How to Beat Specter (2nd Encounter): Specter Weakness and Strategies | Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Specter (2nd Encounter)

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

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Specter Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Gaea or Kamudo
Recommended Level 40 or higher

Strengths and Weaknesses

Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys attacks can go a long way.

Specter does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Phys attacks is useful for dealing damage.

Strengths

Attacks Almighty
Void All Magic Elements, Light, Dark, Nerve, Mind, Last Resort (Phys)
Support Gathering, Dekunda

Specter utilizes both single-target and multi-target Almighty attacks in this battle. Almighty attacks cannot be blocked or countered, but you can dodge by raising your party's Evasion rate.

Specter voids all elemental Magic attacks, so use Phys attacks in this battle at all times. It also has two Support skills including Gathering which Specter only uses at the start of the battle to generate 5 more of it, and Dekunda which cancels all your debuffs on the enemy.

Best Demons to Use Against Specter

Best Demons to Use
Eligor iconEligor Oni iconOni Yomotsu-Ikusa iconYomotsu-Ikusa
Jikokuten iconJikokuten Daisoujou iconDaisoujou Hell Biker iconHell Biker
Red Rider iconRed Rider Amaterasu iconAmaterasu

How to Beat Specter

Use AOE Phys Attacks

attack all

Since Specter blocks any Magic attack, Phys attacks will be your best friend in this battle. Use multi-target Phys attack to wipe out all the enemies quicker.

Buff Your Attacks

focus

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.

Raise Your Evasion Rate Against Almighty

dodge

While it is impossible to block or counter Almighty attacks, you may be able to dodge them by raising your evasion rate.

Don't Overinvest in Debuffing

Specter has Dekunda which negates your Debuffs on it. It is fine to debuff Specter but you shouldn't overinvest or it will simply cancel out all debuffs in a single turn.

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 its 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.

Have At Least One Dedicated Healer in Your Party

Summon demons that have Dia or Media or other variations of the skill, 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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