Shin Megami Tensei V - Incense Farming Guide

A guide on how to farm Incense in Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT 5). Included are the best methods to get Strength, Magic, Vitality, Agility, and Luck Incense, recommended side quests, enemies to farm, and other useful tips.

Shin Megami Tensei V - Incense Farming Guide

Incense Farming Guide for Shin Megami Tensei V

In Shin Megami Tensei V (SMT 5), Incenses are rare consumable items that automatically increases one of a character’s 5 stats (Strength, Magic, Vitality, Agility, and Luck). They essentially allow grant you one skill point for a specific parameter without having to level up, making them incredibly useful throughout the game.

Stats Guide

Types of Incense

Incense Effect
Strength Incense Increases Strength stat by 1.
Magic Incense Increases Magic stat by 1.
Vitality Incense Increases Vitality stat by 1.
Agility Incense Increases Agility stat by 1.
Luck Incense Increases Luck stat by 1.

How to Farm Incense

Below are the best ways to farm Incense in the game, including methods for getting them in and out of battle.

Clear subquests.

Some subquests (side quests) allow you to get Incense as rewards for clearing them. Because of this, try to explore various areas in the game and talk to different human and demon NPCs to initiate subquests.

Subquests List

Find Mimans while exploring.

Gustave in Cadaver’s Hollow will reward you with several Incense Sets as you find Mimans throughout Da’at. An Incense Set contains one of each type of Incense in the game and makes the effort of searching for Gustave’s lost minions well worth it.

Mimans Found Reward
50 Incense Set x2
115 Incense Set x4
165 Incense Set x6

All Mimans Locations and Rewards

Open chests and break amalgams during Full Moon phase (to be confirmed).

While yet to be confirmed in the game, it is expected that opening treasure chests and breaking amalgams during a Full Moon will allow you to obtain rare items, including various types of Incense. Upon spotting chests or amalgams, wait for the moon to go into its full stage before claiming the item inside. More information on this will be added when the game comes out.

Moon Phase System Guide

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  1. A Full Moon (or New Moon) does not give you rarer items. The Treasure Chests are always the same, each playthrough, no matter what.
    The Amalgams always give a set amount of Glory, which give more in later areas of the game.