This Persona 5 Queen’s Necklace guide will run you through everything you need to know about P5’s third treasure demon. I’ll walk you through how you can get Queen’s Necklace, what it’s used for, and whether or not it’s worth the time trying to find one.
I’ve put 100s of hours into both Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal. I’ve completed the compendiums, and I’ve platinum trophied P5. So, I know a thing or two about the games. Everything I cover in this Persona 5 Queen’s Necklace guide comes straight from the horse’s mouth. I’m speaking from hands-on experience, so you know my information is good.
I’ve done my best to explain everything in this guide as simple as possible. Still, Persona 5 treasure demons have some complicated mechanics that look worse on paper than they do in practice. So, once you get your hands on a Queen’s Necklace yourself, don’t be afraid to experiment with it. My words can only take you so far.
Key Details Up Front
- Location: Kaneshiro’s palace or the Path of Kaitul in Mementos.
- Weakness: In Persona 5 – Gun skills. In Persona 5 Royal – Psychokinetic skills.
- Use: Transfering skills via fusion, empowering via the Gallows, fusing to fill up your Persona compendium.
- Notable Skills: all single target buff/debuffs, first Persona with access to Recarm.
Queen’s Necklace Lore
The lore and inspiration behind the Queen’s Necklace treasure demon are quite interesting. It’s based on the Affair of the Diamond Necklace. This was an event that played a part in stoking the flame of rebellion in France, eventually leading to the French Revolution.
In 1784/1785, Queen Marie Antoinette was already quite unpopular in France. Her reputation was already marred with gossip and scandal, so the implication that she planned to defraud France’s crown jewelers for a diamond necklace only worsened the public’s opinion of her and the French monarchy. The diamond necklace in question is what the Queen’s Necklace is based on.
Despite what the French public believed at the time, Marie Antoinette wasn’t responsible for the fiasco with the Necklace. Rather, her signature had been forged by notorious French thief Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy. Jeanne was found and convicted of the crime, but the damage to Marie Antoinette’s reputation had already been done.
Queen’s Necklace Key Features
Given that treasure demons aren’t usable Personas, their use-cases are limited, albeit powerful.
First of all, you can use them to pass down skills to other Personas in the Velvet Room. Each treasure demon has a unique and purposefully selected roster of moves designed for this very purpose. In the case of Queen’s Necklace, it’s all of the single-target buff and debuff skills. They aren’t too great later on in the game, but given that you gain access to Queen’s Necklace in Kaneshiro’s palace, there is certainly a use for them.
Another use for treasure demons in the Velvet Room is as sacrificial fodder in Sacrificial Fusion. For those who don’t know, Sacrificial Fusions involve sacrificing one Persona to give another one a chunk of experience points.
In both Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, Sacrificial Fusions have a whole bunch of modifiers that change the EXP gained based on different factors. In the case of Treasure Demons, we’re looking at massive modifiers.
In both Persona 5 and P5R, using a treasure demon to power up another Persona comes with benefits. If the Persona you’re empowering, and the treasure demon you’re sacrificing are of different Arcanas, then there is a 3x multiplier applied to the EXP gained. If they share the same Arcana, that’s changed to 5x. That’s on top of a multiplier between 1x and 3x, depending on the strength of your relationship with that Arcana’s confidant.
In Persona 5 Royal, if there’s a fusion alarm going off, the numbers change a little bit. Instead, a non-matching treasure demon will give 5x EXP, while a matching one will give 7x.
Needless to say, this is a very effective way to power level your Personas; granted, it will cost you a small fortune if you try to abuse it.
Fuse Up or Down the Arcana
Fusing Queen’s Necklace with another Persona is a bit strange. How it works is it scales up and down an Arcana based on what you’re fusing it with and based on level.
To help explain this better, here is how Queen’s Necklace affects different Arcanas during fusion:
- +2 – Empress, Moon.
- +1 – Fool, Priestess, Lovers, Strength, Hanged, Temperance, Devil.
- -1 – Magician, Emperor, Hierophant, Chariot, Justice, Hermit, Fortune, Death, Star, Sun, Judgement.
- -2 – Tower.
How this works is that it applies to the Persona being fused and is based on position in the compendium and level. For example, if you’re fusing an Empress Arcana with Queen’s Necklace, it will give you a Persona that’s the second Persona ahead of the one you’re fusing in terms of Level.
The same thing applies to the modifiers on the other Arcanas. It sounds complicated, but it’s much simpler in practice. Plus, it’s a great way to fill in the gaps in your compendium in the late game/new game plus.
Electric Chair Itemization
Finally, I’m just going to run you through what you get for sacrificing Queen’s Necklace to the Electric Chair in the Velvet Room:
Regular itemization of Queen’s Necklace will give you the Queen’s Necklace item. The effect of this item differs between Persona 5 and Persona 5R.
In P5, the NecklaceNecklace grants you +1 to all stats and gives you a flat +30 to your SP. That’s not bad at all, especially considering how much of a pain SP management is around Kaneshiro’s palace.
In P5R, though, the Queen’s Necklace gives you +1 to all stats like before, but instead of a flat +30 to your SP, it’s a 10% buff. This is a fair bit weaker than its regular, vanilla counterpart. Still, though, it’s worth using if you’re having issues with your SP.
Queen’s Necklace R
If you sacrifice Queen’s Necklace via the Electric Chair during a fusion alarm, you’ll get the Queen’s Necklace R. The only difference between this and the regular Queen’s Necklace from P5R is that this one gives +2 to all stats instead of +1. Other than that, the two are the same.
Persona 5 Queen’s Necklace Guide – Special Abilities
All Single Target Buffs and Debuffs
Each Persona 5’s treasure demon has a different theme in terms of their skills. For Queen’s Necklace, that’s all of the single target buff and debuff skills.
If you’re new to Persona, you might not appreciate just how powerful these skills are. Once you get further into the game, though, they’ll become mandatory for boss fights. Being able to keep your party’s attack and defense up while keeping your enemy’s stats down is vital to beating some of Persona 5’s harder fights.
Having access to every single type of buff and debuff as early as the Kaneshiro fight is incredibly strong and makes getting your hands on a Queen’s Necklace a priority.
However, there’s a big asterisk next to that statement. All of the buffs and debuffs that Queen’s Necklace can pass down are single targets. This is no big deal for debuffs as you’re usually only worried about applying them to the boss you’re fighting, but it’s incredibly annoying for buffing your party.
Juggling buffs is fine for the early game if you want to buff each party member individually, but later on, down the road, you simply won’t be afforded that kind of flexibility. That means that you’ll want the party-wide buff skills instead, effectively power-creeping Queen’s Necklace into obscurity.
Again, though, you find Queen’s Necklace around Kaneshiro’s palace, which is very early in the game, so it’s still more than worth getting. Those skills will hold you over for the next dozen or so hours of your playthrough.
Recarm is one of the most important skills in all of Persona 5 and P5R. Its effect is simple – it revives a party member with 50% HP. Needless to say, though, that simple effect is strong enough to make it a mandatory skill to have, whether on your Personas or one of your party members.
It just so happens that Queen’s Necklace knows Recarm. Not only that, but it’s the first Persona in the game capable of learning the skill. You shouldn’t need me to tell you why that’s powerful or important. The earlier you have access to consistent revives, the more forgiving the game becomes. Thanks to Queen’s Necklace, you can have that skill as early as Kaneshiro.
Last but not least, Queen’s Necklace can also pass down Media. Compared to the buff skills and Recarm, this isn’t all that important. At this point in the game, you should already have decent party-wide healing with Morgana, making a skill like Media pretty useless. If you’re behind on leveling Morgana, though, it might be something to take note of.
Persona 5 Royal How to Get Queen’s Necklace
Kaneshiro’s Palace or Kaitul in Mementos
Like other treasure demons in Persona 5 Royal, you can obtain Queen’s Necklace either in a palace or on the corresponding path in Mementos. In this case, we’re dealing with Kaneshiro’s palace and the Path of Kaitul in Mementos.
In Kaneshiro’s palace, you can find a Queen’s Necklace randomly while picking up treasure. The piggy banks and money bags that are lying around the bank on pedestals generally give you some goodies when you interact with them. On rare occasions, though, a Queen’s Necklace will spawn out of it and run away from you. You’ll need to catch the shadow before it gets too far away from you.
Once you’re in a battle with Queen’s Necklace, you’ll need to knock it down to recruit it. Once you do knock it down, recruitment is automatic, so you don’t have to worry about failing the negotiation.
Each treasure demon has one weakness and is resistant to the other elements of damage. Queen’s Necklace in Persona 5 is weak in Gun skills. In Persona 5R, though, that was changed to Psychokinetic.
So, hit it with the damage type relevant to your version of the game, and you’ll be able to recruit it.
If you’ve already beaten Kaneshiro’s palace, you’ll need to head to the Path of Kaitul in Mementos and hope for good luck. You’ll have to wander the area until you get fortunate enough to encounter a Queen’s Necklace in the wild.
There are two things you can do to increase your chances of encountering a treasure demon – one for the relevant palace and one for Mementos:
- In palaces, the spawn rate of treasure demons is linked to the palace’s security level. Final infiltrations automatically raise the security level to 100%, giving you the best chance of encountering a treasure demon.
- In Mementos, exploring the relevant area on a day with bad weather increases your chances of encountering a treasure demon.
How to Use Queen’s Necklace in Persona 5R
Treasure demons all have a couple of different uses. This includes Queen’s Necklace:
This is the worst use-case for treasure demons in Persona 5R. Defeating one in combat will give you a burst of EXP, sure, but it pales in comparison to the experience gains you could get by recruiting and sacrificing that demon.
Fusing your treasure demons is a great way to fill in the gaps in your Persona compendium. As explained above, treasure demons allow you to travel up and down the Arcana based on the level of the Persona you’re fusing it with.
Sacrificing your Treasure Demon to the Gallows is particularly useful, especially if you’re paying attention to the Arcanas you’re using. Again, as I explained earlier, there are a lot of buffs and multipliers that can go into this. If you sacrifice your treasure demon to a Persona of the same Arcana during a fusion alarm, you’re looking at a 7x multiplier already. Then, if you’ve maxed out that Arcana’s confidant, that’s a 3x multiplier. That’s far more experience than you would have gotten by simply defeating it in combat.
Lastly, you can itemize your treasure demons via the Electric Chair. In the case of Queen’s Necklace, this isn’t recommended as the item you get for doing so in P5R isn’t all that strong. Other treasure demons are different, though. For example, Orichalcum is the last treasure demon in the game and has a phenomenal item. Granted, you’ll only be able to use that item for the last palace unless you do a new game plus run.
Question: What is Queen’s Necklace good for?
Answer: Queen’s NecklaceNecklace is great for sacrificing at the Gallows to strengthen another Persona. Particularly, you’ll want to use it to strengthen Personas belonging to the Empress Arcana. Alternatively, you can fuse it with your other Personas to try and fill up your Persona compendium.
Question: How do you beat Queen’s Necklace?
Answer: In Persona 5, Queen’s Necklace is weak in Gun skills. Simply shoot it, and it’ll fall to the ground, enabling you to recruit it. In Persona 5 Royal, that Gun weakness was changed to Psychokinetic. You won’t have access to Haru when you encounter Queen’s Necklace in Kaneshiro’s palace, so you’ll need a Persona with a Psy skill yourself.
Question: Can you play as Queen’s Necklace?
Answer: No. Like the other treasure demons in P5R, Queen’s Necklace is not a usable Persona. You cannot summon it inside combat.
Persona 5 Queen’s Necklace Guide – Conclusion
Hopefully, you’ve found this Persona 5 Queen’s Necklace guide helpful. The treasure demons are interesting little pieces of Persona 5 that highlight just how deep the game’s mechanics are.
While you can get the demons, including Queen’s Necklace, in Mementos, it’s a pain going that route. If I were you, I’d make a point of making sure I’ve collected each palace’s treasure demon before finishing said palace. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and pain in the long run – especially if you want to 100% your Persona compendium.