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How to Exploit Enemy’s Weaknesses

Persona 5 Strikers Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
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Real-time combat is an integral part of Persona 5 Strikers’ gameplay and the difficulty can have a steep curve in some situations if you’re not actively using certain mechanics in the game. One such mechanic allows you to pause the battle and peek into the enemies’ basic details before using a skill or attack. In this page, we will quickly discuss this mechanic and provide pointers on how to use them.

The mechanic we’re talking about is Oracle’s Analysis skill. This skill is acquired automatically very early in the game, during your exploration of the first jail with the entire crew available. In fact, it is her persona’s first skill. Analyzing enemies and taking note of their weaknesses will allow you to properly form an effective party that will allow you to mow down similar enemies you’ll encounter in a particular area while exploring.

Once unlocked, you’ll be able to see the targeted shadow’s level, HP, strengths, and weaknesses by pressing L2 (Third Eye button) or holding R1 (Summon Persona). Between the two methods, holding R1 is better since it will pause the battle, giving you the freedom to analyze the target’s stats and use the proper skill to exploit its weakness. If you’re controlling Joker, you can even switch with your multiple persona to get access to skills that will be effective against the target.

Targeting an enemy’s weakness gives you a lot of tactical advantage during combat. This strategy is pretty much required when fighting tougher opponents like dire shadows or bosses. Exploiting an enemy’s weakness will give you the following advantages:
* Deal greater damage and stun weaker enemies.
* Deplete the enemy’s Down gauge faster (allowing you to use a powerful All-Out Attack)

Since you can deal greater damage by simply exploiting an enemy’s weakness, it’s reason enough to use this mechanic often. Your battles will become a lot easier by making use of this intel.

That concludes our quick guide about finding enemy weaknesses and exploiting them to your advantage in Persona 5 Strikers. Please check out our other guide pages for more helpful tips and tidbits about this outstanding action RPG.

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