How to get Demon Essence in Shin Megami Tensei V
Demon Essence in Shin Megami Tensei V allows Nahobino or any other demon to learn skills without leveling up or without receiving them via Demon Fusion. This How to get Demon Essence guide will tell you how to obtain it so you can use it.
There are several ways in which you can obtain Demon Essence in Shin Megami Tensei V, the most common of which is getting it as a level-up bonus. When you level up, demons will reward you with a variety of items, one of which can be their Demon Essence. The problem with getting Demon Essence this way is that it is not reliable, as demons reward level up bonuses randomly. Another way to get Demon Essence if you have Macca, the currency used in the game, is to purchase it from Gustave in the Cadaver's Hollow. This way too can be unreliable, as not all Essences will become available for purchase.
Demon Essence can also be found inside Treasure Chests, which you will be able to find by searching every nook and cranny in the world of Shin Megami Tensei V. You will also be able to find Demon Essence by checking out spots highlighted by members of your party on the field, such as Amanozako for example. Amanozako can become your ally by completing The Destined Leader subquest after clearing A Power Beyond Control. You will have access to these quests just before the final dungeon of the game. Getting Demon Essence this way is also random and is a method you should not rely upon to find them. Once you have a collection of Demon Essence in your possession, you will be able to customize your team so they are prepared to face any powerful demon that you encounter.
Take a look at our How to Recruit Demons
guide to find out how you can build up your compendium with demons in Shin Megami Tensei V.