How To Beat Koga Saburo in Shin Megami Tensei IV

Published on September 10th, 2013 by Gervais D.

Koga Saburo is a level 35 demon of the Dragon race in Shin Megami Tensei IV. The Ashura-kai gives you the quest of slaying this demon in battle for their own benefit. The quest is called, Off Koga Saburo. It appears that you don’t have much of a choice in the matter because the Ashura-kai kidnapped one of your fellow samurai.

This guide teaches you Koga Saburo’s strengths and weakness, and it also tells you how you can easily beat him. You can also see what he looks like in the screenshot below.

Koga Saburo - Shin Megami Tensei IV
( See what Koga Saburo looks like in Shin Megami Tensei IV )

How To Beat Koga Saburo in Shin Megami Tensei IV

What element skill is Koga Saburo weak against?

Koga Saburo is weak against ice element attacks. Keep hitting him with ice element attacks and he will eventually fall. If your main character is unable to use ice element skills, don’t forget that there are items that can be used as ice element attacks.

What elements does he block and/or repeal?

  • Block : Dark and light one hit KO element skills.
  • Repeal : Force element skills

Note: You will take damage and lose turns if you use a force element skill against him.

Fire, electric, and gun element attacks all work against this demon.

Koga Saburo isn’t as tough as you might think if you’re level 43 or higher. Keep hitting him with ice element attacks and use skills that repeals physical/gun element attacks and you will find victory quicker than you expected. If one of your demons know an ice element skill as well as a skill that repeals physical/gun element attacks, use the ice skill first to get an extra turn. After, use the skill that repeals physical/gun attacks to protect your party.

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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.