This article is about the Shadow. For the Arcana, see Strength Arcana.
Arcana Strength

Arcana Strength

Arcana Strength is a full moon boss in Persona 3 fought alongside Arcana Fortune during the seventh Full Moon Operation on October 4th.



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Persona 3 FES The Journey Full Moon Boss Fortune and Strength Hard

Persona 3 FES The Journey Full Moon Boss Fortune and Strength Hard

The boss fight.

Arcana Strength is a shadow wearing a Strength arcana mask, like the other bosses. It is in the form of a woman in a dress over a swirling bundle of flowers. Fortune takes the form of her companion in the tarot card.

Unlike most bosses it is vulnerable to instant death if the skill Ghastly Wail is used after it becomes fearful because of Arcana Fortune's Wheel of Fortune attack (the same is true for it too). When the battle begins, Arcana Strength casts a shield on Arcana Fortune that protects it until it is defeated. Throughout the battle Arcana Strength attacks physically and inflicts status ailments, such as Charm, with Sexy Dance. Upon Arcana Fortune's Wheel of Fortune, it is possible to negatively affect Arcana Strength by landing on blue squares. Arcana Strength will not be knocked down by critical hits from the party, eliminating the possibility of All-Out Attacks. After Arcana Strength is defeated, its protection over Arcana Fortune dissipates.


Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 29
Magic 29
Endurance 29
Agility 29
Luck 29
Strength 46 4000
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Pierce Attack Normal attack using the Pierce attribute.
Heat Wave Deals medium Strike damage to all foes.
Vile Assault Deals heavy Pierce damage to one foe. (1.5x to Downed foes)
Tempest Slash Deals heavy Slash damage to one foe. (1-2 hits)
Gigantic Fist Deals heavy Strike damage to one foe.
Eerie Sound Distresses all foes. (25% chance)
Sexy Dance Charms all foes. (25% chance)

Level ArcanaHPSP St Ma En Ag Lu
95 Strength7000?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect


Like the other Full Moon bosses, Arcana Strength represents the inverse form of the Strength Tarot card. It represents the desire to protect only a single person instead of helping many others. The roses flying around it possibly represent its lustful nature due to the fact that it desires Fortune for its own and refuses to allow others to have it.

The Strength Arcana also has a second name Fortitude, which means to be courageous in the face to danger. The inverse of this trait is evident to the Shadow's susceptibility to the Fear ailment.


Arcana Strength
P3M concept artwork of Arcana Strength
Arcana Strength's Persona 3 The Movie concept design
P3M - Arcana Strength
Arcana Strength in Persona 3 The Movie
P3M - Arcana Strength and Fortune
Arcana Strength and Arcana Fortune in Persona 3 The Movie