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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse skill list

you can find them here<SKILL LIST>

How do I get the Skill Expansion Apps?

To unlock Skill Expansion App for both you and your demons you have to reach a certain level:
2nd one at level 25
3rd one at level 50
4th one at level 75

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How to defeat YHVH

How to defeat YHVH on War difficulty

To defeat yhvh in war difficulty you need specific skills on your demons. and your demons HP must be 750hp+ and a decent amount of mp 350mp ++ is good, every time he smirks use magaon on him asap and when he luster candy or use a overpowered buff on himself that smirks him also, immediately dekaja him and of-course magaon, along the way use fang breaker to slowly take away his damage. i recommend that your main character to be the main attacker while other demons focus on fang breaking, debuff, heal and buffing your party. when he turns on his second form he will lower all your stats so immediately use dekunda to remove the status on your whole party or else your dead. i also recommend to train 7 good demons with the skills needed so you can switch when he turns to second form. you and your demon should also have resist physical attack, and 1 demon with null/repel/drain physical. read below more on the skill builds and list of skills needed.

Careful use of Flynn's party is very much needed simply because flynn is the one who will lower yhvh resist and defense so make sure they dont die out asap. conserve mp and your bead chain for the second form of yhvh. as soon as yhvh turn to second form immediately use luster candy 2 times on flynn's party and remove yhvh smirk asap and use dekunda too if he is smirked and buffed.

below is the demon skill build and recommended demons that you need to beat him.


Here is the list of skills needed to defeat yhvh

Fang breaker = lowers yhvh attack while damaging him
Invitation = resurrects and summons dead demons, act as a safety measure
Life Surge = gives more hp
Healing knowhow = gives the ability or demons to use items in battle. this helps a lot
Physical resist/null/drain = reduce yhvh normal damage
Mediarama = good heals with heal pleroma, low mp usage than mediarahan
High heal pleroma = increases heals
heal pleroma = increases heals
Energy drain = Drain enemy hp and mp, helps sustain mp
Imposing stance = removes 1 turn on enemy, use this only when yhvh is in second form
Luster Candy = increases all stats, cast 2 times . everytime yhvh cancels it
Magaon = removes smirk, ALWAYS REMOVE YHVH SMIRK or else your dead
Dekunda = removes status debuffs on allies, use when yhvh debuff you on his second form or ur dead
Dekaja = removes status buffs on enemy, use when he luster candy or use other overpowered buffs
Samarecarm = revive full healed
Enduring Soul = auto revives after dying

and your main characters strongest attack

Here is the demon skill build i have on my demons fighting his 1st form
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DEMON 1 skill build, debuffer and support

Fang breaker
Energy drain
Invitation
Samarecarm
Life surge
Hellish mask
Null mind
Mana surge
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DEMON 2 skill build, debuffer and support

Fang breaker
Energy drain
Invitation
Samarecarm
Life surge
Hellish mask
Luster candy
Healing knowhow
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DEMON 3 skill build, Healer

Enduring Soul
Mediarama
Heal pleroma
High heal pleroma
Healing knowhow
Mana surge
Life surge
Invitation
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After defeating his 1st form immediately switch  to a second party with full mp and new skills, here are the skills need for defeating the 2nd form of yhvh

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DEMON 1 skill build, Dedicated Imposing stance user, just spam it

Imposing stance
Energy drain
Invitation
Samarecarm
Life surge
Hellish mask
Enduring Soul
Mana surge
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DEMON 2 skill build, debuffer and buffer

Debilitate
Luster candy
Energy drain
Invitation
Life surge
Hellish mask
Enduring Soul
Healing knowhow
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DEMON 3 skill build, Healer

Enduring Soul
Mediarama
Heal pleroma
High heal pleroma
Healing knowhow
Mana surge
Life surge
Invitation
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Recommended Partner

Navarre = because doping and buffs
Hallelujah = endure skill and strong attacks


Things to Remember
hp 750++ 
mp 350++
magaon when he smirks
remove his buffs 
remove your debuffs
luster candy 2 times when yhvh go 2nd form
debilitate or war cry him to lower his attack
main character = attacker
you and your demon must have resist physical attack



If you guys have more questions just comment below!





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How to defeat Satan

 just attack with your strongest attack

get demons with resist fire
and 1 null fire for your support demon with invitation skill[resurect and swap skill]
i recommend your main character having Invitation skill too because your demons will most like die here just use invitation and keep spaming fang breaker[attack down skill] and your main damaging skill

resist fire only for ur main and 2 other demons, the reason for this is for the whole party to share the fire attacks therefor lesser chance of a party member dying

demons with null fire will not get attacked therefor your other teamates that doesnt have will get spammed all the time increasing the chance of death

AVOID making him smirk by  having your demons weakness exploited
if he smirks and land a almighty attack on you its the end

Skills needed

Fang breaker or other attack decreasing skills as long as you can maintain it
mediarahan - full heal
Imposing stance - backup skill if in a pinch
Invitation - to summon back fallen demons as soon as possible
Samarecarm - to resurect demons or your main character

Optional skills
Energy drain - to help your demon maintain their skills

Recommended partner
Navarre - mainly because of support skills


Recommendation
use high level demons with high hp[900+ preferred]  with resist fire
make sure his attack is lowered by spam fang breaker or your preferred skill for lowering attack
make sure most of your demons have samarecarm
do not use tetrakarm or makarakarn because satan will just use almighty attacks if you do that

Reminder
this guide is for War difficulty

how to defeat vishnu-flynn

dont bother exploiting weakness just attack with your strongest attack

get demons with resist gun and null/light/dark, resist light and dark would do too drain/repel better
those demons must have no weakness against Zio or force attacks

resist gun only not null/repel/drain, the reason for this is for the whole party to share the gun attacks therefor lesser chance of a party member dying

AVOID making him smirk by  having your demons weakness exploited
if he smirks and land a almighty attack on you its the end

Skills needed

Fang breaker or other attack decreasing skills as long as you can maintain it
mediarahan - full heal
Imposing stance - should be used at the 1st 2 turns because vishnu-flynn can over power you at 1st


Optional skills
Energy drain - to help your demon maintain their skills

Recommended partner
Navarre - mainly because of support skills


Recommendation
use high level demons with high hp[900+ preferred]  with resist gun and null light/dark
make sure his attack is lowered by spam fang breaker or your preferred skill for lowering attack

Reminder
this guide is for War difficulty


Monday, November 21, 2016

What do stats do in this game?

What do stats do in this game?

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse uses the character stats in the following way:

Strength – Physical attack power
Dexterity – Gun-based attack power
Magic – Magical attack power
Agility – Speed in battle and chance to surprise enemy
Luck – Critical hit rate

Unlike in previous Shin Megami Tensei games, there isn’t really much in the way of defensive stats or magical resistance. Your primary focus will be increasing your ability to kill your enemy as quickly as possible without giving them as many turns. This is done through increasing your firepower, your speed, and abusing the smirk system as much as possible.

As your Agility remains high, you’ll also have the option to Flee any undesired encounter, saving you some headaches and wasted time.

how to beat dagda

dagda's weakness is light so spam light skills

the main skill that you need here is fangbreaker or attack down skills. as long as you can maintain it because dagda will increase attack from time to time

it also helps to have physical resist/null/drain
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