The Reaper Request Boss | How to Get the Death Defied Trophy | Powerful Shadow | Persona 5 Strikers

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This is a guide on how to defeat the The Reaper Poweful Shadow in Okinawa Jail. Read on to find out its weaknesses, strengths, and the best characters to put in your party to defeat it!

The Reaper Basic Info

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Name The Reaper
Difficulty ★★★★★

The Shadow to deafeat in the request Knocking on Death's Door, which can only be unlocked by finishing everything the game has to offer, including Dire Shadows. Defeating The Reaper will result in the unlock of the Death Defied Trophy.

The Reaper Location

World View Map View
Head to Lab: South and make it to the last room with the elevator. Take it up to get to the The Reaper.

The Reaper Pre-Battle Guide


Weak Against

Best Characters for Party

makoto.pngMakoto sophia.pngSophia ryuji.pngRyuji

Technically, it does not matter who you bring along so long as they are the highest levelled characters in your pool. Make sure to include Sophia however for her healing skills.

The Reaper Battle Guide

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A difficult fight due to The Reaper having no weaknesses you can easily exploit. Make sure to include all of the strongest party members you can before beginning the fight. Lastly, try and get Makoto to increase her showtime gauge quickly, as she can deal 1000 DMG per showtime use depending on your level.

Persona Use

If you have included a dedicated healer in your party, they will be the one whose SP you will most likely have to keep high due to the amount of healing skills you will need in this fight. Try to keep them away from trouble, and use the heavy hitters in your group to take the health out of The Reaper.

The Reaper Attacks

Skill Affinity Effect
Magarudyne Wind Affinity.png Sends out three cyclones of wind that rushes out from where The Reaper directs them. These are easy to dodge if you keep at a distance when The Reaper begins to cast this skill.
Maragidyne Fire Affinity.png Several fireballs will appear above The Reaper's head. Move away from him and begin running left to right. The balls, when shot at you, move a medium pace and as such, are easy to dodge.
Maziodyne Shock Affinity.png Observe the ground when this is cast – avoid the lightning strike and jump over the wave that it sends out.
Maeigaon Curse Affinity.png The Reaper will dash forwards, leaving behind a trail of several cursed spots. Getting caught in the dash will deal massive damage against you.
Mabufudyne Ice Affinity.png A glacial blast that will send shards of ice to protrude from the ground. Jump to avoid these, or simply move away once the ground glows blue.
Freidyne Nuclear Affinity.png A ball of energy that will create an increasing wave once it touches the ground, targeting you. Create distance between you and The Reaper, and move out of the way once the ball shoots towards you.
Psiodyne Psy Affinity.png A Psy attack, where a circular field will chase you before collapsing in for an explosive strike. Run around to avoid this.
Riot Gun Gun Affinity.png Consecutive concussive shots, ending with one huge shot that can kill if you do not manage to avoid the prior shots.

The Reaper also possesses one last strike called Megidolaon, a heavy almighty attack that can cause severe damage if you cannot avoid. It is similar in effect to Freidyne.

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Story Bosses

Main Bosses
Lock Keeper
(Shibuya Jail)
Nightmare Dragon Ango
Snow Princess Mariko Lock Keeper
(Okinawa Jail)
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
Lock Keeper
(Sendai Jail)
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
(1st Fight)
Fused Ghost Final Assessor
Thunder Emperor
(2nd Fight)
Lock Keeper
(Osaka Jail)
Coffin Borne God Abyssal King of Avarice

Optional Bosses

Dire Shadows
Killer Teddy Bear Snake King
Harlot of Desire Sun's Emissary
War-Hungry Horseman Dark Sun
Heavenly Punisher Wandering Reviver
Request Bosses
Fratricidal Destroyer Guard Dog of Hades
Monarch of Snow Fallen Snowman
Brilliant Dragonslayer Throbbing King of Desire
Metatron The Reaper

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