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Persona 5 Strikers: how to gain more and save SP

The more SP the better.

In Persona 5 Strikers, SP management is vital, just like in the series’ other iterations. If you’ve found yourself running out of SP during a particularly arduous boss fight you’ll know what I’m on about. Those darn Lock Keepers. So to help you out, here’s how to gain more SP in Persona 5 Strikers.


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How to manage and gain more SP in Persona 5 Strikers

One thing I found tough in my time with Persona 5 Strikers was managing the amount of SP I had at any given time. I’d find myself running headfirst into boss battles without a care in the world, before running out of SP and losing my ability to knock down my foes. It’s a lesson hard learned, so here’s some tips for managing and gaining more SP in Persona 5 Strikers.


Use SP restoration items

If you have enough money, always buy SP restoration items. These can be found in various places about whichever town you’re in, for example the Chilled Pineapple stand in Sendai. They’re expensive, but if you’ve upgraded the best BOND Skills they’ll be both easier to obtain and go further than they say on the tin. You can also gain SP restoration items by cooking, so make sure you always hit up the supermarkets and buy all the ingredients you can - you never know when a giant helping of curry will get the squad out of a sticky situation.


Upgrade BOND Skills

BOND Skills can be upgraded by heading to the BOND option on the menu. Here, you’ll have a bunch of choices to upgrade. Ways to make your SP last longer are included here, including upgrading SP Boost and Oracle Recovery, which increase your whole party’s max level and restore some SP after each battle respectively. We have more info on how to gain BOND Points if you’re struggling to get enough of these bad boys.


Switch party members

This one seems somewhat obvious, but if you’re outside of battle you can substitute your party members who are running low on SP for ones with more. We have a best Persona 5 Strikers characters tier list if you fancy a bit more info on who to choose, but Morgana with SP is usually going to be better than Sophia with no SP - don’t bring in depleted squadmates.


Save your SP

Yeah, that’s right. Just don’t use as much SP. If you’re clicking ‘auto-recover’ after every single little battle, you’re using SP to restore HP. Maybe next time, use a couple cheap healing items instead. Are you using your fancy Persona attacks on basic guards too? That’s a bit of a no-no too - sometimes that’s a bit of a waste. Basically, you want to be saving your SP for when you really need to get those high-damage hits and trigger an All-Out-Attack on big foes, rather than sitting there overkilling baby baddies. Of course, some of your party members have Master Arts which let you use Persona affinities without using SP too, so use that to your advantage as well.


Leave the Metaverse

Unlike in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, leaving the Metaverse does not make you lose out on progress or time. You can find a checkpoint any time and head out of a jail if you want to. I’d suggest doing so fairly regularly so you can save your SP restoration items. Whenever you leave the Metaverse, HP and SP for your entire party is restored, so it’s extremely worth doing.


That’s everything on saving up your SP in Persona 5 Strikers! We have all kinds of P5S guides here though, including a walkthrough of Trapped in a Frozen Hell, as well as tips on Ryuji’s Love Soupreme mission.

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