Maitreya, Marishiten and Inanna Weaknesses in SMT4:A

Published on September 20th, 2016 by Gervais D.

The ‘Disable the Barrier’ quest requires that you defeat 4 guardian demons and 3 powerful demons. You will be required to defeat the last 3 demons without saving your game, therefore you need to prepare beforehand if you’re unable to defeat them all in a row.

Recommended gear to have before entering the last shrine :

Armor that has resistance to physical and ice skills. Avoid armor that has weaknesses to gun, ice and physical skills because your enemies will use them. In addition, you may need the Energy Drain skill or MP recovering items.

Marishiten’s weakness in Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse

Marishiten is the final guardian you will battle for the ‘Disable the Barrier’ quest. Unfortunately, you will be required to battle two other powerful demons before having the ability to save.

Marishiten - Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

She blocks fire skills and has resistance to light skills.

Be careful not to use magic skills when she uses her magic repelling skill known as Makarakarn. She also has a weak almighty skill which she uses regularly if you use either Tetrakarn or Makarakarn. Other than that, she also uses a gun skill.

Inanna’s weakness in Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse

Inanna is one of the demons that you will face after defeating Marishiten (the last guardian demon protecting the jars). She does not have any weaknesses and she uses the almighty attack, Megidola, which does heavy damage to all foes.

Inanna - Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

She will not be difficult to defeat since her power has not been fully restored.

Maitreya’s weakness in Shin Megami Tensei 4: Apocalypse

Maitreya is the last demon you will face before completing the quest.

Maitreya - Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

He blocks light skills and has resistance against ice, dark and physical skills. His weaknesses are fire and gun skills, however, if he uses his Enlightenment skill, DO NOT use them as he will end your turns and absorb your attacks as HP.

Maitreya’s skills :

  • Billion Hands (hits all enemies, extremely dangerous with a smirk)
  • Hades Blast (heavy physical skill)
  • Oni Kagura (hits one target)
  • Bufudyne (heavy ice skill)
  • Enlightenment (User absorbs weaknesses as HP)
  • Makajamon (prevents target from using skills)

Thankfully, he isn’t that difficult to defeat.

Make sure your protagonist and demons have revive and healing skills because he did knock out over half my team with Billion Hands after getting a smirk from my mistake of taking advantage of his weakness while his Enlightenment skill was active.

Armor that protects you from physical and/or ice skills is recommended to equip.

During the battle, he will ask you a question :

What are you fighting for after being branded as a traitor from the people of Tokyo?

You will have three choices to choose from :

  • For the people of Tokyo (something might happen).
  • For myself (attacks him and his attack increases).
  • Ignore him (nothing might happen).

Early in the battle, he might not do as much damage, however, do not underestimate him. A smirk cancelling skill might be beneficial as well since his Billion Hands skill has the chance of eliminating your entire party after a smirk.

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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.