Persona 5 Strikers: How To Defeat Akane’s Joker

Here's a detailed guide on how to beat Akane's Joker in Persona 5 Strikers.

There are multiple bosses that you will have to defeat at any cost to progress in Persona 5 Strikers. One such boss is Akane’s Joker. Ever since the game released there are tons of players who have been wondering how to defeat Akane’s Joker in Persona 5 Strikers and if that’s you then look no further as we have got you covered.

Similar to Mariko Hyodo, defeating Akane’s Joker is not easy but if you follow the tips and tricks that we have provided here, you will surely emerge victorious. There are certain things that you should keep in mind before start fighting with Akane’s Joker. First, make sure you have sufficient HP and SP restorative items with you.

Having enough HP and SP restorative items will help you recover from the damages taken by his powerful attacks. Apart from these two items, you will have to unlock the Avenger ability, which can be found in the middle of the third row of Bond Abilities. This ability will help you to counter-attack Akane’s Joker.

How to Defeat Akane’s Joker in Persona 5 Strikers

There are tons of players who took Akane’s Joker lightly at first because they thought that they can easily defeat him because he uses the same attack strategy that they use the most in Persona 5 Strikers.

He might use the same attack pattern and combos but defeating Akane’s Joker in Persona 5 Strikers is not a bed of roses. The difficult part of this boss fight is he can easily dodge your attacks and launch a counter-attack in no time.

That’s the reason why we asked you to fight him when you have enough HP and SP restorative items and Avenger Ability unlocked. The next thing that you will need while fighting with Akane’s Joker is Persona with Wind spells on hand. It will have the Magarula spell, which costs 14 SP to cast and deals medium wind damage.

Once you have everything that you need to defeat Akane’s Joker, start the fight. As soon as the fight begins, you will have to clash with Joker. When this happens, you will have to press the button appearing on the screen to win the clash.

As soon as you break out of the clash, the boss and you will enter the battle arena. When you get close to him, he will break into a combo attack with medium-range, locking you into it when you hit by his attack.

What all you need to do is keep a close eye on his blade. As soon as his blade lightens, you will need to press the R2 button on PS4 and the R button on the Nintendo Switch. Doing this will protect you from his deadly attack and launch a counterattack, leaving the boss open to One More attack.

Now, you will have to make him walk nearby a motorcycle. Once he gets close to a motorcycle, use a Phantom Dash attack on that motorcycle to stagger Akane’s Joker with an explosion. When he comes close to that bike, you will have to press the Circle Button or the A Button to leap onto the motorcycle and then press it again to explode it with a gun. As long as he is within the range, Akane’s Joker can be set on fire.

When you reduce his health to half, Akane’s Joker will enter the second phase of the fight. Unlike Mariko Hyodo, he hardly changes his attack strategy. What all you need to do is dodge and counterattack him as you did during the first phase. You will have to repeat the same until Akane’s Joker is defeated.

That’s everything you need to know about how to defeat Akane’s Joker in Persona 5 Strikers. While you are here, you may also like to read about how to change party members and how to earn points faster in Persona 5 Strikers.