This is a guide to Mada, 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 Mada, Mada's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!
|How to Beat Mada||Mada Stats and Skills|
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|Recommended Magatama||Satan, Gehenna, or Anathema|
|Recommended Level||80 or higher|
|None, but Magic attacks can go a long way|
Mada does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.
|Attacks||Fire, Phys, Mind|
|Void||Light, Dark, Ailments|
|Support||Dekunda, Debilitate, Gathering, Beast Eye|
Mada utilizes a single-target Fire attack, and multi-target Phys and Mind attacks. We recommend summoning demons that can block these types of attacks.
Mada absorbs Phys and voids Light, Dark, and Ailment skills, so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. We suggest switching out to Magic attacks and Almighty attacks.
Pazuzu is weak towards Ice. We recommend using this type of attack to finish off the enemy more quickly and to secure more turns for your party.
|Attacks||Dark, Phys, Mind|
|Support/Passive||Diarama, Null Force|
Pazuzu utilizes a single-target Death instakill, single-target Phys attack, and a multi-target Mind attack. We recommend summoning demons that can block these types of attacks.
Pazuzu voids Dark and null Force, so don't use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Likewise, it has Diarama, making Pazuzu a high-priority target once summoned by Mada.
|Best Demons to Use|
|Red Rider||Black Rider||Shiva|
Pazuzu uses Diarama, making Pazuzu a high-priority target once summoned by Mada. Kill Pazuzu before this fight drags on.
Mada can block Light, Dark, and Ailments, and Pazuzu, on the other hand, can void Dark and Force. Get comfortable using other elemental skills as they 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 Mada but don't overinvest as Mada 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.
Both enemies use Phys attacks, so we highly recommend using an Attack Mirror or Tetrakarn to repel the Phys attacks and cut off the enemies' turns.
You may obtain an Attack Mirror in Rag's Jewelry.
All Foes in this fight utilize Magic attacks, so we highly recommend using a Magic Mirror or activating Makarakarn to Repel all foes' 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.
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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