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Sacrificial fusion (イケニエ合体, Ikenie gattai)? is a feature of fusion in the series.

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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Sacrificial fusion can only be performed during Kagutsuchi's full phase. In a normal two-demon fusion, the resultant demon is always at a fixed level regardless of how much the ingredient demons have advanced. By adding a third demon which acts as a "sacrifice," the resultant demon will inherit more skills from all three participants and 1.5 times experience the sacrifice has accumulated, and possibly start at a higher level than its base level. This also means the resultant demon will not gain any exp. bonus from a newly contracted demon used as a sacrifice. If the demon created from sacrificial fusion receives experience, this bonus can be stacked if the said demon is used as a sacrifice in the next sacrificial fusion.

A demon who has gained bonus levels from a sacrificial fusion will not immediately learn its level-up skills until the next time it levels up, at which point it will learn every skill it has met its threshold for, in sequence.

The drawbacks of this fusion are twofold:

  1. The resultant demon could gain too much experience, making it surpass the Demi-fiend's level. This will prevent the fusion's successful execution.
  2. Since fusion accidents have a higher chance to happen at Full Kagutsuchi phase, the result will fail more often, but this can be offset by saving the game before performing the fusion.

Some special fusion recipes require specific participants and/or sacrifices; some may not demand a specific ingredient, but the rule of experience bonus still applies.

Sacrificial fusions cannot be performed when a Mitama is being involved in the fusion.

Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army

Sacrificial fusion serves as a way to easily strengthen Raidou's demons. Despite Victor's claims that skills can be transferred, sacrificial fusion serves only to strengthen a demon's base stats, with a demon's HP and MP receiving boosts as Magic and Vitality are increased. Unlike binary fusion, a demon's Loyalty does not need to be maximized in order to sacrifice it, however, it does need some Loyalty built up or it will refuse to be sacrificed. A demon cannot be sacrificed if its name is still grayed out while selecting the demon to be sacrificed. There is also a limit to how much a demon can be strengthened, represented by the transparent pips in a demon's stat bar for Strength, Magic, Vitality and Luck. This limit is roughly a little over half of a demon's base stats, and the limit cannot be raised further once the demon levels up by leveling. In order to increase this limit further, Raidou must increase a demon's stats using an Incense item, which will not only increase the demon's stat by one, but also add additional empty pips to a demon's stat bar that can once again be filled using sacrifice fusion.

While it is possible for accidents to occur while powering up a demon, an accident during sacrifice fusion will not change the resulting demon, but will either fail to increase its stats or increase a stat that the sacrificed demon does not usually increase. A Nekomata being powered up will still result in a Nekomata with whatever stats it had before the fusion attempt remaining.

The demon selected to be sacrificed will typically raise the stats of the demon getting powered up based on which stat shows a yellow pip mark in their stat bar while viewing their entry on the devil chart. Demons with no yellow pip marks in their stat bar will not increase anything when Raidou attempts to use them as a sacrifice. Demons that have received many sacrifices will still only boost a demon's stats by 1.

The Magnetite required for sacrifice fusion will vary based solely on the level of the demon being powered up.

Order Demon Level Cost Stat Boost
Frost Azumi 6 3,700 St +1
Pagan Incubus 51 30,300 Ma +1
Frost Jubokko 28 14,300 Vi +1
Pyro Ukobach 2 2,600 Lu +1

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Sacrificial fusion returns in Persona Q, available after entering the 3rd floor of Group Date Cafe. This time, two Personas are chosen as sacrifices to give EXP to another, with certain ones leaving behind Materials needed to create items and equipment. The Persona receiving the EXP doesn't change, however. If the receiving Persona is of the same Arcana as one or both of the Personas being sacrificed, the experience it receives is increased, by a small amount if only one is of the same Arcana but more than doubled if both sacrifices are.

Expand to see the Personas which leave behind materials when sacrificed and the equipment for which they are required.

Persona Level Material Result
Pixie 2 Pixie Wing Pixie Knife
Oni 17 Club Shard Oni ni Kanabou
Nue 20 Nue Claw Shishio
Matador 22 Matador Sword Bloody Estoc
King Frost 25 King Snowball Frost Cannon
Orochi 26 Orochi Tail Kusanagi no Tsurugi
Succubus 29 Lust Pheromone Pink Shot
Pyro Jack 32 Black Lantern Lantern Shield
Genbu 35 Genbu Shell Genbu Greaves
Seiryu 40 Seiru Scale Quinlong Yanyue
Suzaku 48 Suzaku Plume Suzaku Feather
Skadi 50 Skadi's Shard Ichibal
Kartikeya 52 Skanda's Wing Peacock Tail
Jinn 53 Lamp Shard Magical Gun
Cybele 58 Cybele Hair Sabazios
Kingu 60 Broken Tablet Destiny Tablet
Byakko 61 Byakko Claw Byakko Reisou
Seiten Taisei 61 Huaguo's Rock Reigan Greaves
Masakado 67 Masakado Shard Masakado's Katana
Seth 70 Claw Shard Claw of Revenge
Michael 71 Michael Shard Deus Xiphos
Loki 72 Trickster Karma Fimbulvetr
Vishnu 72 Vishnu Shard Nandaka
Alilat 75 Goddess Obsidian Kokuseki Senjin
Scathach 76 Broken Spear Gae Bolg
Yoshitsune 76 Yoshitsune Shard Usumidori
Satan 77 Opposer's Wing Megido Gun
Shiva 82 Destroyer's Rage Pashupata
Metatron 82 Seraph Wing Metatronius
Beelzebub 84 Fly Shard Corpse Rod
Asura 86 Asura Bone Vajra
Chi You 87 Chi You Shard Quintessence Bow
Zeus 91 Fearsome Shard Fearsome Armor
Fearsome Gown
Fearsome Dog-Suit
Fearsome V-Suit
Fearsome Robe

Persona 5

Sacrificial Fusion exists in the form of the Gallows, and is unlocked on June 21st in the Velvet Room. Two Personas are selected to perform it, and the second is sacrificed to bestow its experience to the first. There is also a multiplier to the experience bestowed based on the Confidant rank of the first Persona's Arcana; if uninitiated, there is only a 1x multiplier to the experience received, while a maxed Confidant gives a 3x multiplier.

If the protagonist sacrifices a Persona of a matching Arcana as the target, there is a 1.5x multiplier to the experience gain; using a Treasure Demon only bestows a 3x multiplier. Using a Treasure Demon of a matching Arcana will instead give a 5x multiplier to the experience. If the game is set on Merciless difficulty, the EXP gain will always be cut to 1/3.

At the same time, the first Persona will inherit one random skill from the sacrificed Persona; the skill it can inherit is also restricted by its inheritance type, and duplicates will never appear. For instance, Arsène, who can never inherit Physical, Gun, Bless or Recovery skills through normal fusion, will also never inherit such skills from the Gallows. This can be used to manipulate the chance of a desired skill being passed on from the sacrifice.

A Persona can only be empowered through use of the Gallows once per in-game day. However, a workaround exists: registering, deleting (either through itemization, fusion or sacrifice) and re-summoning the Persona will allow the protagonist to empower it again through the Gallows. While this method is costly, it is one way the protagonist can quickly level up a particular Persona, on top of having more control over which stats get increased from leveling up.

Persona 5 Royal

The requirement for sacrificial fusion in Royal has been changed from the base game, and is unlocked later. Much like how Persona itemization was unlocked after securing a route to Madarame's Treasure and the fusion alarm was unlocked after securing a route to Kaneshiro's Treasure, sacrificial fusion is unlocked after securing a route to Futaba's Treasure.

Sacrificial fusion by itself has largely remained the same as it was in Persona 5, but, like all Velvet Room facilities, during a Fusion Alarm, new things happen. Stat increases are bigger, and a Persona can be strengthened multiple times in the same day, but doing so causes the chances of an accident to increase. EXP multipliers for sacrifices performed during an alarm are as follows: 2x for sacrificing a normal Persona of a different Arcana, 3x for a normal Persona of the same Arcana, 5x for a Treasure Demon of a different Arcana, and 7x for a Treasure Demon of the same Arcana.

Additionally, the amount of skills that can be passed down from the sacrifice to the inheritor is simultaneously expanded and randomized in amount, ranging from one to three.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Sacrificial fusions return in Persona Q2 to compensate for the absence of Social Link bonus experience. Compared to the first game, this function becomes available much earlier, after the party recruits the cast of Persona 4 in the second Theater, Junessic Land.

Sub-Personas can now be sacrificed to bestow experience to either a Sub-Persona or a Main Persona. Sacrificing to boost a main Persona will naturally increase their owner's level, making this feature great for keeping the game's massive number of characters in line with everyone else. The sacrifice process now costs money, though Margaret will waive the cost for the first instance each Sub-Persona is used as a sacrifice.

The sacrificial fusion function can also be used to transfer skills between the sacrifice and the target Persona, once the player has obtained Blank and Wild Cards. Each Sub-Persona has a skill in their set that is highlighted in purple; this skill can be transferred through sacrificial fusion if the Sub-Persona has already learned that skill. This method can be used to impart skills that a Persona normally cannot learn or inherit through fusion.

A Blank Card is required when transferring skills to other Sub-Personas, while a Wild Card is needed if the same is being done for a Main Persona. Blank Cards can commonly be found after finishing a battle with rare Shadows or certain FOEs, while Wild Cards are only available as a rare drop from FOEs.

Trivia

  • During the animation of sacrificial fusion in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, the sacrifice is dissolved along with the effect of the Mudo spell.
  • In Persona 5, the sacrifice is "hanged" instead of being decapitated by a guillotine as with the ingredients in normal fusion.


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Devil Summoner series
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Shadows / Personas (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Ancestor / Reverse / Sub) - Skill Card - Totem (1) - Type/Subtype (1+2) - Affinity (1+2) - Rank (1+2) - Mystic Change (1+2+5) - One More (3-5) - Growth Rate (1+2) - Unknown Power (1+EP) - Personality (1+2, 5) - Material Card (2) - Mutation (2) - Follow Up - All-Out Attack (Cut-in) - Heart Item (3) - Shuffle Time (3+4) - Daily Life (3-5) - Calendar (3-5) - Social Stats (3-5) - Social Link (3+4) - Tactics (3-5) - Requests (3-5;Q+Q2) - Arcana Chance (4) - Forecasts (Fusion / Weather) (4+5) - Boost (Q+Q2) - Power Spot (Q+Q2) - F.O.E (Q+Q2) - Confidant (5) - Technical (5+5S) Treasure Demon (5+5S) - Party Switch (5+5S) - Disaster Shadow (5R) - Fusion alarm (5R) - Persona Traits (5R) - Third Eye (5+5S) - Master Arts (5S) - BOND (5S) - Persona Points (5S)
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Archives
Terminology Candelabrum - Conception - Kagutsuchi - Macca - Magatama - Magatsuhi - Manikin - Reason - Yahirono Himorogi - Order of Messiah - Cult of Gaia - Demonic Sponsor - Shadow Vortex - Nightmare System - Terminal - Great Will
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Playable - PQ Rei & Zen
Non-playable Elizabeth - Margaret - Theodore - Marie - Nanako Dojima - Queen of Hearts - Merciful Clergyman - Kind Doctor - Best Friend - Clockwork God - Chronos - Zeus
Locations
Origin Tartarus - Yasogami High School
Main Hub Handcrafted Workshop - Nurse's Office - Velvet Room
Labyrinths You in Wonderland - Group Date Cafe - Evil Spirit Club - Inaba Pride Exhibit - Clock Tower
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack - Sound of the Labyrinth
Songs "Maze of Life" - "Light the Fire Up in the Night" - "Laser Beam" - "Changing Me"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Sub-Persona) - Persona user - Velvet Room - Fusion (Sacrificial Fusion) - Shadow (F.O.E) - Wild Card - Dark Hour - Evoker - Boost - Power Spot - Skill Card - SEES - Investigation Team - Cut-in - All-Out Attack
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Bosses - Skills (Skill Cards) - Items - Ailments - Requests - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Manga -Roundabout- - Side:P3 - Side:P4
Productions Escape From Persona Q: Cyber Labyrinth - Official Visual Material
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline & Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal (JP / EN))
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Picaro Persona - I am thou - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins - Sea of Souls - Bond - Featherman
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather - Seasons - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Train - Invitations - Gifts - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Cleaning - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Big Bang Challenge - Gigolo Arcade - Bed - Batting Cage - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Laundry - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - Refrigerator - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery - Cultivation - Fortune Telling - Decorations
Vendors Shops: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Vending machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Search Objects - Treasure Chests - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Accuracy - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Pickpocket - Party Switch - Baton Pass - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Battle Drops - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Unused Content: (Persona 5 / Royal)
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Sega
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Strikers
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes - Dark Sun... - Stars and Ours - Proof of Justice - Persona 5 the Animation: A Magical Valentine's Day) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persona Stalker Club V - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage - Persona VS
Publications Manga - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic à La Carte - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Tartarus Theater Wild - the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology - Mementos Mission - Mementos Report - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019 - TGS 2021 - 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary
Take Tokyo Tower - E3 2016
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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