The Persona series is full of intriguing creatures and figures from across the world who you can summon and fuse for your team. These hundreds of different Personas are so vast in number that it can be confusing how to acquire each and every one.
In addition, the identity is even unknown for some of the Personas, such as the star of this Persona 5 Midnight Queen guide.
The Midnight Queen is one of the various Personas you can get in Persona 5 and Royal. She is also featured throughout many of the other Persona games, too.
However, it may be frustrating trying to figure out who she is and how to add her to your team since her name is ambiguous. After all, there is no Persona with the official name of Midnight Queen; only the title. I’ll reveal her identity and how to get her in this Persona 5 Midnight Queen guide.
Bottom Line Up Front
The Persona 5 Midnight Queen is none other than Queen Mab, one of the strongest Personas you can add to your team at the midway point of the game. She is a fantastic companion who I have used extensively in my playthroughs before.
She is a potent magical user who is helpful on the battlefield. She is also featured throughout the Persona series, being available in all of the recent mainline games through fusion.
Persona 5 Midnight Queen Overview
In Persona 3 and 4, Atlus made the intriguing choice of not having players fight against the Personas themselves but only using them in the battles as companions. Instead, players would take on the shadows, which are different beings that resemble the Tarot Arcana cards from the series.
But Atlus made a change in Persona 5 to offer players the chance to recruit the Personas directly in battle and face off against them, much like the core Shin Megami Tensei series. It is intriguing because it still carried over the nickname or codename system that shadows had in previous Persona titles.
As such, not every Persona you face in battle has the same name as they will outside of the fight. This codename of sorts can make matters confusing, especially if you are interested in a Persona and all you know is the name that it has in combat.
Such is the case with the Midnight Queen in Persona 5, one of the more confusing creatures you’ll come across. She is elegant and powerful, but she is also mysterious, too. Since you may not know her original name when you first play the game, it can be tough to figure out who she is and how to get her.
Thankfully, you are in the right place. I have beaten this game three times and have recruited the Midnight Queen for my party in every playthrough. Here’s everything you need to know about the Midnight Queen.
Who is the Midnight Queen?
First and foremost, it is time to break down who the Midnight Queen is in Persona 5 and Royal. The person that you are looking for is Queen Mab, one of the most iconic and influential Personas that you’ll find in the series. When you face off against her in battles in Mementos or one of the Palaces, she will have the name Midnight Queen.
But that is not her official name, as it is actually Queen Mab. If you are able to recruit her or choose to fuse for her in Persona 5, you’ll find that out. Otherwise, it can cause confusion for players. From here on out, I am going to refer to the Midnight Queen by her actual title of Queen Mab. Let’s dive deeper into who she is and how to acquire her.
Queen Mab Appearance Explained
There are times when Atlus indeed shows its strength when it comes to art and designs. Queen Mab is one of those Personas. Since her debut in the SMT series, she has roughly had the same exact design, but she hasn’t had to change it. She has an almost 80s-style infusion of psychedelic colors and patterns.
She has a chevron-style pattern up and down the main body of her that is a mix of purple, green, and light green. She has glorious lavender hair that is extraordinary, mixed with a white dress/cape piece, crimson red gloves, and a massive weapon.
Queen Mab has one of the most detailed and extensive designs, and I love her all the more for it. I wish Atlus would make more Personas like her.
Queen Mab has some intriguing origins in the real world. She is a mythological creature who comes from folklore and tales similar to that of Titania, the queen of the fairies. She is the evil version of Titania with a fascinating backstory involving some of the most famous British and European figures.
If you know Cu Chulainn, they are eternal enemies with one another. They are always trying to one-up the other by killing the servants and people they care about. Queen Mab’s direct origins may come from William Shakespeare, where she appeared in some of his works.
Though she goes by Queen Mab in the Persona and SMT series, her original name is known to be Meive or Medb. The spelling and pronunciation changes some depending on the culture and language that is being used.
Key Moments in the Persona Series
Queen Mab has a couple of different story-driven moments that happen in the main Shin Megami Tensei series. However, you’re mainly here for Persona purposes, so for this reason, here are the couple of moments she’s had in the Persona games, specifically.
For starters, she is one of the most useful Personas in Persona 5, and this is due to her arrival in the game around the time of Niijima’s Palace. She makes for one of the best mid to late-game Personas that you can add to your team.
She is especially useful for her early adoption of the skill, Agidyne, in this game, plus the fact that she is able to be sacrificed for a powerful whip weapon for Ann.
Queen Mab enjoyed even more intrigue and importance in Persona 5 Strikers. In this sequel to the original Persona 5, she is the star of the sixth request that Lavenza gives you. She asks players to fuse together a Queen Mab for her, but the twist is that she must have Technical Adept as one of the skills in her repertoire.
This makes Queen Mab one of the most essential Personas in this game. If you want to complete the best side quest line in Persona 5 Strikers and get to know Lavenza on a deeper level, plus earn some beautiful rewards in the process, you’ll need Queen Mab for this.
Queen Mab was first introduced in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne when the series made the massive transition to 3D. Ever since this debut, Atlus has made sure to include her in most of its titles. You can find the full list of the most impactful games that Queen Mab is featured in:
- Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
- Persona 3, FES, and Portable
- Digital Devil Saga
- Persona 4 and Golden
- SMT Imagine
- SMT IV
- SMT IV: Apocalypse
- Persona Q
- Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
- Persona 5 and Royal
- Persona 5 Strikers
- SMT V
The most notable exception here so far is Soul Hackers 2. Since that game is, by and large, a Persona game without the actual name attached to it, it would have made sense for her to appear there. However, that isn’t the case. Presumably, Queen Mab would appear in a future Persona 6, at the very least.
How to Acquire Queen Mab in the Persona Series
Queen Mab has been in the Persona series since pretty much her debut in SMT III. It started with Persona 3, and she was present in all versions of that particular game. She has since become a stalwart force in the Persona games, being part of all versions of Persona 4 and 5 as well.
As such, you will likely want to add her to your team. Here is how to acquire and fuse for Queen Mab in every mainline Persona game to date.
In Persona 3 and its later versions, FES and Portable, one primary way to get Queen Mab is through fusion. There is no way to acquire her in the Tartarus dungeon Shuffle Time sequences. Furthermore, there is a requirement you must meet before you can get this Lovers Arcana Persona.
You’ll need to be at least level 27 in the game before you are able to fuse for her in the Velvet Room. So long as you are that level or higher, here are a couple of recommended fusion recipes that don’t require a third Persona:
- Hua Po and Sarasvati
- Hua Po and High Pixie
In Persona 4 and later Golden, it is a similar situation to Persona 3. If you want to add Queen Mab to your team, you’re going to need to pony up some existing Personas in the Velvet Room to fuse for her. That said, the benefit of this particular entry in the series is that she is at a slightly lower level than before.
You are able to sufficiently get Queen Mab at level 25 rather than 27 in the Velvet Room. In addition, the fusion recipes for her are much cheaper in this game since there are some low-level, first-dungeon Personas that you can fuse together to acquire her. That said, she is only available in triple Persona fusions this time around. Here are a couple of recipes I recommend to players:
- Izanagi, Slime, and Ukobach in a triple fusion ceremony
- Izanagi, Asparas, and Forneus
In Persona 5 and Royal, the options for obtaining Queen Mab are the same across them. However, what sets these games apart from the past ones is that these are the only mainline Persona games so far where you can get Queen Mab through not one but two possible methods.
The first has to do with the Midnight Queen title. You can find Queen Mab in the sixth Palace of the game, Niijima’s Palace. The Casino Palace features Queen Mab there as one of the enemies you come across. She’ll have the name of Midnight Queen there.
What you’ll want to do is take advantage of her weakness to the wind element or land a critical hit. This will down her. At this point, you’ll be able to negotiate with her. If you make the right moves and selections, you’ll be able to add her to your team.
That is, of course, if you are at least level 43 at this point. Yeah, that’s right, Queen Mab is considered a mid to late-game Persona in this title. Of course, if that isn’t your preference for obtaining her, you can fuse for her in the Velvet Room as always.
Best Queen Mab Persona 5 Royal Fusion Recipes
I understand that some players may want to obtain Queen Mab through fusion in Persona 5 and Royal. This comes with the benefit of her possibly leveling up relatively fast if your rank with her associated Arcana is high enough. There is a significant change in this game, though.
She is no longer part of the Lovers Arcana but the Magician Arcana. You can’t control this Confidant as it is tied to the story, but you should be at a reasonably high rank by the point you can fuse for her. You’ll want to be at least level 43 to fuse for Queen Mab.
Here are the best fusion recipes for acquiring Queen Mab in Persona 5 Royal. Note that these work for both this newer version and the original game, as they use the same recipes for the Midnight Queen:
- Flauros and Jatayu
- Rakshasa and Mothman
- Black Ooze and Ame-no-Uzume
Persona 5 Strikers: How to Complete the Lavenza Queen Mab Request
Lastly, Queen Mab is available in Persona 5 Strikers. The action-focused pseudo-sequel has her as a Persona you can fuse for there. This is honestly one of her most important games, too, since she is part of one of the few vital side quest lines in the game.
Since Confidants don’t necessarily return in this game (at least in the format you expect), the Lavenza Velvet Room requests are a nice respite in Strikers. The sixth request she gives you is to fuse for a Queen Mab. The catch in this request is that she must have Technical Adept skill.
However, as you might surmise, Queen Mab doesn’t naturally learn the skill Technical Adept even after leveling up and learning her new skills. Like the similar special Persona requests in Persona 5, the player must figure out this one.
Now, there are two main methods by which you can go about completing this task. The first is to obtain a Queen Mab through fusion in the game and then apply the Technical Adept skill to her manually. This can be done through the form of the skill cards that return in this sequel/spin-off game.
Skill cards allow you to apply a skill to a Persona that the creature wouldn’t usually learn otherwise. Technical Adept can be a skill card in Persona 5 Strikers, so it is possible to have the creature learn the skill this way. However, of course, that is with the assumption that you have this skill card.
If you can’t obtain that skill card, you won’t be able to go through this route. Instead, you’ll have to deal with an alternative method of unlocking the skill, which is arguably a little bit easier anyways. This is by having a Persona that knows Technical Adept and using it to pass it along to Queen Mab.
To do this, what you’ll need are the Personas, Kaiwan, and Kikuri-Hime. The former can be found in the Sapporo dungeon in the game, or you can fuse for it in the Velvet Room. On the other hand, Kikuri-Hime is located in the Kyoto dungeon or combined in the Velvet Room.
The key here is going to be to level up both of these until Kaiwan is at least level 37 and Kikuri-Hime is at least level 40. Once this is the case, what you’ll want to do is fuse them in the Velvet Room and make sure that you pass along the Technical Adept skill to the newly formed Queen Mab to finish off this request.
Queen Mab Stats
When it comes to Queen Mab, chances are that you’ll have to use her in battle or, at the very least, fight against her. This is especially true if you play Persona 5 at some point. Whether you are battling against her or want to make her a valuable team member, you’ll want to understand how her stats work in combat. Here’s what you need to know about those.
These are the general stats that Queen Mab has. Keep in mind that I am using Persona 5 Royal, as that is the most recent mainline game in the series and the most likely place that you’ll encounter her at this point in time:
- Queen Mab: Level 43, Magician Arcana
- Strength: 23
- Magic: 35
- Endurance: 26
- Agility: 30
- Luck: 22
These stats are decent enough for the mid-game of Persona 5 but not the greatest in the world. That said, I have used Queen Mab in a previous Persona 5 playthrough almost until the end of the game. This is mainly due to her skills (more on that in a moment).
Her stats are surprisingly poor outside of the strong Magic and Agility stats. These make it so that she gives you some nice evasion possibilities and an unbelievable amount of strength when it comes to the potency of your magical skills. If you use her for elemental attacks, you will be handing out some of the best magic elemental damage at this point in Persona 5.
In addition to her decent skills, what makes Queen Mab even more helpful is the impressive resistance that she has. They aren’t the best, as there are certainly some better ones you’ll encounter at this stage in the game, but this is about the minimum you want to see at this point in Persona 5.
She is completely immune to all fire attacks, one of the most common elements you’ll encounter in the game. In addition, she resists electricity, which is a nice touch. She may not be completely immune to those attacks but the reduced damage isn’t a bad thing.
In exchange, though, she is weak to the wind element. This is a fairly common one, so players will need to watch out for this problem.
The beauty of Queen Mab is the strong abilities that she can use in the battles. She is the first Persona of her level that you can encounter that naturally learns Agidyne. In addition, she has some decent coverage for a couple of elements on her own that you can use without having to switch Personas:
- Makajamon: Default skill. This gives Queen Mab a solid chance of casting the Forget status ailment on all enemies.
- Mazionga: Default skill. This lets Queen Mab deal medium electricity damage to all enemies in the battle.
- Wind Wall: Default skill. This skill lets her buff up one character to be resistant to all wind elemental attacks for a total of three turns.
- Matarunda: This skill is learned at level 44. It will reduce the attack stats of all enemies in the battle for three turns in total.
- Makara Break: This skill is learned at level 46. What it does is take away any magic-repelling buffs that are present on all of the enemies in the battle. This is an excellent and underrated ability, especially for some of the more frustrating boss fights.
- Agidyne: This skill is learned at level 48. This is the final skill that Queen Mab learns, and it deals heavy fire elemental damage to a single enemy in the battle.
Question: Is Queen Mab Good in Persona 5?
Answer: Queen Mab is not only good in Persona 5 but one of the best Personas that you can use at this point in time in the JRPG. She is one of my favorite Personas in this game, especially when you can first unlock her. I used her until the final dungeon in the base story once.
Question: Who is the Girl of the Hanging Tree, Persona 5?
Answer: The girl of the hanging tree in Persona 5 is none other than Hua Po. She is another classic Persona character you can add to your team who is associated with the fire element most of the time. She is also a member of the Hanged Man Arcana.
Question: What is Tornado Devil’s Weakness in Persona 5?
Answer: You’ll take on the Tornado Devil during the Kaneshiro Palace. When you face off against this boss character in a battle, you’ll want to take advantage of its only weakness in Persona 5: the electric element. The Zio-based electric attacks will do the best in this fight to quickly take down the Tornado Devil.
Which Persona Queen to Fuse Next
Queen Mab is one of the most iconic and flashiest Personas you’ll meet in the Persona series. She is present in every mainline game, and even some of the spin-off games, as a possible companion starting with Persona 3 and in the future. She will likely continue to be a stalwart queen in the Persona series for any future games, too.
While I love to use Queen Mab in nearly every game she is in, she is far from the only gorgeously-designed royalty you’ll meet in the Persona series. If you’re looking for another queen to add to your Persona team, I recommend checking out Ame no Uzume.
This is one of the most stunning Personas you’ll meet in the series, which is quite helpful for healing and status ailments, especially early in games. Plus, she has a killer backstory to boot.
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