This article is about the Arcana. For the Shadow, see Arcana Priestess.

The Priestess Arcana (女教皇?), also known as the High Priestess, is a recurring Arcana in the Persona series.


"The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
The silent voice within one's heart whispers the most profound wisdom."
—Nyx Avatar, Persona 3

Originally named the Popess, portrayed as an old woman with an open book, the Priestess Arcana is a symbol of hidden knowledge or other untapped power, wisdom, female mystery and patience when it appears in tarot readings.

Gameplay-wise, the Personas of the Priestess Arcana are commonly associated with healing and support attributes. Mythological figures of the Priestess Arcana are usually crone archetypes, goddesses of wisdom, witches, female mages, or priestess figures themselves.

Individuals associated with the Priestess Arcana are usually quiet, reserved, hardworking, and very intelligent. They are often modest and shy, and won't open up to the protagonist until much later in their Social Links as compared with other characters. A recurring theme with Priestess characters is that they have an inferiority complex due to growing under highly exigent family members, as in the cases of Fuuka Yamagishi, Yukiko Amagi and Makoto Niijima.


List of PersonasEdit

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

The player can guarantee a fusion accident resulting in a Priestess Arcana persona by starting from a "hard reset" (as in, not already mid-game and loading a save or selecting "Return to Title") and performing a White Fusion after taking exactly 847 steps in an area where no enemies will attack, such as the Mikage Sun Mall.

The Priestess Arcana is represented by Maki Sonomura.

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Maso Maria 5 (Initial Persona of Maki Sonomura)
Ame no Uzume Virgo 11
Sati Crosscut 18
Hathor Deva 29
Urdr * Wals 37
Tensen Nyannyan Vixen 46
Usas Chatz 53
Verdandi * Valzante 61 (Ultimate Persona of Maki Sonomura)
Lakshmi Rac Sha 70
Skuld * Scrag 88

Persona 2Edit

Innocent SinEdit

Persona Level
Tensen Nyannyan 27
Sif 34
Parvati 43
Izanami * 51
Hathor 55
Lakshmi * 64

Eternal PunishmentEdit

Persona Level
Tensen Nyan Nyan 27
Sif 34
Parvati 41
Izanami * 51
Hathor 55
Scathach 64
Lakshmi * 71

Persona 3Edit

The Priestess Arcana Social Link is represented by Fuuka Yamagishi, a student of Gekkoukan High School and a member of SEES. The protagonist can initiate the Social Link flag after joining one of the Culture Clubs. Furthermore, the protagonist must also max-out his 'Courage' Characteristics parameter before initiating the Social Link.

The Priestess Arcana Social Link powers up everytime the protagonist interacts with Fuuka, where he helps tastes Fuuka's horrible cooking, as well as helping her understanding her insecurities of being a burden to others and her confusion about her lack of interest in more 'feminine' hobbies. Upon completing the Social Link, Fuuka will give the protagonist her custom-made earphones, bestowing the ultimate form of the Priestess Arcana, Scathach, "The Teacher."

The Priestess Arcana is also the Persona Arcana of Fuuka Yamagishi.

Persona Level
Lucia Initial Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Juno Ultimate Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Apsaras 3
Unicorn 11
Sarasvati 18
Ganga 26
Parvati 35
Kikuri-Hime 47
Scathach 60

FES / PortableEdit

The Priestess Arcana remains relatively the same as Persona 3. However, an exclusive Persona, High Pixie, was added in the Priestess Arcana repertoire.

Persona Level
Lucia Initial Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Juno Ultimate Persona of Fuuka Yamagishi
Apsaras 3
Unicorn 11
High Pixie 21
Sarasvati 27
Ganga 35
Parvati 47
Kikuri-Hime 53
Scathach 64

Persona 4Edit

"I want to protect the family inn. After all, it's near to my heart..."
—Yukiko Amagi
The Priestess Arcana Social Link is represented by Yukiko Amagi, a classmate of the protagonist in Persona 4. The Social Link is automatically created in the storyline when the Investigation Team plans a stake-out on Kanji Tatsumi.

In the events of the Social Link, Yukiko exclaims her desire of leaving Yasoinaba to the protagonist, but to do so, must learn how to live on her own by the time she graduates, which includes finding a career she can pursue and learning how to cook. Unfortunately, she is a terrible cook, and many of the meals she has the protagonist taste-test are practically inedible. Several of the protagonist's responses regarding Yukiko's cooking are also based on the protagonist's 'Courage' status parameter; the higher his 'Courage' is, the better answers the protagonist can access.

Leveling the Priestess Arcana up to Lv. 3 allows Yukiko to learn her distinct follow-up move, Fan Assault, where Yukiko delivers a powerful assault on an active enemy, with 100% critical rate and Dizzy status. However, the protagonist must first knock down a target.

Later, as the protagonist interacts with Yukiko, Yukiko realizes that she actually cared for her family inn the most, and merely felt chained down by the belief that she had no choice. By the end of the Social Link, Yukiko decides not to leave Yasoinaba, but to inherit the Inn and continue her family's legacy. Having a change in her psyche and finally finding her resolution, Yukiko's Persona, Konohana Sakuya, transfigures into Amaterasu.

Completing the Priestess Arcana Social Link also bestows the protagonist with the ultimate form of the Priestess Arcana, Scathach.

Persona Level
Konohana Sakuya Initial Persona of Yukiko Amagi
Amaterasu Ultimate Persona of Yukiko Amagi
Saki Mitama 11
Sarasvati 17
High Pixie 22
Ganga 29
Parvati 37
Kikuri-Hime 48
Hariti 59
Tzitzimitl 70
Scathach 79

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

The Priestess Arcana is represented by Yukiko Amagi and her Persona, Konohana Sakuya, as well as Fuuka Yamagishi, who serves as a possible MC replacement for Rise.

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Persona Level
Lucia Fuuka Yamagishi's Initial Persona
Juno Fuuka Yamagishi's Ultimate Persona
Konohana Sakuya Yukiko Amagi's Initial Persona
Amaterasu Yukiko Amagi's Ultimate Persona
Ame-no-Uzume 6
High Pixie 15
Ganga 28
Parvati 37
Hariti 56
Tzitzimitl 64
Scathach 76

Persona 5Edit

The Priestess Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Makoto Niijima, which ranks up since June 24th as the protagonist interacts with her. This Confidant unlocks extra information on analysis and various team member skills for Makoto as it ranks up.

As the Confidant reaches maximum Makoto's Persona, Johanna, will transmogrify into Anat. Completing the Priestess Arcana Confidant will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Cybele.

Persona Level
JohannaInitial Persona of Makoto Niijima
AnatUltimate Persona of Makoto Niijima
Cybele 73

List of DemonsEdit

Persona 2Edit

Innocent SinEdit

Persona Level
Izanami 51

Eternal PunishmentEdit

Persona Level
Izanami 51

Card DesignsEdit

Priestess IS
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Persona 3 FES
P5 Priestess arcana cooperation
Persona 5