This is a guide to recruiting demons in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Switch, PS4, and Steam! Read on to learn how to recruit the different demons you encounter during your playthrough!
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To recruit demons, players must choose the option to talk to them during combat. Simply navigate to the Talk tab and use the conversation skill of the Demi-Fiend or any of his allied demons to start the dialogue.
If demons decide to talk to the Demi-Fiend or his party, negotiation can begin. Below are two general ways in which negotiations can occur.
Player initiated negotiation occurs if a demon decides to talk back to the player. Once started, demons will usually ask for either items, Macca, or sometimes HP in exchange for their allegiance.
Refusing or accepting demands does not guarantee that the negotiation will fail or be successful. Sometimes, even with all demands met, the demon leaves or offers an item instead of their allegiance.
Sometimes, demons will be the ones to approach the player to negotiate. They will offer to join the player's party in exchange for something of value. Accepting their offer usually gets them to join your party.
Conditions are random, there are times when they'll immediately try to strike a conversation and some can even be initiated by beating them up!
A demon's race determines whether they will talk to the Demi-Fiend or not. Remember, if they refuse to talk then recruitment cannot happen.
Some demon races, like Wilder or Foul races, do not usually talk to the player unless certain conditions are met. It is recommended that players check the race of the demon they are trying to recruit before trying to talk to them.
The phases of the Kagutsuchi affect the attitude of demons toward the player. Different demon races will only talk during certain phases.
So, remember to keep the moon phases in mind when planning to recruit demons. Simply look at the top left corner of your screen to know the current Kagutsuchi phase.
Demons will not be recruitable until the player has a higher level than them. Remember this before trying to recruit any new demons you might encounter. Use the Analyze skill first, to gauge the success of a desired recruitment.
Sometimes, enemy demons will interfere when you try to talk to their allies during combat. When this happens, the player's turn will immediately end!
To start negotiations, players will have to kill the demon that first interrupted the talk.
|Arbitration||Soothes an angry demon.|
|Beseech||Invite a demon to join.|
|Brainwash||Invite a demon to join.|
|Charisma||Raises negotiation success rate.|
|Dark Pledge||Invite a demon to join. Best on a new Kagutsuchi.|
|Death Pact||Invite a demon to join. Refusal means death.|
|Detain||Prevents demon from making off with payment.|
|Flatter||Persuades an indecisive demon.|
|Intimidate||Persuades an indecisive demon.|
|Jive Talk||Invite Foul/Haunt/Wilder demons to join.|
|Kidnap||Invite a demon to join.|
|Kinspeak||Persuades a demon of the same race.|
|Loan||Borrow Macca. Beware of overuse...|
|Maiden Plea||High chance of calming angry demon.|
|Mischief||Invite a demon to join using sex appeal.|
|Nag||Persuades an indecisive demon.|
|Scout||Invite a demon to join.|
|Seduce||Invite a demon to join.|
|Soul Recruit||Invite a demon to join in Odin's name.|
|Wine Party||Fixes negotiation trouble with the power of liquor.|
|Wooing||Invite a demon to join.|
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|How to Heal and Revive Demons||How to Recruit Demons|
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|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+|
|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 Guide: All Stats Explained||What Does Strength Do|
|What Does Magic Do||What Does Agility Do|
|What Does Vitality Do||What Does Luck Do|
|Where to Find Bill||Should You Release Pixie|
|Jumping from Mantra Headquarters||Demi-Fiend Canon Name|
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