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Persona 5 Royal Makoto Persona Guide & Best Build

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

Persona 5 Royal Makoto Persona Evolutions

Like every other character in the game, Makoto has 3 different evolutions for her Persona: Johanna, Anat and Agnes.

Johanna is received at the start of the 3rd palace, when Makoto awakens her persona in Kaneshiro’s Palace.

persona 5 royal makoto johanna

Johanna is upgraded to Anat when Makoto’s Priestess Confidant is maxed out to level 10. Johanna also gains the Evade Psy ability.

persona 5 royal makoto anat

Finally, Makoto’s final Persona, Agnes, is obtained by speaking with Makoto during the bonus semester in January. Agnes gains the skill Checkmate, which is a multi-target Debilitate, and her trait is upgraded to Gaia Blessing, which gives the party a 50% improved chance of inflicting Shock/Burn/Freeze.


Makoto’s Best Endgame Build

Makoto, 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:

Atomic FlareNuke Boost
MafreidyneNuke Amp
MediarahanEvade Psy

These are all skills that Makoto learns naturally. You may want to hang onto Flash Bomb instead of Marakukaja since it’s her only physical attack, but I find Marakukaja to be more useful generally.

As for an accessory, I highly recommend either a Crystal Skull R or an Orichalcum R to combine with her best gun for an obscene stat boost. Her final gun + an Orichalcum R leaves her with +17 to all stats, which is pretty insane.

Persona 5 Royal Makoto Persona Skills

Frei4 SPLight Nuclear damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.Innate
Mafrei10 SPLight Nuclear damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.Innate
Vajra Blast14% HPMedium Physical damage to all foes.Innate
Diarama6 SPRestore Medium amount of HP of 1 ally.Innate
Rakukaja8 SPBuff defense of 1 ally for 3 turns.Innate
Makajama5 SPHigh Chance of inflicting Forget to 1 foe.Innate
Freila8 SPMedium Nuclear damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.24
Energy Shower8 SPCure Confuse/Fear/Despair/Rage/Brainwash of party.27
Flash Bomb19% HPMedium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Dizzy.31
Dekunda10 SPNegate all debuff effects of party.34
Defense MasterAutoAutomatic Rakukaja on user at start of battle.36
Mafreila16 SPMedium Nuclear damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.38
Mediarama12 SPRestore Medium amount of HP of party.41
Nuke Break15 SPSuppress innate Nuclear resistance of all foes for 3 turns.43
Nuke BoostAutoStrengthen Nuclear attacks by 25%.45
Marakukaja24 SPBuff party defense for 3 turns.48
Freidyne12 SPHeavy Nuclear damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.50
Diarahan18 SPFully restore HP of 1 ally.54
Mafreidyne22 SPHeavy Nuclear damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.59
Mediarahan30 SPFully restore HP of party.65
Nuke AmpAutoStrengthen Nuclear attacks by 50%.71
Atomic Flare48 SPSevere Nuclear damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Burn/Freeze/Shock.75

Additionally, Anat gains the skill Evade Psy automatically when she’s obtained, and Agnes grants the skill Checkmate, which casts Debilitate on all enemies.

Anyway, that about does it for the best skills for Makoto and her 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.


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