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Nyx Avatar is the final boss of Persona 3 (The Journey for FES version). It is an avatar of Nyx with the intent to bring about the Fall, or end the world.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Nyx Avatar is the final boss of Persona 3, fought by SEES. Before becoming the Avatar it was known as Death (or "Thanatos, the bringer of death"), The Appriser, and the harbinger of the Fall. Death is the incarnation of the Arcana that was never meant to be, and because it went through so many changes, Nyx can be recognized as any one of the following entities: Death (Thanatos), Ryoji Mochizuki, Pharos, and Nyx Avatar.

In battle, it harnesses a total of 14 Arcana - from the Fool to its true Arcana, Death. It shifts its Arcana using its unique skill, Arcana Shift, changing its elemental affinities and attacks. During the final phase, it uses two unique skills - Moonless Gown and Night Queen. Moonless Gown reflects all attacks, including Almighty skills. Night Queen deals heavy damage to all opponents, inflicting a myriad of random status effects on the party.

MeaningEdit

Like the Shadow Arcana, Nyx Avatar represents the inverse interpretation of the Death Arcana. While the Death Arcana represents transition, regeneration, deep change, and cycles, the inverse Death Arcana represents doom, destruction, and an end to everything.

StrategyEdit

Nyx Avatar can attack twice each turn (more if its attacks exploit a weakness or strike for critical). The fight consists of 14 different phases, based on its Arcana. Each Arcana has 1,500 HP each, except for the final Death Arcana which has 6,000 HP. In total, the boss has 25,500 HP. Arcana Shift is used in between each phase (regardless of turn order), after its current HP pool has been depleted.

During the final phase, Nyx Avatar will cast Moonless Gown, which lasts for three turn cycles; the turn in which it was cast, the following turn, and will drop it after that. During this time, the boss tends to buff itself, giving the party a chance to safely heal, buff, or debuff, as well. The third turn of Moonless Gown is also a good opportunity to use Mind or Power Charge.

Night Queen has a chance to Charm party members, which may lead to them casting a full-heal spell on the boss. Equipping a Narcissus Flower accessory will resist Charm, and ailment-eliminating items are useful to cure afflicted party members. Using the Infinity fusion spell (Vishnu and Ananta) during this phase will ensure no party member becomes Charmed, as it renders the entire party invulnerable for one full turn.

As with every boss in the game, Light and Dark attacks are blocked.

StatsEdit

FoolEdit

During this stage, Nyx will not choose to attack, instead simply "smiling arrogantly" until this stage's HP is depleted. Because of this, it is largely recommended that the player ONLY use Rush to conserve SP/HP and save time.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Fool1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


MagicianEdit

This stage specializes in Fire magic.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Magician1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Absorb - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agi Inflicts a small amount of Fire damage to one enemy
Maragi Inflicts a small amount of Fire damage to all enemies
Agilao Inflicts a moderate amount of Fire damage to one enemy
Maragion Inflicts a moderate amount of Fire damage to all enemies
Agidyne Inflicts a large amount of Fire damage to one enemy
Maragidyne Inflicts a large amount of Fire damage to all enemies
Fire Break Nullifies one enemy's Fire resistance for 3 turns
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


PriestessEdit

This stage specializes in Ice magic.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Priestess1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - Absorb - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Bufu Inflicts a small amount of Ice damage to one enemy
Mabufu Inflicts a small amount of Ice damage to all enemies
Bufula Inflicts a moderate amount of Ice damage to one enemy
Mabufula Inflicts a moderate amount of Ice damage to all enemies
Bufudyne Inflicts a large amount of Ice damage to one enemy
Mabufudyne Inflicts a large amount of Ice damage to all enemies
Ice Break Nullifies one enemy's Ice resistance for 3 turns
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


EmpressEdit

This stage specializes in Wind magic.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Empress1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Garu Inflicts a small amount of Wind damage to one enemy
Magaru Inflicts a small amount of Wind damage to all enemies
Garula Inflicts a moderate amount of Wind damage to one enemy
Magarula Inflicts a moderate amount of Wind damage to all enemies
Garudyne Inflicts a large amount of Wind damage to one enemy
Magarudyne Inflicts a large amount of Wind damage to all enemies
Wind Break Nullifies one enemy's Wind resistance for 3 turns
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


EmperorEdit

This stage specializes in Electricity magic.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Emperor1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - Null - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Zio Inflicts a small amount of Electric damage to one enemy
Mazio Inflicts a small amount of Electric damage to all enemies
Zionga Inflicts a moderate amount of Electric damage to one enemy
Mazionga Inflicts a moderate amount of Electric damage to all enemies
Ziodyne Inflicts a large amount of Electric damage to one enemy
Maziodyne Inflicts a large amount of Electric damage to all enemies
Elec Break Nullifies one enemy's Electricity resistance for 3 turns
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


HierophantEdit

This stage uses Rebellion and Revolution to raise its Critical rate. It inflicts massive damage to any party members that are knocked down via Vile Assault.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Hierophant1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- Null - - - - - Repel Repel -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Fatal End Inflicts a moderate amount of Slash damage to one enemy
Cruel Attack Inflicts a moderate amount of Pierce damage to one enemy with even greater power if the target is "knocked Down"
Vile Assault Inflicts a large amount of Pierce damage to one enemy with even greater power if the target is "knocked Down"
Rebellion Increases all allies' and enemies' Critical rate
Revolution Greatly increases all allies' and enemies' Critical rate
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


LoversEdit

This stage specializes in casting Charm and Panic spells, along with high-powered attacks.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Lovers1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Holy Arrow Inflicts a small amount of Pierce damage to one enemy with a chance of inflicting the Charm status
Pulinpa 25% chance of inflicting the Panic status to one enemy
Tentarafoo 25% chance of inflicting the Panic status to all enemies
Marin Karin 25% chance of inflicting the Charm status to one enemy
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


ChariotEdit

This stage tends to use its 2 turns to cast Power Charge, followed by any of its strong physical attacks. Immunity to physical attacks protect it against Tetrakarn/Attack Mirrors. Using a Slash/Strike resistant Persona is a good defense against its Almighty Attack.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Chariot1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
Null Null Null - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Deathbound Inflicts a large amount of Slash damage with high odds of Critical to all enemies
Heat Wave Inflicts a moderate amount of Strike damage to all enemies
Akasha Arts Inflicts a large amount of Strike damage to all enemies (1-2 hits)
God's Hand Inflicts a massive amount of Strike damage to one enemy
Power Charge The next Slash, Strike, Pierce, or Almighty physical attack will be 2.5 times greater in power (Self)
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


JusticeEdit

This stage specializes in Light magic. It will use Tarukaja to boost the power of its Almighty Attack.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Justice1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Null Null - - Reflect Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hama 25% chance of instant death from the power of Light to one enemy
Mahama 20% chance of instant death from the power of Light to all enemies
Hamaon 50% chance of instant death from the power of Light to one enemy
Mahamaon 40% chance of instant death from the power of Light to all enemies
Tarukaja Raises one ally's Attack for 3 turns
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


HermitEdit

This Arcana is defensive-oriented, using Tetrakarn and Makarakarn to reflect attacks and casting status ailments that are boosted via Foul Breath. It attacks using powerful Dark magic and Almighty Attack.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Hermit1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mudoon 50% chance of instant death by the power of Darkness to one enemy
Mamudoon 40% chance of instant death by the power of Darkness to all enemies
Tetrakarn Repel 1 Slash, Strike, or Pierce attack (all allies)
Makarakarn Repel 1 Fire, Ice, Electrical, Wind, Light, or Dark attack (all allies)
Tentarafoo 25% chance of inflicting the Panic status to all enemies
Poisma 25% chance of inflicting the Poison status to one enemy
Poison Mist 25% chance of inflicting the Poison status to all enemies
Foul Breath Raises one enemy's susceptibility to ailments
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


FortuneEdit

This stage specializes in casting all four elemental spells. Note that it is immune to all four, as well.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Fortune1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Null Null Null Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agi Inflicts a small amount of Fire damage to one enemy
Maragi Inflicts a small amount of Fire damage to all enemies
Agilao Inflicts a moderate amount of Fire damage to one enemy
Maragion Inflicts a moderate amount of Fire damage to all enemies
Agidyne Inflicts a large amount of Fire damage to one enemy
Maragidyne Inflicts a large amount of Fire damage to all enemies
Bufu Inflicts a small amount of Ice damage to one enemy
Mabufu Inflicts a small amount of Ice damage to all enemies
Bufula Inflicts a moderate amount of Ice damage to one enemy
Mabufula Inflicts a moderate amount of Ice damage to all enemies
Bufudyne Inflicts a large amount of Ice damage to one enemy
Mabufudyne Inflicts a large amount of Ice damage to all enemies
Zio Inflicts a small amount of Electric damage to one enemy
Mazio Inflicts a small amount of Electric damage to all enemies
Zionga Inflicts a moderate amount of Electric damage to one enemy
Mazionga Inflicts a moderate amount of Electric damage to all enemies
Ziodyne Inflicts a large amount of Electric damage to one enemy
Maziodyne Inflicts a large amount of Electric damage to all enemies
Garu Inflicts a small amount of Wind damage to one enemy
Magaru Inflicts a small amount of Wind damage to all enemies
Garula Inflicts a moderate amount of Wind damage to one enemy
Magarula Inflicts a moderate amount of Wind damage to all enemies
Garudyne Inflicts a large amount of Wind damage to one enemy
Magarudyne Inflicts a large amount of Wind damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


StrengthEdit

This stage, like the Chariot form, specializes in Power Charged physical skills. It will use Rakunda to boost its damage output.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Strength1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
Null Null Null - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tempest Slash Inflicts a large amount of Slash damage to all enemies (1-2 hits)
Deathbound Inflicts a large amount of Slash damage to all enemies (high crit chance)
Rakunda Lowers an enemy's Defense for 3 turns
Power Charge The next Slash, Strike, Pierce, or Almighty physical attack will be 2.5 times greater in power (Self)
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


Hanged ManEdit

This stage specializes in Dark magic. It can also cast a Mind Charged Megidola.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Hanged Man1500
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mudo 25% chance of instant death by the power of Darkness to one enemy
Mamudo 20% chance of instant death by the power of Darkness to all enemies
Mudoon 50% chance of instant death by the power of Darkness to one enemy
Mamudoon 40% chance of instant death by the power of Darkness to all enemies
Mind Charge The next Fire, Ice, Electrical, Wind, or Almighty magic attack will be 2.5 times greater in power (Self)
Evil Touch 25% chance of inflicting the Fear status to one enemies
Megidola Inflicts a large amount of Almighty damage to all enemies
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Arcana Shift Switch to the next arcana


DeathEdit

This is the Nyx Avatar's true and final form, with four times as much HP as the previous phases. It automatically halves the damage of all skills, apart from Almighty - this is distinct from a standard resistance, and therefore cannot be reduced by a Break spell.

Offensively, this phase uses a variety of attacks, including all of the "-dyne" spells, status buffs/debuffs (including Dekaja and Dekunda), Power Charge and Mind Charge, mass status ailment spells, all four elemental break spells, and the usual Almighty Attack.

At about half health, Nyx Avatar will start using Moonless Gown, which reflects all attacks (including Almighty) for three turns. At 2000 HP, it begins to cast spells according to party members' weaknesses, using the elemental "Break" spells to negate their resistances for more damage from its "Ma-dyne" spells. When its HP drops to critical levels (about 1500), it will begin casting Night Queen, which deals heavy Almighty damage to the party and inflicts a random ailment on each member.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Death6000
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agidyne Inflicts a large amount of Fire damage to one enemy
Maragidyne Inflicts a large amount of Fire damage to all enemies
Bufudyne Inflicts a large amount of Ice damage to one enemy
Mabufudyne Inflicts a large amount of Ice damage to all enemies
Ziodyne Inflicts a large amount of Electric damage to one enemy
Maziodyne Inflicts a large amount of Electric damage to all enemies
Garudyne Inflicts a large amount of Wind damage to one enemy
Magarudyne Inflicts a large amount of Wind damage to all enemies
Tarukaja Raises one ally's Attack for 3 turns
Matarunda Lowers all enemies' Attack for 3 turns
Rakukaja Raises one ally's Defense for 3 turns
Marakunda Lowers all enemies' Defense for 3 turns
Sukukaja Raises one ally's Agility for 3 turns
Masukunda Lowers all enemies' Agility for 3 turns
Dekunda Cancels stat decrease to all allies
Power Charge The next Slash, Strike, Pierce, or Almighty physical attack will be 2.5 times greater in power (Self)
Mind Charge The next Fire, Ice, Electrical, Wind, or Almighty magic attack will be 2.5 times greater in power (Self)
Fire Break Nullifies one enemy's Fire resistance for 3 turns
Ice Break Nullifies one enemy's Ice resistance for 3 turns
Elec Break Nullifies one enemy's Electricity resistance for 3 turns
Wind Break Nullifies one enemy's Wind resistance for 3 turns
Evil Smile 25% chance of inflicting the Fear status to all enemies
Tentarafoo 25% chance of inflicting the Panic status to all enemies
Poison Mist 25% chance of inflicting the Poison status to all enemies
Megidola Inflicts a large amount of Almighty damage to all enemies
Almighty Attack Inflicts a large amount of Almighty physical damage to all enemies
Moonless Gown Sets up a barrier that reflects all attacks (including Almighty)
Night Queen Inflicts a large amount of Almighty damage to all enemies with chance of causing random status effects


QuotesEdit

  • "The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate..."
  • "Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope."
  • "Yes, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed..."
  • "Attaining one's dream requires a stern will and unfailing determination." (switching to Magician Arcana)
  • "The silent voice within one's heart whispers the most profound wisdom." (switching to Priestess Arcana)
  • "Celebrate life's grandeur... Its brilliance... its magnificence..." (switching to Empress Arcana)
  • "Only courage in the face of doubt can lead one to the answer..." (switching to Emperor Arcana)
  • "It is indeed a precious gift to understand the forces that guide oneself..." (switching to Hierophant Arcana)
  • "There is both joy and wonder in coming to understand another..." (switching to Lovers Arcana)
  • "One of life's greatest blessings is the freedom to pursue one's goals." (switching to Chariot Arcana)
  • "To find the one true path, one must seek guidance amidst uncertainty..." (switching to Justice Arcana)
  • "It requires great courage to look at oneself honestly, and forge one's own path..." (switching to Hermit Arcana)
  • "Alongside time exists fate, the bearer of cruelty." (switching to Fortune Arcana)
  • "Only with strength can one endure suffering and torment." (switching to Strength Arcana)
  • "In the face of disaster lies opportunity for renewal." (switching to Hanged Man Arcana)
  • "The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate... Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope. Yet, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed... Beyond the beaten path lies the absolute end. It matters not who you are... Death awaits you." (switching to Death Arcana)
  • "You cannot avoid death. To live is to die; they are one in the same..." (before first Moonless Gown activation)
  • "Let us finish this. It is the path of your choosing." (Before first Night Queen Activation)
  • "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed..." (before switching Arcana)
  • "Eternity awaits." (casting Arcana Shift)
  • "It's useless..." (casting Moonless Gown)
  • "The time has come!" (casting a spell)
  • "All shall perish." (casting a spell)

GalleryEdit

 
NyxAvatar
Nyx Avatar
 
Nyx Avatar
The party confronts Nyx Avatar
 
Nyx Avatar in battle
Nyx Avatar in battle
 
Nyx Avatar taunt
Nyx Avatar taunts the party
 
Nyx Avatar casts a spell
Nyx Avatar about to cast Arcana Shift
 
Smiling Arrogantly
An example of its only attack in the 'Fool' phase.

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