Master Arts (マスターアーツ, Masutāātsu)?, is a battle mechanic in Persona 5 Strikers. It helps gradually increase the power of the Phantom Thieves over the course of the game.

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Master Arts are unique upgrades that each party member can unlock for use in battle. Many of them are special move inputs borrowed from Warriors games known as "Combo Attacks," but some of them provide passive upgrades unrelated to specific combos. Master Arts are unlocked for each party member as they're directly controlled throughout the game. The more time is spent playing as a character, the more Master Arts they can unlock, granting various advantages in combat. Each member of the team has 4 different Master Arts they can learn.

In the following table, the PlayStation button PlayStation button S.svg.png (normal attack) and PlayStation button T.svg.png (special attack) can be replaced respectively as Y and X in the Nintendo Switch version, B and H (may vary) with a keyboard or X and Y with an Xbox controller in the PC version.

Character Master Art Button Input and Effect Abbreviation
Protagonist Marking Shot Perform a follow-up after a PlayStation button T.svg.png or midair PlayStation button T.svg.png gun attack. C1
Wild Rush Perform an additional Persona attack with PlayStation button T.svg.png after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C6~2
Phantom Barrage PlayStation button T.svg.png attacks won't consume ammo. Press PlayStation button T.svg.png after certain attacks to perform an additional three-shot attack. C1
Dead Shot While aiming with PlayStation button L1.svg.png (gun), holding PlayStation button R1.svg.png will gradually consume ammo to perform an increasingly powerful shot. -
Morgana Animal Instinct Perform a follow-up after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C5
Cat's Paw Enemies are pulled in during the spinning portion of PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png, or even with PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C2 / C4
Miracle Punch PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png will have a slight chance of becoming a Miracle Punch. C3
Cyclone Charge While transformed, perform a ram attack that generates a Wind affinity shockwave. -
Ryuji Sakamoto In My Sights Perform a follow-up after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C3
Good Measure PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png slam attack does increased damage. If the attack is charged, Captain Kidd will also attack. C2
Sprinter Speeds up the charge-up rate of attacks. -
Rebel Yell Extends the active time of PlayStation button T.svg.png Toughness and increases the chance of reducing damage. -
Ann Takamaki No Escape Perform a follow-up after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.png. C5
Feel the Heat While PlayStation button T.svg.png Enchant is active, perform a downswing attack by pressing PlayStation button T.svg.png at the end of combo attacks. C#~2
Crocodile Tears PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png summons Carmen and casts Tarunda. C2
Wildfire Panther's Fire affinity attacks do increased damage and have an increased chance of inflicting Burn. -
Yusuke Kitagawa Gleaming Blade Perform a follow-up after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C3
High Counter PlayStation button T.svg.png counters or performing PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png temporarily increases the number of hits triggered when pressing PlayStation button T.svg.png repeatedly. C1~2 / C5~2
Legendary Thief PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png summons Goemon and casts Sukukaja. Press PlayStation button T.svg.png repeatedly to cast Masukukaja instead. C2(~2)
Ice Counter PlayStation button T.svg.png special attacks inflict Freeze. Press PlayStation button T.svg.png repeatedly to increase the chance of Freeze. C1(~2)
Makoto Niijima Wheelie Rush Perform a follow-up after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C3
Phantom Star Rider PlayStation button T.svg.png Burst strengthens Johanna's PlayStation button T.svg.png special attacks. C1
Fortified Moxy PlayStation button T.svg.png Burst strengthens melee PlayStation button T.svg.png special attacks. C1
Nuclear Reaction Triggering a 1 More or follow-up automatically activates Burst. -
Haru Okumura Axe Waltz Perform a follow-up afterPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.png. Inverted S1~4
Vertigo Slash Chance of inflicting Dizzy with PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C2
Ballroom Blitzer Increases the range and damage of all gun attacks. While holding PlayStation button T.svg.png, ammo will no longer be consumed. C1
Étoile While holding PlayStation button T.svg.png special attacks, attacks gradually become faster, and becomes harder to flinch. C1
Sophia Drive Spinner Perform a follow-up after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. C5
Data Sync Performing PlayStation button S.svg.png or midair PlayStation button S.svg.png attacks with good timing will increase attack power by one upgrade level. -
Blast Processing PlayStation button T.svg.png special attack is enhanced after a Perfect Catch. While upgraded, press PlayStation button T.svg.png repeatedly after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png or PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png for more hits. C1 / C2~2 / C3~2
Mega Blaster While aiming with PlayStation button L1.svg.png (gun), hold PlayStation button R1.svg.png to fire a gravity bullet. Successfully performing a Perfect Catch will replenish ammo. -
Zenkichi Hasegawa Wolf's Maw While PlayStation button T.svg.png Fury is active, Almighty affinity is applied to all attacks. C1
Master of the Hunt Increases HP absorption when PlayStation button T.svg.png Fury is not active. -
Wolf's Howl While PlayStation button T.svg.png Fury is active, HP consumption is reduced and increases the chance of a Critical. C1
Alpha's Fangs Perform a follow-up after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png. Extend PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png by holding PlayStation button T.svg.png. Press PlayStation button T.svg.png repeatedly after PlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button S.svg.pngPlayStation button T.svg.png for more hits. C2

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