The Serpent King Subquest Walkthrough and Guide | Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT V)|Game8 (2024)

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A full walkthrough and guide for The Serpent King subquest in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT V). Read on to figure out where to find the subquest, how to complete it, and what rewards you can receive.

List of Contents

  • Location
  • Subquest Information
  • How to Complete
  • Samael Boss Strategy
  • Related Guides

The Serpent King Location - SMT V

Map and Overworld Location

Map Image Overworld Image
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Begin The Serpent King subquest by heading towards the Dragon Cave in Shinjuku, 1st Block and talking with Mastema to accept the subquest.

Progress the Story Until You Reach Empyream

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You will first need to progress the main storyline until you reach Empyrean, the last area in the game. After you've defeated the boss, The Serpent King subquest will be unlocked.

Empyrean Story Walkthrough

The Serpent King Subquest Information

Subquest Summary
The Serpent King
Client Mastema
Reward Calamity Sutra x3
EXP 250000 EXP
Summary ・Reach Empyrean in Main Story
・Defeat Samael

How to Complete The Serpent King

Objectives
1 Unlock the Serpent King Subquest by Reaching Empyrean
2 Defeat Samael in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
3 Win the Boss Battle to Unlock Samael's Fusion

Unlock the Serpent King Subquest by Reaching Empyrean

After you've reached Empyrean in the main storyline, head towards Shinjuku, 1st Block and talk with Mastema to start the Serpent King subquest.

Defeat Samael in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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(Overworld Location)

After you've accepted the subquest, head towards the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and approach Samael to begin the battle.

Do note that Samael is at level 88, so your party should be optimized in terms of items, skills, and demons recruited.

Win the Boss Battle to Unlock Samael's Fusion

Defeat Samael so that you could unlock his Special Fusion. If the option for his Special Fusion does not appear, it may be caused by the lack of demon components in your compendium.

Special Fusion List

Samael Boss Battle Strategy

Boss Fight: Samael
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Recommended Level Be at Level 88 or higher
Weaknesses and Resistances
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Inherit Abyssal Mask

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Samael will unleash all sorts of attacks that deal status ailments to your party. It is recommended that you have your character inherit Abyssal Mask so that you'll reduce the chances of acquiring a status ailment.

Demons With Abyssal Mask

Remove Status Ailments Immediately

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If you've acquired status ailments from Samael throughout your battle, his innate skill will enhance his attacks to a greater degree and cause you to lose much of your HP.

When struck with a status ailment, it is best to recover from it using Me Patra, Amrita Shower, or Amrita Soda so that you'll avoid being incapacitated in battle.

List of Recovery Skills

Prioritize Defeating Samael's Minions

Demon Minions Weakness Resist Null
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During the first round and the time that follows after he casts Magatsuhi, Samael will summon Naamah, Eisheth, Agrat, and Lilith in that order.

If there are two or more of his minions in the field, then they will acquire buffs from each other that are supplemented by their innate skills. Prevent this by prioritizing the defeat of each minion summoned in battle.

Samael's Minions

Naamah Eisheth
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Agrat Lilith
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Recruit Strong Demons During the Battle

The battle will be long and difficult at best, given Samael's abundant pool of HP. It is recommended that you recruit demons who are up to the task of fighting with you against Samael.

Recommended Demons to Recruit

Recommended Demons Recruitment Rationale
Gabriel Special Fusion
Raphael x Throne

・Specializes in Ice Skills

・High offensive output with High Ice Pleroma

Arioch Special Fusion
Seth x Cybele x Anzu

・Specializes in Ice Skills

・High offensive output with High Ice Pleroma

Raphael Special Fusion
Seth x Cybele x Anzu

・Access to Me Patra

Zeus Special Fusion
Demeter x Thunderbird x Dionysus

・Specializes in Elec Skills

・Ignores affinity resistance with Keraunos

Odin Special Fusion
Thor x Valkyrie x Loki

・Specializes in Physical Attacks

・Ignores affinity resistance with Gungnir

Cleopatra Special Fusion
Titania x Isis x Lamia x Narcissus

・Specializes in Ice Skills

・Great Buff with Luster Candy

Demeter Special Fusion
Lakshmi x Aquans

・Immune to most status ailmets

・Access to High Heal Pleroma

・Thesmophoria buffs ally attacks

Tao Joins the Party After Reaching Taito Ward

・Access to Light of Order

List of Demons

Shin Megami Tensei V Related Guides

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List of Subquests and Rewards

Vengeance Subquests

Subquests
Prince of Her Dreams In Pursuit of Knowledge
Brawny Ambitions She Who Rules the Night
Knocking on Death's Door Beastly Battle of Wits
Home Sweet Home To New Horizons
Picture-Perfect Debut Essential Research
Brawny Ambitions II Infiltrate the Demon Feast
Tough Love Pixie on the Case
As God Wills A Self of My Own
Part-Time Gasser Lighting the Way
Reclaim the Golden Stool Liberate the Golden Stool
A Star is Born Shinjuku Jewel Hunt
The Disgraced Bird God The Vampire in Black
The Hunter in White Alice's Wonderland
Devotion to Order Heroes of Heaven and Earth
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Supersonic Racing Classified Courier
Song of Nostalgia Guide to the Lost

List of SMTV Vengeance Subquests

Da'at: Minato

Subquests
A Preta Predicament No Stone Unturned
Bully Breaker Pollution Panic
The Spirit of Love The Water Nymph
The Cursed Mermaids The Demon of the Spring
To Cure a Curse The Gold Dragon's Arrival
The Benevolent One The Ultimate Omelette
Talisman Hunt Movin' on Up
Keeper of the West The Succession of Ra

Da'at: Shinagawa

Subquests
Chakra Drop Chomp Those Seeking Sanctuary
Holding the Line A Wish for a Fish
Magic from the East Can I Keep Them?
Iced Out Kumbhanda's Bottle
Birds of a Feather The Tyrant of Tennozu
The Root of the Problem A Goddess Stolen
The One I Love The Falcon's Head
Keeper of the South

Da'at: Chiyoda

Subquests
The Path to Myojin Forest Lighting the Way
Black Frost Strikes Back A Sobering Standoff
Stones of Malice One Mokoi's Trash...
He of a Hundred Hands An Unusual Forecast
A Power Beyond Control The Search for Oyamatsumi
Clash with the Kunitsukami The Horn of Plenty
Roar of Hatred Glitter in Ginza
The Angel of Destruction The Ancient Guardian
Keeper of the East

Da'at: Taito

Subquests
On Bended Knees Downtown Rock 'n Roll
The Egyptians' Fate A Princess in a Pickle
In Defense of Tokyo The Raid on Tokyo
A Need for Nectar Abaddon's Assault
Keeper of the North The Bull God's Lineage
An Incentive for Incense The Destined Leader
The Holy Ring The Sleeping Sands
The Winged Sun Fionn's Resolve
A Universe in Peril

Empyrean

Subquests
The Seraph's Return The Red Dragon's Invitation
The Noble Queen The Wrathful Queen
The Compassionate Queen A Plot Revealed

DLC Quests

DLC Subquests
A Goddess in Training The Doctor's Last Wish
The Rage of a Queen Return of the True Demon
Sakura Cinders of the East Holy Will and Profane Dissent
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