Tips and Tricks: Beginner's Guide | Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

Tips & Tricks

This is a list of all Tips and Tricks for Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Switch, PS4, and Steam! Read on to see all tips and tricks for the game, how to unlock certain demons, learn about the pressturn battle system, and know more about the game in general!

Early Game Tips

Follow the World View and Map View Guides

Whenever you are unable to locate a boss or weave your way through dungeon mazes, take a look at the World View and Map View guides we have. These will lead you to your current objective and help you progress through the story quicker. Alternatively, you can always check our story guides for the most detailed walkthrough for each arc in the game!

Story Walkthrough

Level Up As Much As Possible

As you level up the Demi-Fiend and the demons in your roster, the stronger you get and the easier it will be for you to fight enemy demons and bosses. Play through dungeons and get as strong as possible!

Leveling Guide: Best Leveling Areas

Side Quests Expand the Story

Clearing sidequests don't just reward you with goodies. Clearing sidequests also expands the game's narrative and story. Make sure to go out of your way to complete those requests to know more about the game's world!

Use Items Soundly

Mysterious Drink Use Items

Items are valuable assets and they will help you tremendously on your adventures. They are also plentiful and can be easily obtained from Junkshops and enemy demons alike. Don't hesitate to use items to gain an advantage in battle!

List of Items

Beginner Tips

Magatama provides buffs/debuffs after leveling

Magatama Strength Increase

After leveling the Demi-Fiend, there's a chance that his magatama will give a bonus (or a disadvantage). Some of these bonuses are permanent stat bonuses. It is possible to manipulate stat gains by reloading games after leveling up but this can be tedious.

List of Magatama

Demi-Fiend learns skills depending on Magatama equipped

Demi-Fiend Lunge

The skills that the Demi-Fiend learns also depend on the Magatama equipped. Make sure to plan out your build by choosing the right magatama to avoid learning skills that may prove useless to you in the long run!

List of Skills

Demons Learn Skills as they level up

Similar to the Demi-Fiend, demons you have recruited to your party also learn skills after leveling up. The skills they can learn are limited, however, so it is better to fuse these demons so their skills can be inherited by the new demon you'll gain from the fusion!

List of Demons

Combat Basics

Exploit Enemy Weaknesses


Forneus Mabufu weakness
Your character's weaknesses can be exploited by enemies too!

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne has a unique battle system called the Pressturn battle system. Each unit is given one turn and the total turns are the number of turns you can execute in a single round. Using a move will consume one turn but if this move exploits an enemy weakness or lands a critical hit, it will instead, consume half a turn. Missing attacks or hitting an enemy's resistance will make that single turn cost two turns instead so make sure to analyze your enemy and avoid using moves recklessly!

Press Turn Battle System Guide

Learn each Status Ailment's effects

It is possible to use ailments to gain the upper hand in battles. Confusing a strong enemy can cause that unit to not use his strong moves against you, poisoning them will give you a huge increase in DPS without relying on full offense, avoid relying too much on raw damage and plan out your battle tactics accordingly!

Use Buffs and Debuffs

Shin Megami Tensei III makes great use of buffs and debuffs especially against boss battles. Stacking Tarukaja 4 times can double your damage. Play around these skills to overcome the strongest bosses in the game!

List of Buffs Skills

Shin Megami Tensei 3 Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks
How to Get Raidou How to Get Dante
How to Heal and Revive Demons How to Recruit Demons
Fusion Calculator Guide How to Farm Lucky Tickets
Rag's Jewelry Shop Build Guide: Best Demi-fiend Stat Builds
How to Fuse Demons Mystical Chests Guide: List of Mystical Chests
What is the Kagutsuchi List of Evolving Demons
Best Leveling Areas How to Unlock the Compendium
Joining the Mantra: Gozu's Question List of Trophies and Achievements
How to Get Deathstones How to Return to the Amala Labyrinth
Fiend Bosses List and Locations How to Open All Kalpa Doors
Burial Chamber Guide List of Shady Brokers
Junk Shop List New Game Plus Features : How to Unlock NG+
Beginner Guides
Press Turn Battle System Guide Differences Between Difficulty Settings
How to Swap Demons How to Talk to Demons
How to Change Voice language How to Save Game
How to Remove Curses How to Farm Macca
Stat Guides
Stat Guide: All Stats Explained What Does Strength Do
What Does Magic Do What Does Agility Do
What Does Vitality Do What Does Luck Do
Faqs
Where to Find Bill Should You Release Pixie
Jumping from Mantra Headquarters Demi-Fiend Canon Name
How to Open the Door in Ikebukuro Four Oni Locations

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