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Contrarian King

The Contrarian King, before engaging it.

Contrarian King (矛盾の王, Mujun no ō) is an optional Shadow boss in Persona 4.



It's found on the last floor of Yukiko's Castle and appears on the first of May. He does not have to be fought in order to proceed in the storyline, however, he drops the Suzaku Feather weapon for Yukiko Amagi, and defeating him greatly increases Courage.


The stats for Contrarian King applies for both Persona 4 and Persona 4 Golden.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 24
Magic 8
Endurance 12
Agility 18
Luck 8
Emperor 17 1600
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
Strong Drain Weak Weak Null Null Null Strong
EXP Yen Normal Drop Rare Drop
1800 1000 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hysterical Slap Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe with a chance of Rage.
Kill Rush Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe 1x to 3x.
Rampage Deals light Phys damage to all foes 1x to 3x.
Red Wall Add Fire resistance to 1 ally (for 3 turns).
Marakunda Decreases all foes' Defense for 3 turns.


Contrarian King drains Fire, blocks Wind attacks and resists Physical and Almighty attacks. It can use Hysterical Slap, Marakunda if it manages a Critical Hit, and the devastating Rampage whose power is enough to take out the player's party in a single cast.

Use Electricity and Ice attacks to bypass its resistances, the player should have Tarunda and Sukunda for this fight as well as a persona that resists Physical attacks if possible. Have Yosuke cast Sukukaja on the party members and use the protagonist to cast Tarunda and Sukunda to weaken him. This will decrease the chance of him hitting the party with Rampage. If the player is successful then Rampage should only hit about 50% at a time. Bring plenty of revival beads because the player will most probably need to revive those that weren't so lucky, and make sure that the protagonist is equipped with the resist physical persona to ensure his survival. If not, any Physical Mirrors you may have picked up on your journey should be used on your Protagonist.

If the Contrarian King is still too difficult, come back when the player has a persona that is immune to Physical attacks, and he should fall easily because he doesn't use elemental attacks.


  • Contrarian King is notorious as its Rampage attack seems to be stronger than normal. Many a player have been defeated by it just because it chooses that attack one too many times in succession. Furthermore, it always starts the battle by casting Red Wall, in an attempt to trick new players into thinking that it is weak to Fire.
  • Inflicting the Contrarian King with the "Down" status will increase the odds of it using the Rampage attack. Inflicting it with the "Dizzy" status will further amplify this effect. A slow and defensive style of fighting is highly advised. 

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