Best party setups in Persona 5 Tactica

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Persona 5 Tactica gives you a host of characters to play with, including the returning Phantom Thieves and the new character Erina. If you want the best team for the job, here’s our guide on how to pick the best party setups in Persona 5 Tactica.

How to pick the best party setups in Persona 5 Tactica

While we could sit here and talk about the best party setups in Persona 5 Tactica for a while, I think there’s a simpler way to find the best setup, and it can be mixed and matched to suit your preferred gameplay style. Find the party selection bonuses. These can be one of a few things such as Gun Damage, Melee Damage, and SP. What these do is give you a buff to that particular thing when you select them in the party. So, if you were to select Makoto, for example, you would get a party-wide buff to your melee damage. 

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Looking at these and selecting a party based on them is what can give you the best party in Persona 5 Tactica. You can spec into certain stats, only speccing into Gun Damage for example, and with the right builds behind the scenes, you can make a team that absolutely wipes maps thanks to that particular buff, or you can go the other route, which is finding a balance of these that makes each party member shine and become a little bit overpowered. 

My party setup in Persona 5 Tactica

My party setup in Persona 5 Tactica was Joker, Ann, and Makoto. This didn’t change for the entire game, and that’s because Joker buffs Gun Damage, Ann gives you extra SP, and Makoto buffs Melee Damage. What this means is that when I spec my characters into certain roles benefitting these buffs, I had an unstoppable party on my hands. We have build guides on each of those characters if you’d like to see in detail what makes them so special, but generally speaking, my Joker was a ranged attacker, meaning guns were a great thing to buff. Ann was a persona skill user, meaning I could never have enough SP. Then finally, Makoto was my melee attacker, meaning the Melee Damage buff was fantastic. 

Related: Best build for Ann in Persona 5 Tactica, Best build for Joker in Persona 5 Tactica, Best build for Makoto in Persona 5 Tactica

Explaining my builds

While that may sound like building them to their strengths — which it is on the surface — behind the scenes, I was making adjustments to their skills and builds to complement each other in Persona 5 Tactica. Joker being a ranged attacker means he also uses persona skills, so the SP buff was appreciated. He was also a frontline unit for me, meaning that the Melee Damage buff was incredible for getting some good damage out of that. Then I selected a balanced sub-persona, so he would get good buffs in guns and melee damage so he could take further advantage of that Melee Damage buff from Makoto. The same goes for Ann, too, who I tried to keep a decent gun damage buffing sub-persona on so she could do some better damage combined with the Gun Damage buff from Joker. 

Hopefully, knowing this trick can teach you how to set up your party the best in Persona 5 Tactica, and maybe try the Ann, Joker, Makoto combo — it’s incredible and was basically a cheat code once I got the builds correct.

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Jack Salter
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Jack has been a Contributing Writer for PC Invasion since January 2023. He is an avid enjoyer of the medium of video games, particularly JRPGs and platformers, but mostly anything he thinks looks cool. When he's not talking about Trails, Xenoblade, Pokémon, or Zelda, he enjoys spending his time watching anime that usually involve either mechs, music, or anything with great emotional character writing, like Gundam, Love Live, and Kaguya-sama: Love is War. He also enjoys listening to music of most genres and types, and is always on the search for media that combines his love for music with other mediums and genres, like Symphogear. Jack is also trying (and failing) to finish his ever-growing backlog.