This is a guide to Samael, 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 Samael, Samael's weaknesses, and best strategies against this boss!
|How to Beat Samael||How to Fuse Samael|
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|Recommended Level||85 or higher|
|None, but Magic attacks can go a long way|
Samael does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.
|Attacks||Almighty, Ailments, Fire|
|Void||Light, Dark, Ailments|
|Support||Dekunda, Dekaja, Rakukaja, Beast Eye|
Samael utilizes multi-target Almighty, Ailments, and Fire attacks. It will usually alternate between Almighty and Ailments most of the time, so we recommend summoning demons that can block Ailments, as well as raising your defense/evasion rate against Almighty.
Samael voids Light, Dark, and Ailments, so never use these types of attacks as you'll only be wasting your turn. Likewise, it has Retaliate, so we recommend avoiding using Phys attacks as Samael can execute a counterattack.
|Best Demons to Use|
|Matador||Hell Biker||Red Rider|
We recommend summoning your demons with the highest Mag or Vit stat as you'll be utilizing mostly Magic attacks in this battle and would need to be able to withstand Samael's Almighty attacks. A Mag stat of at least 23 and a Vit stat of at least 20 can help you win this fight easily.
Samael can block Light, Dark, and Ailments, but get comfortable using other Magic attacks as Samael cannot block them.
Samael has Dekaja which negates your party's -kaja effects. It is fine to buff your attacks but don't overinvest or Samael will simply cancel it all 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.
Samael uses Ailment and Fire skills, so we highly recommend using a Magic Mirror or activating Makarakarn to Repel the enemy's Magic attacks to cut off their turns.
You may obtain a Magic Mirror in Rag's Jewelry.
Samael has Dekunda which negates your Debuffs on it. It is fine to debuff Samael but you shouldn't overinvest or it will simply cancel it all out in a single turn.
Samael has Retaliate, so we recommend avoiding using Phys attacks as Samael can execute a counterattack.
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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