This is a guide to all the player stats in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Switch, PS4, and Steam! Read on to see all stats explained, as well as how they impact your playthrough.
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Strength (Str.) is one of the most important stats in SMT 3. This stat directly affects the damage done by the Demi-fiend when using Normal Attacks and Physical Skills.
The higher the strength stat, the stronger your normal attacks become. An added bonus is that a lot of the Demi-fiend's best skills will be Physical, so investing will not have a lot of downsides.
Magic (Mag.) is one of the more niche stats in the game. This stat raises the Demi-fiend's MP per point spent, while also raising his Magic damage.
While there are a lot of good spells available, a Magic stat build relies too much on MP management and weakness exploits. There are a finite number magic skills players can hold and MP Recovery items are hard to amass. This makes Magic more of a sub-stat than a primary investment.
Vitality (Vit.) simply raises the max HP of the Demi-fiend per point spent. While leveling-up does raise the max HP on its own, points spent in Vitality will always pay off due to the game's Game Over mechanic.
Remember that unlike other RPGs, once the Demi-fiend (Protagonist) dies, the game will end (regardless if your demons are still standing). Vitality raises the chances of his survival.
Agility (Agi.) directly affects the Demi-fiend's chances to land his attacks, as well as his turn order during battles.
This is another great stat to pair with Strength and Vitality as it greatly improves the Demi-fiend's damage output and survival from the start of the game.
Luck seems to be a mostly useless stat. Multiple battles fought on normal difficulty with an almost maxed out luck stat showed no improvements in items drops, post-battle rewards, or chances to land critical hits.
This stat is best left untouched until players are in a comfortable position with HP and Damage.
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|How to Heal and Revive Demons||How to Recruit Demons|
|Fusion Calculator Guide||How to Farm Lucky Tickets|
|Rag's Jewelry Shop||Build Guide: Best Demi-fiend Stat Builds|
|How to Fuse Demons||Mystical Chests Guide: List of Mystical Chests|
|What is the Kagutsuchi||List of Evolving Demons|
|Best Leveling Areas||How to Unlock the Compendium|
|Joining the Mantra: Gozu's Question||List of Trophies and Achievements|
|How to Get Deathstones||How to Return to the Amala Labyrinth|
|Fiend Bosses List and Locations||How to Open All Kalpa Doors|
|Burial Chamber Guide||List of Shady Brokers|
|Junk Shop List||New Game Plus Features : How to Unlock NG+|
|Press Turn Battle System Guide||Differences Between Difficulty Settings|
|How to Swap Demons||How to Talk to Demons|
|How to Change Voice language||How to Save Game|
|How to Remove Curses||How to Farm Macca|
|Stat Guide: All Stats Explained||What Does Strength Do|
|What Does Magic Do||What Does Agility Do|
|What Does Vitality Do||What Does Luck Do|
|Where to Find Bill||Should You Release Pixie|
|Jumping from Mantra Headquarters||Demi-Fiend Canon Name|
|How to Open the Door in Ikebukuro||Four Oni Locations|
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