Persona 3 Reload: How to unlock & charge Theurgy attacks

Joaquín Frere
Persona 3 Reload protagonists and antagonists.Atlus / Sega

Persona 3 Reload has a new battle mechanic called Theurgy attacks, and these new abilities can change the tide of any battle. SEES members can now unleash ultimate attacks on their enemies, but when do you unlock them, and how do you charge them? We’ve got you covered.

Persona 3 Reload is now available on all major platforms, and with its broad availability, many players are experiencing The Dark Hour for the first time. A dark story about loss and the end of the world awaits players in the halls of the Tartarus Tower and during The Dark Hour.

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P3 Reload brings many changes to the original PS2 RPG, especially in the battles department, as new ultimate skills can be unlocked. Theurgy attacks are each character’s unique abilities, and they bring a fresh sense into the classic turn-based battle system in Persona 3 Reload.

Here’s how to unlock and charge every new Theurgy attack in Persona 3 Reload.

How to unlock Theurgy attacks in Persona 3 Reload

You can unlock Theurgy attacks in Persona 3 Reload as soon as June 13 in the game, the same day you obtain the new SEES outfits exclusive to P3’s remake.

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Following the main story events and side activities with SEES will unlock new Theurgy attacks and Personality traits.

You will find the Theurgy attack gauge right next to each character’s face and health in the battle’s UI. The color of the gauge determines how long the full gauge is, and once you charge it, you need to press R2 / RT on the controller to access the Theurgy menu.

Persona 3 Reload MC Fusion spells.Atlus / Sega
Persona 3 Reload’s MC Theurgy attacks are called Fusion Spells.

Persona 3 Reload: Every Theurgy attack & charging methods

Every Theurgy attack in Persona 3 Reload is charged differently, as it is directly tied to each character’s personality. So, here are each character’s Theurgy attacks and their charging methods:

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  • ProtagonistFusion Spells: Skill is based on the Fusion Spell selected. To charge his Theurgy gauge, the MC has to simply use Persona skills.
  • Yukari TakebaCyclone Arrow: Deals severe Wind damage to 1 foe, ignoring resistances. To charge her Theurgy gauge, Yukari needs to use Healing Skills.
    • Tranquility: Yukari’s second Theurgy attack grants a party-wide buff that makes the next magic attack used by any party member deal more than double damage.
  • Junpei IoriHack n’ Blast: Deals 5 weak hits with high damage variance, followed by a strong, 6th hit, and a 7th one stronger than that. To charge his Theurgy gauge, Junpei needs to land Critical hits.
    • Blaze of Life: Junpei’s second Theurgy attack deals massive Fire damage to an enemy while ignoring their resistances. This skill also fully heals Junpei.
  • Mitsuru KirijoBlizzard Edge: Deals severe Ice damage to 1 foe, ignoring resistances. Can afflict Freeze. To charge her Theurgy gauge, Mitsuru needs to inflict or receive a Debuff Skill.
    • Blade of Execution: Mitsuru’s second Theurgy attack deals massive Almighty damage to an enemy while decreasing their stats.
  • Akihiko SanadaLightning Spike: Deals heavy Electric damage to all foes, ignoring resistances. Can afflict Shock. To charge his Theurgy gauge, Akihiko needs to use a Support Skill on himself.
    • Electric Onslaught: Akihiko’s second Theurgy attack deals severe Eletric damage to 1 foe, ignoring resistances. It has a high chance of inflicting Shock.
Persona 3 Reload SEES membersAtlus / Sega
Each SEES member will charge its Theurgy attack differently.
  • Fuuka Yamagishi (Navi)Oracle: Random positive effect on all allies. Fuuka’s Theurgy attack is charged randomly in battle.
    • Revelation: Fuuka’s second Theurgy Attack grants a random enhanced positive effect on all allies.
  • AigisOrgia Mode: Heavy Pierce dmg to all foes, ignoring resistances. Ignores orders for three turns and uses random attacks. Once done with Orgia Mode, Aigis will remain in a weaker state for two consecutive turns. She can charge her Theurgy gauge by using Physical Skills.
    • Maximum Firepower: Aigis’ second Theurgy attack deals severe Piece damage to 1 foe, ignoring resistances.
  • Koromaru Hound of Hades: Deals severe Dark damage to 1 foe, ignoring resistances. Koromaru charges his Theurgy gauge each turn, but faster when his SP is less than half.
    • Power Howling: Koromaru’s second Theurgy attack grants a party-wide buff that makes the next physical attack used by any party member deal more than double damage.
  • Ken AmadaDivine Retribution: Deals severe Light damage to 1 foe, ignoring resistances. Amada charges his Theurgy gauge each turn, but faster when his SP is less than half.
    • Divine Intervention: Amada’s second Theurgy attack revives the party by fully restoring all allies’ HP. This will also grant a party-wide 1-time reflect shield to any type of attack.
  • Shinjiro AragakiBleeding Fury: Deals severe Strike damage to 1 foe, ignoring resistances. Aragaki charges his Theurgy gauge each turn, but faster when his SP is less than half.

All hits to the enemy’s weaknesses also charge the Theurgy attack gauge, but once it turns from green to orange, the last attack for a full gauge needs to meet one of the aforementioned criteria.

All main character Theurgy Fusion Spells in Persona 3 Reload

Persona 3 Reload’s main characters pack their own set of Theurgy attacks, and with the Fool Arcana, the ability to have multiple personas also translates to ultimate attacks.

Fusion Spells are the MC’s version of Theurgy, and they are unlocked using the Velvet Room’s Special Fusions. Two Personas will act at the same time in a powerful ultimate attack, and here are all the fusion unlock combinations:

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  • Orpheus & Apsaras Cadenza: Restores 50% HP and increases Accuracy/Evasion for all allies
  • Jack-o’-Lantern & Jack FrostJack Brothers: Deals medium Almighty damage to all foes. High chance of inflicting down
  • Black Frost & King FrostKing and I: Heavy Ice damage to all foes, ignoring resistances. Medium chance of Freeze
  • Decarabia & ForneusBest Friends: Your next physical/magic attack will deal more than double damage for 1 ally
  • Siegfried & MithrasScarlet Havoc: Deals severe Slash damage to all foes, ignoring resistances
  • Susano-o & LokiTrickster: Deals massive Almighty damage to all enemies with a chance to inflict a status ailment.
  • Helel & SatanArmageddon: Deals ultimate Almighty damage to all enemies in exchange for reducing your HP and SP to 1.

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Joaquín is a new Senior Writer for Charlie Intel with years of experience on games journalism. Focusing on all things JRPGs and a videogame developer at heart. Graduated from Game-Dev School and Public Relations, his current work is Charlie Intel and Infobae for LATAM. You can contact Joaquín at [email protected]