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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth


Jarrod Garripoli

Not far into the game, you will learn that your main character, as well as all of the others, can equip another Persona, in addition to their main one. These Sub-Personas, as they are called, function a little different than the multiple Personas used in previous games. Instead of giving a plethora of stats and resistances, Sub-Personas only give three main things in Persona Q: more HP, more SP and additional skills. There are no restrictions to which Sub-Persona can be equipped on any given character, save for Zen/Rei, who cannot equip any at all.

Fusion is one of the ways you can get Sub-Personas (left). You can sometimes get one after a battle, with FOEs guaranteeing a high-level one (right)!

Battling with Sub-Personas

There’s nothing special you have to do to summon your Sub-Persona in battle, as you just need to use one of the skills that you have on that particular Sub-Persona. When you first equip one, you will notice on the character’s portrait, that their HP and SP bars have an additional white component added to them. These can be treated as free HP/SP, as after a battle they will be replenished.

As an example, let’s say you have 150 SP by default and equip a Sub-Persona that grants an additional 50 SP. You use a skill in battle that takes 35 SP, so you’re left with a total of 165 SP. If you complete the battle without using any more SP, then that character’s SP will be refilled to its max after the battle. If you use the same skill for an additional 35 SP, then your character’s SP will dip into their actual pool and not be refilled back to full after the battle is over (the 50 SP will always replenish, though).

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    2 August 2015
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    7 December 2020
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    Jarrod Garripoli

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With the eerie tolling of the Yasogami High School bells, 18 Persona-users find themselves trapped inside the labyrinth of a strange other-world. There, they meet Zen and Rei, an odd duo who have lost their memories. As the parties come together to seek an escape, a mysterious shadow creeps ever nearer. Persona Q combines the story and characters of Persona with the gameplay of Atlus’ dungeon-crawling role-playing series, Etrian Odyssey.

You will find a plethora of information in this guide, including:

  • A complete walkthrough of the game’s story.
  • Detailed maps for every single floor of every dungeon in the game.
  • How to complete all of Elizabeth’s Requests.
  • Lists for every item in the game.
  • Some tips on how to use the characters in your party.
  • The basics to understanding the complex Fusion system.

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