The Jotun of Grief as the player engages it.

Jotun of Grief (哀のヘカトンケイル) is a Shadow in the Persona series.



Persona 3Edit

Jotun of Grief is the final guardian encountered in Tartarus. It's Arcana is the Hanged Man and is located on 252F in the sixth block, Adamah. Upon defeating this boss, the Judgement Social Link will reach Rank 9. Tartarus will remain blocked at 254F until the game's (playable) final day.

Jotun of Grief is designed to exploit an unprepared party, as it absorbs all attacks other than Pierce and Almighty. If any party member uses a default Physical attack that isn't Pierce-based, the enemy's strategy of Stagnant Air + Infuriate would have that enraged party member attacking (healing) it twice.

It's recommended to bring three allies that use Pierce attacks; Yukari Takeba, Ken Amada and Aigis. The main character should use a Spear or Bow weapon with +Rage Resist or equip a Persona with Null Rage. Allowing other party members to become Enraged can be a double-edged sword; damage output is increased and they get to attack twice per turn, but their defense stat will be significantly lower. Therefore, the protagonist should be immune to Rage in order to heal and revive party members. Buffs and debuffs are also particularly helpful here since the boss can use any of the three "Ma-" debuff moves.

Upon reaching low health, Jotun of Grief radically changes its strategy by casting Mind Charge and Megidolaon continuously until it is killed or healed above the critical threshold. Note that it will also no longer cast Infuriate during this phase.

Alternatively, it is possible and advisable to fight it using any character with a "break" type spell, followed up by the according "dyne" spell. Also bring along a character who is proficient in buff and debuffs and any method necessary to counter the boss enraging spell, may that be item or curing spell.

Persona 4Edit

The Jotun of Grief appears on Paths 5 and 6 of Yomotsu Hirasaka within the Midnight Channel. It will attack with Wind skills and replenish its HP with Life Leech. After being defeated, it may drop a Ripper Horse. Selling 10 Ripper Horse at the TV extension of Daidara will unlock the Futsuno Mitama sword for the protagonist.

In Golden, it will attack with God's Hand and Megido, and occasionally buff itself and allies with Revolution.


Persona 3Edit

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 57
Magic 68
Endurance 48
Agility 39
Luck 16
Hanged Man 73 4000
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
Drain Drain - Drain Drain Drain Drain Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Strike Attack Normal attack using the Strike attribute.
Primal Force Deals severe Pierce damage to one foe.
Megidolaon Deals severe Almighty damage to all foes.
Matarunda Decreases all foes' Attack.
Marakunda Decreases all foes' Defense.
Masukunda Decreases all foes' Hit/Evasion rate.
Stagnant Air Doubles ailment susceptibility to everyone for three turns.
Infuriate Enrages all foes. (25% chance)
Mind Charge Doubles magic damage dealt next turn. (2.5x damage)

Persona 4Edit

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 53
Magic 59
Endurance 53
Agility 54
Luck 52
Hanged Man 80 505
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
Strong - - - Weak Weak Null -
EXP Yen Normal Drop Rare Drop
1660 490 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Garudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to 1 foe.
Magarudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes.
Life Leech Drains a large amount of HP from one foe.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
Hanged Man 80 505
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- Repel - Resist Weak Weak Null -
EXP Yen Normal Drop Rare Drop
- - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
God's Hand Deals severe Phys damage to 1 foe.
Revolution Greatly increases Critical rate for 3 turns (all).
Megido Deals medium Almighty damage to all foes.

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Level HP Attack Defense
Strength 74
Magic 63
Endurance 58
Agility 50
Luck 43
64 972 222 174
Exp Drop 1 Drop 2 Drop 3
9163 W Horse Piece W Horse Cuffs -
Cut Stab Bash Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Alm
- Resist Resist - Resist Weak - - - -
Sleep Panic Poison Curse Paralysis St Bind Ma Bind Ag Bind Down KO
- - - - - Resist - - Resist -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Drain Touch A medium Bash attack. (1 enemy) Recover HP equal to damage dealt.
Primal Force A heavy Stab attack, ignoring target's resistances and buffs. (1 enemy)
Marakunda Lower physical defense for 3 turns. (All enemies)