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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES Reaper Guide

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Written by: Gothic89 (aka Omega_Weapon at Playhaven)
Last updated: 2010-01-23 05:59:37

Version History:
1.00 - Started and Finished the guide on GameFAQs, and if your reading this
that means it was accepted.

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                               Table of Contents                               
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- Introduction
- Locating The Reaper
- Where To Get Everything
- The Battle With The Reaper
- Strategy#1 - Armageddon
- Strategy#2 - Infinity Works Best
- Strategy#3 - Thunder Will Reign!!!
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Thaks and Credits


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                                  Introduction                                 
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If you've played Persona 3, it is a very high possibility that you've ran into
Death before while exploring Tartarus, and had your party wiped away by this
damn thing! Well, this guide is meant to help you defeat it, which the reason
you will most likely want to defeat it is because of "Elizabeth's Request #53,
Bloody Button". This guide will give you different strategies on beating it
that have proven for me quite effective, so continue reading and enjoy!

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                              Locating The Reaper                              
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Finding The Reaper most definitely the easiest part in defeating it. To find it
spend 10 - 20 minutes on one level of Tartarus or pick a card cursed with Death
after winning a battle.

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                            Where To Get Everything                            
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Well, this is the part of the guide where I give you a list on where and how to
get everything you need for each strategy in my guide.

+=========================+=========================+=========================+
| Name of the Item,       | Type(Persona , Skill,   | How To Obtain or Use it |
| Persona, or Spell       | Fusion Spell, Item      |                         |
|                         | etc.)                   |                         |
+=========================+=========================+=========================+
| Armageddon(Inflicts     | Fusion Spell            | It's a fusion Spell     |
| 9,999 amount of damage  |                         | used in battle by       |
| on the enemy)           |                         | combining both Helel    |
|                         |                         | and Satan(if your       |
|                         |                         | playing FES) or Lucifer |
|                         |                         | and Satan(if your just  |
|                         |                         | playing P3 not FES)     |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Infinite(Makes your     | Fusion Spell            | It's a fusion Spell     |
| allies immune to any    |                         | used in battle by       |
| attacks for one turn))  |                         | combining both Ananta   |
|                         |                         | and Vishnu              |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Odin                    | Persona                 | Can only be obtained    |
|                         |                         | through fusing. The     |
|                         |                         | most ideal fusion I can |
|                         |                         | think of to fuse Odin   |
|                         |                         | is fusing Atropos and   |
|                         |                         | Surt                    |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Satan                   | Persona                 | Can only be obtained    |
|                         |                         | through fusing. The one |
|                         |                         | I use most is Anubis    |
|                         |                         | + Michael + Trumpeter   |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Helel                   | Persona                 | Can only be obtained    |
|                         |                         | through fusing. The     |
|                         |                         | ones I use the most is  |
|                         |                         | when making Helel is    |
|                         |                         | Michael + Metatron,     |
|                         |                         | Messiah + Atavaks, or   |
|                         |                         | Suparna + Messiah       |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Lucifer                 | Persona                 | Can only be obtained by |
|                         |                         | fusing Samael + Abaddon |
|                         |                         | + Beelzebub + Helel +   |
|                         |                         | Satan                   |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Ananta                  | Persona                 | Can only be obtained    |
|                         |                         | through fusing. The one |
|                         |                         | I normally use is Mara  |
|                         |                         | + Trumpeter or Susano-o |
|                         |                         | + Garuda                |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Vishnu                  | Persona                 | Can only be obtained by |
|                         |                         | fusing Jatayu + Horus + |
|                         |                         | Sparna                  |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Byakko                  | Persona                 | Can only be obtained    |
|                         |                         | through fusing. The one |
|                         |                         | I use the most is       |
|                         |                         | Empress + Ganesha or    |
|                         |                         | Thoth + Seth            |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Chakra Ring(Teaches a   | Item                    | Get it by maxing out    |
| Persona Spell Master)   |                         | the Sun Social Link     |
|                         |                         | then fuse Vishnu, then  |
|                         |                         | fight enough battles to |
|                         |                         | gain another level.     |
|                         |                         | There is a 40% chance   |
|                         |                         | you will get this item, |
|                         |                         | 80% chance if the moon  |
|                         |                         | is New or Full          |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Thunder Reign(Infliocts | Spell                   | Odin learns it at Lvl   |
| damage on an enemy)     |                         | 63                      |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Spell Master(Cuts the   | Spell                   | Odin learns it at Lvl   |
| amount of SP needed for |                         | 65 and it can be taught |
| a spell in half)        |                         | by Vishnu using the the |
|                         |                         | Chakra Ring             |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+
| Elec Amp(Powers up Elec | Spell                   | Odin learns it at Lvl   |
| type moves by 50%)      |                         | 60                      |
+-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+

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                           The Battle With The Reaper                          
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+============+============+============+============+============+============+
| Hit Points | NULLIFIES  | STRONG     | ARCANA     | REWARDS    | Your       |
|            |            | AGAINST    |            |            | Party's    |
|            |            |            |            |            | Reccommnde |
|            |            |            |            |            | d Level    |
+============+============+============+============+============+============+
| ???        | Light      | Ice        | Death      | 5,000,000  | Lvl 70 - 99|
|            | Dark       | Elec       |            | Yen        |            |
|            |            | Strike     |            |            |            |
|            |            | Pierce     |            | EXP: 12,000|            |
|            |            | Slash      |            |            |            |
|            |            | Wind       |            | Item: Bloo-|            |
|            |            | Fire       |            | dy Button  |            |
|            |            |            |            |            |            |
|            |            |            |            |            |            |
|            |            |            |            |            |            |
+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+

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>> WARNING: Remember to NOT USE MAGIC OR ATTACK MIRRORS!!! If you do that
Reaper will use Megidoloan every turn. If that happens, say goodbye cause your
doomed! Doomed!! DOOMED!!!
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

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                            Strategy#1 - Armageddon                            
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The first strategy, which is probably the most easy way, but perhaps the one
that will take the longest to get is to use the fusion spell Helel + Satan(If
your plsaying P3: FES), or Lucifer + Satan(If your just playing P3 not FES) to
use the move Armageddon to wipe him out in one hit.

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                        Strategy#2 - Infinity Works Best                       
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For the second strategy, you will be using the fusion spell Infinity. The two
personas you will need to use this spell is Ananta and Vishnu. Some people have
had trouble making Vishnu, so i'll tell you how. To make Vishnu fuse Jatayu +
Horus + Sparna. Keep in mind that Infinity uses 30% of your SP. To help solve
this problem get Spell Master with Vishnu to cut the SP cost in half. Allowing
you to use it for 6 or 7 turns instead of only 3 turns. To get Spell Master
with Vishnu, max out the Sun Social Link then fuse Jatayu + Horus + Sparna to
make Vishnu and gain a level. If you get the heart item Chakra Ring, use it on
Vishnu to learn Spell Master. Also be sure to carry alot of healing items and
items for recovering SP especially.

Now onto the battle. Start off by casting Infinity to make your allies immune
to any attacks or spell you can think of, then have your allies attack. Keep
repeating this process and if you get low on SP or HP, have one of your allies
heal you. Keep doing this until The Reaper dies.

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                       Strategy#3 - Thunder Will Reign!!!                      
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This is third strategy, and it is quite effective. The persona you'll want for
this one is Odin, since you'll need his Thunder Reign(which he learns at Lvl
63). You'll also want want Spell Master(He learns it at Lvl 65) so it'll cut
the SP cost for Thunder Reign to 16 instead of 32, you'll also want the ability
Elec Amp,(Learns it at Lvl 60) to increase the damage of Thunder Reign by 50%.
Be sure to carry alot of Healing Items! You'll need them!

For this strategy you want the turn order to be Main/Ally1/Ally2/Reaper/Ally3.
To get it to turn out this way have one of your characters get into a solo
battle with the Reaper, once the Reaper has engaged in battle with him/her heal
that character and quickly attack the Reaper and join in the battle. That way
you can ensure the turn order turns out the way you want.

You should have your main character attack with Thunder Reign. You shoud also
set Ally 1 and Ally 2's tactics to "Knock Down", and your third ally set to
support. Your Main will attack with Thunder Reign, this will shock the Reaper
and make it easier for you to get critical hits on him. Then your second or
third character will knock the Reaper down and then you should choose "Relent"
so the Reaper will waste his nextturn getting back up and then your fourth
character will heal anyone if needed. If Thunder Reign misses, than you'll be
at the mercy of the Reaper. The good news is he will use Fire Break, Ice Break,
Elec Break,( You get the idea, right?) which wont be a problem. The only thing
you'll have to worry about, is he sometimes has a tendency to use Megidoloan
which can easily kill one of your characters.

o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o
>> WARNING: Keep in mind that either Ally1 or Ally2(aka second character, third
character) will have to survive. Cause you'll need at least one of them to
survive to knock down the Reaper otherwise you have failed!
o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~o

As long as that doesn't happen you should be fine, and eventually kill The
Reaper!!!

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                           Frequently Asked Questions                          
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This is the part of the guide where I answer a few questions that you might
have.

Question: "How Do I Start The Temperance Social Link?"

Answer: "Your Academics need to be at levle 2 by 5/29 then you must head to
the Home Economics Room and join the fashion Club."

Question: How Do I fuse the Persona Vishnu?"

Answer: "To fuse Vishnu you must max out the Fortune social link, then you must
fuse Jatayu + Horus + Sparna.

Question: "How Do I fuse Messiah?

Answer: "To make Messiah you must fuse Orpheus + Thanatos."

Question: Where can I find an Item called Lead Medal?"

Answer: "Why people ask me this question since Elisabeth specifically tells you
where to get it I'll never know, but you get the Lead Medal by defeating a Rare
Moster called Wealth Hand which can be found on the first Block of Tartarus."

I know this is rather short, but if you have a question you would like to see
added to this list. Please email it to me.

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                               Thaks and Credits                               
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First off I would like to thank you for reading my guide, my Family, Friends,
God, my Girlfriend Miley, LikuidFox on Playhaven for helping me Proof Read my
guide. Everybody at Playhaven, GameFAQs, Supercheats and Neoseeker.

This guide is copyright 2010 by Joseph Rogers, and cannot be distributed or
posted without my permission. The sites that are currently allowed to host my
guide are Playhaven, GameFAQs, Neoseeker, Gamershell and Supercheats.

To ask for permission to host my guide, ask questions, or send comments, please
contact me by emailing me at martyr41@hotmail.com
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