My OP Persona and how you can make one.
(This was originally posted in my Classroom Answers thread, though I thought I should post this here so others have the option of breaking end-game boss fights too)
I realised by missing the christmas I wanted, I could make something I tried very hard to do in the past, but gave up on - a (near) perfect Yoshitsune, probably the most OP persona in the game.
For those who don't know, Yoshitsune is the hardest hitting persona you can get, but the (in my opinion) best combination for it requires you to miss your Christmas celebrations. (note you can make one almost as good without doing this, or make an equivalent using skill cards - detailed at the end)
For those interested, I'm including what I made below - there are many forms of Yoshitsune, but I went for the invincible one. It's much easier to do in P4: Golden as you, uno, can choose your inherited skills.
I suggest wearing a Book Of The Void accessory to seal the deal (bought from Tanaka near the end of the year / start of the new one, can't remember)
Yoshitsune, final build:
Hassoutobi | Absorb Wind
Power Charge | Absorb Fire
Debilitate | Null Ice (this is where the "near-perfect" comes from, a "perfect" block-all would be absorb ice, which you need Isis for, and since she requires max S-Link, I didn't have her yet)
Arms Master | Null Dark (you don't need any other form of dark protection, as things which cast dark generally don't die by it)
What this gives you
So you end up with a Yoshitsune with the wrecking-fools Hassoutobi (the highest damage attack in the game, though it is physical damage so some enemies are immune), Debilitate (the best debuff in the game) and he'll be immune to all forms of damage (except Almighty of course) and immune to the worst conditions via the Book of the Void accessory.
Debilitate is why you need to do this on Christmas Eve, utilising the fusion forecast for that day: Make Yoshitsune, bonus skill Debilitate. In the end, it's an optional skill - but switching away from your invincible persona is always a risk on higher difficulties unless you have multiple, so IMO it's worth it (worth picking over other things such as Enduring Soul or ali dance - not necessarily missing your Christmas if you're an RPer : P , Yoshitsune is pretty badass no matter how you make him).
Note: To make this fusion on Christmas Eve you'll also need to beat the dungeon on Christmas Eve, you cannot do it earlier or you'll miss your chance.
So, Fusion Ingredients:
Yoshitsune = Hachiman (lvl70 Hierophant) x Hitokoto-nushi (lvl41 Hermit) x Shiki-ouji (lvl56 Fool) x Okuninushi (lvl41 Emperor) x Masakado (lvl69 Tower)
I recommend only doing work on the last two. The rest can be found through shuffle-times or fused normally with no regard for what they have on them. <3 P4 Golden.
There are many, many ways of making these and you'll find that you're probably carrying valid ingredients with you anywho - assuming your personas are of the right levels. Just check your fusion search with Igor. If you want plain old recipes, use this graph and/or this walkthrough (both aren't perfect, but they're both good).
So, below you'll see how I made Hikotonusi (1) and Masakado (2) - I used these to inherit Arms Master, Absorb Wind, Absorb Fire, Null Ice and Null Dark
- Absorb Fire
Taowu lvl56 hanged, learned lvl62
- Null Ice
Orthrus lvl39 hanged, learned lvl45
- Null Dark
Uriel, lvl58 justice, learned lvl64
Orthrus + Taowu + Belphegor (lvl61 Devil) = Uriel
So I levelled the first two then fused them into Uriel (passing on Abs Fire and Null Ice), levelled Uriel, then:
Uriel (lvl64) + Nigi Mitama (lvl23 Temperance) = Hikotonusi (1) - This guy now has Absorb Fire, Null Ice and Null Dark taking care of most of your inheritance.
- Absorb Wind
Horus (lvl68 Sun, learned at lvl73)
Horus = Shiki-ouji (lvl56 Fool) x Hell Biker (lvl66 Hangedman) x Ganesha (lvl50 Star)
- Arms Master
(learned by Masakado, lvl69 Tower, at lvl74)
Cybele (lvl64 Lovers) + Kartikeya (lvl67 Star) + Horus (lvl73 Sun) = Masakado (2)
So now you have those two, you just fuse them and the other components on December 24th. This is a pentagon fusion, and you just pick the skills above - easy as that No rerolling EVER AGAIN.
Remember, to be able to fuse on the 24th you have to capture Adachi on that same day.
Making a Yoshitsune without missing Christmas
Firstly, the skill card system can make this whole thing much easier if you have the cash. ALL of his skills except Hassou Tobi and Power Charge (assuming you haven't gotten the latter via shuffle times) have a relatively easily obtainable skill card associated with them, so you can simply make any Yoshitsune you want whilst retaining those two skills and customise him into being invincible. Here are the skill cards you need - you get them by spending a day at the Cafe in the city with that persona equipped (except for the first Cafe visit where you always get Dia). Make sure to register them as they are all very good, or at least to not re-register the persona after extracting the skill card if you're fine with re-spending days.
- Debilitate: Trumpeter (Judgement, learned at lvl73) - 200,000yen buyback
- Arms Master: Futsunushi (Chariot, learned at lvl85) - 150,000
- Absorb Fire: Hell Biker (Hanged Man, learned at lvl71) - 300,000
- Absorb Ice: Isis (Empress, learned at lvl82) - 300,000
- Absorb Wind: Horus (Sun, learned at lvl 73) - 300,000
- Repel Dark: Michael (Judgement, learned at lvl76) - 90,000
Don't want to use skill cards / don't have the cash? So, Yoshitsune doesn't NEED Debilitate. You can have that on Trumpeter for example - and hey, who doesn't want to have a nice christmas? The happy thing here is Masakado (above) learns Enduring Soul (heals you to full when HP hits 0) and which you can inherit instead of Arms Master - but you probably still want Arms Master, right?
Well, to do this you simply use the fusion forecast on 12/19: Fuse Yoshitsune, Bonus Skill: Arms Master.
So you're inheriting:
Enduring Soul, Aborb Wind (Masakado)
Absorb Fire, Null Ice and Null Dark (Hikotonusi)
with the bonus skill: Arms Master
Making pretty much the above with one small change. With this setup you'll be even more unkillable, able to take massive hits of Almighty damage without breaking a sweat (Screw you Margaret).