Demon Guarding the Shrine – Shin Megami Tensei IV

Published on August 14th, 2013 by Gervais D.

There is a quest called ‘Demon Guarding the Shrine’ in Shin Megami Tensei IV. The Demon Guarding the Shrine quest isn’t as difficult to complete as you might think. When I completed it, I was at level 37, which is low for accepting the quest. This guide lets you know where to find the Kanda Shrine and how to easily beat Okuninushi.

Okuninushi - Shin Megami Tensei IV
( Screenshot: What Okuninushi looks like during the Demon Guarding the Shrine quest in Shin Megami Tensei IV )

How to find Kanda Shrine in Shin Megami Tensei IV

This is the easiest way to find Kanda Shrine when I have no clue where you are in the game. Use the terminal to transport yourself to the Kasumigaseki Terminal. After, exit. You should be at the Kasumigaseki Counter Demon Force building. Use the elevator to go to the first basement floor, Kasumigaseki – Nagatacho Passage. Follow the passageway to another elevator and use it to travel to Sakurada-dori. Find the exit icon on the map and go to it.

Once you’re on the main map of Tokyo (Chiyoda Region of Tokyo), move your character’s symbol up, followed by a right turn. Move down, then take a right, and go up. After, make a left turn, then go up, make a right turn, and go up again. Enter the second area with a red warning mark and you should find Kanda Shrine. Okuninushi is located at Kanda Shrine and you must slay him to complete the Demon Guarding the Shrine quest.

What is Okuninushi’s weakness and how to beat him?

Okuninush is weak against ice element skills and he blocks all dark element skills. Using an ice element attack will gain you an extra turn, however, using a dark element attack will cause you to lose turns. I defeated Okuninush by using three demons that knew ice element attacks. Mabufu and Bufula stones also comes in handy if your protagonist does not know any ice element skills (I used a Mabufu stone because I had a lot).

Demons that I used to slay Okuninush :

  • Oni – Okuninush attacked first, eliminating Oni at the start.
  • Peallaidh
  • Kuda
  • Narcissus

After three turns of your ice element attacks, Okuninush should fall. I should point out that Okuninush missed once when it was his turn to attack during my battle with him. If he successfully lands a hit, you might be required to summon another demon with an ice element skill to have the upper hand. However, I think two demons with an ice element skill and Mabufu/Bufula stones should be enough to finish him off.

Reward for completing the Demon Guarding the Shrine quest = Bushi Tasogare.

After defeating Okuninush, the player will be able to fuse Kunitsu Okuninush. When I defeated him, I could have fused Tree Narcissus and Kishin Zouchouten to form Kunitsu Okuninush. Kunitsu Okuninush knows Dream Fist and Healing Knowhow.

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About Gervais D.

Gervais laughs at a difficult RPG while it takes its last breath as he conquers it. He's been gaming since the NES and loves to relax at the beach.