Skill Inheritance is a fusion mechanic in the series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

There are two possible methods for a Persona to learn a new skill, which are divided into two different ways each:

Method Way
Skill inheritance from Spell Cards Via species compatibility
Via fusion accident
Skill inheritance from added item Via skill tablet
Via random inheritance

A Persona may only inherit one spell from fusion. All spells inherited from fusion are learned at Rank 2. It's possible for a fusion to fulfill conditions of multiple methods, and in that case the "added item" method will prevail.

A Persona's Type and Subtype will determine which spells can be inherited from fusion. For example, Light Personas cannot learn any Dark spells and vice-versa. Demons may have from zero to three inheritable spells. The order is not arbritary as the demon will try to pass the first spell to the resulting Persona. If the Persona can't learn the spell (either because it already knows it or can't learn spells of that element), it'll move on to the second spell and so on.

Via species compatibility[edit | edit source]

Each demon Order belongs to a bigger classification called Species, and the relationships between those species determines whether a Persona can learn a spell from its parents.

Skills learned from this method do not show up in the skill list preview.

Compatibility Effect
Same species Skill inherited from second demon in the fusion and all stats +1.
Compatible species Skill inherited from first demon in the fusion.
Incompatible species Skill inherited from second demon in the fusion and all stats -1.

Species Orders
Demons Night, Yoma, Fairy
Winged Divine, Fallen
Dragons Snake, Drake
Birds Flight, Raptor
Animals Beast, Wilder
Oni Femme, Brute, Jirae, Jaki
Evil Haunt, Spirit, Grave
Fouls Foul

Species Compatible Incompatible
Demons Animals Oni
Winged Birds Evil
Dragons Oni Birds
Birds Winged Dragons
Animals Demons Fouls
Oni Dragons Demons
Evil Fouls Winged
Fouls Evil Animals

Via fusion accident[edit | edit source]

A type of fusion accident allows the Persona to inherit a spell from fusion even if the Spell Cards being used to create it wouldn't allow for skill inheritance via natural means. In this case, which card the spells will be inherited from is randomly selected, but this method still follows inheritance rules.

Skills learned from this method do not show up in the skill list preview.

Via Skill Tablet[edit | edit source]

Adding a Skill Tablet to the fusion will make the Persona inherit the same spell from the tablet. For example, adding an Agidyne Stone will make the Persona learn Agidyne. This method still follows inheritance rules, so adding a Skill Tablet to a fusion where the resulting Persona cannot learn skills from that element is a waste of resources.

Via random inheritance[edit | edit source]

When adding an item to the fusion that according to the game has a "random effect," the resulting Persona has an 1/11 chance of learning a new skill. The skill is randomly chosen from a list that changes depending on the moon phase. This method still follows inheritance rules, so even if the 1/11 chance is triggered, there's still the possibility of the randomly-selected spell being one the Persona can't inherit (either because it already knows it, or because it belongs to an opposing element).

Skills learned from this method do not show up in the skill list preview. There's no way of knowing if the 1/11 change was triggered or which spell was selected until the Persona is used in battle and reaches Rank 2.

Moon Phase Skills
NEW Dormina, Shibaboo, Pulinpa, Hapirma, Marin Karin, Makajam, Delyte,
Slumpa, Poisma, Decover, Doroid, Quikka, Balzac, Mador, Wolvaan
1/8 Agi, Agilao, Bufu, Bufula, Garu, Garula, Magna, Magnara
2/8 Frei, Freila, Zan, Zanma, Gry, Gryva, Zio, Zionga
3/8 Maragi, Maragion, Mabufu, Mabufula, Magaru, Magarula, Mamagna, Mamagnara,
Megido, Megidola, Mazan, Mazanma, Magry, Magryva, Mazio, Mazionga
HALF Eiha, Baeiha, Mudo, Mudoon, Kouha, Baikouha, Hama,
Hamaon, Dia, Diarama, Media, Mediarama, Liftoma, Alsanga
5/8 Tarunda, Rakunda, Sukunda, Dekunda, Tarukaja, Rakukaja, Sukukaja,
Makakaja, Dekaja, Tetraja, Makarakarn, Tetrakarn, Dia, Diarama, Media, Mediarama
6/8 Agidyne, Bufudyne, Garudyne, Magdyne, Freidyne, Zandyne, Grydyne, Ziodyne
7/8 Patra, Pen Patra, Posumudi, Paraladi, Petradi, Nervundi, Recarm, Alsanga
FULL Maragidyne, Mabufudyne, Magarudyne, Mamagdyne, Megidolaon, Mazandyne, Magrydyne,
Maziodyne, Maeiha, Mamudo, Makouha, Mahama, Palarama, Nervma, Diarahan, Mediarahan

Persona 5 / Royal[edit | edit source]

When fusing, it is possible for the resulting Personas to directly inherit skills from their parent Personas.

During normal fusion, the higher the total number of skills the parents Personas possess, the more skills the child Persona will be able to inherit. Although most of the skills can be manually chosen, one skill is always chosen randomly from the available skill pool.

Parent Skills Inherited Skills
3-5 1
6-8 2
9-12 3
13-23 4
24-31 5
32-41 6
42 8

In sacrificial fusion, only one skill can be inherited at random, from the sacrifice to the inheritee. In Persona 5 Royal, if sacrificial fusion is performed during a fusion alarm, the amount of skills that can be inherited can range from 1 to 3, with the amount being randomized in advance.

Inheritance Types[edit | edit source]

Each type of Persona has an inheritance type. This determines what types of skills they're unable to inherit from fusion. During inheritance, skills that do not match the inheritance type will not be displayed as options to pass down.

A Persona's inheritance type is set in relation against their possessed skills, elemental resistances, etc. Particularly, each of the available elements are paired against another one. For instance, Personas of the Fire inheritance type cannot learn Ice skills, and the same goes the other way around. The Almighty inheritance type allows the Persona to inherit any skill.

Almighty, Support and Passive skills can be inherited by Personas of any inheritance type. Additionally, Gun skills are compiled with Physical skills.

Inheritance Type Skills
Melee Icon P5.png Fire Icon P5.png Ice Icon P5.png Elec Icon P5.png Wind Icon P5.png Psy Icon P5.png Nuclear Icon P5.png Light Icon P5.png Dark Icon P5.png Healing Icon P5.png Ailment Icon P5.png Assist Icon P5.png Almighty Icon P5.png Nav Skill Icon P5.png
Melee Icon P5.pngPhysical x x x x x x x x
Fire Icon P5.pngFire x
Ice Icon P5.pngIce x
Elec Icon P5.pngElec x
Wind Icon P5.pngWind x
Psy Icon P5.pngPsy x
Nuclear Icon P5.pngNuclear x
Light Icon P5.pngBless x x x
Dark Icon P5.pngCurse x x x
Healing Icon P5.pngRecovery x x
Ailment Icon P5.pngAilment x x
Almighty Icon P5.pngAlmighty

Signature Skills[edit | edit source]

There are certain skills that are unique to a specific Persona only, and cannot be passed down in fusion. This list does not include signature skills of party members, as they are not involved in the process of fusion.

Skill Type Persona(s)
Ayamur Melee Icon P5.pngPhys Baal
Hassou Tobi Melee Icon P5.pngPhys Yoshitsune
Samsara Light Icon P5.pngBless Daisoujou
Die For Me! Dark Icon P5.pngCurse Alice
Abyssal Eye Almighty Icon P5.pngAlmighty Hastur
Black Viper Almighty Icon P5.pngAlmighty Satan
Satanael (P5R only)
Morning Star Almighty Icon P5.pngAlmighty Lucifer
Holy Benevolence Healing Icon P5.pngRecovery Maria
Holy Embrace Nav Skill Icon P5.pngPassive Maria
Holy Whisper Nav Skill Icon P5.pngPassive Maria
Tyrant's Mind Nav Skill Icon P5.pngPassive Satanael
Unshaken Will Nav Skill Icon P5.pngPassive Asura
DLC Personas
Akashic Arts Melee Icon P5.pngPhys Athena
Athena Picaro
Beast Weaver Melee Icon P5.pngPhys Ariadne
Ariadne Picaro
Cross Slash Melee Icon P5.pngPhys Izanagi
Izanagi Picaro
Titanomachia Fire Icon P5.pngFire Asterius
Asterius Picaro
Shining Arrows Light Icon P5.pngBless Kaguya
Kaguya Picaro
Abyssal Wings Dark Icon P5.pngCurse Tsukiyomi
Tsukiyomi Picaro
Magatsu Mandala Dark Icon P5.pngCurse Magatsu-Izanagi
Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro
Door of Hades Almighty Icon P5.pngAlmighty Thanatos
Thanatos Picaro
Myriad Truths Almighty Icon P5.pngAlmighty Izanagi-no-Okami
Izanagi-no-Okami Picaro
Phantom Show Ailment Icon P5.pngAilment Raoul
Cadenza Healing Icon P5.pngRecovery Orpheus
Orpheus Picaro
Neo Cadenza Healing Icon P5.pngRecovery Orpheus F
Orpheus F Picaro
Oratorio Healing Icon P5.pngRecovery Messiah
Messiah Picaro
  • Although in Persona 5, Black Viper was only able to be learned by Satan through leveling up, it's possible to pass it down to other Personas. However, this is no longer valid in Persona 5 Royal.
  • Despite being uninheritable, Holy Benevolence can still be taught to the protagonist and his allies via the Rosary of Purity accessory, which can be obtained by executing Maria during a fusion alarm.

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