This is a guide to Red Rider, 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 Red Rider, Red Rider's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!
|Red Rider Articles|
|How to Beat Red Rider||How to Fuse Red Rider||Red Rider Fiend Location|
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To fight Red Rider, 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!
|Recommended Magatama||Geis or Ankh|
|Recommended Level||45 or higher|
Red Rider can be found after using the Amala Link to travel to the Great Under pass of Ginza.
He can be found in the hallway in front of the save room. After a few prompts, players will be telported to the Red Rider boss battle.
|None, but Phys Attacks can go a long way.|
Red Rider does not have any Elemental weakness, however, using Phys Attacks is good for dealing damage.
|Attacks||Phys, Force, Elec|
|Void||Force, Elec, Light, Dark, Ailments|
|Support||Dekunda, Dragon Eye, Call Soldier|
Red Rider will mainly use Phys, Elec, and Force Attacks, so we recommend bringing along demons that can block these types of attacks. Likewise, Red Rider can Void Force, Elec, Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, so don't use these types of attacks as you will only be wasting your turn.
Red Rider has three Support skills including Dekunda which negates your Debuffs on it, Dragon Eye that grants Red Rider four extra turns, and Call Soldier which Red Rider uses to summon Power demons.
|Best Demons to Use|
|Koppa Tengu||Karasu Tengu||Daisoujou|
You can fuse an Amaterasu via Sacrificial Fusion with these following demons:
|List of Required Demons|
Daisoujou can repel Light attacks which is useful against the summoned Powers' Hama skill, likewise it also has Meditation, an invincible Almighty attack that drains a foe's HP and MP, and Tarukaja which can raise a party's Phys damage output.
You can fuse a Daisoujou via Deathstone Fusion with these following requirements:
|List of Fusion Requirements|
|Fuse Any Demons That Result In:||Night|
|Moon Phase||5/8, 6/8, 7/8, Full Moon|
Hell Biker can Null Light and Drain Force attacks which are especially advantageous against all foes' attack types. Likewise, Hell Biker can also be a valuable damage dealer in this fight especially with skills such as Hell Spin a multi-target Phys attack, and Hell Burner, a multi-target Fire attack.
|List of Fusion Requirements|
|Fuse Any Demons That Result In:||Fairy|
|Moon Phase||Half Moon, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8|
Red Rider utilizes Phys attacks, so we highly recommend using an Attack Mirror or activating Tetrakarn to Repel Red Rider's Phys attacks to cut off its turns and, at the same time, reflecting the damage onto Red Rider.
You may obtain an Attack Mirror in Rag's Jewelry.
All Foes in this fight utilize Magic attacks, so we highly recommend using a Magic Mirror or activating Makarakarn to Repel all foes' Magic attacks to cut off their turns and, at the same time, reflecting the damage onto them.
You may obtain a Magic Mirror in Rag's Jewelry.
Ignore the Power demons Red Rider summons at the beginning of the battle, as Red Rider will just summon them back even after killing the summoned demons. Take Red Rider out as soon as possible as it is the main priority target.
The summoned Power demons utilize Hama. If you cannot block Light nor have demons that can, we highly suggest always dedicating a turn to raise your party's defense or evasion rate, especially against Hama to avert the chances of an Instakill happening. Power demons could target anyone in your party, and if the unlucky ally does not block Light, they will surely die.
Dragon Eye grants Red Rider four extra turns. When it activates this, prioritize cutting off its turns by countering its attacks and then switch up your strategy accordingly.
Red Rider has no resistance against Phys Attacks, so don't hesitate to use these types of attacks on it.
Red RIder Voids Force, Elec, Light, Dark, and Ailments. However, be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks as Red Rider cannot block or counter these.
Red Rider has Dekunda which negates your Debuffs on it. It is fine to debuff Red Rider but you shouldn't overinvest or Red Rider will simply cancel it all out in a single turn.
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.
|Specter (2nd Encounter)||Girimekhala|
|Sakahagi||Specter (3rd Encounter)|
|Albion and Zoas||Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel|
|Thor (2nd Encounter)||Baal|
|White Rider||Red Rider|
|Black Rider||Pale Rider|
|Dante (2nd Encounter)||Mother Harlot|
|Koppa Tengu and Incubus||Naga|
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