This is a story walkthrough for Assembly of Nihilo in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Steam. Here you'll find a guide on how to complete this area, story section, boss strategies, general tips, and a list of items that can be found.
|Ikebukuro and Mantra HQ||Kabukicho|
List of Contents
|1||Return to Ginza, then head back to the Overworld and go to Assembly of Nihilo.|
|2||From the main entrance, turn right and take the East elevator. Go to B2.|
|3||Take the left path going South, and then enter the Core.|
A cuscene will play. Hijiri will ask you if you've joined the Mantra.
Your response will influence your Reason.
"I sure did." (Yosuga)
"Why would I do that?" (Shijima, Musubi)
|5||Leave the Core room and go straight to the South elevator. Go to B10.|
Go straight and enter the North door.
A boss battle will ensue. Prepare beforehand!
|Boss Fight||Boss Battle: Incubus and Koppa Tengu|
After the battle, you will obtain a Yellow Kila.
There is an S-Terminal at the West door.
|9||Approach the pedestal in the center of the room a lodge in the Yellow Killa on the pedestal emitting yellow light.|
|10||Head for the Northwest door. Walk straight ahead and enter through door in front of you.|
|11||From the first cube, go North. Then go North again on the 2nd cube.|
Go North again to the 3rd cube and activate the switch.
|13||Turn back South to the 2nd cube, and then go left to the 4th cube.|
|14||Go North to the 5th cube, and then go North again to the 6th cube. Activate the switch.|
|15||Turn right to the 7th cube, and then turn North to the 8th cube.|
|16||Continue forward from the 8th cube until you reach a door.|
Walk straight ahead and enter the White Treasure Room.
A Boss Fight will ensue after you enter the door
|Boss Fight||Boss Battle: Eligor (Part 1 w/ Dis)|
|19||After the battle, open the cache cube to obtain White Kila.|
|20||Leave the White Treasure Room and exit the area.|
Turn around South and go back to the middle cube.
|22||Turn right to the East, and then go South.|
|23||Continue going South until you reach the cube with a ladder inside.|
|24||Descend the ladder to B11.|
From the starting point, go North to the 2nd cube. Then turn left to the 3rd cube.
Ignore the switch.
Go South to the 4th cube, then turn left to the 5th cube and activate the switch.
From the 4th cube, go South to find an S-Terminal.
|27||Turn right back to the 4th cube, then go North.|
|28||Turn right, and then operate the switch in the cube.|
|29||Go West until you reach the farthest West cube.|
|30||Go North, and then operate the switch in the cube.|
|31||Turn back South back to the farthest West cube, and go East to the adjacent cube.|
Head North until you reach the Northern-most door.
Prepare for an upcoming Boss Fight.
|Boss Fight||Boss Battle: Eligor (Part 2 w/ Yaka)|
|34||Go North until you reach the farthest end of the hallway.|
|35||Go East and then go North from the spot where there's another branch to a hallway.|
Go East and enter another hallyway.
There's an S-Terminal located at the North door.
In the new hallway, turn right to the South door and enter. Open the chest, and then leave the room.
Prepare for an upcoming Boss Fight before leaving the room.
|Boss Fight||Boss Battle: Eligor (Part 3 w/ Incubus)|
|39||After the battle, return the hallway found in Step 37.|
|40||Pace towards the S-Terminal and then go East and open the door. Follow the path and enter the Red Treasure Room.|
Open the cube and obtain the Red Kila.
Prepare for an upcoming Boss Fight before leaving.
|Boss Fight||Boss Battle: Berith|
|43||Leave the area and return to the cubes.|
Head towards South until you reach the middle cube.
|45||Head West, then go North and operate the switch in the cube.|
|46||Head East, then go East to the adjacent cube and then descend the ladder.|
|47||Go North and watch cutscene where Kaiwan operates a swtich.|
Jump off the empty cube.
|49||On B13, go South, and then go South again to another cube.|
Go West to another cube and use the ladder.
|51||Go South and watch as Kaiwan operates another switch.|
|52||Go North to another cube and then use the ladder. Head East to another cube.|
|53||Go North, and then West and use the ladder in the cube.|
|54||Operate the switch in the cube, and descend the ladder afterwards.|
|55||Go East, and then South to another cube.|
|56||Go West, and then use the ladder in the cube.|
|57||Go South, then East.|
|58||Head East again to another cube, and then go North.|
|59||Keep pushing forward to the Northernmost cube.|
|60||Go West and operate the switch in the cube.|
|61||Go East and then go South.|
|62||Keep pushing South until you reach the Southernmost cube.|
|63||Go West, and then go West again to another cube.|
|64||Go North, and then go West.|
|65||Go North and watch as Kaiwan operates another switch.|
Make your way towards the Northeast cube with a ! point. Operate the switch.
Afterwards, make your way towards the Northwest cube with a ! point. Operate the switch.
|68||Make your way back towards the Northeast cube with a ! point found in Step 66. Operate the switch.|
Make your way to the middle cube above the one with a ! point.
|70||Head North and go through the door.|
|71||Follow the path and enter the door.|
|72||Keep pushing forward West and enter the farthest door.|
Keep pushing forward West and then go North.
There is an S-Terminal located on the North door.
|74||Turn left and then take a right heading towards the North door.|
Go forward and enter the Green Treasure Room
|76||Examine the cube (it will be empty.), and then leave the room. Kaiwan will then show up.|
|77||Pace North and go through the door.|
|78||Go forward (Kaiwan will appear) then turn left.|
|79||Turn right to the hallway Kaiwan went, and then turn turn left.|
|80||Go forward and then open the door and leave the area.|
Enter the 2nd West door from your starting point and prepare for a Boss Fight.
|Boss Fight||Boss Battle: Kaiwan|
|83||Acquire the Green Kila, and then leave the area and return to the cubes.|
|84||Make your way back up to B10, and then to the room with the pedestal.|
|85||Lodge all the Kila in the pedestal.|
Go Southwest to the winding path and just head down.
|87||Enter the door at the bottom.|
|88||Pace forward and head for the East door.|
|89||Go North and then take the first left.|
|90||Keep pushing North and then turn left.|
|91||Continue forward and then take a right. Use the elevator to go to B15|
|92||Go straight forward and enter the South door.|
Follow the path and Enter the True Core Floor. Prepare for an upcoming Boss Fight after the cutscene.
A cutscene with Hikawa will play.
Your responses to his question will NOT affect the ending.
|Boss Fight||Boss Battle: Ose|
|96||You will obtain Anathema Magatama after the battle.|
|97||Go back to Mantra Headquarters to proceed with the story.|
After defeating Ose, you will obtain Anathema Magatama.
The first of the Nihilo bosses stopping you from reaching Hikawa. Ready your Curse skills.
Koppa Tengu will be vulnerable to Curse attacks. We suggest using items and skills that inflict Curse, as well as bringing along demons that have Curse skills to specifically target Koppa Tengu.
Koppa Tengu will utilize Force and Nerve attacks, so we recommend not bring along demons who are weak to these Elements. Likewise, Koppa Tengu will Void Force, so don't use Force attacks on it.
Koppa Tengu also has Tarukaja which raises its party's damage output, and Gathering which Koppa Tengu can use to summon more of itself.
Incubus will be vulnerable to Force attacks. We suggest using items and skills that inflict Force, as well as bringing along demons that have Force skills to specifically target Incubus.
|Attacks||Dark, Mind, Almighty|
Incubus will utilize Dark, Mind, and Almighty attacks. He can also activate Life Drain which drains one foe's HP and MP. We recommend not bring along demons that are weak to Dark, Mind, and Almighty.
Likewise, Incubus can Void Curse and Mind, so we highly suggest not using these attacks on him.
How to Beat Koppa Tengu and Incubus
Eligor respects your intelligence but still won't let you have the Kila. Get your Zio attacks ready.
Eligor is weak towards Elec and will be highly susceptible to Elec attacks. Exploit this weakness as much as you can!
|Attacks||Phys, Dark Instakill|
|Support||Beast Eye, Gathering, Rakukaja|
Eligor utilizes a multi-target Phys attack and a single-target Dark instakill skill. It voids Dark skills and Ailments.
Likewise, Eligor can resist Light skills and Phys attacks but is not totally immune to them. Eligor has Beast Eye which grants his party extra turns, Gathering which he uses to summon more allies to its party, and Rakukaja which increases its party's defense.
Berith, the Great Duke of Hell is preventing you from leaving with the Kila. Exploit his Bufu weakness.
Berith is weak towards Ice and will be highly susceptible to Ice attacks. Exploit this weakness as much as you can!
|Void||Light, Dark, Ailments|
Berith uses Fire and Phys attacks. It will use multi-target Fire attacks, so don't summon demons that have Fire weakness!
Likewise, Berith Absorbs Fire, Voids Light, Dark, and Ailment skills. We suggest avoiding using these types of attacks as they will be useless against Berith. Berith also Resists Phys, although is not totally immune to it.
After a short game of tag, you finally face the real Kaiwan. Beware his deathly Dark attacks.
Kaiwan is weak to Light attacks. Exploit this weakness as much as you can to secure more turns for your party, and possibly, instakill it.
|Attacks||Almighty, Dark Instakill|
|Void||Magic, Death, Ailments|
|Resist||Curse, Mind, Nerve|
Kaiwan uses Almighty and Dark Instakill skills, so we highly advise you to raise your party's evasion rate with a skill like Sukukaja.
Likewise, Kaiwan can Void Elemental Magic attacks, so go for Phys attacks. Kaiwan can also Resist Curse, Mind, and Nerve, so keep it to a minimum when using these attacks.
Hikawa summons Ose, the final boss fight in the Assembly of Nihilo. This Fallen demon packs a punch.
|None, but Phys attacks are effective in dealing damage.|
Ose has no elemental weakness, however using Phys attacks on it and Magic attacks except for Light, Dark, Ailment, Mind, Curse, and Nerve skills are effective in dealing damage.
|Void||Light, Dark, and Ailments|
|Resist||Mind, Curse, Nerve|
|Support||Tetrakarn/Makarakarn, Focus, Sukukaja, Dekaja, Dekunda|
Ose uses a multi-target Phys skill, so we advise raising the party's defense whenever you can. Ose can also Void Light, Dark, and Ailments, so never use these attacks at any point.
Likewise, Ose can Resist Mind, Curse, and Nerve, we suggest using these skills at a minimum.
Ose also has a multitude of Support skills. Be extra careful whenever he uses either Tetrakarn or Makarakarn as the damage you afflict him with will repel back to you.
Anathema is rewarded to you after defeating Ose!
|1||Cache Cube||It's Empty!|
|2||Cache Cube||It's Empty!|
|1||Cache Cube||Tetraja Rock x 2|
|2||Cache Cube||White Kila x 1|
|1||Cache Cube||Dis-Mute x 1|
|2||Cache Cube||Dis-Stun x 1|
|3||Mystical Chest||Luck Incense x 1|
|4||Cache Cube||Red Kila x 1|
|5||Cache Cube||Wagtail Plume x 1|
|1||Cache Cube||Life Stone x 3|
|2||Cache Cube||It's Empty!|
|3||Cache Cube||3000 Macca|
|1||Cache Cube||Sacred Water x 1|
|2||Cache Cube||Revival Bead x 1|
|3||Mystical Chest||Balm of Rising x 1|
There are many boss fights in this dungeon and lots of instances wherein you may get lost. We recommend saving the game at any point you can.
There will be several Boss Fights that will ensue in this area. Be sure you're prepared.
Check out our guides to know different bosses' strengths and weaknesses, how to beat them, which Magatama to equip, and more.
Keep strengthening Demi-Fiend and your demons to last longer in this area. You can expect your stats to be exhausted in this area as many boss fights will ensue.
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First Kalpa Area
Recommended level: 20
Second Kalpa Area
Recommended level: 35
Third Kalpa Area
Recommended level: 50
Fourth Kalpa Area
Recommended level: 65
Fifth Kalpa Area
Recommended level: 75
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