Shin Megami Tensei V from Atlus and Sega is finally here on Nintendo Switch. The first mainline entry in the series after Shin Megami Tensei IV and IV Apocalypse on Nintendo 3DS arrives with quite a bit of DLC available from launch day. Read my glowing review of the game here. One of Shin Megami Tensei V’s most important mechanics is the Magatsuhi gauge and Magatsuhi skills. This guide will cover Shin Megami Tensei V Magatsuhi, skills, how to get Magatsuhi, unlocking new skills, and more. This guide will not include story spoilers.

What is Magatsuhi in Shin Megami Tensei V

Magatsuhi are the colored crystals you see on the map. These vary by color and restore HP (green), MP (yellow), and Magatsuhi gauge (red).

How to get Magatsuhi in Shin Megami Tensei V

The Magatsuhi crystals are scattered across the map at different parts. You walk near or over them to collect them. You can also gain Magatsuhi during combat after each turn, or by performing specific skills or fulfilling certain conditions in combat depending on the miracles you’ve unlocked.

How to use Magatsuhi skills in Shin Megami Tensei V

When the Magatsuhi gauge is full, you can select the Magatsuhi skill to perform it for that turn.

Enemies can also use Magatsuhi skills in Shin Megami Tensei V

Don’t forget that like you, enemies can also use these skills so be careful when you see enemies gathering Magatsuhi.

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How to unlock new Magatsuhi skills in Shin Megami Tensei V

While you initially only have the Omagatoki: Critical Magatsuhi skill that makes all attacks including magical attacks Critical for 1 turn, you can unlock more skills (initially0 by unlocking talismans and having a demon of the same race as that of the talisman. This lets you perform more Magatsuhi skills like Fairy Banquet (raise all stats to the max for three turns of all allies) or Omagatoki: Adversity (the lower the HP of all allies, the more damage and HP recovered through skills for one turn).

How to fill up the Magatsuhi gauge in combat in Shin Megami Tensei V

The Magatsuhi gauge fills up a bit each turn. You can improve the rate at which it fills up by fulfilling certain conditions during combat and having specific Miracles unlocked that increase the Magatsuhi gauge quicker.

Where to use Talismans in Shin Megami Tensei V

You can’t actually use Talismans like other items. Instead, they are key items that give you the ability to use new Magatsuhi skills if you have a demon of the same race as the Talisman. You can also unlock a Miracle that lets you (Nahobino) use the Magatsuhi skills from other demons in your party instead of having to do it on their turn.

How to unlock new Talismans in Shin Megami Tensei V

You unlock Talismans through a variety of ways. You can find them in chests, get them as rewards for specific quests, and more.

Hopefully this helps you out in the early parts of Shin Megami Tensei V with Magatsuhi and the skills.

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Shin Megami Tensei V is out now on Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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