Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Berith: Berith Weakness and Strategies

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

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Berith Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Shiranui or Kamudo
Recommended Level 25 or higher

Strengths and Weaknesses



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


Attacks Fire, Phys
Absorb Fire
Void Light, Dark, Ailments
Resist Phys

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.

Best Demons to Use Against Berith

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How to Beat Berith

Focus Attacks on Berith

Berith will have two Succubus by its side, however, Berith should be your main priority target. Take the stronger one out to finish this battle early.

Never Use Fire Attacks

berith absorbs fire

Don't make the mistake of using Fire attacks on Berith as it can Absorb Fire. The damage you'll inflict will just turn into HP for Berith.

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

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

Summon Demons with Ice Attacks


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

Summon Demons that Can Block Fire

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Berith utilizes multi-target Fire attacks. It will be ideal to have more than one member in your party that can block Fire so that you'll be able to cut off Berith's attacks quicker.

Not Totally Immune to Phys Attacks

While Berith can resist Phys attacks, it is not totally immune to them, so don't hesitate to use Phys attacks on Berith.

Use Magic Attacks Except for Fire, Light, Dark, and Ailments

Berith Absorbs Fire, and Voids Light, Dark, and Ailments skills, but be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks as Berith cannot block or counter these.

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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