Arqa.

Arqa (奇顔の庭アルカ, Kigao no niwa Aruka)? is the second block of Tartarus in Persona 3.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Arqa first becomes available for exploration on May 10th, after the protagonist defeats the Arcana Priestess. However, unlike its predecessor the Thebel Block, it is divided into two sections and the second is unlocked on June 13th, after the Arcana Empress and Arcana Emperor are defeated.

In total, Arqa has 48 floors that go from 17F to 64F. The division between the two sections can be found on 40F. The preset floors are 25F, 36F, 47F and 59F.

Visually, it features a darker design than Thebel, with stone castle wall designs and chitinous materials lining the floor and an occasional face on the wall. The floors feature a repeating skull design with inverted patterns in places.

The music that plays in the Arqa Block is similar to the one that plays in the Thebel Block, but has a louder synth percussion.

"Araq" (Hebrew: אַרְקָא) means "to flee" in Hebrew.

Shuffle Time Personas[edit | edit source]

See also: Shuffle Time

Section 1[edit | edit source]

Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana
2 Pixie Lovers 3 Apsaras Priestess 4 Angel Justice
5 Nekomata Magician 6 Alp Lovers 6 Ara Mitama Chariot
7 Forneus Emperor 7 Omoikane Hierophant 8 Jack Frost Magician
9 Chimera Chariot 9 Yomotsu Shikome Hermit 10 Archangel Justice
10 Inugami Hanged Man 11 Unicorn Priestess 12 Slime Fool
12 Valkyrie Strength 13 Berith Hierophant 14 Pyro Jack Magician
14 Zouchouten Chariot 15 Oberon Emperor 16 Principality Justice
16 Rakshasa Strength 17 Naga Hermit 17 Fortuna Fortune
19 Ares Chariot

Section 2[edit | edit source]

Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana
7 Forneus Emperor 7 Omoikane Hierophant 8 Jack Frost Magician
9 Chimera Chariot 10 Archangel Justice 10 Inugami Hanged Man
11 Unicorn Priestess 12 Valkyrie Strength 12 Slime Fool
13 Berith Hierophant 14 Pyro Jack Magician 14 Zouchouten Chariot
15 Oberon Emperor 16 Principality Justice 16 Rakshasa Strength
17 Naga Hermit 17 Fortuna Fortune 19 Ares Chariot
20 Narcissus Lovers 21 High Pixie Priestess 21 Take-Minakata Hanged Man
22 Legion Fool 23 Titan Strength 24 Take-Mikazuchi Emperor
25 Power Justice 25 Lamia Hermit 26 Shiisaa Hierophant
27 Sarasvati Priestess 27 Queen Mab Lovers

Shadows[edit | edit source]

Section 1[edit | edit source]

Shadow LV HP SP Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Black Raven 9 92 46 Elec Wind Fire - - 17-24
Grieving Tiara 9 111 64 Ice - Fire - - 17-24
Heat Balance 10 112 50 Elec Wind Fire Ice - - - 17-24
Wild Beast 10 148 59 Light Dark Pierce - - - 17-24
Laughing Table 11 105 71 Fire Pierce Ice - - 23, 26-35, 37-39
Frivolous Maya 11 125 62 Wind Elec - - - 17-24
Soul Dancer 11 146 72 Ice - Wind - - 17-24, 26-35. 37-39
Phantom Mage 12 121 64 Light Fire Dark - - 17 - 24
Dancing Hand 13 88 46 Fire - Ice - - 26-35, 37-39
Venus Eagle 14 100 46 Ice Fire Wind - - - 26-35, 37-39
Spurious Book 15 115 59 Elec - Wind - - 26-35, 37-39
Bestial Wheel 15 399 183 Elec Wind Slash Pierce - - - 17-24, 26-35, 37-39
Vicious Raven 18 160 78 Ice Wind - Fire - 26-35, 37-39
Steel Gigas* 19 202 81 Elec Light Strike - - - All
Treasure Hand* 1 100 100 - - - - - All

Section 2[edit | edit source]

Shadow LV HP SP Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Phantom Master 17 158 90 Wind - - - - 41 - 46
Sky Balance 17 172 85 Fire Ice - - - Elec Wind 41-46, 60-63
Bronze Dice 18 183 78 Elec - Strike - - 41 - 46
Steel Gigas 19 202 81 Elec Light Strike - - - 41 - 46
Adamant Beetle 19 549 234 Elec Slash Pierce - - 48 - 58
Haughty Maya 20 132 65 Wind Elec - - - 41 - 46
Jealous Cupid 20 139 79 Ice - Wind - - 41-46, 48-58, 60-63
Maniacal Book 21 119 68 Dark - Light Ice - 48 - 58
Crying Table 21 170 97 Ice - Fire - - 48-58, 60-63
Killing Hand 22 185 91 Fire Dark Ice - - 48-58, 60-63
Dark Eagle 23 132 65 Elec - Wind - - 48-58, 60-63
Enslaved Beast 23 176 74 Fire - - - - 48-58, 60-63
Lustful Snake* 27 214 105 Ice - - Wind - All
Treasure Hand* 1 100 100 - - - - - All

Note:

  • * A Red box denotes a rare Red Shadow.
  • * A White box denotes a rare Gold Shadow.

Guardians[edit | edit source]

Section 1[edit | edit source]

Shadow LV HP SP Arcana Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Crying Table 14 250 - Magician Ice Slash Pierce Strike Light Dark Fire - 25
Change Relic 17 850 - Empress - - Wind Light Dark - - 36

Section 2[edit | edit source]

Shadow LV HP SP Arcana Weak Resist Block Absorb Reflect Floor
Golden Beetle 19 240 - Emperor Elec StrikeSlashPierce Ice Light Dark - - 47
Intrepid Knight 26 950 - Emperor - Slash Strike Pierce Light Dark Wind - 59

Items of Interest[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
P3M concept artwork of Arqa Block.jpg
Concept artwork from Persona 3 The Movie


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