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Persona 5 Royal Akechi Persona Guide & Best Build

If you’re playing Persona 5 Royal, you’ll want to know what skills Akechi can learn from his Persona, as well as which ones are most worthwhile to keep. This guide will help make sure that your Akechi is the best Akechi he can be and is taking full advantage of his persona at the end of the game.

Persona 5 Royal Akechi Persona Evolutions

Like every other character in the game, Akechi has 3 different evolutions for his Persona: Robin Hood, Loki and Hereward.

Robin Hood is received at the start Nijima’s palace, when Akechi temporarily joins the party.

persona 5 royal akechi robin hood

Robin Hood is upgraded to Loki automatically when Akechi rejoins the party in the bonus semester.

persona 5 royal akechi loki

Finally, Akechi’s final Persona, Hereward, is obtained automatically on February 2nd during the bonus semester, provided you’ve maxed Akechi’s Justice Confidant. Hereward gains the skill Rebellion Blade, which deals colossal Almighty damage and does bonus damage if the enemy is knocked down, and his trait is upgraded to Ingenius Spirit, which has a chance of reducing the party’s SP costs for support and Almighty abilities by half.


Akechi’s Best Endgame Build

Akechi, like everyone else, has 8 skills to pick from, and you want to make sure you have the best build possible. The top tier skills are:

Rebellion BladeDebilitate
MegidolaonAttack Master
Riot GunEvade Bless

Akechi is somewhat unique in that his skillset is pretty much set in stone. He only learns 9 skills, so the only decision you have to make is what skill to replace with Rebellion Blade. I recommend you replace Fortify Spirit, which really doesn’t come in handy very often. By that point in the game, your Joker will end most random encounters in a single spell, and it’s not like ailments are useful against the final boss. Luckily, Akechi’s moveset, even though you can’t change it much, is extremely good.

For his accessory, I highly recommend the Ring of Pride, which allows Akechi to cast Charge. That gives him something to do on the turns where he’s not attacking. Another option is a nice Orichalcum R, just to power up all his moves with the increased stats.

Persona 5 Royal Akechi Persona Skills

Fortify SpiritAutoLower susceptibilities to all ailments.Innate
Laevateinn25% HPColossal Physical damage to 1 foe.Innate
Megidolaon38 SPSevere Almighty damage to all foes.Innate
Debilitate30 SPDebuff attack, defense and agility of 1 foe for 3 turns.Innate
Riot Gun24% HPSevere Gun damage to all foes.Innate
Eigaon12 SPHeavy Curse damage to 1 foe.Innate
Attack MasterAutoAutomatic Tarukaja on user at start of battle.Innate
Evade BlessAutoTriple evasion chance against (non-insta-death) Bless attacks.Innate

Additionally, Hereward grants the skill Rebellion Blade, which deals colossal Almighty damage and additional bonus damage if the enemy is knocked down.

Anyway, that about does it for the best skills for Akechi and his Persona in Persona 5 Royal. Be sure to check out the Games Section for more articles like this, and click here for more content related to Persona 5 Royal.


  • Ryan Night

    Ryan Night is an ex-game industry producer with over a decade of experience writing guides for RPGs. Previously an early contributor at, Ryan has been serving the RPG community with video game guides since 2001. As the owner of Bright Rock Media, Ryan has written over 600 guides for RPGs of all kinds, from Final Fantasy Tactics to Tales of Arise.

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