Best skills to get early in Persona 5 Tactica

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Leveling up is a big part of Persona 5 Tactica, and you’ll probably end up doing it after every mission. Therefore, it’ll be useful to know some of the better things to invest in early on. Here’s our guide on the best skills to get early in Persona 5 Tactica.

Persona 5 Tactica: The best skills to get early on

Some of the best skills to get early really depend on which character you’re upgrading, but generally, there are a few you’ll want to at least focus one upgrade into. For example, the first one I want to recommend is the upgrade to damage done by whatever element skill your unit is using. Using Joker as an example, this upgrade, which is the one located on the left-hand side of the skill tree, will upgrade the damage of his Eiha skills. It will be Agi for Ann, Bufu for Yusuke, and so on. 

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On that topic of leveling up the damage for the skills you use, you should actually level up the skills themselves! That means the skill that’s directly in the middle of the left-hand side that upgrades the “single-target” versions, and the multi-target versions. I put single-target in quotations because you can actually hit more than one enemy with them if they’re close enough together. These skills being upgraded is a super easy way to deal more damage without having to level up or try and find a different build for your unit.

More skills for you to upgrade

Depending on the character you have, you might want to upgrade the Voltage skill early, too, as these can sometimes be pretty great, if situational. If you don’t really use them, though, then don’t worry about that. One skill line you’re going to want to definitely upgrade is the line that increases the buff given when you select that character in the party, which is on the left side of the central section of the skill tree. That’s honestly one of the best skills to upgrade full-stop, so getting that early is great.

Another section I want to mention is the entire right-hand side, which starts as a way to get HP/SP back at the end of turns while in cover, but it eventually leads to unit upgrades like a movement increase, knockback upgrades, and can also reduce the damage you take in cover. It’s a good column to level up and can be essential for some characters. The movement upgrade on Makoto, for example, is amazing.

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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.