Omega Force and P-Studio have made a very unique game in Persona 5 Strikers. This new combo of the JRPG setting and intense combat is a great turn for the franchise. It may be lacking in some of the key features of the mainline games, like Social Links. But at the very least, the core is there. There’s the Bond level that can be used to unlock various items and cool abilities. And it’s also the direct replacement for the more complex Social systems in the RPGs.
Along with that new system, Each persona is also back. The Personas are the key to combat in the franchise, and each one has their own unique look and abilities. You can collect dozens of them, and completely alter the composition of your team as a result.
Joker needs Personas to do battle with the various threats in the game, which means you often need new Personas in Persona 5 Strikers. Here are the best ways you can go about getting them and not take too much effort. Since combat is much more intense, you need to constantly focus on getting new Personas to fight with. Here’s how to get and improve Personas in the game.
How to Get New Personas in Persona 5 Strikers
There are two ways to get new personas: find them in Jails or create them in the Velvet Room. The outomces for the first option are much more random, but potentially much easier to deal with. The Jail drops will be found determined based on the level of the Jail. So a Jail with a level range in the 20s will drop Masks in the 20s as well. The starter Jails drop Masks in the low 10s for example. When you find a Mask, just run over it to add it to your inventory.
Certain Bond perks can help with this as well. You can use the Joker’s Wild Bond to increase the level of found Masks.
Creating Personas is a bit more complicated. You will be able to Create, Enhance or Register Personas that you find. Enhancing involves sacrificing one Persona to boost the stats of another. You can gain bonuses by fusing multiple of the same entry together in this case. Creating involves taking two Personas and fusing them together to create an entirely new roster entry. The bonus to doing this is that sometimes, stats and abilities from the two sources can be carried over. And since you can eventually fuse up to five Personas together, you can potentially create some stupidly powerful options.
You can also use the screen for your Persona roster to check the stats of each Mask you have in stock. When you look at a stats screen, you will also see an option that shows you what personas you need to sacrifice to create that persona. You can take note of this and use it for later. If you find an entry you really like, there’s something to be said of trying to gather multiples to boost up the main one.
Some Things to Keep in Mind
Keeping track of your inventory and money is important here. You need an inventory slot to make a new Persona, so you may need to remove older ones you don’t use if you have to make room. Also, if you don’t have the required Masks to make a new fusion, you will be charged a monetary penalty to use that Persona.
Make sure to examine all the abilities of any Persona you plan to fuse or sacrifice. Some of the initially weaker options can create tons of powerful buff effects that can be useful. You don’t want to end up losing a powerful debuff that’s key for harder fights because you were careless.
New Game Plus significantly amps up the challenge. You may want to make sure you have put the time into farming the best options possible and maxing them out, as the enemies are much tougher. You really don’t want to mess around with NG+.