Top 10 Best Demons in Shin Megami Tensei V

Adiba Chowdhury
By Adiba Chowdhury
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Although Shin Megami Tensei V’s demon lineup exceeds hundreds, we have picked out some of the best Demons you can use in your battle.

Shin Megami Tensei V is the brand new installment in Atlus’s cult classic Shin Megami Tensei franchise. SMT V is an action role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic setting and is based in modern-day Tokyo and the Netherworld.

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The game allows players to acquire demon allies through demon fusions or recruit them through negotiating during battle. Currently, the number of demons you can add to your Demon Compendium stands at 214. Below, we have attempted to list our picks for the best demons Nahobino can use as allies in battles, from worst to best.

Top 10 Best Demons in SMT V

10. Jack Frost

Jack Frost
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Jack Frost is a classic and iconic SMT demon and also Atlus’s mascot. The snowman-resembling Demon can cast ice-based attacks on enemies. His most Unique skill is perhaps the Jack Bafula, which costs 16MP to cast. It is a medium Ice attack that crushes a foe with an ice boulder, also lowering the target’s defense by one rank for the next three turns.

9. Yoshitsune

Yoshitsune
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Yoshitsune is a Wargod demon in SMT V who can devastate enemies with the slash of his dual swords. With that being said, all his attacks deal physical damage. His Unique skill Hassou Tobi costs 45MP and allows him to summon eight randomized physical attacks on multiple enemies from the depths of the ground, guaranteeing a Critical hit on every strike.

8. Mermaid

Mermaid
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The beautiful Femme demon can both attack and provide support in battles. She deals ice damage to enemies and can heal or revive allies through Recovery skills and provide stat buffs. With only 15MP, she can cast a strong Unique skill called the Stormcaller Song that lands ice-attacks on multiple foes randomly as her scream erupts an iceberg from the ground.

7. Angel

Angel
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Although many seasoned SMT fans were unsure of the redesign of such a classic Divine Demon, Angel still stands as one of the best healer demons in Shin Megami Tensei V. Angel can both cast light attacks on enemies or use Recovery skills to heal, revive, or provide stat buffs to party members. Angel’s Unique skill, Hama Blessing, recovers some HP to all members of the party.

6. Alice

Alice
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Alice is considered a remarkably strong Demon no matter which version of SMT or Persona you’re playing. She’s a Fiend with powerful Dark skills up her sleeves such as Mudoon or Mamudoon. What’s best is her Unique skill, Die for Me, which can launch dark attacks on random foes with a chance of insta-kill for enemies with a weakness in the Dark skill affinity.

5. Hayataro

Hayataro
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Hayataro is a Holy demon who is unique to Shin Megami Tensei V. The holy beast can be created through the Special fusion of Beast Inugami and Kunitsu Take-Minakata. It has not one, not two, but THREE Unique skills! The first skill is Carnage Fang, which costs 20MP to cast and deals heavy Physical damage to one foe, with a great chance of landing a Critical Hit.

The second Unique skill is Sun’s Radiance, which restores moderate HP with all status ailment cure to one ally. The last unique skill is called Witness me, which increases enemy hostility as well as Accuracy and Evasion by two ranks for the next three turns.

4. Amanozako

Amanozako
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Amanozako is also a new face in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. In addition to that, she can only be acquired through the progression of the main story. Not only that, but she will also follow you around in the overworld, as opposed to other demons who you can only summon during battles.

Amanozako is pretty powerful and can resist a bunch of affinities such as Light and Dark skills, while completely nullifying the effects of Force attacks and repelling Electricity. Her Unique Skill called the Heavenly Encounter improves the chance of countering Strength-based attacks with a Dark attack, while also lowering the target’s Attack by one rank for the next three turns.

3. Idun

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The Goddess of Apples depicted in the Norse mythology, Idunn is a Megami Demon unique to SMT V. She is one of the best Support demons in the game, as her Unique Skill called the Golden Apple restores moderate HP for all allies while raising all their stats by one rank for the next three turns. This will give you a much-needed edge in difficult battles where sustainability is the key to winning. But let’s not stop there, as her magic stats are also incredible.

2. Fionn mac Cumhaill

Fionn mac Cumhaill
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Introduced as another fresh face in the SMT universe, Fionn mac Cumhaill is a Genma demon in Shin Megami Tensei V. He can resist status ailments such as Mirage, Confusion, Poison, and Charm while completely nullifying Sleep and Seal. Through his Unique Skill, Mac an Luin, he can deal Severe Physical damage to one foe, with a Great chance of landing a Critical Hit. This makes him one of the best demons to use in tough boss battles. The beautiful Prince is a force to be reckoned with.

1. Zeus

Zeus
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And finally, we have none other than the Greek god Zeus. The deity can resist all sorts of status ailments, such as sleep, poison, mirage, confusion, seal, and charm, making it very hard to handicap him in battle. He can also nullify light, dark, and electric attacks. He has a total of three unique skills up his sleeves. The first one is Keraunos, which lets him cast a severe electric attack on one foe for 36 MP, piercing through any and all of the target’s resistance to the affinity.

Then we have the Madness Glint, which allows him to cast a swirl of Almighty attack two to five times on enemies randomly, with a chance of inflicting them with Seal – all for the cost of 43MP. Moreover, it also lowers the target’s Attack and Defense by one rank for the next three turns. Lastly, we have the Panta Spane, which allows him to deal Medium Physical damage to all foes with one swipe and smash of his feet, costing 53 MP.

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By Adiba Chowdhury Deputy Evergreen Editor
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Adiba Chowdhury is the Deputy Editor of the Evergreen section at GameRiv. Adiba is an avid gamer, artist, and anime lover. She expresses her love for RPGs, JRPGs, and Action Adventure games by writing about evergreen titles with lasting impressions for GameRiv.