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Shin Megami Tensei IV
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 05-07-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 13-07-2020 / 21:51 GMT

Local Demon Bestiary

**Demon** **Level** **Scout?** **Race** **Weaknesses**
Decarabia 48 Yes Fallen Gun
Guedhe 63 Yes Reaper N/A
Mitra 53 Yes Fallen Force
Mushussu 47 Yes Drake Force
Orochi 60 Yes Snake Electric
Queen Mab 59 Yes Night N/A
Vivian 58 Yes Fairy Fire

Of course we'd be back here. Hopefully third time's the charm!

The group decides to meet at Ichigaya, found to the east of Shinjuku.

Camp Ichigaya: 1F

As you enter, a question is posed unto you; whether you agree that equality is when the strong and weak are treated alike.

  • Alignment -1 = It is strange
  • Alignment +1 = It's not strange at all
Once the game returns control to you, head east and north to the **3-Star Commodity** . Head down the northeast stairs for a **Chakra Pot** and **Summon Stone** , as usual; further down is a **1-Star Food** and a **Bead** .

Return to 1F and head west and into the northern alcove to find two 4-Star Commodities . That's about it for here, though; head to the west-central side and use the stairwell in the alcove to go on up.

Camp Ichigaya: 2F

Open the chest nearby for a Lu Incense , then go through the door on the right if you want to reach a room for an odd conversation. Otherwise, go south and through that door to find a 3-Star Gadget .

Go along the path and north at the next two forks to find some wormwood to break down to the west; you know, if you need a quick escape.

East of there, and parallel to it on the other side of the floor, are two rooms you need to go into to "disinfect" yourself. Afterwards, go east and along the path nearby to another room.

Tell the demon you're here to see Kenji and he'll give you a Scorched Card Key to open a nearby elevator. The elevator is in the westbound alcove from the middle north/south passage.

Camp Ichigaya: B3F

Go through the door on the left and along the path, grabbing a 4-Star Commodity and 4-Star Gadget on the way. Go through the door at the end and into the alcove to the north to find a Fury Earring . If you go through the door to the north, you can go into the northern alcove for a Great Chakra . Head east and along the path.

Go east at the intersection to reach a 3-Star Gadget and a 4-Star Gadget . Then head west and up the stairwell to B2F. Go along the path in front of you and backtrack all of the way back to B3F's elevator. Backtrack to that room with the big steel door to the south and enter said door.

Boss: Kenji

**Level** **Race** **Weakness** **Resistance** **Nullifies**
61 King Force, Fire N/A N/A

This boss doesn't offer much variety, but no matter. His strongest move is Conquerer God, a physical, party-wide, sometimes multi-strike move that can deal over 300 damage per hit. There's also the similar Hades Blast (only one hit per person, though). So, yeah, Tetrakarn or Attack Mirrors will do great here.

The same would be true for his Attack, which is party-wide and deals 70 ~ 90 damage, usually. All this stuff can be repelled with the right items or skills, so keep that in mind. Later, after the remote trick, he'll try also using Megidola Deceit Chain, Almighty attacks dealing about 120 damage to all.

Focus on poking his buttons with the weaknesses (Force and Fire) for the most part. Although you may find other attacks (like Titanomachia) more powerful despite not being critical. Also, be sure to heal every time your HP goes under 400. Otherwise there isn't much else to say - he has more bark than bite.

During the fight, you will be asked by Kenji if the fighting is getting you worked up. Of the four options, only one, "Glare menacingly", gives you some help. In this case, Kenji's defense will be lowered.

Later, you will seem to beat the guy, and the remote will be nearby. Don't grab it or your party will suffer ~300 HP and ~30 MP in damage and gain the Sick status; so, yeah, it's a trap! If you don't fall for it, Kenji's stats will decrease.

Winning will finish the quest, netting you 15,000 Macca and over 210,000 EXP. The group decides that Walter is bad luck and you get the remote. Press the button and let's see what unfolds... (Other than an automatic gain of five points towards Law in your alignment.)

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    5 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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