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Shin Megami Tensei V

How to defeat Pazuzu

Jarrod Garripoli

During Subquests, you will sometimes have to fight a boss while doing the quest. This page will pertain to the fight against Pazuzu.

Pazuzu can be one of the first challenging bosses you will fight in the game

Where to find Pazuzu

Pazuzu is a boss you will fight during the quest, The Cursed Mermaids. In order to get to the area where you fight Pazuzu, you will need to have defeated Hydra during the main story. Once you have, head to the big Tokyo Tower area and in the southwest portion, there will be a path you can take that splits into two more. The western of these two will bring you to the area with Pazuzu.

You’ll need to complete the “Lay of the Land” main story quest to gain access to this area.

Stats and Resistances

Icon Name Lv Weakness Resistances Location
SMT_V_Pazuzu_Icon.jpg Pazuzu 16 Ics_Icon_Shin_Megami_Tensei_V.png Force_Icon_Shin_Megami_Tensei_V.png (RESIST), Dark_Icon_Shin_Megami_Tensei_V.png (BLOCK) Minato - Akabanebashi


Type Skill Effect
Dark_Icon_Shin_Megami_Tensei_V.png Mudo +1 Weak Dark attack to 1 foe. Chance of instakill when striking weakness.
Dark_Icon_Shin_Megami_Tensei_V.png Mamudo +1 Weak Dark attack to all foes. Chance of instakill when striking weakness.
Ailment_Icon_Shin_Megami_Tensei_V.png Pulinpa +4 Chance of inflicting Confusion to 1 foe.
Force_Icon_Shin_Megami_Tensei_V.png Mazan +3 Weak Force attack to all foes.

Recommended Party

Pazuzu can be a challenging foe, especially if you stumble into the battle unprepared. For starters, you do not want anyone weak to Dark here, as Mudo/Mamudo can instantly kill that target if they are weak to it. That means while Angel is a good candidate to bring, since he has an AoE healing spell, him being weak to Dark puts him at risk of being one-shot killed by the above two spells. If you decided to side with Leanan Sidhe by completing The Water Nymph, then Leanan Sidhe is an amazing demon to have in this battle. While she may be weak to Force, she is immune to Dark and will make Pazuzu lose turns if he happens to target her.

(1 of 2) Do not bring anyone weak to Dark because of Mudo’s chance to instakill

Do not bring anyone weak to Dark because of Mudo’s chance to instakill (left), Don’t forget about Force Dampeners to combat the Mazan (right)

She also learns Media at level 18, which can be an incredible help here, despite the huge MP cost at the current level. Even though you may have sided with Leanan Sidhe, you still have the ability to fuse Apsaras, who can be a huge help in this battle, too. The reason for this is that Pazuzu is weak to Ice, so both Apsaras and Mermaid will do some big damage with their Ice skills, especially Mermaid’s unique one. If someone gets confused by Pulinpa, try to heal it as soon as possible with an Amrita Soda. Mazan can also be a problem, especially since Leanan Sidhe is weak to Force, but you have the option to use a Force Dampener. Lastly, don’t forget your Magatsuhi skill to give your skills Critical status for one turn.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Atlus, Nintendo, Sega
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, RPG
  • Guide Release
    5 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    18 February 2022
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