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Masakados is a special item or weapon in the series.



Shin Megami Tensei[]

Masakado's Katana can only be obtained on the Neutral route. After the Four Heavenly Kings are defeated and Tokyo floods, the Imperial Palace can be found on an island north-west of the Great Cathedral. Inside the Palace, Masakado will explain how Tokyo's future is now in the hands of the protagonist and will hand over his katana. After receiving Masakado's Katana, his armor can be obtained by visiting the mansions that previously housed the Heavenly Kings; by going over the mansions, the Gate Orb will activate and one of the pieces of Masakado's Armor will float up to the protagonist.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne[]

Masakados is the strongest Magatama in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. To obtain it, the Demi-fiend must collect all of the 24 Magatama scattered around the Vortex World. After collecting them, he should go to the Cathedral of Shadows, where the minister will congratulate the Demi-fiend for obtaining every single one of the malevolent spirits. He will then give the Demi-fiend the "Lord's Sword", advising him to visit the grave of Masakado with the sword in his possession.

The gravestone is located northeast of the Tower of Kagatsuchi. Exit from the Assembly of Nihilo: Marunouchi and it will be above the Demi-fiend. Upon examining the gravestone, the blade will react, and the Demi-fiend will find himself teleported to the Bandou Shrine.

The Demi-fiend must then lower the four pillars around the labyrinthine surroundings of the field in order to lower the Shrine which serves as Masakado's true resting place. Each pillar represents one of the four devas, Zochoten, Komokuten, Jikokuten, and Bishamonten, all of whom must be defeated. Upon successfully doing so, the Demi-fiend can finally approach Masakado, who proceeds to question his purpose. Regardless of the answer, Masakado will impart his power to him in the form of a Magatama. It is all he can do since he cannot exist in the world outside.

Masakado also tells the Demi-fiend that regardless of what kind of world Tokyo would turn out to be, it is still Tokyo. As the current bearer of his power, the Demi-fiend is now obligated to do what he thinks is best for the peace of Tokyo in Masakado's stead.

  • Focuses on learning passive repel skills, plus the strongest multi-target Almighty and Expel spells.
  • It can be obtained at the Bandou Shrine from Masakado (see above).
  • This is the most powerful Magatama in the game in terms of resistances and stats boost.
  • Masakados is not listed in the 25 slots of the Magatama equip screen. It only appears below all of them, all on its own once acquired.
  • While other Magatamas are colored blue or green, Masakados has a special color of orange.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE[]

"Remnants of the power of the Guardian in Tokyo. It has extraordinary power that can create a third dimensional form even from the existence of the uncertainty."
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE

Masakadus are drops from both the Shinagawa and Suginami instances of Disapora. Here they are used as a currency to trade in for Skills, Expertise Points and Extra COMP slots from Gomory, among other things.

It is also possible to obtain Masakado's Sword as a reward for clearing the Masakado's Mound instance on Hard Difficulty. It's stats greatly increase both summoner and demon's close range, decreases cooldown time and improves Limit Break Power and Chance.

Shin Megami Tensei IV[]

Masakado's Katana is the medium that allows Flynn to revive Masakado. As a National Defense Divinity, he can not be permanently slain, but turns to stone when defeated and can be revived repeatedly and controlled by anyone who controls his medium.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[]

"The medium used to control Masakado. Even for a tachi, Masakado's katana is cnsidered long at 5 feet in total length. Though many believe it to be Masakado's beloved weapon, it was actually crafted after his death as an object of worship.

Prior to God's Plan, a young man in the Counter-Demon Force possessed Masakado's Katana. Upon his death, however, Skins kept the blade safe until, eventually, passing it unto Flynn, the first person capable of unsheathing the sword since the one who merged with Masakado to form the Ceiling."
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse Notes, entry - "Masakado's Katana"

Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon[]

A sword that can only be fused on New Game Plus by using blaze steel and Mirror of Sun after beating Masakado. It's ability is Super Drain, which allows Raidou to drain even more MAG than usual from frail stunned enemies. Blaze Steel is obtained upon beating Masakado in the Case File Guardian of the Capital and Mirror of the Sun in Hifumi's Medicine.

Persona 3 / FES / Portable[]

Masakados appears as a key item granted by Elizabeth used to fuse Masakado in Persona 3.

In FES and Portable, Masakado's Katana can be created by fusing a Nihil weapon with Masakado.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner[]

While not directly appearing, in the boss battle with the Demi-fiend he nulls all attacks except gun, earth and almighty (the first two do not exist in Nocturne, the third Masakados does not null), indicating he has Masakados ingested.


Shin Megami Tensei[]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy NOA Effect Restrictions
195 10 1-3 - Male/Neutral
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Obtained
- - - - - - Imperial Palace - Masakado Event (Neutral only)

Shin Megami Tensei II[]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy NOA Effect Restrictions
190 87 1-3 Freeze Male/Neutral
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Dropped By
3 1 - 2 - - Arahabaki

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne[]

  • Magatama that holds ultimate power.

Element Wild Effects
Strength +10
Magic +10
Vitality +10
Agility +10
Luck --
Neutral Fully heals party.
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Phys/Magic/Expel/Death/Ailments - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Megidolaon 50 MP Mega almighty damage to all foes. 1
Radiance 30 MP Heavy expel damage to all foes. 1
Fire Repel Passive Equipper repels fire attacks.
Overrides all other resistances and weakness of the same type.
Ice Repel Passive Equipper repels ice attacks.
Overrides all other resistances and weakness of the same type.
Elec Repel Passive Equipper expels electric attacks.
Overrides all other resistances and weakness of the same type.
Force Repel Passive Equipper repels force attacks.
Overrides all other resistances and weakness of the same type.
Phys Repel Passive Equipper repels physical attacks.
Overrides all other resistances and weakness of the same type.

Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon[]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Type Effect Evolves From Evolves To
450 Sword Super Drain Ameno-nuboko -
HP St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Required Materials
50 5 - 5 5 - 5 Frost Gold x5, Pagan Gold x5, Mirror of the Sun, Blaze Steel

Persona 3 FES / Portable[]

"Sword once used by General Masakado."
—Item description, Persona 3 Portable

Masakado's Katana is a weapon for the male protagonist* and Junpei Iori.

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy Type Effect
450 100 2h sword +10 to all stats
St Ma En Ag Lu Obtained
+10 +10 +10 +10 +10 Sword fusion (Nihil + Masakado)

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[]

"Once used by General Masakado, said to be the first curved katana."
—Item description, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Masakado's Katana is Junpei's ultimate weapon. It can be purchased from the Workshop for ¥385,000 after selling one Masakado Shard, obtained by sacrificing Masakado in a Sacrificial Spread in the Velvet Room, one Tangled Thread, dropped by The Capturer, and one Giant Sword, dropped by Order Giant.

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Critical Type Effect
247 +20% 2H sword (Cut) Strength +4
St Ma En Ag Lu Obtained
4 - - - - Workshop - ¥385,000 / ¥308,000
Masakado Shard x1, Tangled Thread x1, Giant Sword x1

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[]

Masakado's Sword is a weapon for Yashiro Tsurugi. With it, Navarre can use the skills Charge, Victory Cry, Wallbreaker, Null Fire, and Feather Step. It can be created in the Bloom Palace after gathering the Performa materials Dark Knight Force, Pale Scale, and three 6-Star Prestiges.

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Type Effect
137 Two-handed Sword Greatly increases Critical rate
St Ma En Ag Lu Required Materials
- - - - - Dark Knight Force x1, Pale Scale x1, 6-Star Prestige x3

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[]

"Said to be the first curved blade in Japan."
—Item description, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

The Masakado Sword is Junpei's ultimate weapon. It can be purchased from the Workshop for ¥64,500 after selling one Akashic Record, found in a chest in Block 4 of the Theater District, one Black Tangle, dropped by Phunbaba, and one Fine Comb, dropped by Chicken Kid.

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Critical Type Effect
267 +20% 2H sword Halves HP cost / St +3 / En +5
St Ma En Ag Lu Obtained
+3 - +5 - - Workshop - ¥64,500 / ¥51,600
Akashic Record x1, Black Tangle x1, Fine Comb x1

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