Persona 5 Guide: How To Max Out All Social Stats

Persona 5 brings back a variety of social stats that need to be leveled up to unlock various perks or confidants. These skills are not easy to level up as they will require some time which is precious in Persona 5. Majority of your time in the beginning will be devoted to leveling up these skills so you can progress further in the game.

How To Max Out All Social Stats

To max out the social stats, you will need to perform a variety of tasks, or more specifically chores, that will waste time in the Persona 5 world. However do keep in mind that once you have maxed them out, it will be much easier to build the social links.

The order in which you should work to improve skills is: Knowledge > Guts > Charm >= Proficiency > Kindness.

How To Maximize Knowledge Social Stat

The Knowledge social stat goes through the following title after each level up.

KnowledgeObliviousLearnedScholarlyEncyclopedicErudite
  • Confidant Events (Some of them can level up Knowledge stat)
  • Lecture in the Classroom will often result in questions by the teacher. You can press the TouchPad button to see the answers by the players and use the one which is correct to increase knowledge.
  • The Diner in Shibuya will also provide boost to knowledge and if you can increase focus, it will boost it even further. You can also choose to spend money to improve another stat there.
  • The study table in Leblanc will increase Knowledge and can do it twice in a day while being free of cost.
  • Movie Theater can be used to watch movie that boosts a specific stat. First time is usually the biggest boost.
  • Reading some books will boost various stats depending on their title.
  • One you have reached the 4th title for each stat, you can attempt the Burger challenge to maximize their rank.
  • Play some video games that are unlocked at a later point in the game.

How To Maximize Guts Social Stat

GutsMilquetoastBoldStaunchDauntlessLionhearted
  • Confidant Events (Some of them can level up Guts stat)
  • The Diner in Shibuya can boost Guts if you pay some money.
  • Movie Theater can be used to watch movie that boosts a specific stat. First time is usually the biggest boost.
  • Reading some books will boost various stats depending on their title.
  • One you have reached the 4th title for each stat, you can attempt the Burger challenge to maximize their rank.
  • Play some video games that are unlocked at a later point in the game.

How To Maximize Proficiency Social Stat

ProficiencyBumblingDecentSkilledMasterfulTranscendent
  • Confidant Events (Some of them can level up Proficiency stat)
  • The Diner in Shibuya can boost Proficiency if you pay some money.
  • Movie Theater can be used to watch movie that boosts a specific stat. First time is usually the biggest boost.
  • Reading some books will boost various stats depending on their title.
  • One you have reached the 4th title for each stat, you can attempt the Burger challenge to maximize their rank.
  • Craft tools in your room to not only get items for dungeons but also improve proficiency.
  • Play some video games that are unlocked at a later point in the game.

How To Maximize Charm Social Stat

CharmExistentHead-turningSuaveCharismaticDebonair
  • Confidant Events (Some of them can level up Charm stat)
  • The Diner in Shibuya can boost Charm if you pay some money.
  • Movie Theater can be used to watch movie that boosts a specific stat. First time is usually the biggest boost.
  • Reading some books will boost various stats depending on their title.
  • Spending time in the Bathhouse can boost the Charm stat.
  • One you have reached the 4th title for each stat, you can attempt the Burger challenge to maximize their rank.
  • Play some video games that are unlocked at a later point in the game.

How To Maximize Kindness Social Stat

KindnessInoffensiveConsiderateEmpatheticSelflessAngelic
  • Confidant Events (Some of them can level up Kindness stat)
  • The Diner in Shibuya can boost Kindness if you pay some money.
  • Movie Theater can be used to watch movie that boosts a specific stat. First time is usually the biggest boost.
  • Reading some books will boost various stats depending on their title.
  • Watering the plant in your room can raise the Kindness stat without passing time.
  • One you have reached the 4th title for each stat, you can attempt the Burger challenge to maximize their rank.
  • Play some video games that are unlocked at a later point in the game.

Persona 5 will be released on April 4th for the PS3 and PS4.

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