How to Beat Gabriel, Raphael, & Uriel: Gabriel, Raphael, & Uriel Weakness and Strategies | Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Gabriel Raphael and Uriel

This is a guide to Gabriel, Raphael, & Uriel, bosses in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PS4. Read on to know how to beat Gabriel, Raphael, & Uriel, Gabriel's, Raphael's, & Uriel's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!

Gabriel, Raphael, & Uriel Pre-Battle Guide

Only Fought If You Reject Yosuga

You will fight Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel instead of Futomimi by answering with 'You’re misguided', rejecting Yosuga during the cutscene with Chiaki in Mifunashiro.

Recommended Magatama Geis Magatama
Recommended Level 73 or higher

Gabriel Strengths and Weaknesses

Gabriel Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys attacks can go a long way

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

Gabriel Strengths

Attacks Light, Elec
Reflect Light, Dark
Void Ailments
Resist Elec, Fire, Ice, Force

Gabriel utilizes multi-target Light and Elec attacks. We highly recommend summoning demons that can block these types of attacks to effectively cut off the enemy's turns.

Gabriel reflects Light and Dark skills, voids Ailments, so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Likewise, it can resist Elec, Fire, Ice, and Force attacks, however, it is not totally immune to them.

Raphael Strengths and Weaknesses

Raphael Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys attacks can go a long way

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

Raphael Strengths

Attacks Phys
Reflect Light, Dark
Void Ailments
Resist Elec, Fire, Ice, Force
Support Tetrakarn, Makarakarn, Diarahan, Beast Eye

Raphael uses a single-target Phys attack. We recommend bringing along demons that can block or resist this type of attack.

Raphael reflects Light and Dark skills, and voids Ailments, so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Likewise, it can resist Elec, Fire, Ice, and Force attacks, however, it is not totally immune to them.

The enemy also has four Support skills including Tetrakarn, Makarakarn, Diarahan, and Beast Eye which grants the enemy two extra turns. Its capability to heal, grant extra turns, and block any source of damage makes Raphael a high-priority target.

Uriel Strengths and Weaknesses

Uriel Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys attacks can go a long way

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

Uriel Strengths

Attacks Fire, Almighty
Reflect Light, Dark
Void Ailments
Resist Elec, Fire, Ice, Force
Support Diarahan, Beast Eye

Uriel uses multi-target Fire and Almighty attacks. We recommend raising your party's defense/evasion rate against Almighty attacks as this type of attack cannot be blocked or countered.

Uriel reflects Light and Dark skills, and voids Ailments, so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Likewise, it can resist Elec, Fire, Ice, and Force attacks, however, it is not totally immune to them.

The enemy also has two Support skills including Diarahan, and Beast Eye which grants the enemy two extra turns.. Its capability to heal and grant extra turns makes Uriel another high-priority target.

Best Demons to Use Against Gabriel, Raphael, & Uriel

Best Demons to Use
Daisoujou icon
Daisoujou
Red Rider icon
Red Rider
Black Rider icon
Black Rider
Throne icon
Throne
Amaterasu icon
Amaterasu

How to Beat Gabriel, Raphael, & Uriel

Try to Take Out Raphael First

attack all

Raphael's capability to heal, grant extra turns, and block any source of damage makes it a high-priority target. You don't necessarily have to single out Raphael from the get-go, you can still use multi-target attacks to help finish off Raphael faster.

Kill Uriel After Raphael

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Uriel's capability to heal and grant extra turns makes it another high-priority target next to Raphael. You can use the same strategy—use multi-target attacks to help finish off Uriel faster.

Buff Your Attacks

tarukaja

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.

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.

Best Buff and Debuff Skills

Debuff Your Enemies

debilitate

Use Tarunda or War Cry to lower enemies' Phys/Magic Attacks. You will take less damage if you debuff their attacks. Use Rakunda to lower their defense, to make them more vulnerable to your attacks.

Alternatively, you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease their chance of dodging your attacks.

Use a Magic Mirror or Makarakarn to Repel Magic Attacks

Two out of the three enemies in this fight utilize Magic attacks, so we highly recommend using a Magic Mirror or activating Makarakarn to Repel their 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.

Rag's Jewelry Shop

Raise Your Defense/Evasion Rate Against Almighty Attacks

pestilence

Almighty attacks cannot be blocked or countered, however, you can defend yourself and your allies by raising your defense/evasion rate.

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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