PSLS Help Desk: Persona 5 Reaper Weakness and How to Kill It Easily

May 4, 2017 Written by Chandler Wood

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Persona 5 may have released some weeks ago, but it’s still one of the hottest and most talked about games, and you can be certain that talk will last well into when it’s time to decide the Game of the Year contenders for 2017. If you’ve been playing Persona 5 and stayed in the Mementos for too long, you may have encountered the Reaper, a really powerful enemy that is likely to cut down your party. This week’s PSLS Help Desk is moving away from hardware and Sony help to show you how to easily take down the Reaper in Persona 5.

Why would you even want to kill the Reaper in the first place? Well, for any trophy hunters out there, getting Platinum will require you to obtain a trophy for killing this difficult enemy, “A Unique Rebel.” Fortunately, you’ll barely have to do any work at all in order to rid yourself of this menace.

In order to defeat the Reaper easily, enter Mementos during the flu season, which is 11/13-14 and 12/8-9. If you stand idly in Mementos, the Reaper will come to kill you. Immediately check his status. If it has Despair, you’re on the right track (if it doesn’t, you’ll want to run away, as you’ll probably die). If it has Despair, continue to fight the Reaper until it commits suicide. Attempting to fight the Reaper otherwise is akin to having your party commit suicide themselves, as the Reaper is incredibly difficult to defeat using standard methods.

Yes, having the flu will cause this enemy to be depressed and off itself. There you have it. Don’t fear the Reaper. This small detail is just one of the many, many things that makes Persona 5 such an incredible game. If you haven’t already jumped on the train, you might as well join the rest of us already.

Have you already defeated the Reaper? Did you use this trick, or have you managed to take it down using traditional combat methods and mountains of patience? Let us know in the comments below and tell us what you’d like Help Desk to help you with in the future!

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