Guarding is a recurring mechanic in the Persona series.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Guarding is an option available in the battle menu. If used, the user will not do anything, but during that turn they will have their defense increased against other attacks, and they'll be protected from being Downed against elemental weaknesses.
The "Wait" command in battle from Persona 3 and FES has been replaced with the "Defense" command.
Persona 5 / Royal[edit | edit source]
If the user guards, the damage they'll take will be multiplied by x0.4.