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Shin Megami Tensei V Mitama Weakness

Shin Megami Tensei V Mitama Weakness

If you’ve played any Megami Tensei games before, Persona included, you’re no doubt familiar with the Mitamas. The four Mitamas are differently-colored magatama stones with distinctive faces. Sometimes, they’re ordinary, recruitable demons, while other times they serve more utilitarian purposes. The Mitamas in Shin Megami Tensei V fall into the latter category, though to avail yourself of their utilities, you’ll need to do a bit of problem solving. Here’s what you need to know about Shin Megami Tensei V Mitama weakness.

Unlike the other demons you encounter in Shin Megami Tensei V, the Mitamas can’t be recruited to your side; if you try to talk to them, they’ll just ignore you. Instead, the Mitamas act as sort of prize encounters; if you can kill them in one turn, you’ll be rewarded with helpful items. The problem is that a Mitama can only be killed with the element it’s weak against (and Almighty damage). Any other attack is completely nullified, and on their turn, they’ll simply run away. 

Shin Megami Tensei V Mitama Weakness

Here’s how to defeat a Mitama in Shin Megami Tensei V:

  1. Buy a Spyglass from Gustave
  2. Use the Spyglass against a Mitama to reveal its weakness
  3. Attack the weakness to kill it instantly

To make matters tricky, Mitamas don’t have static weaknesses; they change every time you encounter them, so even if you guess their weakness correctly one time, it’ll be different the next time. Luckily, there’s an easy solution here: Spyglasses. These items will instantly reveal an enemy’s affinities when used, and you can buy them from Gustave for a measly 100 Macca a pop. At the start of your turn, just use a Spyglass to check the Mitama’s weakness, then, assuming you’ve got a demon with the right skill, blast it and it’ll die instantly.

Each type of Mitama yields a different reward upon defeat. Those rewards are:

  • Ara Mitama (Red): Grimoires, items that grant a demon enough XP to level up once
  • Nigi Mitama (Blue): Small Glory Crystals, items that grant 10 Glory upon use
  • Saki Mitama (Yellow): Rare Relics you can sell to Gustave for Macca
  • Kushi Mitama (Grey): Gospel, items that grant your protagonist enough XP to level up once

For other related content, you can check out our Shin Megami Tensei V beginners tips and tricks.

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