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Persona 5 Royal Ryuji Persona Guide & Best Build

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

Persona 5 Royal Ryuji Persona Evolutions

Like every other character in the game, Ryuji has 3 different evolutions for his Persona: Captain Kidd, Seiten Taisei and William.

Captain Kidd is received at the start of the game, when Ryuji awakens his persona in Kamoshida’s Palace.

persona 5 royal ryuji captain kidd

Captain Kidd is upgraded to Seiten Taisei when Ryuji’s Chariot Confidant is maxed out to level 10. Seiten Taisei also gains the Evade Wind ability.

persona 5 royal ryuji saiten taisei

Finally, Ryuji’s final Persona, William, is obtained by speaking with Ryuji during the bonus semester in January. William gains the skill Fighting Spirit, which grants charge to the entire party, and his trait is upgraded to Eccentric Temper, which has a chance of boosting any ally’s damage by 80% whenever they attack.


Ryuji’s Best Endgame Build

Ryuji, 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:

God’s HandZiodyne
MatarukajaShock Boost
Fighting SpiritElec Boost

Swift Strike used to be better than Agneyastra in vanilla Persona 5, but that’s no longer the case in Royal. You could delete Ziodyne for Evade Wind if you like, but it’s not really necessary. It’s up to you whether having the choice between single and multi-target spells or the ability to evade wind magic (which you rarely encounter) is better.

For his accessory, I highly recommend the Ring of Greed, which grants the skill President’s Insight, allowing Ryuji to cast Concentrate on your main character, making him the best support buffer available.

Persona 5 Royal Ryuji Persona Skills

Zio4 SPLight Electric damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Shock.Innate
Lunge5% HPLight Physical damage to 1 foe.5
Tarukaja8 SPBuff attack power of 1 ally for 3 turns.9
Headbutt9% HPMedium Physical damage to 1 foe. Medium chance of Forget.11
Adverse ResolveAutoIncrease critical rate when being ambushed.14
Rampage13% HPLight Physical damage to all foes 1x to 3x.17
Mazio10 SPLight Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.21
Bad Beat21% HPMedium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Despair.24
Assault Dive13% HPHeavy Physical damage to 1 foe.26
Zionga8 SPMedium Electric damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Shock.28
Swift Strike17% HPLight Physical damage to all foes 3x to 4x.32
Shock BoostAutoEnhance chance of inflicting Shock status.35
Elec Break15 SPSuppress innate Electric resistance of all foes for 3 turns.39
Mazionga16 SPMedium Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.43
Deathbound22% HPMedium Physical damage to all foes 1x to 2x.47
Elec BoostAutoStrengthen Electric attacks by 25%.49
Megaton Raid16% HPSevere Physical damage to 1 foe.53
Ziodyne12 SPHeavy Electric damage to 1 foe. Rare chance of Shock.55
Matarukaja24 SPBuff party attack power for 3 turns.58
Charge15 SPNext physical attack inflicts 2.5x damage.63
Maziodyne22 SPHeavy Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock.67
Agneyastra24% HPMedium Physical damage to all foes 1x to 3x.71
God’s Hand25% HPColossal Physical damage to 1 foe.75

Additionally, Seiten Taisei gains the skill Evade Wind automatically when he’s obtained, and William grants the skill Fighting Spirit, which grants Charge to the entire party.

Anyway, that about does it for the best skills for Ryuji 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.


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