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Arcana Chance is a special event in Persona 4 which occurs after a successful Shuffle Time (including Blank Cards). Arcana Chance will bestow certain effects, depending on the alignment of the Arcana Card; 'Upright' results in a positive effect, while 'Reverse' yields a negative effect.

Generally, the effect will last through 3-5 separate occurrences from which its conditions were triggered (i.e. successfully completing a battle or Shuffle Time sequence), otherwise the effect will wear off after a prolonged period of time. Temporary effects will be replaced by any subsequent temporary Arcana Chance effects.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Arcana Card Upright Effect Reverse Effect
Fool Random Upright Arcana Card effect. Random Reverse Arcana Card effect.
Magician Permanently upgrades 1 random Skill of 1 random Persona. Permanently downgrades 1 random Skill of 1 random Persona.
Priestess You can view all the Analysis information for every enemy for a while! (Includes Bosses) You cannot view the Analysis information for any enemy for a while!
Empress Restore all characters' HP to maximum. Reduces all characters' HP to 1.
Emperor Temporarily grants consistent Player Advantage. Temporarily grants consistent Enemy Advantage.
Hierophant The "Reverse Arcana Card" effect is nullified during the Arcana Chance for a while! The chance of an Arcana Card reversing has increased for a while!
Lovers Powerful Shadows have disappeared from the area! (dungeon-wide) Powerful Shadows have appeared in the area! (dungeon-wide)
Chariot Permanently increases one random Persona's Agility. (1~3 Points) Permanently decreases one random Persona's Agility. (1 Point)
Justice Permanently increases one random Persona's Strength. (1~3 Points) Permanently decreases one random Persona's Strength. (1 Point)
Hermit Temporarily displays unexplored areas in mini-map. Temporarily conceals the whole mini-map.
Fortune Permanently increases one random Persona's Luck. (1~3 Points) Permanently decreases one random Persona's Luck. (1 Point)
Strength Permanently increases one random Persona's Magic. (1~3 Points) Permanently decreases one random Persona's Magic. (1 Point)
Hanged Man Permanently increases one random Persona's Endurance. (1~3 Points) Permanently decreases one random Persona's Endurance. (1 Point)
Death Everyone recovered full SP! Everyone's HP became 1!
(Party is ejected from dungeon and entire dungeon is reset)
Everyone recovered full HP! Everyone's SP became 1!
(Party is ejected from dungeon and entire dungeon is reset)
Temperance You will earn more money from battle for a while! You will earn less money from battle for a while! (All battles yield ¥1)
Devil Transforms one Persona into a higher level Persona of a different Arcana.
(Inherited skills do not carry over)
Transforms one Persona into a lower level Persona of a different Arcana.
(Inherited skills do not carry over)
Tower You will receive an extra treasure from treasure chests for a while!
(Chests grant extra money)
All treasure chests will contain Shadows for a while!
(Items can still be gained, but will sometimes break)
Star "One more chance!" will occur more frequently during shuffles for a while. "One more chance!" will occur less frequently during shuffles for a while.
Moon You will gain more EXP from battle for a while! You will gain less EXP from battle for a while! (EXP reduced to 1 after battle)
Sun Persona cards are more likely to appear during shuffles for a while.
(Blank Cards become Persona cards)
Penalty cards are more likely to appear during shuffles for a while.
(Blank Cards become Penalty cards)
Judgement All party members' SP has been restored! Halves all characters' current SP.

Effect Explanations[edit | edit source]

  • Magician

The Magician Arcana Chance will permanently upgrade or downgrade one random Skill from one of the protagonists' random Personas. Skill upgrades will most often affect a single-target Skill, upgrading it to a multi-target Skill (or vice-versa with the Reverse effect).

Below is a list of Skills that can be upgraded (the Arcana Card effect will not take place if the protagonist is not carrying a Persona with a modifiable Skill):

  1. Cleave -> Fatal End -> Blade of Fury -> Deathbound -> Tempest Slash
  2. Bash -> Assault Dive -> Kill Rush -> Gigantic Fist -> Heat Wave -> God's Hand
  3. Torrent Shot -> Arrow Rain -> Myriad Arrows
  4. Agi -> Maragi
  5. Agilao -> Maragion
  6. Agidyne -> Maragidyne
  7. Bufu -> Mabufu
  8. Bufula -> Mabufula
  9. Bufudyne -> Mabufudyne
  10. Zio -> Mazio
  11. Zionga -> Mazionga
  12. Ziodyne -> Maziodyne
  13. Garu -> Magaru
  14. Garula -> Magarula
  15. Garudyne -> Magarudyne
  16. Hama -> Mahama
  17. Hamaon -> Mahamaon
  18. Mudo -> Mamudo
  19. Mudoon -> Mamudoon
  20. Megido -> Megidola -> Megidolaon
  21. Dia -> Media
  22. Diarama -> Mediarama
  23. Diarahan -> Mediarahan
  24. Patra -> Me Patra
  25. Recarm -> Samarecarm
  26. Tarukaja -> Matarukaja
  27. Rakukaja -> Marakukaja
  28. Sukukaja -> Masukukaja
  29. Tarunda -> Matarunda
  30. Rakunda -> Marakunda
  31. Sukunda -> Masukunda


  • Hierophant

The Hierophant effect lasts only until the next Arcana Card is played out. This means that the effect of the newly drawn Arcana Card will replace the effect of the Hierophant as normal. Note that the upright Hierophant does not guarantee that the next Arcana Card will end up in the upright position.


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