This is a guide to Surt, a mini-boss in Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PS4. Read on to know how to beat Surt, Surt's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!
|How to Beat Surt||Surt Stats and Skills|
|Recommended Magatama||Gehenna or Shiranui|
|Recommended Level||80 or higher|
|None, but Magic attacks can go a long way|
Surt does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.
|Void||Light, Dark, Ailments|
|Support/Passive||Dekunda, Retaliate, Beast Eye|
Surt utilizes both single-target and multi-target Fire and Phys attacks. We highly recommend bringing along demons that can block these types of attacks.
Surt absorbs Fire and voids Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Likewise, it resists Phys but is not highly resistant to this type of attack, however, we do not recommend using Phys as Surt has Retaliate.
Surt also has two Support skills including Dekunda and Beast Eye which grants it two extra turns.
|Best Demons to Use|
We do not recommend using Phys attack as much, since Surt has Retaliate which enables Surt to counterattack when physically attacked.
Surt can block Fire, Light, Dark, and Ailments, but get comfortable using other elemental skills as it cannot block or counter these.
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.
It is fine to debuff Surt but don't overinvest as Surt has Dekunda which can negate all debuffs in a single turn.
Use Tarunda, Debilitate, 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.
Surt utilizes both single-target and multi-target Phys attacks, so we highly recommend using an Attack Mirror or Tetrakarn to repel Surt's Phys attacks to cut off its turns and, at the same time, reflecting the damage onto Surt.
You may obtain an Attack 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.
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|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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