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Nyx Avatar is a boss appearing at the end of Persona 3, and, as apparent by its name, is an avatar of Nyx.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Nyx Avatar is the final boss of Persona 3, as it is the final enemy actually fought by SEES, instead of being a scripted battle. Before becoming the Avatar it was known as Death, the harbinger of the Fall and incarnation of the Arcana that was never meant to be: Death. Because it went through many incarnations and separations, Nyx can be recognized as any one of the following entities: Death, Ryoji Mochizuki, and Pharos.

In battle, it harnesses a total of 14 Arcana - from the Fool to its true Arcana, Death. It changes its Arcana using its unique skill Arcana Shift, and each time its elemental affinities and used attacks change. At his final phase, he uses two unique skills - Moonless Gown and Night Queen. The former temporarily renders all attacks to be reflected against the attacker, including Almighty attacks such as Megidolaon. The latter deals heavy damage to all opponents, while inflicting myriad random status effects. Nyx Avatar is known to bring about the Fall which means to end the world.

MeaningEdit

Like the Shadow Arcana, the Nyx Avatar represents the inverse interpretation of the Death Arcana. While the Death Arcana represents regeneration, deep change, and cycles, the inverse Death Arcana's meaning is purely death, doom, and an end to something.

StrategyEdit

This boss can attack twice each turn (more if its attacks strike critically or a weakness). This boss has 14 different stages, and with the first 13 having 1500HP each and the last having 6000HP, the boss has a total of 25500HP.

The only move the boss has throughout all its stages, except the last, is Arcana Shift; when the boss's HP is depleted in that stage, it will automatically (regardless of turn order) use this to switch to the next stage.

Nyx Avatar will keep Moonless Gown up for three turn cycles; the turn in which he activated it, the turn following that, and will drop it after that. This is an excellent time to safely heal, buff, or debuff as he tends to use these turns to buff himself. The third turn of Moonless Gown is also a good opportunity to use Mind or Power Charge as one of his next turns will always be spent lifting Moonless Gown.

You may want to equip a Narcissus Flower accessory as Night Queen has a chance to charm your party members, which can lead to Nyx getting fully healed if the charmed character has Diarahan or Mediarahan. Ailment eliminating items are useful to cure party members without the accessory.

Depending on how many SP recovery items you have on hand and how much damage your party members can deal, the Infinity fusion spell is an excellent skill to use during the Night Queen phase of the battle provided your level is high enough to fuse Vishnu and Ananta.

Like every boss in both this game and Persona 4, Light/Dark moves 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, and knows Fire Break.

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, and knows Ice Break.

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, and knows Wind Break.

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 Lightning magic, and knows Elec Break.

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, and dealing 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 - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Rebellion Increases all allies' and enemies' Critical rate
Revolution Greatly increases all allies' and enemies' Critical rate
Fatal End Inflicts a moderate amount of Slash damage to one enemy
Vile Assault Inflicts a large amount of Pierce damage with even greater power if the target is knocked "Down"
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 status ailments while using 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 ailment.
Pulinpa 25% chance of inflicting the Panic ailment to one enemy
Tentarafoo 25% chance of inflicting the Panic ailment to all enemies
Marin Karin 25% chance of inflicting the Charm ailment 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. Its immunity to physical attacks protect it against Tetrakarn/Attack Mirrors as well. It also still knows Almighty moves, but you can use a Slash/Strike resistant Persona to resist those moves.

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
Power Charge The next Slash, Strike, Pierce, or Almighty physical attack will be 2.5 times greater in power. Self.
Heat Wave Inflicts a moderate amount of Strike damage to all enemies
Deathbound Inflicts a large amount of Slash damage with high odds of Critical to all enemies
Akasha Arts Hits 1-2 times for a large amount of Strike damage with each hit to all enemies
God's Hand Inflicts a massive amount of Strike damage to one enemy
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, but also packs 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 stage is more defensively oriented, using Tetrakarn and Makarakarn to reflect attacks while casting status ailments that are boosted via Foul Breath. It also has powerful Dark magic, but its only means of directly harming the party (outside of statuses, reflected attacks, or instant death) is its 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
Tetrakarn Repel 1 Slash, Strike, or Pierce attack. All allies.
Makarakarn Repel 1 Fire, Ice, Electrical, Wind, Light, or Dark attack. All allies.
Foul Breath Raises one enemy's susceptibility to ailments
Tentarafoo 25% chance of inflicting the Panic ailment to all enemies
Poison Mist 25% chance of inflicting the Poison ailment 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
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 all four elemental spells, and is immune to each of them 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, but with Rakunda added in to enhance its damage output even further.

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
Power Charge The next Slash, Strike, Pierce, or Almighty physical attack will be 2.5 times greater in power. Self.
Tempest Slash Hits 1-2 times for a large amount of Slash damage to one enemy
Deathbound Inflicts a large amount of Slash damage with high odds of Critical to all enemies
Rakunda Lowers an enemy's Defense for 3 turns
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, and on occasion throws out Mind Charged Megidolas as well.

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
Mind Charge The next Fire, Ice, Electrical, Wind, or Almighty magic attack will be 2.5 times greater in power. Self.
Megidola Inflicts a large amount of Almighty damage to all enemies
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
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. To make matters worse, it automatically halves the damage of all skills apart from Almighty - this is distinct from a standard resistance, and 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 during 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
Megidola Inflicts a large amount of Almighty damage to all enemies
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
Tentarafoo 25% chance of inflicting the Panic ailment to all enemies
Poison Mist 25% chance of inflicting the Poison ailment to all enemies
Evil Smile 25% chance of inflicting the Fear ailment to all enemies
Tarukaja Raises one ally's Attack for 3 turns
Rakukaja Raises one ally's Defense for 3 turns
Sukukaja Raises one ally's Agility for 3 turns
Matarunda Lowers all enemies' Attack for 3 turns
Marakunda Lowers all enemies' Defense for 3 turns
Masukunda Lowers all enemies' Agility for 3 turns
Dekunda Cancels stat decrease to all allies
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)
  • "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

 
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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