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How to Beat Yaksini

This is a guide to Yaksini, a boss in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PS4. Read on to know how to beat Yaksini, Yaksini's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!

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Yaksini Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Hifumi Magatama
Recommended Level 22 or Higher

Strengths and Weaknesses

Weaknesses

Weaknesses
Elec

Yaksini is weak towards Elec and will be highly susceptible to Elec attacks. Exploit this weakness as much as you can!

Strengths

Attacks Force
Void Force, Light, Nerve, and Mind
Resist Curse

Yaksini uses Force attacks. It will use both single-target and multi-target Force attacks, so don't summon demons that have Force weakness!

Likewise, Yaksini Voids Force, Light, Nerve, and Mind attacks, and Resists Curse. We suggest avoiding using these types of attacks as they will be useless against Yaksini.

Best Demons to Use Against Yaksini

Best Demons to Use
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High Pixie
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Nozuchi
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Momunofu
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Archangel

How to Beat Yaksini

Dedicate At Least One Turn to Debuff

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Use Tarunda or War Cry to lower its Phys/Magic Attacks. You will take less damage if you debuff its attacks.

Use Rakunda to lower Yaksini’s defense, in order to make it more vulnerable to your attacks. Alternatively, you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease Yaksini’s chance of dodging your attacks.

Buff Allies Before Attacks

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Use a buff like Focus or Tarukaja before using a Phys attack. This allows you to maximize your Phys Attack's damage output in the short turns you get.

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.

No Resistance Against Phys Attacks

Phys Attack

Yaksini has no resistance against Phys Attacks, so don't hesitate to to use these types of attacks on it.

No Resistance Against Magic Attacks Except for Force, Light, Nerve, Mind, and Curse

Fire Attack

Yaksini has resistance against Force, Light, Nerve, Mind, and Curse attacks, but be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks, especially Elec as this is Yaksini's weakness.

Equip Hifumi to Null Force and Bring Demons That Can Block Force

Block Force

Yaksini relies on Force attacks, and equipping Hifumi will enable Demi-Fiend to Null Force. Likewise, bring along demons that can Block Fire.

You'll be able to cut off Yaksini's turns if you block its attacks.

Summon Demons with Elec Attacks

As Yaksini's weakness is Elec, bring Demons that have Lightning attacks to exploit its weakness. This way, you'll damage Yaksini further and secure extra turns for your party.

Don't Summon Demons Weak to Force

Yaksini utilizes Force attacks. It will use both single-target or multi-target Force attacks, so don't summon demons that have Force weakness!

Have At Least One Dedicated Healer in Your Party

Summon demons that have Dia or Media so your party can restore HP as you move along battle. This will be ideal especially in situations wherein you have no available Recovery items on hand.

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