Persona 5 Strikers is only a few weeks away, so it’s time to rally the Phantom Thieves together for one last adventure. Developed by Omega Force and P-Studio, Strikers is a radically different style of game than the smash-hit JRPG Persona 5. Combat is no-longer turn-based, but a mix of the army smashing battles of the Dynasty Warriors franchise and the strategic combos of Final Fantasy VII: Remake. While there are some major differences between these games, Strikers does implement a lot of design ideas found in Persona 5. One of these is security levels. Tied to Jails, security levels will determine whether players can access certain chests, encounter Treasure Demons, or stay in the Metaverse.
How to Lower Your Security Level
There are three ways to lower your security level in Persona 5 Strikers.
- Win battles against shadows
- Use specific items
- Leave the Jail
The first is by winning battles against enemies who haven’t attacked you first. This means any shadow you intiate combat on or ambush are fair game for lowering your security so long as you win the fight. Typically, this will be your main method for lowering your security level since ambushing and killing shadows is fairly simple. If you accidently step in a spotlight or get noticed by shadows, I recommend farming some of the shadows in the area to lower your security level. Most of the time a simple ambush into an All-Out Attack will dispatch most basic shadows, even on Normal difficulty.
Your next method for lowering your security level is by using items like Purifying Ash. These are harder to come across, but you can usually find them in stores throughout the different cities you visit. I like to carry 2-3 of these any time I enter a dungeon, just in case my security level gets to high. The only real detriment to a high security level is you cannot open specific treasure chests, which can be frustrating. I’ve found this usually happens when you get above 30% on your security level.
Finally, the simpliest method for lowering your security level is to literally just leave the Jail and come back. Unlike Persona 5, players are not on a deadline for finishing the Jail. This means that time will not progress until you reach specific pooint in the story. So you can constantly leave and re-enter the Jail if you security meter is getting too high. Your only benefit for keeping the seucirty level high is if you’re farming for Treasure Demons. These enemies are far more frequent at high security levels and are unlocked about halfway through the second Jail. Remember, if you ever hit 100% on the seucirty level you will be booted from the Jail.