Finding Kansuiji and completing “Where The Corpse Went” Quest in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Published on September 20th, 2016 by Gervais D.

This guide shows you how to find Kansuiji as well as how to complete the “Where The Corpse Went” quest in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. You will meet Izanami along the way and she will try to draw first blood, so be prepared.

How to find Kansuiji in Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse

Step 1: Use a terminal to transport yourself to Ueno’s Central Underground District.

Step 2: Similar to last time, follow the instructions on how to get to Shinobazu Pond.

Going to Shinobazu Pond

Step 3: Walk to the exit icon (if you haven’t cleared the map, do so now and you should find it) and you should go to the Tokyo map. There should be a square area icon next to where you came from. Go to it and enter, however, be sure to save before you do.

How to defeat Izanami and complete the “Where The Corpse Went” quest

Izanami is a level 82 demon of the Megami race and she is one of the National Defense Divinities of Tokyo. You will be required to defeat her to finish the quest.

Izanami in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Her skills are :

  • Thunder Gods (pierces through resistances, one target)
  • Vengeful Curse (steal large amount of MP from target)
  • Megidolaon (heavy almighty attack)
  • Silent Prayer (all stats return to normal)
  • Smile Charge (adds smirk)
  • Dark Grudge (dark skill)
  • Concentrate (next magic attack does 2.5x damage)
  • Healing Skill (unsure about name but heals A LOT of her HP)

As you can see from the list above, she primarily uses electric, dark and almighty skills.

Izanami’s weakness in the game :

Her only weakness is fire skills. She blocks both ice and light skills. In addition, she absorbs dark attacks and recover HP whenever they’re used against her. Everything else hits her neutrally except for status moves.

Taking her down :

Hiroshi will help you during your battle. The best option to choose is “support” unless you need to recover HP for your party (assuming you do not have a demon that can heal your party members). All of my teammates had fire skills, therefore I did not take advantage of the “attack” option.

She has a healing skill which I think is triggered when you constantly replace weakened demons with stronger demons. Try to avoid doing that and keep using fire skills against her while having your demons healed of their lost HP.

By the time you get this quest, you may be able to fuse Belial via special fusion. He has a fire skill called Fire of Lethargy, a heavy fire skill that decreases the target’s defense, hit and evade rate.

The effective methods of defeating Izanami before she could completely heal herself :

  1. Carry MP increasing items (her Vengeful Curse skill is capable of stealing all your MP).
  2. Lower her defense and other stats and increase your stats before she could use Silent Prayer.
  3. Keep using Hiroshi’s support option to increase your attack and accuracy.
  4. Keep using heavy fire skills against her for extra actions.
  5. Have your assault gauge filled or almost full before entering battle.
  6. Although I defeated her with Asahi as my partner, Hallelujah will be more effective.
  7. Do not use demons that are weak to dark or electric skills.
  8. Take away one of her two actions per turn with Imposing Stance (Tenkai learns it).
  9. Physical and magic repelling skills are a waste of time. Do not use it against her.

Upper-body armor isn’t necessarily needed because her skills do not hit the protagonist too hard unless you are weak against them. Not to mention that her Thunder Gods skill ignores null/resist because its effect pierces through it. It is important to have MP recovering items with you because her Vengeful Curse skill (which she uses a lot) can drain you of all your MP.

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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.