Technical is a battle mechanic in Persona 5 that allows users to deal additional damage to an enemy, regardless of their weakness, by hitting them with a specific element when they have a status change.
When an enemy is afflicted with an ailment, certain elemental skills can deal additional damage, resulting in "Technical!" to be displayed. The viable element depends on the inflicted ailment. When a Technical is activated, the damage is multiplied by x1.4.
|Burn||Nuclear + Wind|
|Shock||Nuclear + Physical + Gun|
|Freeze||Nuclear + Physical + Gun|
Persona 5 RoyalEdit
In Persona 5 Royal, Technical damage has been overhauled, to the point where it can become necessary during certain fights. Particularly for Savage Shadows, such as Fafnir, who have no weaknesses and many resistances. Utilizing Technical damage is encouraged, as Makoto Niijima's trait increases the chance of inflicting Burn, Shock, or Freeze, opening the door for strategic attacks.
There's now also a chance for the enemy to be knocked down if hit with a Technical, which will trigger a "1 More!"
Like Baton Pass, it is now possible to rank up Technical attacks by playing billiards in Kichijoji. In order to land the trick shots needed to increase Technical rank, the protagonist must have sufficient Proficiency stat rank and have the right books and items.
|2||Technical Damage++||x1.6||-||Rank 3 Proficiency||Read "Expert Billiards"|
|3||Technical Damage+++||x1.7||Knockdown Rate+||Rank 4 Proficiency||Have Jump Cue|
|4||Technical Damage++++||x1.8||Will knock down enemy||Rank 5 Proficiency||Read "Billiards Magician"|
The Forget ailment now opens vulnerability to Psychic skills. Additionally, new Technical combinations can be added after reading the book "Knowing the Heart". It is available for purchase for ¥12,000 from Jinbocho, once all the other related books have been read.
|Ailment||Default Technical||Book Technical|
|Burn||Nuclear + Wind||-|
|Shock||Nuclear + Physical + Gun||-|
|Freeze||Nuclear + Physical + Gun||-|
|Confuse||Psychic||Wind + Gun|
The traits "Skillful Technique" and "Universal Law" are able to boost the damage of Technical attacks by 25% and 50% respectively.
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom StrikersEdit
The Passive skill, Finesse, increases the damage received from Technical hits.