Megami Tensei Wiki
Advertisement
Megami Tensei Wiki

Whisper event (ウィスパーイベント, Wisupā Ibento), also known as Skill Affinity (スキル適正, Sukiru Tekisei)? and Skill Potential, is a mechanic in the Shin Megami Tensei series, first appearing in Shin Megami Tensei IV. Whisper events refer to the ability to upgrade specific skills via inheritance, while Skill Affinities (and their synonymous Potential) focus on influencing different types of skills.

Those affinities are usually presented as a suffix after their respective skill. For example, "Megidolaon +6" and "Hama -2."

Profile

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Once a demon has learned the last of its hidden skills during level up, a Whisper event will take place, where they can pass off any of their skills to Flynn, save for Auto Skills and certain specific skills. If he already has a skill from the demon's skillset, it will be strengthened, decreasing the MP cost and increasing the attack damage to a degree. The number of times a skill can stack this way depends on the type of skill. Elemental skills stack to 8 while stat buffing/decreasing skills stack to 3.

Skill type Skill rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Dia, Diarama, Media, Mediarama Heal+5 Cost-1 Heal+5
Maximum healing, ailment recovery, revival and Support skills Cost-1 Cost-1 - - - - -
Death's Door Cost-1 - - -
All Almighty draining skills Dmg+1 Dmg+3 Dmg+5 Dmg+5 - - -
Non-draining Almighty skills, all Fire, Ice, Elec and Force skills, Stigmata Strike, Deadly Fury and Star Tarantella Cost-1 Dmg+5
The rest of Physical and Gun skills Dmg+7 Dmg+7 Dmg+7
All Light, Dark and Ailment skills Hit+5 Hit+5 - - -

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Whisper events are still the same in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse, although this time the maximum rank is 9 for damage skills and 5 for other support skills.

Demons also gain skill affinities which can power up their skills in a manner akin to the protagonist, although those instead apply to specific types of skills. Demons often have affinities for skills corresponding to their own resistances, and penalties for those corresponding to their weaknesses. Like with skill bonuses, the maximum possible affinity, positive or negative, is 9 for damage skills and 5 for supportive skills.

Skills and costs are now modified by percentages instead of specific numbers.

Skill type Skill rank
-9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Attack Dmg -10% Dmg +10% Cost -10% Dmg +10% Cost-10% Dmg +10%
Ailment Affliction -10% Affliction +5% Affliction +5% Affliction +5%
Heal - Cost +10% Heal +15% Heal +15% -
Full Heal Cost -10%
Support

Shin Megami Tensei V

Decarabia SMT.PNG This topic is in need of research for the following reason:
* How does skill potential affect skill power and costs exactly? The mechanic might be elaborate, and the effects might vary between skills and skill types.

This can be discussed on the article's talk page.

Each demon, as well as the protagonist, have a Skill Potential properties that influences the power of each type of skills. Generally, they're pre-set for each individual species of demons like with stats and affinities, while the protagonist can alter his via Miracles. The skills are separated in these categories: Physical, Fire, Ice, Elec, Force, Light, Dark, Almighty, Ailment, Healing and Support. Magatsuhi Skills are not affected by Skill Potential, even if they fall into the same categories as regular skills.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Whisper events have been renamed to Skill Inheritance. Every time any given Carnage of a transformed Mirage wielded by their Mirage Masters levels up, they pass on skills, which are placed in either three lists: combat/support/healing skills to the Command Skill list, passive skills to the Passive Skill list, and Session Skills to the Session Skill list for Session Attacks. Just like standard whisper events, learning duplicate skills increases that skill's rank, which either raises the power of a Skill or lowers the cost. This includes Passive Skills, improving that Passive Skill.

Learning duplicate Session Skills always raises their power.

Trivia

  • When a Whisper Event is triggered, the demon is surrounded by flashing words in several languages, including Hebrew, Sanskrit, Japanese, Arabic, and Greek.
Meaning Japanese Greek (translit.) Hebrew (translit.) Arabic (translit.)
War 戦争 Πόλεμος (Polemos) מלחמה (milkhamá) حرب (Harb)
Truth 真相 ἀλήθεια (aletheia) אמת (emét) حقيقة (Haqiqah)
Curse κατάρα (katara) קללה (qlala)
Makeup 化粧 μακιγιάζ (makigiaz) איפור بنية (Benyah)
Medical 医療 טיפול רפואי (tipúl r'fu'í) الرعاية الطبية (Alre'aya AlTebiya)


Characters
Main Flynn - Isabeau - Jonathan - Walter - Burroughs
Supporting Hope - Issachar - Gabby - Navarre - Hugo - K - Tayama - Kaga - Hikaru - Fujiwara - Skins - Stephen - Black Samurai - The White - Kiyoharu - Akira - Kenji - Aquila - Ahazuya Mikado - Charon - Mido - Minako - Lucifer - Merkabah - Masakado - Terminal Guardian - Gina - Stan - Al-mi'raj - Asuma - Nicola - Ys
Setting
Locations Eastern Kingdom of Mikado - Mikado Castle - Naraku - Kiccigiorgi - Tokyo - Ueno - Chiyoda - Shinjuku - Ikebukuro - Kagome Tower - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza - Tsukiji Hongwanji - Midtown - Reverse Hills - Camp Ichigaya - Blasted Tokyo - Pluto Castle - Infernal Tokyo - Monochrome Forest - Tokyo Bay - Minami Sunamachi - Purgatorium - Lucifer Palace - River Styx
Organizations Samurai - Hunter Association - Ashura-kai - Ring of Gaea - National Defense Divinities - Counter Demon Force
Archives
Terminology COMP - Gauntlet Rite - Turn Press Battle - Smirk - Domain - Horde - Terminal - Cathedral of Shadows - Red Pill - Hunter - Yamato Perpetual Reactor - Whisper event - Demonoid - Neurisher - Cocoon - Streetpass
Lists Demons (Evolutions - Special Fusions) - Bosses - Skills - Items - Apps - Quests - Translations
Other Media
Games Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
Production Original Soundtrack
Publication DEMONIC GENE - -Prayers- - Artbook
Events Shin Megami Tensei Online Live 2021: Reason of Music
Characters
Main Nanashi - Dagda - Asahi - Navarre - Nozomi - Hallelujah - Gaston - Toki
Supporting Boss - Manabu - Nikkari - Danu - Dr. Matsuda - Saint Germain - Mii and Kei - Maruo - Tamagami - Hiroshi - The Patriots - Spirit of the Spring - Flynn - Isabeau - Jonathan - Walter
Monotheistic forces Adramelech - Merkabah - Lucifer - Satan - YHVH
Polytheistic Forces Krishna - Odin - Maitreya - Inanna - Shesha
DLC Shin Megami Tensei Hero - Aleph - Demi-fiend
Setting
Locations Eastern Kingdom of Mikado - Mikado Castle - Naraku - Kiccigiorgi - Tokyo - Ueno - Chiyoda - Shinjuku - Ikebukuro - Chaos Realm - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza - Tsukiji Konganji - Midtown - Minami Sunamachi - Reverse Hills - Camp Ichigaya - Kinshicho - Yomotsu Hirasaka - Fairy Forest - Kanda-no-yashiro - Cosmic Egg - YHVH's Universe - Tir Na Nog - Twisted Tokyo - Diamond Realm
Organizations Divine Powers - Samurai - Hunter Association - Ashura-kai - Ring of Gaea - National Defense Divinities - Counter Demon Force
Archives
Terminology COMP - Turn Press Battle - Smirk - Domain - Horde - Terminal - Cathedral of Shadows - Red Pill - Hunter - Yamato Perpetual Reactor - Skill Affinity - Armageddon - Streetpass - Godslayer - Kalki - Barrier - Jade Dagger - Power Spot - Aether - Tokugawa Mandala - Observation - Axiom
Lists Demons (Evolutions - Special Fusions) - Bosses - Skills - Items - Apps - Quests - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Shin Megami Tensei IV
Production Original Soundtrack
Publication Artbook
Events E3 2016
Shin Megami Tensei Online Live 2021: Reason of Music
Characters
Playable Protagonist
Other Aogami - Sophia - Gustave
Tao Isonokami - Yuzuru Atsuta - Ichiro Dazai - Miyazu Atsuta - Hayao Koshimizu - Sahori Itsukishima
Abdiel - Khonsu - Vasuki - Zeus - Odin
Shohei Yakumo - Nuwa
Demi-fiend - Artemis - Cleopatra - Mephisto
Locations
Tokyo Jouin Academy - Shinagawa Station - Takanawa Tunnel
Da'at Expanse: Shiba - Hamamatsuchou - Tokyo Tower
Tree of Knowledge
Music
Albums N/A
Songs N/A
Archives
Terminology Nahobino - World of Shadows - Bethel
Mechanics Demon - Turn Press - Moon Phase System - Alignment‎ - Fusion - Race and species - Difficulty
Skill Potential - Magatsuhi Skills - Essence - Glory - Miracles - Menorah
Cadaver's Hollow - Miman - Treasure Boxes - Amalgams - Demon Statues - Abscesses
Lists Bosses - Skills - Items (Vending machines) - Status Changes - Side Quests - Demons
Other Media
Promotion Daily Demon - News
TGS 2021
Other Demon Colosseum - Merchandise
Characters
Playable Characters Itsuki Aoi - Tsubasa Oribe - Touma Akagi - Kiria Kurono - Eleonora Yumizuru - Mamori Minamoto - Yashiro Tsurugi
Support

Maiko Shimazaki - Barry Goodman - Tiki

Ally Mirages Chrom - Caeda - Cain - Virion - Tharja - Draug - Navarre
Enemy Mirages Gangrel - Aversa - Garrick - Excellus - Gharnef - Medeus - Pheros - Abel - Bord - Cord - Lorenz - Lon’qu - Cervantes - Dolph - Gordin - Linde - Macellan - Ogma - Palla - Jagen
Other Salesclerk - Ayaha Oribe - Kuen Tarachino - Tiki=Waifu - Chouten Sawafuji - Yatsufusa Hatanaka - Nobu Horinozawa - Mahiro Tsurumi - Riku Suzumoto - Teru Gojuin - Chikaomi Tsurugi - Marth
Locations
Shibuya Shibuya Station - Central City - Hee Ho Mart - Carabia - Uzume Lesson Studio - Cafe Seiren
Harajuku Anzu Tokyo Store
Idolasphere Illusory Daitama - Illusory 106 - Illusory Shibuya - Illusory Daitou TV - Illusory Daiba Studio - Illusory Area of Memories - Illusory Dolhr - Illusory Urahara
Other Bloom Palace - Fortuna Office - Daitama Observatory - Toubo Rooftop
Music
Albums Genei Ibun Roku #FE Original Soundtrack - Fortuna All Stars
Songs Reincarnation - Beastie Game - Feel - Dream☆Catcher - Diamond☆Witch! Sweet♡ Kiria Ver - Black Rain - Raindrop Memories - Give Me!! - The Labyrinth - Fly ~Your Wind~ - Not an Illusory World - Fire Emblem ~Drama’s Light~ - Smile Smile
Archives
Terminology Mirage - Mirage Master - Performa - Expression - Topic System - Session Attack - Extra Skills - Ad-lib Performance - Special Performance - Dual Arts - Carnage Unity - Radiant Unity - Radiant Skill - Stage Rank - Class Change - Masqueraider - Mass Disappearance - Carnage
Lists Classes - Mirages - Bosses - Skills - Items - Ailments - Side Quests - Requests
Franchise-wide
Demon - Magic (Fusion Spell) - Battle Stats - Damage - Accuracy - Experience - Level - Guard - Element - Multi-hit - Signature Skills - Extra Skills - Critical - Status effects - Macca - Yen - Battle Drops - Magnetite - Incense - Alignment - Moon Phase System - Demon Summoning Program (COMP) - Cathedral of Shadows (Fusion - Skill Inheritance - Accidents / Special / Three-demon / Sacrificial / Sword) - Demonic Compendium - Evolution - Special conversation - Rag's Jewelry - Code Breaker - Turn Press - New Game Plus - Ultimate boss - Streetpass - Password - Difficulty - Skill Mutation - Energy Drain
Shin Megami Tensei series
Terminal - Guardian (if...) - Capacity (NINE) - RTS (NINE) - Reinforcements (NINE) - Race Shift (NINE) - Modules (NINE) - Magatama (3) - Reason (3) - Demon Co-Op (SJ) - EX Missions (SJ) - Challenge Quest (4) - Whisper event (4) - Smirk (4) - Barrier (4) - Partners (4A) - Magatsuhi Skills (5) - Miracles (5) - Essence (5)
Devil Summoner series
Loyalty - Personality - Mystic Change - Nemechi (SH) - Case Files (RKKA)
Majin Tensei series
Rank - Affinity (2) - Arcana (Ronde)
Persona series
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)
Devil Children series
Trainer - Bank - BattleNet - Relic Fusion - Power Fusion - Powers
Digital Devil Saga series
Berserk Mode (2)
Devil Survivor series
Devil Auction - Extra Turn Battle - Skill Crack - Titles (DSO / DS2 / RB) - Fate System (2) - Add-On (2)
Other
Equip Type (GMT:TM) - Skill Systems (GMT:TM) - Sword Exchange (GMT:TM) - Class Change (TMS♯FE) - Topic System (TMS♯FE) - Side Quests (TMS♯FE) - Ad-lib Performance (TMS♯FE) - Session (TMS♯FE) - Dual Arts (TMS♯FE)
Advertisement