This is a guide to Dante, 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 Dante, Dante's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!
|Dante (1st Encounter)||Dante (2nd Encounter)||How to Get Dante|
To fight Dante, 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!
Dante is located at B4 in the Third Kalpa of Labyrinth of Amala. The boss fight can be triggered after operating all switches and getting down to B4.
|Recommended Magatama||Hifumi or Vimana|
|Recommended Level||60 or higher|
|None, but both Phys and Magic Attacks can go a long way.|
Dante does not have any elemental weakness, however, using both Phys and Magic Attacks is useful for dealing damage.
|Attacks||Almighty, Phys, Force, Elec|
|Void||Light, Dark, Ailments|
|Support||Provoke, Holy Star|
Dante utilizes Almighty attacks that cannot be blocked or countered, however, raising your party's defense/evasion rate can help with dodging the attacks. Likewise, Dante uses Phys, Force, and Elec skills, so we recommend summoning demons that can block these types of attacks.
Dante can void Light, Dark, and Ailment skills so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Dance can also resist both Phys and Magic attacks but he is not totally immune to them so, be comfortable using these types of attacks against him.
He also has two Support skills including Provoke which buffs his Phys attacks and lowers your party's defense, and Holy Star which removes all debuffs on him in a single turn.
|Best Demons to Use|
|Mizuchi||Kurama Tengu||Hell Biker|
|Kali||White Rider||Red Rider|
While Dante's Almighty attacks cannot be blocked or countered, raising your party's defense/evasion rate can help with dodging the attacks and prevent an instakill from happening.
While Dante can resist Phys attacks, he is not totally immune to them, so don't hesitate to use Phys attacks on him.
Dante Voids Light, Dark, and Ailments skills, but be comfortable using other elemental Magic attacks as Dante cannot block or counter these.
Dante possesses Holy Star that can cancel out all debuffs on a single turn. It is fine to debuff Dante but you shouldn't overinvest or he will simply cancel all debuffs 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.
Dante utilizes Phys attacks, so we highly recommend using an Attack Mirror or activating Tetrakarn to Repel Dante's Phys attacks to cut off his turns and, at the same time, reflecting the damage onto him
You may obtain an Attack Mirror in Rag's Jewelry.
Dante has Force and Elec attacks, so we highly recommend using a Magic Mirror or activating Makarakarn to Repel his Magic attacks to cut off his turns and, at the same time, reflecting the damage onto him.
You may obtain a Magic Mirror in Rag's Jewelry.
Summon demons that have Dia, Media, or the skill's other variants, 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.
|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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