How to Beat Noah: Noah Weakness and Strategies | Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

How to Beat Noah

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

Noah Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Kailash, Vimana, Geis
Recommended Level 80 or higher

We recommend equipping any Magatama that raises Vit by at least +4.

First Phase Strengths and Weaknesses

First Phase Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys attacks can go a long way

Noah does not have any elemental weakness. However, in the first phase, you can use Phys attacks before it casts Aurora.

First Phase Strengths

Attacks Fire, Ice, Elec, Force
Reflect Fire*, Ice*, Elec*, Force*, Phys
Void Light, Dark, Ailments
Support/Other Aurora

Noah uses single-target Fire, Ice, Elec, Force in the first phase. It voids Light, Dark, and Ailments, likewise it has a skill called Aurora which changes its elemental affinities.

The table below will show you which elemental Magic attack you can use as indicated by Noah's attack.

Noah's Attack Element You Can Use
Fire* Ice
Ice* Fire
Elec* Force
Force* Elec

Second Phase Strengths and Weaknesses

Second Phase Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None

Noah does not have any elemental weakness, and the Magic attacks you can effectively use will depend on Noah's elemental affinities after it casts Aurora.

Second Phase Strengths

Attacks Fire, Ice, Elec, Force, Domination
Reflect Fire*, Ice*, Elec*, Force*, Phys
Void Light, Dark, Ailments
Resist Almighty
Support/Other Aurora, Dekaja, Dekunda

In the second phase, Noah switches out to multi-target Magic attacks and uses Domination, a single-target attack that drains a massive amount of HP and MP.

Noah's elemental affinities will change every time it uses Aurora, however, it will always reflect Phys. The table below will show you which elemental Magic attack you can use as indicated by Noah's attack.

Noah's Attack Element You Can Use
Fire* Ice
Ice* Fire
Elec* Force
Force* Elec

Furthermore, Noah voids Light, Dark, and Ailments, and is highly resistant to Almighty. Noah has three support skills including Aurora which changes the element Noah reflects, Dekaja, and Dekunda.

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How to Beat Noah

Stack Up Makakaja for the First Several Turns

makakaja

Elemental Magic is the game for this fight. We recommend stacking up Makakaja until the skill reaches its limit in the first several turns while you keep track and adjust to Noah's elemental affinity as it changes.

No Resistance to Phys in the First Phase

might

Noah will not reflect Phys in the first phase. However, take note when Noah uses Aurora as it will now then be able to reflect Phys.

Closely Follow Noah's Attack Cycle

aurora

The cycle of Noah's attack will always start with Fire, then Ice, Elec, and finally Force, then starts over again with Fire. The elemental Magic attack you can use is indicated by Noah's attack.

Noah's Attack Element You Can Use
Fire Ice
Ice Fire
Elec Force
Force Elec

Immediately Use Tetrakarn or Attack Mirror Once Noah Uses Phys

noah attack

Noah will try to mask which element it will be non-resistant against by using Phys attacks. Immediately use Tetrakarn or Attack Mirror so Noah will decide to switch out to Magic attacks.

You may obtain an Attack Mirror at Rag's Jewelry Shop.

Rag's Jewelry Shop

Avoid Using Almighty

almighty

Noah is highly resistant to Almighty. Refrain from using this type of attack as you'll only be wasting your turn.

Always Top Up Your Party's HP

domination

Always top up HP to full to survive Noah's skill Domination, a single-target attack that drains a massive amount of HP and MP.

Summon Demons with the Highest Vit Stat

We recommend summoning your demons with the highest Vit stats to survive Domination. Likewise, this battle will be long as Noah is tanky. A Vit stat of at least 23 is good.

Get One Ally to Cast Debuffs As Often As You Can

debilitate

We highly recommend using Debilitate on Noah to lower its Attack/Defense/Evasion/Hit Rate all in a single turn.

Alternatively, you can use Tarunda or War Cry to lower its Phys/Magic Attacks. Use Rakunda to lower its defense, or you can use Fog Breath or Sukunda as these debuffs will decrease its chances of dodging your attacks.

Best Buff and Debuff Skills

Have a Dedicated Healer that Has Multi-Target Healing

prayer

Summon a demon that has Prayer, Mediarahan, or Mediarama, 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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