Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Skadi: Skadi Weakness and Strategies

How to Beat Skadi

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

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Skadi Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Geis Magatama
Recommended Level 70 or higher

Strengths and Weaknesses


None, but Magic attacks can go a long way

Skadi does not have any elemental weakness, however, using but Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.


Attacks Phys, Light, Force, Curse
Absorb Phys
Void Light, Dark, Ailments
Support Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Dekaja, Dekunda, Dragon Eye

Skadi utilizes Phys, Light, Force, and Curse attacks so we highly recommend summoning demons that can block these types of attacks to cut off Skadi's turns.

Skadi absorbs Phys, so never use Phys attacks as the damage you'll deal will only turn into HP for Skadi. Likewise, she can void Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, don't use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn.

She has five Support skills including Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Dekaja, Dekunda, and Dragon Eye which grants Skadi four extra turns.

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How to Beat Skadi

Summon Demons with the Highest Magic Stat


The quickest way to defeat Skadi is by using high damage Magic attacks except for Light, Dark, and Ailment skills. Summon your demons that have the highest Magic Stat and are not vulnerable to Phys, Light, Force, and Curse.

Buff Your Attacks But Don't Overinvest


Skadi has Dekaja which negates all your party's buffs. It is fine to still buff yourself and your allies but don't overdo it or Skadi will simply cancel it 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.

Don't Overinvest in Debuffing

Skadi has Dekunda which negates your Debuffs on it. It is fine to debuff Skadi but you shouldn't overinvest or Skadi will simply cancel it all out 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, 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.

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