How to Beat Thor: Thor Weakness and Strategies | Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Thor
This is a guide to Thor, 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 Thor, Thor's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!

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Thor Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Kamudo Magatama
Recommended Level 22 or Higher

Strengths and Weaknesses


None, but Phys Attacks can go a long way.

Thor has no Elemental Weakness, however, utilizing Phys Attacks and Magic Attacks except for Force, Light, Nerve, and Mind, are effective in inflicting damage on Thor.


Attacks Elec
Reflect Elec and Light
Void Dark, Nerve, and Mind
Resist Curse
Recovery Diarama

Thor uses Elec Attacks. It will use both high damage single-target and multi-target Elec attacks, so don't summon demons that have Elec weakness!

Likewise, Thor can Reflect Elec and Light, Void Dark, Nerve, and Mind attacks, Resist Curse, and can heal itself with Diarama.

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How to Beat Thor

Equip Kamudo to Demi-Fiend

Kamudo Magatama will boost Strength, which will increase your Phys Attack’s damage output, and it will also boost Vitality which will increase your HP, helping you stay longer in this fight.

Don't Overinvest in Debuffs

Thor can activate Dekunda which will negate all debuffs you afflict it with it. You can still use debuffs but be cautious!

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 Thor’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 Thor’s chance of dodging your attacks.

Don't Overinvest in Buffs

Thor can activate Dekaja which will remove all buffs on everyone in your party. You can still use buffs but be cautious!

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

Thor 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 Elec, Light, Dark, Nerve, Mind, and Curse

Magic Attack

Thor has resistance against Elec, Light, Dark, Nerve, Mind, and Curse attacks, but be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks, and especially Phys Attacks as Thor cannot block or counter these.

Don't Summon Demons Weak to Elec

Thor uses Elec Attacks. It will use both high damage single-target and multi-target Elec attacks, so don't summon demons that have Elec weakness!

Bring Demons that can Block Elec

Thor relies on Elec Attacks, we suggest bringing along demons that can Block Elec. You'll be able to cut off Thor's turns if you block its attacks.

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.

Thor Can Heal Itself

Thor can activate Diarama to heal itself, so watch out for that! Don't get discouraged and just keep hitting Thor hard.

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