Learning how to create Persona 5 Royal Fusions is one of the most fundamental skills needed to survive. If you stick to your original Personas, you won’t get very far among the game’s numerous Palaces and Memories.
Exclusively for the protagonist, Joker has what is known as the ‘Wild Card’ ability, which allows him to wield multiple Personas at once. Creating a diverse team allows you to effectively exploit the elemental weaknesses of any opponent that comes your way in Persona 5 Royal. Depending on your active Persona (the first one in your party list), they also give Joker new resistances and weaknesses.
We will not detail each Persona and their possible Fusions in this guide. Instead, we provide advice on the best Personas and how to get them. Just remember that you can only change the Joker’s Personas. All other Phantom Thiefs are locked to a set Persona, but can evolve to a second and third level by advancing through each thief’s social link.
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If you want to learn more about Persona 5 Royal, check out our guides on Trial Answers, Will Seed Locations, Social Stats, How to Unlock Semester 3, and How to Unlock Endings.
How Persona 5 Royal’s Fusion in the Velvet Room works
The quickest way to acquire new Personas is to negotiate with them to join your party during combat. However, Persona 5 Royal’s Velvet Room allows you to create new Personas and strengthen existing ones by sacrificing others. The number of combinations is overwhelming, but you can see the likely outcome beforehand and can only fuse Personas stronger than the Joker’s level.
Beyond the standard fusions between two Personas, Royal provides access to a ‘Group Guillotine’, which allows you to fuse three or more Personas at once. This is unlocked through Caroline and Justine’s Social Link, which involves giving them a set Persona with specific abilities. The Group Guillotine is unlocked at Rank 1, and at Rank 8, you will receive the ‘Guillotine Booster’ to merge more than four Personas.
Merge People is also where your Confidant social rank comes into play. Each Persona is linked to an Arcanum and each Confidant represents an Arcanum. For example, if Ann’s social link (Lovers’ Arcana) is rank 8, the Personas of the Lovers’ Arcana will receive much more power than the Arcana you would have otherwise neglected. Some of the best Personas are only obtained through Fusion once you’ve maxed out a social link.
Either way, it is possible to create Personas that are much more powerful than those you will find in the wild. Fused Personas can also inherit some abilities from their ‘parents’ in this process, and you will be able to select which ones. So, with a few tweaks, you can create complete results.
If you are having trouble finding any of the required Source Personas, you may be able to merge those from others you have in your possession; Check out the ‘Fusion by Result’ section in the Velvet Room. Finding them in Mementos is easier to achieve on higher difficulties, as you are more likely to stun enemies rather than kill them, making it easier to acquire their Persona. You can adjust the difficulty level at any time.
How to Create the Best Personas by Fusion in Persona 5 Royal
Excluding Personas obtained through the DLC, Satanael is the strongest Persona in the game and has the highest raw stats and toughness across the board. Unfortunately, he can only be unlocked during New Game +. If you don’t feel like spending about 120 hours doing this all over again, there are still plenty of alternatives that pack a punch.
Persona 5 introduced several new elemental attacks that were missing in Persona 3 or Persona 4, which remain unchanged in Royal. As compensation, you no longer have complete immunity to any particular element, but you can still significantly buff Joker. Choose a target Persona with many natural immunities that can be formed by fusing three or more Personas; Yoshitsune, Kohyru or Black Frost are good examples.
Next, we suggest finding other Personas with skill-based passive immunities that are inheritable and fill gaps: Black Frost has no resistance against electrical damage, but Barong’s Null Electric or Mot’s Repel Electric can patch this hole. The final fusion will depend on several factors, including your Persona’s base level and Arcane Rank, so your results may vary.
We recommend spending some time in the lower part of Mementos when it rains. There are more enemy reinforcements, but rare items can also be found, including skill cards. There’s a lot to consider, some of which is unfortunately down to luck, but Fusion’s results are worth it.
What is the Velvet Room Fusion Alarm in Persona 5 Royal?
Persona 5 Royal contains an exclusive new feature, Fusion Alarms. Introduced after securing a route to the third Palace’s treasure, this event occurs randomly after winning battles but also manually through Chihaya Mifune. After reaching Rank 8, request a Celestial Reading for ¥20,000 to activate the alarm. Once activated, Joker indicates that he is uncomfortable and the Velvet Room cell door glows red.
Once inside, you can request to disable this by speaking to Justine, but let’s not rush. Performing fusions during an alarm gives your Persona more stat boosts along with different skills and more skill inheritance slots. If you fuse a Treasure Demon during this time, it will be treated as five levels higher than usual, providing a significant power increase.
However, this also has its risks. Your first Persona merged during the alarm is indicated with a golden name; If you try to merge it again, there is a high probability of causing a fusion accident. If this happens, the desired Persona will have a different set of abilities and the alarm will end.
Have fun merging Personas in Persona 5 Royal!
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