Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Mot: Mot Weakness and Strategies

How to Beat Mot

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

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Mot Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Hifumi or Gundari
Recommended Level 85 or higher

How to Locate Mot

Find the Statue with NO figure in the Reflection

To locate Mot, find the statue without a figure in its reflection on the floor.

Strengths and Weaknesses



Mot is weak towards Elec. We recommend using Elec attacks as much as you can to deal damage and secure more turns for your party.


Attacks Almighty, Force, Phys
Reflect Force
Absorb Ice
Void Fire, Light, Dark, Ailments
Resist Phys
Support/Passive Makakaja, Dekunda, Diarama, Avenge, Beast Eye

Mot utilizes multi-target Almighty, Force, Phys attacks. We recommend summoning demons that can block Force or Phys, and always raise your party's defense/evasion rate against Almighty.

Mot reflects Force, absorbs Ice, and voids Fire, Light, Dark, and Ailments, so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Likewise, it has five Support skills including Makakaja, Dekunda, Diarama, Avenge, Beast Eye which grants Mot two extra turns.

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How to Beat Mot

Summon Demons with at least 20 Vit Stat

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Mot's damage output is severe, especially after stacking up Makakaja 4 times. We highly recommend bringing along your demons with the highest Vit stat, possibly at least 20 Vit, to withstand the attack.

Be sure to heal up as soon as it is your party's turn.

Always Exploit Its Elec Weakness

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Exploit Mot's weakness towards Elec as much as possible at every turn you get to secure more turns for your team. Keep pummeling Mot with buffed Elec attacks and the fight will take lesser time to conclude.

Keep the Fight as Short as Possible

Mot has Diarama, so it is in your best interest to finish it off quickly and not give it the chance to heal up and drag on the fight longer. It won't be an ideal situation where your resources are depleted and Mot can still top up its health.

Buff Your Magic Attacks


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

Don't Overinvest in Debuffing


It is fine to debuff Mot but don't overinvest as Mot 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.

Alternatively, you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease their 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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