Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Koppa Tengu and Incubus: Koppa Tengu and Incubus Weakness and Strategies

How to Beat Koppa Tengu and Incubus
This is a guide to Koppa Tengu and Incubus, mini-bosses in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PS4. Read on to know how to beat Koppa Tengu and Incubus, Koppa Tengu's and Incubus' weaknesses, and best strategies against these mini-bosses!

Koppa Tengu and Incubus Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Kamudo Magatama
Recommended Level 22 or higher

Strengths and Weaknesses

Koppa Tengu Weaknesses


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 Strengths

Attacks Force, Nerve
Void Force
Support Tarukaja, Gathering

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 Weaknesses


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.

Incubus Strengths

Attacks Dark, Mind, Almighty
Void Curse, Mind

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.

Best Demons to Use Against Koppa Tengu and Incubus

Best Demons to Use
Nozuchi iconNozuchi Momunofu iconMomunofu Arahabaki iconArahabaki
Archangel iconArchangel Ame-no-Uzume iconAme-no-Uzume Dionysus iconDionysus
Naga iconNaga

How to Beat Koppa Tengu and Incubus

Focus Attacks on Koppa Tengu

Focus your attacks on Koppa Tengu, instead of Incubus. Koppa Tengu will just keep summoning more of itself as long as it's still alive.

He also has Tarukaja so prioritize taking it out before the enemy's party can get stronger.

Use Curse on Koppa Tengu

While Curse may not necessarily inflict damage, you'll be able to make Koppa Tengu vulnerable, and secure more turns for your party.

Use Force on Incubus


Incubus is weak towards Force. Keep hitting him with Force skills as much as possible to inflict more damage and secure more turns for your party.

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.

Dedicate At Least One Turn to Debuff

fog breath

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

Use Rakunda to lower their defense, to make them more vulnerable to your attacks. Alternatively, you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease their chances of dodging your 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 the battle. This will be ideal especially in situations wherein you have no available Recovery items on hand.

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