Shin Megami Tensei IV Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Atlus
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    5 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Demon Compendium

Demon Compendium

Demon Skills

When reading this, keep this in mind for the move power scale:

Weak

**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Acid Breath Decreases all enemies' defense, accuracy, and evasion
Agi Weak Fire-elemental attack to one enemy
Agidyne Heavy Fire-elemental attack to one enemy
Agilao Moderate Fire-elemental attack to one enemy
Ally Counter The wielder may counterattack if an ally is hit with a Physical or Gun attack
Ally Retaliate It is very likely the wielder will counter if an ally is hit with a Physical/Gun attack
Amrita Cures all status ailments on the target except for KO
Antichthon Severe damage to all (Almighty-elemental); also lowers enemy stats
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Attack Knowhow Enables the wielder to use attack items (i.e. elemental Stones)
Axel Claw 1 to 3 moderate Physical attacks on one or more enemies
Beastly Reaction Automatically boosts the wielder's accuracy and evasion by one level
Berserker God Heavy Physical Attack to an enemy
Bind Voice May Bind all enemies
Binding Claw Moderate Physical attack to an enemy that may Bind it
Blast Arrow Moderate Gun attack to all enemies
Blight Weak Physical attack to all enemies that may Poison them
Blood Ritual Increases the user's attack, defense, accuracy, and evasion, but reduces HP to 1; best used with Endure
Bouncing Claw 1 to 3 weak Physical attacks on an enemy
Bufu Weak Ice-elemental attack to one enemy
Bufudyne Heavy Ice-elemental attack to one enemy
Bufula Moderate Ice-elemental attack to one enemy
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Charge Increases the power of the user's next Physical/Gun attack to at least double
Charming Bolt Heavy Electric-elemental attack to all enemies that may inflict Panic
Cold World Heavy Ice-elemental attack to all enemies; may instantly kill
Concentrate Increases the power of the next magic attack by more than double
Cough May make one enemy Sick
Counter The wielder may counterattack if hit with a Physical or Gun attack
Critical Wave Weak Physical attack to all enemies; high critical-hit rate, but low accuracy
Damascus Claw 1 to 3 moderate Physical attacks on an enemy
Deadly Wind Severe Force-elemental attack to one enemy
Death's Door Weak damage to all enemies (Almighty-elemental); those Sick go to 1 HP
Debilitate Decreases all enemies' attack, defense, evasion, and accuracy
Dekaja Removes all status increases from the enemy party
Dekunda Removes all status decreases from your party
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Dia Heals 70 HP to one ally
Diarahan Fully heals one ally's HP
Diarama Heals 300 HP to one ally
Die for Me! Dark-elemental instant kill against all enemies; very likely to work
Doping Increases max HP by ~20% during battle for all allies; wears off at battle's end
Dormina May put one enemy to Sleep
Draconic Reaction Automatically boosts the wielder's accuracy and evasion by two levels
Dream Fist Weak Physical attack to an enemy that may put them to Sleep
Dream Needle Weak Gun attack to an enemy that may put an enemy to Sleep
Elec Pleroma Strengthens Electric-elemental attacks used by the wielder
Endure Once per battle, the wielder survives KO with 1 HP
Enduring Soul Once per battle, the wielder can be KO'ed and then be revived at full HP
Energy Drain Very weak HP/MP damage to an enemy that heals the user's HP/MP (Almighty element)
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Estoma Sword Use this in the field to strike and kill enemies in the field without battling, if they're low-level
Fang Breaker Weak Physical attack to an enemy that may lower their attack
Fatal Sword Moderate Physical attack to an enemy
Fire Breath 1 to 4 weak Fire-elemental attacks to one or more enemies
Fire Pleroma Strengthens Fire-elemental attacks used by the wielder
Floral Gust 1 to 4 moderate Force-elemental attacks to one or more enemies
Force Pleroma Strengthens Force-elemental attacks used by the wielder
Glacial Blast 1 to 4 moderate Ice-elemental attacks to one or more enemies
Gram Slice Weak Physical attack to an enemy
Grand Tack Heavy Gun attack to one enemy
Great Logos Severe damage to all enemies (Almighty elemental)
Gun Pleroma Strengthens Gun attacks used by the wielder
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Hades Blast Heavy Physical attack to all enemies
Hama Light-elemental instant kill to one enemy
Hamaon Light-elemental instant kill to one enemy; highly successful
Haste Lesson Ups Agility on the wielder by 20 points
Hard Worker The wielder will gain more EXP. than usual after battle
Heal Pleroma Strengthens curative (i.e. Dia) spells used by the wielder
Healing Knowhow Enables the wielder to use healing items (e.g. Medicine, Detox Solution)
Heat Wave Weak Physical attack to all enemies
Heaven's Bow Heavy Gun attack to all enemies
High Elec Pleroma Greatly strengthens Electric-elemental attacks used by the wielder
High Fire Pleroma Greatly strengthens Fire-elemental attacks used by the wielder
High Force Pleroma Greatly strengthens Force-elemental attacks used by the wielder
High Gun Pleroma Greatly strengthens Gun attacks used by the wielder
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
High Heal Pleroma Greatly strengthens curative (i.e. Dia) spells used by the wielder
High Ice Pleroma Greatly strengthens Ice-elemental attacks used by the wielder
High Phys Pleroma Greatly strengthens Physical attacks used by the wielder
Holy Wrath Damage to all enemies (Almighty elemental); Chaos Alignments take more damage
Ice Breath 1 to 4 weak Ice-elemental attacks to one or more enemies
Ice Pleroma Strengthens Ice-elemental attacks used by the wielder
Invitation Summons an ally demon into the party and revives them from KO
Iron Judgement Moderate Physical attack to one enemy
Javelin Rain Moderate Physical attack to all enemies
Judgement Damage to all enemies (Almighty elemental); Chaos Alignments take more damage?
Judgement Light Light-elemental instant kill to all enemies; **very highly** successful
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Life Bonus Boosts the wielder's maxmimum HP by ~10%
Life Drain Very weak damage to one enemy that heals the user (Almighty element)
Life Gain Boosts the wielder's maxmimum HP by ~20%
Life Aid The wielder recovers some HP after battle
Light Life Aid The wielder recovers a little HP after battle
Light Mana Aid The wielder recovers a little MP after battle
Lullaby May put all enemies to Sleep
Lunge Weak Physical attack to an enemy; high critical-hit rate, but low accuracy
Luster Candy Increases all allies' attack, defense, accuracy, and evasion
Mabufu Weak Ice-elemental attack to all enemies
Mabufudyne Heavy Ice-elemental attack to all enemies
Mabufula Moderate Ice-elemental attack to all enemies
Madness Nails 1 to 3 heavy Physical attacks on one or more enemies
Madness Needle Weak Gun attack to an enemy that may make it Panic
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Mahamaon Light-elemental instant kill to all enemies; highly successful
Makarakarn Repels all non-ailment magical attacks used against your party for one turn
Mamudoon Dark-elemental instant kill to all enemies; highly successful
Mana Aid The wielder gains some MP after battle
Mana Bonus Boosts the wielder's maxmimum MP by ~10%
Mana Gain Boosts the wielder's maxmimum MP by ~20%
Maragi Weak Fire-elemental attack to all enemies
Maragidyne Heavy Fire-elemental attack to all enemies
Maragion Moderate Fire-elemental attack to all enemies
Mazan Weak Force-elemental attack to all enemies
Mazandyne Heavy Force-elemental attack to all enemies
Mazanma Moderate Force-elemental attack to all enemies
Mazio Weak Electric-elemental attack to all enemies
Maziodyne Heavy Electric-elemental attack to all enemies
Mazionga Moderate Electric-elemental attack to all enemies
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Me Patra Heals Sleep, Panic, and/or Bind from all allies during battle
Media Heals 70 HP to all allies
Mediarahan Fully heals all allies' HP
Mediarama Heals 300 HP to all allies
Megaton Press Moderate Physical attack to all enemies; high critical-hit rate, but low accuracy
Megidola Moderate damage to all enemies (Almighty elemental)
Megidolaon Heavy damage to all enemies (Almighty elemental)
Megido Weak damage to all enemies (Almighty elemental)
Mortal Jihad Heavy Physical attack to an enemy; high critical-hit rate, but low accuracy
Mudo Dark-elemental instant kill to one enemy
Mudoon Dark-elemental instant kill to one enemy; highly successful
Myriad Arrows 2 to 4 weak Gun attacks to one or more enemies
Needle Shot Weak Gun attack to one enemy
Nihil Claw 1 to 3 heavy Physical attacks on an enemy
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Null Dark Prevents any Dark-elemental attacks from hitting the wielder
Null Light Prevents any Light-elemental attacks from hitting the wielder
Null Mind Prevents the Sleep and Panic status ailments on the wielder
Null Nerve Prevents the Poison, Sick, and Bind status ailments on the wielder
Oni-Kagura Moderate Physical attack to an enemy; high critical-hit rate, but low accuracy
Pandemic Bomb May make all enemies Sick
Panic Caster Makes magic from the user more effective for a few turns, but causes them to Panic
Panic Voice May make all enemies Panic
Patra Heals Sleep, Panic, and/or Bind from one ally during battle
Phys Pleroma Strengthens Physical attacks used by the wielder
Poison Breath May Poison all enemies
Poison Claw Moderate Physical attack to an enemy that may Poison it
Posumudi Heals Poison and/or Sick from an ally
Pulinpa May make one enemy Panic
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Purple Smoke 1 to 3 moderate Physical attacks to one or more enemies, which also may make them Panic
Rakukaja Increases all allies' defense
Rakunda Decreases all enemies' defense
Rapid Needle Weak Gun attack to all enemies
Retaliate If the user is hit with a Physical/Gun attack, a counterattack is very likely
Recarm Revives an ally from KO with 50% of their HP
Recarmdra Revives and heals all allies while killing the user
Repel Elec Repels all Electric-elemental attacks against the user
Repel Fire Repels all Fire-elemental attacks against the user
Repel Force Repels all Force-elemental attacks against the user
Repel Gun Repels all Gun-elemental attacks against the user
Repel Ice Repels all Ice-elemental attacks against the user
Repel Phys Repels all Physical-elemental attacks against the user
Resist Elec Lowers Electric-elemental damage to the wielder by ~10%
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Resist Fire Lowers Fire-elemental damage to the wielder by ~10%
Resist Force Lowers Force-elemental damage to the wielder by ~10%
Resist Gun Lowers Gun-elemental damage to the wielder by ~10%
Resist Ice Lowers Ice-elemental damage to the wielder by ~10%
Resist Phys Lowers Physical-elemental damage to the wielder by ~10%
Riot Gun Severe Gun-elemental damage to a single enemy
Sabbatma Summons an ally demon into the party; useless on Flynn
Salvation Fully heals all allies' HP and their status ailments (except KO)
Samarecarm Revives an ally from KO with 100% of their HP
Scratch Dance 1 to 3 weak Physical attacks on one or more enemies
Sea of Chaos Damage to all enemies (Almighty elemental); Law Alignments take more damage
Shibaboo May Bind one enemy
Shock 1 to 4 weak Electric-elemental attacks to all enemies
Silent Prayer Removes all status boosts and lowerings on all, returning all stats to normal
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Spirit Drain Very weak MP damage to one enemy that heals the user's MP (Almighty element)
Spring of Life If the demon is in the active party, it will recover HP while you walk
Stun Needle Weak Gun attack to an enemy that may Bind it
Stun Needles 1 to 3 moderate Gun attacks to one or more enemies that may Bind them
Sukukaja Increases all allies' accuracy and evasion
Sukunda Decreases all enemies' accuracy and evasion
Tarukaja Increases all allies' attack
Tarunda Decreases all enemies' attack
Tathlum Shot Moderate Gun attack to one enemy
Taunt Increases all enemies' attack, but lowers their defense
Tetanus Cut Weak Physical attack to an enemy that may make them Sick
Tetraja Nullifies one Light- or Dark-elemental instant kill against all allies
Tetrakarn Repels all Physical and Gun attacks thrown against your party for one turn
**Skill Name** **Skill Effect**
Thunder Reign Severe Electric-elemental attack to all enemies
Titanomachia Heavy Physical attack to all enemies; high critical-hit rate, but low accuracy
Toxic Sting Weak Gun attack to an enemy that may Poison an enemy
Trafuri Guarantees escape from battle (if possible)
Trisagion Severe Fire-elemental attack to one enemy
Victory Cry The wielder's HP and MP are fully healed after a battle
War Cry Decreases all enemies' attack and defense
Wind Breath 1 to 4 weak Force-elemental attacks to all enemies
Workaholic Increases the EXP. earned from battles more than "Hard Worker"
Zan Weak Force-elemental attack to one enemy
Zandyne Heavy Force-elemental attack to one enemy
Zanma Moderate Force-elemental attack to one enemy
Zio Weak Electric-elemental attack to one enemy
Ziodyne Heavy Electric-elemental attack to one enemy
Zionga Moderate Electric-elemental attack to one enemy