This is a guide to Orthrus, a mini-boss in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PS4. Read on to know how to beat Orthrus, Orthrus' weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!
How to Beat Orthrus
Orthrus Stats and Skills
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|Recommended Magatama||Shiranui Magatama|
|Recommended Level||22 or Higher|
Orthrus is weak towards Ice and will be highly susceptible to Ice attacks. Exploit this weakness as much as you can, bring along demons that have Ice skills.
Orthrus utilizes Fire attacks. He will use both single-target and multi-target Fire attacks, so don't summon demons that have Fire weakness!
Likewise, Orthrus Absorbs Fire, Voids Nerve and Mind attacks, and Resists Curse. We suggest avoiding using these types of attacks as they will be useless against Orthrus.
|Best Demons to Use|
Use Rakunda to lower Orthrus’ defense, in order to make it more vulnerable to your attacks. Alternatively, you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease Orthrus’ chance of dodging your attacks.
Use a buff like Makakaja before using a Magic skill. This allows you to maximize your Magic Attack's damage output in the short turns you get.
Orthrus has no resistance against Phys Attacks, so don't hesitate to to use these types of attacks on it.
Orthrus has resistane to Fire, Nerve, Mind, and Curse attacks, but be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks, especially Ice as this is Orthrus' weakness.
Orthrus relies on Fire attacks, and equipping Shiranui will enable Demi-Fiend to Null Fire. Likewise, bring along demons that can Block Fire.
You'll be able to cut off Orthrus' turns if you block his attacks.
As Orthrus' weakness is Ice, bring Demons that have Ice attacks to exploit its weakness. This way, you'll damage Orthrus further and secure extra turns for your party.
Orthrus utilizes Fire attacks. He will use both single-target or multi-target Fire attacks, so don't summon demons that have Fire weakness!
|Specter (2nd Encounter)||Girimekhala|
|Sakahagi||Specter (3rd Encounter)|
|Albion and Zoas||Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel|
|Thor (2nd Encounter)||Baal|
|White Rider||Red Rider|
|Black Rider||Pale Rider|
|Dante (2nd Encounter)||Mother Harlot|
|Koppa Tengu and Incubus||Naga|
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