demon Skill IconOmagatoki: Critical All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn.

Girimekhala Boss Setup

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Boss Guide Setup

Here is a breakdown of the battle preparation against the boss:

Carry HP and MP recovery items

Before engaging the boss, bring HP and MP recovery items in case your party runs out of HP and MP during battle. Also, don’t forget Ailment recovery items such as Amrita Soda.

Max your Magatsuhi Gauge

In addition, make sure that your Magatsuhi gauge is already maxed. Having it maxed prior to battle is helpful in setting up your offense. Also, having a Miracle skill, Magatsuhi Wellspring, will provide your party HP and MP recovery at the start of your party’s turn.

Assign Nahobino Elec, Force, and Light skills

Make sure to import Electricity, Force, and Light skills if you can in order to exploit the weakness of the boss. Otherwise, you can rely on your ally demons to have those skills for you. To add, complement your offense with strength-based elemental skills such as Storm/Wind/White Dracostrike.

Furthermore, put in Support and Passive skills to boost damage if there are still skill slots remaining. Recovery skills are optional if your active party members do not have these skills. This is to sustain the party during battle.

Attach resistances to Nahobino that nullify Phys, Dark, and Ailment skills

With the Divine Amalgamation Miracle, Nahobino can implant new resistances from essences. Add to Nahobino resistances that can Reflect/Absorb/Void/Resist Physical, Dark, and Ailment skills.

Pick ally demons that can counter Phys, Dark, and Ailment skills

Bring party members can innately Reflect/Absorb/Void/Resist Physical, Dark, and Ailment skills if possible. If you can’t, make it a point that their weaknesses are covered during battle. You can make use of Physical, Dark, and Ailment Block skills or make use of Dampener items.

Add demons that can use Elec, Force, and Light skills

Similarly, add demons to your active party that can use Electricity, Force, and Light skills. If they don’t have access to those skills, utilize Essence Fusion to grab those skills from demon essences.

Girimekhala Boss Strategies

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Boss Guide Strategies

Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the boss:

Pass action to support demons

If you start the battle with Nahobino and don’t have access to debuff/buff Support skills, make use of the Press Turn System and pass your turn to demon allies that can use debuff Support skills.

Land debuffs

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Land Debuffs

Land debuffs on the boss while leaving some MP for offense and recovery. Debuffs are in the form of attack power decrease (Tarunda), defense power decrease (Rakunda), and hit/evasion power decrease (Sukunda). In addition to these Support skills, you can utilize skills from other types such as Fang Breaker (Tarunda), Pierce Armor (Rakunda), Toxic Spray (Rakunda), and Blinding Strike (Sukunda) to cast similar effects. These debuffs can be accessed by Nahobino and any demons in your party.

Prioritize on landing Sukunda first. Followed by Tarunda and Rakunda.

Cast buffs

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Cast Buffs

Cast buffs on your party members as well. Buffs can be in the form of attack power increase (Tarukaja/Matarukaja), defense power increase (Rakukaja/Marakukaja), and hit/evasion power increase (Sukukaja/Masukukaja). These buffs can be accessed by Nahobino and any demons in your party.

Prioritize on landing Sukukaja/Masukukaja first. Followed by Rakukaja/Marakukaja and Tarukaja/Matarukaja. You may also use Charge/Donum Gladi and Concentrate/Donum Magici buffs to boost your party’s damage even further if available. Since the boss will keep on using its Marakunda skill against your party, cast -kaja buffs again or Dekunda to remove its effect during battle.

Cure Confusion Ailment inflicted to the party

If a party member got inflicted with an Ailment such as Confusion, make sure that you have access to Ailment recovery skills such as Patra or Me Patra to cure it. You can also use status recovery items such as Amrita Soda to remove them if available. Ailment recovery skills can be accessed by Nahobino and any demons in your party.

Inflict Sleep Ailment to Girimekhala

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Inflict Sleep Ailment

Girimekhala is susceptible to an Ailment such as Sleep. While the boss is suffering from the Ailment, take advantage by resuming your debuff and buff placements. Skills such as Dream Needle, Twilight, Wave, Dormina/Lullaby, and Slumber Vortex can inflict this Ailment against the boss. You can also use Sleep items to inflict the same effects if you and your ally demons don’t have them during the battle.

Activate Magatsuhi skill

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Activate Magatsuhi

Unleash the Magatsuhi skill such as Omagatoki: Critical to boost your damage even further. Make sure to use it once debuffs and buffs are already set. Activate the Magatsuhi skill on Nahobino’s turn and you will have up to 8 possible actions against the boss.

If you already unlocked the Race Transcendence Miracle skill, you can also use other Magatsuhi skills held by other party members.

Use Elec, Force, and Light skills against Girimekhala

Shin Megami Tensei V - Girimekhala Use Electricity Skills

Girimekhala is weak against Electricity, Force, and Light skills which Nahobino and his ally demons can capitalize on. The damage will be higher if the party is buffed with Tarukaja/Matarukaja and Concentrate/Donum Magici.

If you are setting up for Storm/Wind/White Dracostrike, cast Charge/Donum Gladi instead to boost the damage.

Don’t use Phys skills against Girimekhala

Girimekhala will reflect any Physical damage, including Critical. Make use of Storm/Wind/White Dracostrike instead for Physical damage dealers in your party.

Heal allies

Keep the party’s HP sustained by using healing skills. Especially when other party members are getting overwhelmed by enemy damage.

Girimekhala Boss Video

Here is a boss fight video against Girimekhala. The battle is already timestamped so you no longer need to browse through the whole video:

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Lady Nuwa (Level 22) -
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Deity Baal (Level 69) Deity Khonsu Ra (Level 82)

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Lady Alilat (Level 81) Nahobino Abdiel (Level 83)
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Tyrant Belial (Level 80) Megami Maria (Level 81)
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Deity Zeus Part 2 (Level 86) Fury Shiva (Level 96)

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