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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. Striking Nyx Avatar with a critical hit will confer no benefit aside from additional damage, removing the possibility of All-Out Attacks.

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 50 50 45 45 45
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 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Drain - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agi Deals light Fire damage to one foe.
Maragi Deals light Fire damage to all foes.
Agilao Deals medium Fire damage to one foe.
Maragion Deals medium Fire damage to all foes.
Agidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe.
Maragidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes.
Fire Break Reduces 1 foe's Fire resistance to average.
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 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - Drain - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Bufu Deals light Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Mabufu Deals light Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Bufula Deals medium Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Mabufula Deals medium Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Bufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Mabufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Ice Break Reduces 1 foe's Ice resistance to average.
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 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Garu Deals light Wind damage to one foe.
Magaru Deals light Wind damage to all foes.
Garula Deals medium Wind damage to one foe.
Magarula Deals medium Wind damage to all foes.
Garudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to one foe.
Magarudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes.
Wind Break Reduces 1 foe's Wind resistance to average.
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 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - Null - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Zio Deals light Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Mazio Deals light Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Zionga Deals medium Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Mazionga Deals medium Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Ziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Maziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Elec Break Reduces 1 foe's Elec resistance to average.
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 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- Null - - - - - Repel Repel -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Fatal End Deals medium Slash damage to one foe.
Cruel Attack Deals medium Pierce damage to one foe. (1.5x to Downed foes)
Vile Assault Deals heavy Pierce damage to one foe. (1.5x to Downed foes)
Rebellion Increases Critical Rate (all).
Revolution Greatly increases Critical Rate (all).
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 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Holy Arrow Deals light Pierce damage / Charms one foe. (25% chance)
Pulinpa Makes 1 foe Panic. (25% chance)
Tentarafoo Makes all foes Panic. (25% chance)
Marin Karin Charms 1 foe. (25% chance)
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. This form takes 50% more damage from Fire, Ice, Electricity, and Wind skills.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Chariot1500 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
Null Null Null - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Deathbound Deals heavy Slash damage to all foes.
Heat Wave Deals medium Strike damage to all foes.
Akasha Arts Deals heavy Strike damage 1x to 2x to all foes.
God's Hand Deals severe Strike damage to one foe.
Power Charge Doubles physical damage dealt next turn. (2.5x damage)
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 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Null Null - - Repel Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hama Light: instant kill, 1 foe. (25% chance)
Mahama Light: instant kill, all foes. (20% chance)
Hamaon Light: instant kill, 1 foe (high odds). (50% chance)
Mahamaon Light: instant kill, all foes (high odds). (40% chance)
Tarukaja Increases 1 ally's Attack.
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 Darkness magic and Almighty Attack.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Hermit1500 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mudoon Darkness: instant kill, 1 foe (high odds). (50% chance)
Mamudo Darkness: instant kill, all foes. (20% chance)
Mamudoon Darkness: instant kill, all foes (high odds). (40% chance)
Tetrakarn Barrier that reflects physical damage 1x per ally.
Makarakarn Barrier that reflects magic damage 1x per ally.
Tentarafoo Makes all foes Panic. (25% chance)
Poisma Poisons 1 foe. (25% chance)
Poison Mist Poisons all foes. (25% chance)
Foul Breath Doubles ailment susceptibility to one foe for three turns.
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. It is immune to all four elements as well.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Fortune1500 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - Null Null Null Null Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agi Deals light Fire damage to one foe.
Maragi Deals light Fire damage to all foes.
Agilao Deals medium Fire damage to one foe.
Maragion Deals medium Fire damage to all foes.
Agidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe.
Maragidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes.
Bufu Deals light Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Mabufu Deals light Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Bufula Deals medium Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Mabufula Deals medium Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Bufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Mabufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Zio Deals light Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Mazio Deals light Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Zionga Deals medium Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Mazionga Deals medium Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Ziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Maziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Garu Deals light Wind damage to one foe.
Magaru Deals light Wind damage to all foes.
Garula Deals medium Wind damage to one foe.
Magarula Deals medium Wind damage to all foes.
Garudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to one foe.
Magarudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes.
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 lower the party's Defense.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Strength1500 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
Null Null Null - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tempest Slash Deals heavy Slash damage to one foe. (1-2 hits)
Deathbound Deals heavy Slash damage to all foes.
Rakunda Decreases 1 foes' Defense.
Power Charge Doubles physical damage dealt next turn. (2.5x damage)
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 Darkness magic. It can also cast a Mind Charged Megidola. This form only takes 75% damage from physical attacks.

Level ArcanaHP St Ma En Ag Lu
76 Hanged Man1500 50 50 45 45 45
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mudo Darkness: instant kill, 1 foe. (25% chance)
Mamudo Darkness: instant kill, all foes. (20% chance)
Mudoon Darkness: instant kill, 1 foe (high odds). (50% chance)
Mamudoon Darkness: instant kill, all foes (high odds). (40% chance)
Mind Charge Doubles magic damage dealt next turn. (2.5x damage)
Evil Touch Instills Fear in 1 foe. (25% chance)
Megidola Deals heavy Almighty damage to all foes.
Ghastly Wail Instantly kills all foes who are fearful.
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 55 55 55 55 55
Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe.
Maragidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes.
Bufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance)
Mabufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Ziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks one foe. (10% chance)
Maziodyne Deals heavy Elec damage / Shocks all foes. (8% chance)
Garudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to one foe.
Magarudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes.
Tarukaja Increases 1 ally's Attack.
Matarunda Decreases all foes' Attack.
Rakukaja Increases 1 ally's Defense.
Marakunda Decreases all foes' Defense.
Sukukaja Increases 1 ally's Hit/Evasion rate.
Masukunda Decreases all foes' Hit/Evasion rate.
Dekunda Nullifies stat penalties on party.
Power Charge Doubles physical damage dealt next turn. (2.5x damage)
Mind Charge Doubles magic damage dealt next turn. (2.5x damage)
Fire Break Reduces 1 foe's Fire resistance to average.
Ice Break Reduces 1 foe's Ice resistance to average.
Elec Break Reduces 1 foe's Elec resistance to average.
Wind Break Reduces 1 foe's Wind resistance to average.
Evil Smile Instills Fear in all foes. (25% chance)
Tentarafoo Makes all foes Panic. (25% chance)
Poison Mist Poisons all foes. (25% chance)
Megidola Deals heavy Almighty damage to all foes.
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 and random status effects to all enemies.


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..."
  • "The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed..." (before switching Arcana)
  • "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)
  • "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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