Dark Sun Battle Guide | Dire Shadow | Persona 5 Strikers

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This is a guide on how to defeat the Dark Sun Dire Shadow in Jail of the Abyss. Read on to find out its weaknesses, strengths, and the best characters to put in your party to defeat it!

Dark Sun Basic Info

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Name Dark Sun
Difficulty ★★★★☆

Dark Sun tends to attack faster than any of the other Dire Shadows. Having Makoto in your party to tank hits is pretty useful, but your focus should instead be on dodging its attacks as it is the better option to do.

Dark Sun Location

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Start at the very first area in the Jail of the Abyss. Head west and past the group of Shadows where you'll encounter Dark Sun.

Dark Sun Pre-Battle Guide


Weak Against
Ice Affinity.png Bless Affinity.png Curse Affinity.png

Best Characters for Party

yusuke.pngYusuke sophia.pngSophia makoto.pngMakoto

Yusuke and Sophia will provide Ice and Bless Affinity skill attacks against Dark Sun. However, keep Sophia's SP reserved for the most part for you to be able to conduct emergency healing for your party, or leave this task up to Makoto.

Dark Sun Battle Guide

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Despite having easily read attacks, Dark Sun attacks often. It is best to dodge these hits, particularly when it rises up and drops down for an area of effect wave three times. Try to maneuver the battle towards the corner of the arena, where there is a pole which you can use to perform a Phantom Dash against it, which is useful in getting rid of its shield buffs.

Persona Use

Alternate using Yusuke, Sophia, and Joker to perform Affinity based skill attacks against Dark Sun. Focus Makoto on healing the party or performing numerous melee hits against it. It's wise to let the Dire Shadow focus on her rather than the others as it frees them up to continuously attack it with Persona skills.

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Akane's Joker Zephyrus Mech
Akira the Hero Hundred-Armed Watcher
Dirty Two-Horned Beast Heavenly Punisher
Night-Walking Warrior Twilight Prostitute
Doma Ante
Kuga Betero
Doramu the Loyal War-Hungry Horseman
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Mocking Snowman
Vampire Moth Dark Sun
Wishless Star and Divine Governor Lock Keeper
(Sapporo Jail)
Hundred-Armed Watcher Calamitous Cat God
Monk of the Valley Auspicious Pachyderm
Strumming Veena Player Thunder Emperor
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Fused Ghost Final Assessor
Thunder Emperor
(2nd Fight)
Lock Keeper
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Coffin Borne God Abyssal King of Avarice

Optional Bosses

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Killer Teddy Bear Snake King
Harlot of Desire Sun's Emissary
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Monarch of Snow Fallen Snowman
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