The protagonist is able to craft infiltration tools at the workbench in their attic in Café Leblanc. The protagonist can only use the workbench during evenings, certain Sunday mornings, and certain days off. The activity passes time.
Infiltration tools serve a variety of functions useful for stealth and intrusion. They can lower a Palace's Security Level, unlock Treasure Chests and escape Palaces. They can be used in battle as well, allowing them to deal damage or avert the enemies' attention towards a specific teammate. A majority of the tools are consumable.
The tools are taught to the protagonist over time by Morgana: by automatically initiating his Confidant on April 15, the protagonist will be able to craft basic infiltration tools. Later on, reaching Rank 6 on July 25 will grant the protagonist access to all remaining tools.
In order to craft tools, the protagonist needs to collect certain materials and convert them into the tool of his choice. They'll be consumed upon crafting. These items can be found and bought in shops, but a few of them can only be discovered in Mementos.
The number of times the protagonist can craft in one time slot is 1 by default, and is boosted by the rank of his Proficiency stat. For example, if their Proficiency is Rank 2, he'll have 3 turns available at any time. In addition, if tools are created during the day on a holiday, the number will increase by 1. In rare cases, roughly 10%, while crafting, Morgana might praise him, giving him an extra attempt. Additionally, the materials used will not be consumed. This situation can occur multiple times during one session. It is demonstrated on April 17 by default.
Usually, upon crafting, the protagonist's Proficiency rises by 2 points. However, Morgana's praise will also grant him an additional point of Proficiency.
If the protagonist Ranks up Sadayo Kawakami's Confidant up to Rank 1, on certain days, he'll have extra free time in class: crafting infiltration tools is one of his available activities during that period. At Rank 5, free time in class will become more common. However, crafting infiltration tools in class is very limited compared to doing it on his workbench: by default, the protagonist can only build 1 time, and to gain an additional attempt, he'll need to rank up his Proficiency stat by 2 ranks instead of just 1: as such, reaching Rank 3 will extend it to 2 tries, and reaching Rank 5 will reach 3. In Persona 5 only, the protagonist will receive 2 points of Proficiency at the end of the session.
In addition, reaching Rank 7 will allow Kawakami to make infiltration tools in his place.
Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Royal has several changes in how the infiltration tool system functions:
The pool of materials have been changed, as well as the ingredients that some tools might need.
If the protagonist reads the book ABCs of Crafting, it will double the amount of times his Proficiency stat allows him to craft. Additionally, buying the Seeker's Tools from Akiba Electronics in Akihabara will grant the same effect. Merging the two perks together will quadruple the effects of the protagonist's Proficiency level. The multipliers do not take the holiday boost into account, which is instead accumulated afterwards.
If crafting during bad weather, the number of attempts the protagonist will have will be increased by 1. This does not stack with the holiday boost.
The new multipliers also apply in class, although the amount of Proficiency points that can be received has been reduced to 1. The effects of the weather do not apply.
The odds of Morgana's praise occurring has been increased to roughly 20% per attempt. However, the Proficiency point awarded from that can only be received once, and the materials used during that attempt will no longer be blocked from being consumed.
When Sadayo Kawakami is called to craft infiltration tools, now she'll be able to craft half of what the protagonist is able to craft. If it's divided by an odd number, the result is rounded up.
List of Infiltration Tools
- For Morgana's Confidant abilities, see Confidant/Morgana
|Vanish Ball||Guarantees escape from battle. Not all battles apply.||Rank 1|
|Spotlight||Raises chances of being targeted by foes for one ally.|
|Element Set||Includes Molotov Cocktail, Freeze Spray
Stun Gun, and Air Cannon.
|Limelight||Greatly raises chance of being targeted by foes for one ally.||Rank 6|
|Megido Bomb||Deals 100 Almighty damage to all foes.|
|Forces Set||Includes Psycho Bomb, Atom Match
Happy Bomb, and Curse Bomb.
|Lockpick||A tool that can open one locked treasure chest.||Rank 1|
|Stealthanol||A deodorant that erases your presence,
lowering a Palace's Security Level.
|Eternal Lockpick||A tool that can open any number of locked treasure chests.||Rank 6|
|Covertizer||A presence-erasing mist that greatly lowers
a Palace's Security Level.
|Goho-M||A tool that allows you to return to the Metaverse entrance.||Rank 1|
|Smokescreen||Elude enemy pursuit by becoming temporarily undetectable.|
|Hypno Mist||A mist that puts nearby enemies to sleep.||Rank 6|
|Reserve Ammo||A gunpowder set that allows you to restock the party's ammo.|
|Treasure Trap||Increases the chances of encountering Treasure Demons in Palaces.|
Items in Sets
|Molotov Cocktail||Deals 50 Fire damage to one foe.||Element Set|
|Freeze Spray||Deals 50 Ice damage to one foe.|
|Stun Gun||Deals 50 Elec damage to one foe.|
|Air Cannon||Deals 50 Wind damage to one foe.|
|Psycho Bomb||Deals 50 Psy damage to one foe.||Forces Set|
|Atom Match||Deals 50 Nuke damage to one foe.|
|Happy Bomb||Deals 50 Bless damage to one foe.|
|Curse Bomb||Deals 50 Curse damage to one foe.|