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

How to Beat Baal

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

Baal Pre-Battle Guide

Recommended Magatama Djed Magatama
Recommended Level 83 or higher

We recommend equipping Djed Magatama to protect Demi-Fiend from Baal's Bael's Bane.

Baal Strengths and Weaknesses

Baal Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys and Magic attacks can go a long way

Baal does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Phys and Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.

Baal Strengths

Attacks Bael's Bane, Almighty, Light
Reflect Light
Void Dark and Ailments
Support Beast Eye, Divine Will

Baal uses a single-target Curse attack called Bael's Bane which morphs an enemy into a fly and renders it weak to Light, likewise, she also uses multi-target Almighty and Light attacks.

Baal reflects Light and voids Dark and Ailments skills. She also has two Support skills including Beast Eye (grants two extra turns) and Divine Will used to summon Ose Hallel and Flauros Hallel.

Ose Hallel Strengths and Weaknesses

Ose Hallel Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys and Magic attacks can go a long way

Ose Hallel does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Phys and Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.

Ose Hallel Strengths

Attacks Phys, Elec, Ice
Reflect Light
Void Dark
Resist Ailments
Support Diarahan, Dekunda, Dekaja, Tetrakarn, Makarakarn, Rakunda, Dragon Eye

Ose Hallel utilizes multi-target Phys, Elec, and Ice attacks. It reflects Light, voids Dark, and resists Ailments.

This enemy has an arsenal of Support skills making it a high-priority target once summoned. It will usually top up Baal's HP using Diarahan. Finish off Ose Hallel immediately to prevent this fight from going longer and exhausting your resources.

Flauros Hallel Strengths and Weaknesses

Flauros Hallel Weaknesses

Weaknesses
None, but Phys and Magic attacks can go a long way

Baal does not have any elemental weakness, however, using Phys and Magic attacks is useful for dealing damage.

Flauros Hallel Strengths

Attacks Phys, Elec, Fire
Reflect Light
Void Dark
Resist Ailments
Support Diarahan, Dekaja, Tarukaja, Makakaja, Sukukaja, Tetrakarn

Flauros Hallel utilizes multi-target Phys, Elec, and Fire attacks. It reflects Light, voids Dark, and resists Ailments.

This enemy has an arsenal of Support skills making it a high-priority target once summoned. It will usually top up Baal's HP using Diarahan. Finish off Flauros Hallel immediately to prevent this fight from going longer and exhausting your resources.

Best Demons to Use Against Baal

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Mada iconMada

How to Beat Baal

Always Dedicate a Turn to Use Makarakarn or Magic Mirror

makarakarn

Make sure to always cast Makarakarn or use a Magic Mirror to protect your party from Baal's Light attacks and Bael's Bane. Bael's Bane is incurable and will spell death for whoever on your party has been afflicted with the Curse attack.

You may obtain a Magic Mirror at Rag's Jewelry Shop.

Rag's Jewelry Shop

Use Tetrakarn or Attack Mirror for the Summons' Phys Attacks

tetrakarn

Ose Hallel and Flauros Hallel have devastating Phys attacks and they can boost them with Tarukaja. Make sure you dedicate a turn to use Tetrakarn or Attack Mirror to protect your party from the onslaught.

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

Prioritze Killing Ose Hallel and Flauros Hallel

diarahan

Finish off the two summons as soon as they are summoned by Baal. These enemies have an arsenal of Support skills making them high-priority targets once summoned. They will usually top up Baal's HP using Diarahan.

Stack Buffs for the First Several Turns

buff

We recommend stacking up Tarukaja or Makakaja until the skill reaches its limit. Baal is tanky and you'll need to maximize your damage output.

Get One Ally to Cast Debuffs As Often As You Can

debilitate

We highly recommend using Debilitate on the enemy 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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