Souls Hackers 2 Best Demons: Early, Mid & Late Game

In this guide we discuss the locations, skills and stats of the best demons in Soul Hackers 2.

Soul Hackers 2 is a 50+ hours JRPG where you use demons to upgrade your skill set. Obviously, for a game this long, you have to change demons to get better skills constantly. Demons with seemingly devastating abilities during the early game may become obsolete in front of the late-game enemies. So, in today’s guide, we discuss the best demons to recruit at every point of Soul Hackers 2.

Souls Hackers 2 is developed by Atlus and published by SEGA. Like Persona, Soul Hackers is a spin-off to the Shin Megami Tensei series, but at the same time, it does enough to have its own identity. In Soul Hackers 2, unlike Persona, you can wear the demons like armor and use their skills instead of calling upon them as avatars during your battles. The differences Soul Hackers 2 has made it a fresh entry for both new and old comers.

To know more about the differences and other tips, consider reading our Beginner’s guide and best combat tips for Souls Hackers 2. In Soul Hackers 2, the demons you fight don’t remain your enemies forever and can be recruited to fight alongside you.

So make sure you go through our Jack Frost and Mothman guides to know about their locations, fight, and recruitment method.

Speaking of the Persona series, another very distinct mechanic in those games was going out and eating food, which gave your character various buffs and debuffs. This feature makes a return in Soul Hackers 2, and going out and eating food with your party members can have certain benefits or drawbacks. To know more about food, consider reading our guides on the best foods and how to eat food in Soul Hackers 2.

Best Demons To Recruit in Souls Hackers 2

There are 32 races in Souls Hackers 2 and more than 50 demons in Souls Hackers 2. As demons in Souls Hackers 2 come in all shapes and sizes, with different abilities and traits, obviously selecting the best ones among them is not an easy task. You need to have demons that can strike the right balance both in terms of physical and magical attacks.

Some demons are great but hard to unlock, while others can be found fairly easily but are not that great for combat encounters. Furthermore, there we have divided our rankings into three sections, early game, mid-game, and end game.

Souls Hackers 2 is a fairly long game, and demons that were great in the early games may not be so great later on, but at the same time, you cannot just unlock high-tier demons during the early levels.

So keeping this in mind, we have prepared a list of the demons for each tier, ensuring you are always trying to find the best, regardless of at what point you are in Soul Hackers 2. Before going further, keep in mind that most of these demons use a hefty amount of MP to perform different skills, so make sure to go through our guide on how to get MP in Soul Hackers 2.

Best Early Game Demons (Level 1 – 25)

Best demons during the early game
Best demons to recruit in Soul Hackers 2 if you are just starting out

You should look out for these demons if you are just starting out Souls Hackers 2. Just because it’s an early game doesn’t mean things will be extremely easy all the time. There will be difficulty bumps here and there, so not having the best early game demons with you during that time isn’t an ideal scenario. 

Below are some of the best early game demons in Soul Hackers 2.

Bicorn

Bicorn is a demonic unicorn of the Wilder race. It’s a level 9 demon that can be found in the Soul Matrix, Arrow Section 1F. 

Stats & Skills

  • Tarakuja: This skill allows you to increase an ally’s attack power by 1 level for three consecutive turns.
  • Rakunda: The second skill for Bicorn allows you to decrease an enemy’s defense power by 1 level for three turns.

The base stats for Bicorn are given below

  • STR: 23 
  • INT: 10
  • VIT: 19 
  • AGI: 17 
  • LUK: 14

Angel

Angel belongs to the divine race of demons in Souls Hackers 2. This divine being is a level 13 demon that can be found in the Soul Matrix, Milady Section 1F. Also, consider reading our guide Soul Hackers 2 Sabbath and learn about its uses.

Stats & Skills

  • Dia: This skill costs 7 MP and moderately heals an ally’s HP.
  • Patra: Angell can use this skill to cure all ailments of a single ally.

The base stats for Angel are given below

  • STR: 16
  • INT: 28
  • VIT: 22 
  • AGI: 21
  • LUK: 16

Qing Long/Seiryu

Qing Long is a huge blue-colored dragon from the Dragon race of Demons. It’s a level 14 demon that can be found in the Central Line, Upper Area.

Stats & Skills

  • Mazio: Mazio deals light electric damage to all enemies.
  • Null Sleep: This skill allows you to keep either you or any one of your party members immune to sleep ailment.

The base stats for Qing Long are given below

  • STR: 24
  • INT: 20
  • VIT: 30 
  • AGI: 26
  • LUK: 18

Jack – o’ – Lantern

Jack – o’ – Lantern is a pumpkin-headed demon with a wizard’s attire belonging to the Fairy race. He is a level 20 demon that can be found in Subway Line 14, Upper Area.

Stats & Skills

  • Agilao: This skill allows you to deal moderate fire damage to a single enemy. The cost of casting Agilao is 12 MP.
  • Maragi: Maragi is an AoE attack that allows you to deal light fire damage to all nearby enemies. The MP cost of casting Maragi is 15.

All the base stats of Jack – o’ – Lantern in Soul Hackers 2 are mentioned below:

  • STR: 17
  • INT: 38
  • VIT: 30 
  • AGI: 28
  • LUK: 23

Leanan Sidhe

Leanan Sidhe is a beautiful fairy of Irish folklore who yearns for human love. She is a level 22 demon belonging to the Fairy race. She can be found in Subway Line 14, Lower Area. Money is a very important resource and is required at each and every turn of the game, so while you are at it, also consider reading our guide on the best ways to get money in Soul Hackers 2.

Stats & Skills

  • Bufula: This skill allows you to deal moderate ice damage to a single target. The cost of Bufula is 12MP.
  • Mabufu: Mabufu is an AoE ice attack, dealing light ice damage to all enemies. It costs 15 MP to cast Mabufu.
  • Poison Breath: Using Poison Breath allows for inflicting all enemies with poison ailment. It costs 22 MP to use Poison Breath, and there is no guarantee it will 100% work since this skill is based on luck.

All the skills of Leanan Sidhe in Soul Hackers 2 are given below:

  • STR: 18
  • INT: 41
  • VIT: 30 
  • AGI: 30
  • LUK: 27

Archangel

Archangel or “The Chief of Angles” belongs to the Divine race of demons in Soul Hackers 2. He is a level 24 demon who can be found in Subway Line 14, Lower Area

Stats & Skills

  • Corkscrew: Corkscrew is a physical attack Archangel can unleash upon his enemies. The cost of using a “Corkscrew” is 12MP.
  • Diarama: It is an upgraded form of Dia which allows you to restore a moderate amount of HP of a single target.

The stats of Archangel are:

  • STR: 37
  • INT: 35
  • VIT: 33 
  • AGI: 30
  • LUK: 20

Best Mid-Game Demons (Level 23 – 50)

Best demons for Mid game
Best demons in Soul Hackers 2 if you are halfway through the game.

After you play through a decent portion of the campaign, you will start to notice levels getting harder, demons that were once very strong becoming obsolete, and demons of higher levels will start to unlock. At that moment, you should abandon all your early game demons and start focusing on new ones. Speaking of levels, consider going through our guide on how to level up fast in Soul Hackers 2.

The mid-game demons are strong and are recommended for fighting your enemies from that point in the game. Below are some of the best mid-game demons in Soul Hackers 2.

Moh Shuwuu

Moh Shuwuu or Muu Shuwuu is a Siberian demoness belonging to the Raptor race. She is a level 28 demon who can be found in Subway Line 14, Lower Area.

Stats & Skills

  • Mabufu: Mabufu is an AoE attack that deals light ice damage to all enemies.

The stats of Moh Shuwuu are mentioned below:

  • STR: 37
  • INT: 40
  • VIT: 30 
  • AGI: 35
  • LUK: 32

Apsaras

Apsaras is blue colored female demon belonging to the Yoma race. She is a level 31 demon who can be found in Ozaki Hope Towers, Tower A 1F. Before reading further, consider going through our guide on how to defeat Ash in Soul Hackers 2.

Stats & Skills

  • Diarama: Diarama allows you to heal a moderate amount of HP of any target.
  • Bufulu: Apsarus casts a large blue-colored ice diamond upon his enemies, which deals a moderate amount of damage.

All the base stats of Apsaras in Soul Hackers 2 are mentioned below:

  • STR: 23
  • INT: 51
  • VIT: 35 
  • AGI: 42
  • LUK: 38

Vasuki

Vasuki is a four-armed serpent belonging to the Drake demon race. It is a level 37 demon who can be recruited from the Ozaki Hope Towers, Tower B 1F.

Stats & Skills

  • Stun Needle:  It is a Gunfire attack that deals heavy physical damage to all enemies. Stun Needle costs 11 Mp and has a low hit rate.
  • Needle Rush: This skill allows you to increase your max HP by 20%. It costs 12 MP to use Needle Rush.

The base stats for Vasuki are given below

  • STR: 59
  • INT: 63
  • VIT: 40 
  • AGI: 42
  • LUK: 15

Hell Biker 

Hell Biker belongs to Rumor demons, heavily resembling Ghost Rider from Marvel comics. It is a level 37 demon who can be recruited from the Ozaki Hope Towers, Tower B 2F.

Skills & Stats

  • Torpor Strike: Hell Biker can make his enemies numb for one turn.
  • Charge: As evident from the name, Hell Biker will charge up and will deal extra damage on his next turn.

Hell Biker stats are given below:

  • STR: 62
  • INT: 27
  • VIT: 49 
  • AGI: 43
  • LUK: 38

Nezha Taizi

Nezha Taizi is a deity of Chinese mythology who is said to have fire wheels under his feet which help him fly around the sky. He is a level 38 demon belonging to the Genma race. He can be found in the Ozaki Hope Towers, Tower B B10F.

Skills & Stats

  • Thunder Kick: This skill allows you to jump up from your position and hit your enemies with a lightning kick.
  • Corkscrew: Corkscrew costs 12MP and allow you to deal physical damage to your enemies.

The stats of Nezha Taizi are mentioned below

  • STR: 65
  • INT: 40
  • VIT: 55 
  • AGI: 43
  • LUK: 20

Silky

Silky is a demon of the Fairy race that carries out the household chores at night when everyone is asleep. She is a level 40 demon who can be recruited from the Soul Matrix, Arrow Sector Special.

Skills & Stats

  • Bufadyne: Bufadyne is the strongest single-target ice attack in Souls Hackers 2, dealing heavy ice damage to a single target. It costs 18 MP to cast Bufadyne.
  • Mediarama: Meidrama is also one of the best healing spells in the game, and casting it greatly restores the HP of all party members. The MP cost of Mediarama is 34.

All of Silky’s base stats in Souls Hackers 2 are given below:

  • STR: 33
  • INT: 65
  • VIT: 42 
  • AGI: 46
  • LUK: 46

Unicorn

“Unicorn” is a mythological legendary white horse with a spiraling horn coming out of its forehead. It’s a level 42 demon who belongs to the Holy race of demons. “Unicorn” can be recruited from the Soul Matrix, Arrow Sector Special.

Skills & Stats

  • Bloodlust: Bloodlust is the Unicorn’s support ability costing 38MP.
  • Ziodyne: Ziodyne is the best single-target electric attack in the game and allows you to strike your enemies with lightning, dealing heavy electric damage to a single target.

Stats of Unicorn are given below

  • STR: 30
  • INT: 69
  • VIT: 48 
  • AGI: 47
  • LUK: 48

Power

Power is the sixth of nine orders of angles belonging to the Divine race of demons.  He is a level 43 demon who can be recruited from the Soul Matrix, Arrow Sector Special.

Skills & Stats

  • Fusillade: It is Power’s physical attack that allows him to release a series of missiles at his enemies.
  • Mazanma: Mazanama allows you to deal Force damage to all nearby enemies. It costs 38 MP to cast Mazanama.

All the base stats of Power are given below

  • STR: 63
  • INT: 60
  • VIT: 48 
  • AGI: 46
  • LUK: 30

Nue

Nue originates from Japanese mythology having the head of a monkey, legs of a tiger, and tail of a snake. It is a level 47 demon and belongs to the Wilder race. Nue can be found in the West Shipping District, Bay Area.

Skills & Stats

  • Lunge:: This skill allows you to lunge at your enemies, dealing physical damage.
  • Mabafula: By far the best AoE ice attack in Souls Hackers 2, allowing you to deal heavy ice damage to all enemies.
  • Static Rook Anaguma: This is a great skill for dealing high damage at the cost of a decent MP. This skill is unique to Nue and his fusions.

The base stats of Nue are given below:

  • STR: 66
  • INT: 57
  • VIT: 41 
  • AGI: 50
  • LUK: 47

Vritra

Vritra is a giant vicious dragon originating from Indian mythology. It is a level 49 demon and belongs to the Dragon race. It can be found in the West Shipping District, Bay Area.

Skills & Stats

  • Ziodyne: Ziodyne allows you to deal heavy electric damage to a single target. Casting Ziodyne costs 18 MP.
  • Mazionga: Mazionga is an AoE electric attack, dealing high electric damage to all enemies.
  • Bamboo Slash: This skill allows you to deal Slash damage to one enemy.

All Vritra stats are mentioned below

  • STR: 62
  • INT: 76
  • VIT: 65 
  • AGI: 30
  • LUK: 43

Baihu/Byakko

This intimidating white tiger is a celestial creature of Chinese lore. It’s a level 50 demon belonging to the Holy race of demons. Baihu can be recruited from the 24th Ward Municipal Tower, Sea Area 1F.

Skills & Stats

  • Bufadyne: Bufadyne allows you to deal heavy ice damage to a single target.
  • Divine Claw: This is Baihu’s main physical attack and deals high physical damage to your target.

Baihu’s stats are given below:

  • STR: 74
  • INT: 64
  • VIT: 60 
  • AGI: 53
  • LUK: 32

Best End Game Demons (Level 51+)

Best demons for the End Game
Best demons in Soul Hackers if you have reached the end game.

At last, we finally arrive at our End Game demons. These are the strongest and most powerful demons in the game, but that doesn’t mean recruiting them will make the game easier. The endgame portions of the JPRGS produced by Atlus are tough and keep you on edge at all times.

Even though all the demons that become available after you cross level 51 are great, even among them, there are some that stand above the rest. Below we have discussed the best demons that can carry you through the end game of Souls Hackers 2.

Fafnir

Fafnir is a black metallic evil dragon who is inspired by Norse lore. It is a level 51 demon and belongs to the Drake race. Fafnir is located in the 24th Ward Municipal Tower, Sea Area 1F.

Skills & Stats

  • Megaton Press: It is Fafnir’s main Physical attack which deals heavy physical damage to all enemies. Megaton Press has a low hit rate and costs 45 MP.
  • Expert’s Advice: Expert’s Advice is Fafnir’s passive skill, and he can use this ability to inflict various ailments upon his enemies.

Stats of Fafnir are written below:

  • STR: 75
  • INT: 59
  • VIT: 69 
  • AGI: 47
  • LUK: 35

Thunderbird

Thunderbird originates from Native American mythology and is said to live atop the clouded-shrouded peaks. It is a level 53 demon who belongs to the Avian race. Thunderbird can be found in the 24th Ward Municipal Tower, Sea Area 3F,

Skills & Stats

  • Maziodyne: It allows you to deal heavy electric damage to all enemies.
  • Ziodyne: Ziodyne can be used to deal heavy electric damage to a single enemy.
  • Sukukauto: This skill allows you to decrease the accuracy of all nearby enemies.

All Thunderbird stats are mentioned below

  • STR: 43
  • INT: 71
  • VIT: 56 
  • AGI: 62
  • LUK: 63

Decarabia

Decrabia is one of the 72 demons of the Goetia with a shape of a star. This odd-looking demon belongs to the Fallen race of demons. Decrabia is a level 54 demon and  can be located in the 24th Ward Municipal Tower, Sea Area 2F

Skills & Stats

  • Tetrakran: Tetrakran allows you to reflect all non-Almighty physical attacks for one turn.
  • Megidola: This skill allows you to deal Almighty damage to one row of enemies.

All Decrabia stats are given below:

  • STR: 51
  • INT: 77
  • VIT: 58 
  • AGI: 54
  • LUK: 59

Titania

Titania is the queen of fairies and wife to King Oberon. She is a level 54 demon and belongs to the Fairy race. Titania can be recruited from the 24th Ward Municipal Tower, Sea Area 2F.

Skills & Stats

  • Bufadyne: Bufadyne costs 18MP and deals heavy ice damage to a single target.
  • Mediarahan: Mediarahan is the best healing spell in Soul Hackers 2 and allows you to heal the entire party fully. The cost of using Mediarahan is 75 MP.
  • Diarahan: Diarahan can be used to restore the HP of any one party member fully.

Titania’s stats are mentioned below:

  • STR: 59
  • INT: 84
  • VIT: 66 
  • AGI: 55
  • LUK: 36

Skadi

Skadi is the embodiment of winter and is known by the name “snow-shoe goddess”. She is a level 64 demon and belongs to the Lady Race demons. Skadi can be found in the 24th Ward Municipal Tower, Bone Area.

Skills & Stats

  • Makajamaon: You can use this skill to increase the magic powers of all allies by 60-350%.
  • Diarahan: This skill can be used to restore the health of any party member fully.
  • Dodge Fire Ex: Casting this skill will double your dodge rate against fire.

All of Skadi’s stats are mentioned below

  • STR: 74
  • INT: 80
  • VIT: 64 
  • AGI: 64
  • LUK: 60

This wraps up our guide on the best demons in Soul Hackers 2. Let us know about your favorite demons in the comments below. To know more about what our thoughts were on the game, consider reading our review on Soul Hackers 2.

Souls Hackers 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Microsoft Windows.

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