Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Daisoujou: Daisoujou Weakness and Strategies

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

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Daisoujou Pre-Battle Guide

Only Fought in the Maniax/ Chronicles DLCs

To fight Daisojou, you must have played the Maniax or Chronicles Version of the game. They're DLC content that adds new characters, several optional bosses, and a new dungeon required for a certain ending!

List of DLC and Pricing

Recommended Magatama Kamudo Magatama
Recommended Level 23 or Higher

Where to Find Daisoujou

Players can encounter Daisoujou after speaking to Gozu-Tennoh for the first time. Daisoujou can be found in the eastern side of Ikebukuro, past the large room with Manikins.

He will abduct the players in the hallway before reaching the escalators, marking the beginning of the boss battle.

Strengths and Weaknesses


None, but Phys attacks can go a long way.

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


Attacks Light Instakill, Dark Instakill, Mind, Almighty
Absorb Curse and Mind
Reflect Light and Death
Void Nerve

Daisoujou will utilize Light, Dark, Mind, and Almighty attacks. All of its instakill attacks target all foes and its Almighty attack called Meditation is a single-target attack that will drain a medium amount of your HP and MP.

Likewise, Daisoujou can Absorb Curse and Mind attacks, Reflect Light and Death skills, and Void Nerve.

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How to Beat Daisoujou

Dedicate a Turn to Buff Allies' Defense and Increase Evasion Rate


This should take top priority as Daisoujou can hit you with an instakill out of nowhere. Use a skill like Rakukaja to raise your party's defense and Sukukaja to raise your party's evasion rate and protect yourself from Daisoujou's lethal attacks.

Buff Allies Before Attacks


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.

Debuff Daisoujou Whenever You Can

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 Daisoujou's defense, to make it more vulnerable to your attacks. Alternatively, you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease its chance of dodging your attacks.

Increase Evasion Rate to Dodge Meditation


Daisoujou will use its Almighty attack Meditation frequently, and this cannot be easily countered. We recommend using a buff like Sukukaja to raise your party's evasion rate and increase the chance of dodging this attack.

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.

How to Get Kamudo Magatama

No Resistance Against Phys Attacks

Phys Attack

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

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

Magic Attack

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

Bring Demons That Can Block Light Instakill and Dark Instakill

Daisoujou relies on Light and Dark skills, so it is highly advisable to bring along demons that can Block Light and/or Dark attacks.

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

Don't Summon Demons Weak to Light, Dark, and Almighty

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Daisoujou will use both multi-target Light and Dark attacks, and a single-target Almighty attack, so don't summon demons that are weak to these as you'll just be giving Daisoujou the chance to make your party vulnerable.

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 the battle. This will be ideal especially in situations wherein you have no available Recovery items on hand.

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2 Anonymousabout 3 years

It's literally the same game, the only difference is Dante being replaced by Raidou. A guide for Maniax edition will be exactly the same as a guide for Chronicle edition.

1 Anonymousabout 3 years

I don't have the version with Dante and can fight this boss. How accurate is your guide if it starts wrong right off the rip?


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