Persona 5 Royal Confidant Guide: How To Max Out All Social Stats

Persona 5 Royal Confidant Guide: How To Max Out All Social Stats
Images via Atlus

Written by 

Ben Williams


29th Nov 2022 15:53

Both Persona 5 and the definitive Persona 5 Royal have been praised throughout the years as one of the best JRPGs of all time, for its in-depth wealth of features and mechanics. One that was already part of the Persona franchise, but refined for 5, is its Social Link system - altered for Persona 5 Royal to be named the Confidant system. 

Along with added bonuses in or outside of battle depending on which Confidant you're dealing with, levelling up the rank of these relationships treat you to each person's personal side story - with some as emotionally captivating as Persona 5 Royal's main story itself.

How Persona 5 Royal Confidants Work

persona 5 royal confidant guide 2
Click to enlarge

Each Confidant has ten levels, which are levelled up by earning points via correct dialogue choices outside of their story or spending time with them via a side activity. Some of these dialogue options unlock more than others, one wrong choice means you'll have to spend more time ranking up a Confidant's level. To make the best and most efficient use of your time, we're going to have this Persona 5 Royal confidant guide go through each one's benefits, along with the best dialogue choices to make sure you rank them up as fast as possible. 

In addition, there is no need to worry about ranking up the Confidants for Morgana (Magician), Prosecutor (Judgement), and Prisoner Master (Fool), since they progress automatically through the story. The Strength Confidant, Caroline and Justine, instead ranks by fusing Persona - but you can find the full guide for those here too. 

Persona 5 Royal Confidant Guide: All Abilities & Dialogue Options

persona 5 royal confidant guide
Click to enlarge

Below, you'll find the list of Confidants, their arcanas, and links to their own guide on how to max out each social stat - along with all of the abilities that come with each. 

Confidant Arcana Abilities and how to max out 
Ryuji Sakamoto  Chariot Abilties and dialogue choices
Takuto Maruki Councillor Abilties and dialogue choices
Tae Takemi Death Abilties and dialogue choices
Ohya Ichiko Devil Abilties and dialogue choices
Yusuke Kitagawa Emperor Abilties and dialogue choices
Haru Okumura Empress Abilties and dialogue choices
Kasumi Yoshizawa Faith Abilties and dialogue choices
Igor Fool Abilties and story progression
Chihaya Mifune Fortune Abilties and dialogue choices
Munehisa Iwai Hanged Abilties and dialogue choices
Futaba Sakura Hermit Abilties and dialogue choices
Sojiro Sakura Hierophant Abilties and dialogue choices
Sae Niijima Judgement Abilties and dialogue choices
Goro Akechi Justice Abilties and dialogue choices
Ann Takamaki Lovers Abilties and dialogue choices
Morgana Magician Abilties and story progression
Yuuki Mishima Moon Abilties and dialogue choices
Makoto Niijima Priestess Abilties and dialogue choices
Hifumi Togo Star Abilties and dialogue choices
Justine & Caroline Strength Abilties and fusion formulas
Toranosuke Yoshida Sun Abilties and dialogue choices
Kawakami Sadayo Temperance Abilties and dialogue choices
Shinya Oda Tower Abilties and dialogue choices

That's a wrap on our Persona 5 Royal Confidant guide on how to max out all social stats! To be sure you boost your Knowledge stat as quickly as possible, you should also the full list of Crossword Puzzle answers

For even more Persona 5 guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon.

Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
Why trust GGRecon?

Established in 2019, we don’t just cover games - we live them. Our expert team is full of dedicated gamers, qualified journalists, and industry insiders who collectively boast decades of experience covering gaming and esports. This deep-rooted expertise allows us to provide authoritative and nuanced perspectives first-hand from a team who are playing, and researching every game covered on our website. 

Our foundation is built on a profound commitment to editorial independence, ensuring our content remains free from external influence and advertising pressures and is held to the highest level of editorial conduct, integrity, and quality. 

Every article on GGRecon comes from rigorous research, informed analysis, and a passion for gaming that resonates with our readers. We uphold these standards through a transparent editorial policy, accessible here, which governs our processes and maintains our accountability.

How to unlock & access Persona 5 Tactica DLC
Persona 5 Tactica: Release date, platforms, trailers, story & gameplay
How To Get Setanta In Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Royal Haru Okumura (Empress) Confidant Guide
Persona 5 Royal Kasumi Yoshizawa (Faith) Confidant Guide