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    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

    Game » consists of 5 releases. Released Jul 10, 2008

    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is a role-playing game developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 2. It is chronologically the fifth installment in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series. Like its predecessor, its gameplay combines a traditional role-playing game with elements of a social simulation. Its critical and commercial success spawned a sizable media empire, including several spinoff titles.

    Don't Fear the Reaper

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    #1  Edited By Undeadpool

    So I'm on my second playthrough in Magatsu Mandala World 1, I come to a chest, it warns me not to open it, so naturally I do and who should come bursting forth but my ol' buddy from Persona 3 the f'ing REAPER! One vanish ball later, I was safe. Is this random or is he always in this chest in this spot?

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    #2  Edited By jeffgoldblum

    Hahahaha! I hated Death in Persona 3.
    The first time I saw him he attacked me and kicked my ass.

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    #3  Edited By FrankCanada97
    @Undeadpool: It's random on the second play-through, if you beat him, you get some kick-ass items.
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    #4  Edited By c1337us

    Blue Oyster Cult is in this game?

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    #5  Edited By eirikr

    It's random in chests, but he has a greater frequency of appearance the later you are in the game.

    PROTIP: Guard until he gets rid of his Mind Charge, usually via Megidola. He's pretty manageable after that, if your level is high enough (around 50).

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    #6  Edited By Undeadpool

    50?! I'm almost to 80, I should've tangled with him. I just remember him being lvl 99 in p3 and assumed that was still the case so I dashed since I hadn't saved for at least an hour.

    Thanks for all the heads ups!

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    #7  Edited By eirikr

    Yeah, you'll whoop his ass at this point. Just make sure you can void light and dark.

    He drops the ultimate weapons for the characters and after you get all them, Godly Robes, which everyone can equip and give +10 to all stats. He also can randomly drop the Omnipotent Orbs, which void all but Almighty.

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    #8  Edited By JJOR64

    When I read the topic title, I thought of this song.

      

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    #9  Edited By FluxWaveZ

    Wow, he's still in Persona 4?  Does he look the same with the shotgun and the chain?  I'm playing through Persona 3 FES again and I thought at my high level (80-something) I could be able to solo him.  After an attempt, I realize I cannot.

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    #10  Edited By eirikr
    @FluxWaveZ: Yeah, he's exactly the same. He also seems a lot easier, as I can pretty easily solo him. I've probably killed him a couple dozen times at this point.
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    #11  Edited By FluxWaveZ
    @Eirikr: Cool.  Can you fight him by seeing him wander around the dungeon, like in P3, or can you only fight him from revealing him in treasure chests?
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    #12  Edited By eirikr
    @FluxWaveZ: Only from treasure chests. He appears pretty frequently in the December dungeon.
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    #13  Edited By LooityLoo

    Oh snap, really? I never bothered to level high enough to fight him in P3. Maybe I should start playing my New Game+ P4 file...
    Is it in place of those chests that started appearing around the December dungeon that would take some of your HP or SP?  Because those suuuuuuuuuucked.

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    #14  Edited By eirikr
    @LooityLoo: You know what, I think they do replace those chests. I can't remember getting a single one of those in the course of all my Reaper reaping.
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    #15  Edited By Wraith1

    does anyone know how often he drops the omnipotent orb? I fought him several time and never seen that drop

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    #16  Edited By FCKSNAP

    Ever since P3 I've looked for artwork on the reaper but can't find any (Google images, you've failed me!) Anyone happen to have any?

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    #17  Edited By eirikr
    @Wraith1:  I've gotten five from probably around 25-30 total encounters, if that's any indication.
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    #18  Edited By Fallen189
    @Wraith1 said:
    " does anyone know how often he drops the omnipotent orb? I fought him several time and never seen that drop "
    Once you have all the weapons afaik
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    #19  Edited By dietmango

    It's always a random chest. He can appear in many of the dungeons, and Magatsu Inaba is where he can appear the most. I've faced him so many times, because he's way easier than his Persona 3 counterpart. Worth getting all the characters' ultimate weapons.

    He's not as tough as he is in P3, and his Mind Charge + Megidola is a bitch to get through. He'll also cast some one-hit dark/light spells. Make sure you have a persona that has null light/dark and someone who can cast Marakukaja ocassionally. Make sure you have some Homonculus or a lot of Revival Beads/Balm of Life in case you mess up and then he casts a light/dark spell on everybody.

    You can get Omnipotent Orb lots of times I think. I've gotten 4 so far, and I think he can drop more for everyone.

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    #20  Edited By TheGreatGuero

    Seasons don't fear the Reaper.

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    #21  Edited By metalsnakezero

    Death is a pretty hard monster to fight since he has so many powerful attacks. Best to fight him at levels 50 (If your risky) to 80.

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    #22  Edited By Milkman

    It would be goddamn hilarious if Jeff and Vinny ran into this guy.

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    #23  Edited By amino
    @Milkman:

    Dont worry,they wont meet the Reaper.It is available in next playthrough only.The same thing applies to Margaret.
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    #24  Edited By peter_j
    @c1337us said:
    " Blue Oyster Cult is in this game? "

     :)
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    #25  Edited By endaround
    Blue Oyster Cult, no.  But cowbell?  Yes cowbell is in the game
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    #26  Edited By Undeadpool

    I'm pretty sure he'd have handed me my ass on a platter if I tried him at lvl 50 (unless he scales?) cause he scanned as 85 and I basically went through all my SP fighting him.

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    #27  Edited By EpicBenjamin

    I found him in Yukiko's castle, i was level 12 and he kicked my ass.

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    #28  Edited By Koihime

    The Reaper usually appears on Magatsu Inaba and Mandala, He is in the Death arcana lvl 75 he always nullifies you element resistance, this is really easy if Yukiko was not weak to ice, cause if you have Yukiko in your party it's gonna keep killing her with Bufudyne, i suggest you bring a persona with Spirit Drain Megidola or Megidolaon and Mindcharge makesure you are about level 70 but if you are a great player the reaper is easy on level 64..... He also has Mahamaon and Hamaon. he also has an attack that drains 30 of your life....... After defeating him, you will have MC's ultimate weapon, and if you defeat him again you will get the weapon of the Second character in your aprty and so on and so forth.

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    #29  Edited By Undeadpool

    Does he show up in Izanami's dungeon? Cause it seems like going back to a place where I'll be getting nil XP to hunt an enemy that may never show up would be a waste of time if I can just find him while I'm grinding up.

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    #30  Edited By eirikr
    @Undeadpool: I'm not sure if he's there, but the Magatsu dungeon is probably the best place to level anyway with the added bonus of lots of Reapers. The battles there should go quick and the EXP is still decent enough to rely on.
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    #31  Edited By Undeadpool

    @Eirikr:

    I gave it a go, but only got 1250 xp, I'm getting more from the regular enemies...plus I got Chie's weapon and I don't really have another physical attacker.

    Another point: is there any way to level up more effectively? Cause I've been grinding for almost an hour and have gained 0 levels. I'm trying to get up to 93 so I can get the final level Strength persona, but I'm only at 85.

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    #32  Edited By eirikr
    @Undeadpool: Oh yes, the Reaper himself isn't worth much EXP. 
     
    It's best just to run around on the various Magatsu floors while beating enemies as quickly as possible.  The first floor will give you the relative least amount of EXP, but the enemies there are little threat and you'll be able to beat them quickly. It shouldn't really take more than 15-20 minutes to go up a level, if that.
     
    Also, do it solo if you haven't been for the maximum EXP. The King trick isn't going to be much help to you at this point.
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    #33  Edited By OwnlyUzinWonHan

    The first damn chest I opened on the new game +, was the reaper.
    You know I used that vanish ball as soon as he appeared.

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    #34  Edited By Undeadpool
    @OwnlyUzinWonHan:

    That is HILARIOUS and to quote the Endurance Run: "Your mother! VANISH BALL!"

    @Eirikr:
    You're my kinda people, Eirikr, thanks for the advice.

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    #35  Edited By JJWeatherman

    More cowbell anyone?

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