The Velvet Room is a staple feature of the recent Persona games. This is a mystical location that only the protagonist has access to, and will allow you to perform various functions related to managing the protagonist’s persona. In Persona 5 Strikers, the Velvet Room returns once again to provide Joker the necessary tools to fuse, strengthen, and register Personas at his disposal. In this page, we will discuss the basics of the Velvet Room and how to take advantage of what it has to offer.
What is the Velvet Room
This extra-dimensional location is only accessible to Joker and will allow him to manage the variety of personas under his control. Here, you can create new Personas, Enhance them, and keep a compendium (or registry) of the ones you have owned so far. We will discuss more details about these functions later.
How to access the Velvet Room
Thankfully, accessing the Velvet Room is very convenient. You can do it from the following locations:
* From the hideout menu
* From any checkpoint inside Jails
* From certain entry points in reality. The first such location can be found in Central Street, as shown below. You just need to talk to Lavenza to enter the room.
Executions: Create New Personas
Joker will start off with his default persona, Arsene. As your party defeats enemies, you’ll be able to obtain masks from them, which in turn, can be used to summon Personas. Joker can carry multiple personas so if your party picks up a mask of a persona that he doesn’t have yet, that persona will be added to Joker’s stock or persona list. If you pick up a mask of a persona you already own, that mask will be converted to PP (persona points) instead.
Collecting personas is just part of the battle. You’ll need to fuse them to obtain higher-level personas through the Velvet Room’s Execution
allows you to sacrifice two personas to create a new one. Thankfully, the fusion mechanic is simplified. The new personas that you can create will depend on Joker’s character level. His level should be above or equal to the new Persona’s starting level. The new ones that you can fuse will appear as “unreg” (unregistered).
Even if the persona’s name is grayed out, you can still see the preview of the new persona’s base stats, strengths, weaknesses, and skills. You can use this information to decide which skills you’ll want the new persona to inherit from its “parents” (material personas that you’ll use in Fusion
is very straightforward; you’ll need two parent/material personas that will be “executed” or used as materials to create a new persona. If you already have these personas in your stock, then the actual fusion will be free. If you don’t possess the required persona(s), you can farm jails for a chance to obtain those personas’ masks or pay a fee to summon them directly from your registry. You can only do the latter option if you managed to register the required persona before you lose it through Execution
or by destroying it.
Fusion: Persona Enhancement
This feature allows you to use PP (Persona Points) to instantly increase a persona’s level. Leveling up a persona not only increases its stats but allows it to learn new skills as well. These skills can be used in combat or can be inherited to a new persona if you’ll use the persona as a parent/material for Execution. You can only increase a Persona’s level up to Joker’s current level.
Persona points can be obtained through the following methods:
* Picking up masks of personas you already own
* Fusing personas
* “Destroying” or releasing personas. You can do this in the Persona Enhancement (Mask Fusion
) option in the Velvet Room and pressing the Option button (for the PS4).
The last option allows you to view the records of the personas you have owned so far, as well as the ability to summon them from scratch for a fee. You can also register Personas to add them to your database so you can always summon them again. The higher the level of the persona, the more expensive it will be to summon them again using this method.
Registering your Personas is a great way to keep a record of their current state before using them in Executions. This is very important especially for certain personas that learned skills required for Prison Mail
requests. Furthermore, fused personas will usually have higher stats and better skills than the ones you can find in the “wild” so registering often after leveling them up or using them in battle (or even fresh after Fusion
) is recommended.
Take note that whenever you register, the newer personas will overwrite the ones you currently have in record. Thankfully, Lavenza will give you a warning if the persona you’re trying to register has weaker stats or has a lower level compared to what you have in the registry. The registry will also take note of the number of times a persona is used in Fusion
. The more fusions that persona went through, the higher the chance it will obtain Stat bonuses upon fusion.
That concludes our guide for Persona 5 Strikers’ Velvet Room. Please check out our other guide pages for more helpful tips and tidbits about this outstanding action RPG.