Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance - Best Demons for Early-Game

Best demons for early-game in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance, SMT5V), including recommended demons for clearing Minato region, how to get them in the game, and each demon's unique roles, skills, and elemental affinities based on main story bosses encountered. 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 Demons for Early-Game

Best Demons for Early-Game in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance) (SMT 5: Vengeance)

Below are recommended demons to get during the early stages of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance) which consists of the Minato region. The best early-game demons are listed according to story boss battles they are most effective in based on their unique roles, skills, and elemental affinities.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Best Demons to Fuse and Recruit

Recommended Early-Game Demon Party for Hydra Boss Fight (Minato Region)

Demon Features
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.
How to Get Fusion: Pixie Lv2 + Slime Lv1
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.
How to Get Fusion: Mandrake Lv6 + Pixie Lv2
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.
How to Get Fusion: Agathion Lv10 x Preta Lv3
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.
How to Get Fusion: Kodama Lv6 + Preta Lv3
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.
How to Get Fusion: Slime Lv1 + Daemon Lv12
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.
How to Get Subquest: The Spirit of Love

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Hydra Boss Guide

Recommended Early-Game Demon Party for Nuwa Boss Fight (Minato Region)

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.
How to Get Fusion: Pixie Lv2 + Bicorn Lv14
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Take-Minakata IconTake-Minakata
  • Access to Elec skills.
  • Recommended attacker against Eligor.
How to Get Fusion: Mermaid Lv15 + Kodama Lv6
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Aitvaras IconAitvaras
  • Access to special Fire skill.
  • Recommended attacker against Nuwa.
  • Can learn Concentrate.
How to Get
  • Fusion: Bicorn Lv14 + Preta Lv3
  • Negotiation: Onarimon
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.
How to Get Fusion: Slime Lv1 + Kodama Lv6
Shin Megami Tensei V - Demon Feng Huang IconFeng Huang
  • Has Force resistance and access to Agilao.
  • Best option against Nuwa but requires high level.
How to Get Fusion: Shiisaa Lv19 + Cait Sith Lv7

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Nuwa Boss Guide

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All Ending Routes Canon of Vengeance Route
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Abscess Locations Miman Locations
Taliman Locations Amalgam Locations
Demon Statue Locations Periapt Locations
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Collectible Guides

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General Collectibles

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Map Collectibles by Region

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Beginner Guides

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Basic Information

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How Long to Beat Metacritic Reviews
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Strategy Guides

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Useful Information

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Endings Routes Guide Canon of Vengeance Route Guide
Fast Leveling Guide Money Farming Guide
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How-to Guides

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Nahobino Guides

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Skill Types Guide Status Effects Guide
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Essences Guide Moon Phase System Guide
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Demon Guides

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Special Fusions List Special Conversations List
Demon Navigator Guide Guest Characters Guide
Magatsuhi Demon Guide Demon Haunt Guide
Original Mode Virtual Trainer Battles List Challenge Mode Virtual Trainer Battles List
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Game Database

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General Database

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Item Database

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Demon Skill Database

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