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Contrarian King is an optional Shadow boss in Persona 4.

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Persona 4[]

The Contrarian King is an optional boss that appears in the boss chamber of Yukiko's Castle on May 1st. Defeating it will allow access to the Suzaku Feather weapon for Yukiko Amagi and greatly increase the protagonist's Courage.

Stats[]

Persona 4[]

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 24
Magic 8
Endurance 12
Agility 18
Luck 8
Emperor 17 1,600
500
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
Strong Drain Weak Weak Null Null Null Strong
EXP Yen Normal Drop Rare Drop
1800 1000 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hysterical Slap Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe with a chance of Rage.
Kill Rush Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe 1x to 3x.
Rampage Deals light Phys damage to all foes 1x to 3x.
Red Wall Add Fire resistance to 1 ally (for 3 turns).
Marakunda Decreases all foes' Defense for 3 turns.

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 24
Magic 8
Endurance 12
Agility 18
Luck 8
Emperor 17 1,600
500
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
- Drain - - Null Null Null Strong
EXP Yen Normal Drop Rare Drop
1800 1000 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hysterical Slap Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe with a chance of Rage.
Kill Rush Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe 1x to 3x.
Rampage Deals light Phys damage to all foes 1x to 3x.
Red Wall Add Fire resistance to 1 ally (for 3 turns).
Marakunda Decreases all foes' Defense for 3 turns.

Strategy[]

Contrarian King drains Fire, blocks Wind attacks and resists Physical and Almighty attacks. It can use Hysterical Slap, Marakunda if it manages a Critical Hit, and the Rampage skill, which has enough power to take out the party in a single cast.

Use Electricity and Ice attacks to bypass its resistances, the party should have Tarunda and Sukunda for this fight as well as a Persona that resists Physical attacks if possible. Have Yosuke cast Sukukaja on the party members and use the protagonist to cast Tarunda and Sukunda to weaken him. This will decrease the chance of him hitting the party with Rampage. If the party is successful then Rampage should only hit about 50% at a time. Bring plenty of Revival Beads because the protagonist will likely need to revive those that were KO'd. Equipping the protagonist with a Persona that resists Physical attacks will help ensure his survival. If not, any Physical Mirrors the party has picked up can be used.

Trivia[]

  • Contrarian King is notorious as its Rampage attack seems to be stronger than normal. Many players have been defeated by it just because it chooses that attack one too many times in succession. Furthermore, it always starts the battle by casting Red Wall, in an attempt to trick new players into thinking that it is weak to Fire.
  • Inflicting the Contrarian King with the "Down" status will increase the odds of it using the Rampage attack. Inflicting it with the "Dizzy" status will further amplify this effect. A slow and defensive style of fighting is highly advised.


Storyline Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Tohru Adachi & Magatsu-Izanagi - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami * - Izanami - Izanami-no-Okami
Sub Avenger Knight - Daring Gigas - Amorous Snake - Killing Hand - Dominating Machine - World Balance - Chaos Fuzz - Envious Giant - Neo Minotaur - Sleeping Table
Extra Contrarian King - Intolerant Officer - Momentary Child - Escapist Soldier - Extreme Vessel - Lost Okina
Other Margaret - Reaper
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