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February 12, 2024

Defeating Minotaur II: Weaknesses and Strategies in Persona 3 Reload

Liam Fletcher
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When you arrive at the Monad Passage on floor 171 in Persona 3 Reload, the Minotaur II is the first opponent you have to face off against. Like the other Minotaur, it’s extremely tough, and you should attempt to defeat it before it buffs up and wipes your party.

Defeating Minotaur II: Weaknesses and Strategies in Persona 3 Reload

Weaknesses

Like the other Shadows you face off against, the Minotaur II has a few weaknesses you want to consider when considering your party. You don’t want to use every type of attack against it, and some are better choices than others. Hopefully for players, knowing how to beat the Minotaur II can bring you one step closer to reaching the top of Tartarus. Here’s what you need to know about the Minotaur II’s weaknesses in Persona 3 Reload.

  • The Minotaur II is not weak to anything in Persona 3 Reload.
  • It reflects all Physical attacks, meaning any damage you do with Slashing, Striking, or Piercing damage will be reflected back at the character that used the attack, leaving the Minotaur II unharmed.

Strategies

A difficulty with this encounter is that the Minotaur II forces the Rage status effect against your party members throughout the fight. This means they won’t be able to use their skills and instead default to using their basic attacks, which are immediately reflected back at them. To overcome this, you need to remove the Rage status effect from your party members and chip away at the Minotaur II’s health slowly. It’s similar to fighting the Vehement Idol or the Isolated Castle.

The only attacks that work against the Minotaur II are the Magical attacks. For this fight, it is recommended to use Ice and Electric attacks. An Ice attack has a chance of freezing the Minotaur II, giving you an opportunity to take a break from its attacks or heal up your party members. The same goes for Electric attacks, but instead of freezing, the Minotaur II receives the Shock status effect. Both options are good, depending on the party members you use for this fight.

For your main character, it is advisable to pick a Persona that can reflect or is resistant to Physical attacks. The Minotaur II primarily uses these attacks throughout the encounter, and having a Persona that can avoid these attacks may save your character from getting knocked down. Even if your character becomes enraged, they may not take as much damage if they use their basic attack and have the damage reflected back at them. As long as your character is still standing, you can continue fighting in Persona 3 Reload.

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