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Max Social Link Guide (A Legacy of Friendships)

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How to Max out all Social Links in Persona 3 Reload, and unlock the ‘A Legacy of Friendships’ trophy/achievement.

Forming connections with a wide range of characters has always been at the heart of the Persona franchise, and remains a core mechanic in Persona 3 Reload. The game leads players through a variety of complex relationships through a system called ‘Social Links.’ Many of these links are formed automatically, or require very little effort to establish. However, there are several others that require precise actions or complicated prerequisites that can be missed entirely if not completed by the correct date.



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Because of this, maxxing out all Social Links in Persona 3 Reload can be very tricky. Much of it comes down to ensuring players have leveled up P3R‘s Social Stats in time to max all links before the calendar runs out. This guide will give players a general overview of each Social Link, and provide all the information necessary to complete this difficult task.


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There are a total of 22 Social Links that the protagonist can enter into in Persona 3 Reload. These links will be formed, or will become available to form, throughout the course of the game. Each of the 22 links corresponds to one of the Major Arcana that plays a central role in P3R‘s main story and major themes. Here, we will list each arcana, along with links to the individual character pages that go into more depth on the specific ways to deepen each relationship.


  • Once formed, Social Links each have ten tiers that represent the level of connection the protagonist has with that character.
  • To raise the connection level, the protagonist will usually be required to spend time with a character during mutual free time. Make sure to check the map and the cell phone messages to see who is available to hang out with.
  • Social Links are increased based on a point system, which is shown as small musical notes that pop up over a character’s head. In this case, the note is yellow.
  • When the protagonist attempts to begin an encounter with a Social Link character, the game will inform you of where the protagonist stands with that character. If enough points have been accumulated, then it will say that “I might grow closer to…soon.” If the player does not have enough points, it will let them know this as well. This does not mean the meeting will be a waste, as the points will accumulate and the link will increase at the following meeting.
  • Players should do their best to carry as many different types of Persona as possible. When trying to raise the level of a Social Link, if the protagonist is carrying a Persona of the same Arcana as the Social Link, it will give a boost to the amount of points earned. This will help ensure a new rank is achieved as quickly as possible.


Players can use the
Fortune
mechanic at the Naganaki Shrine to deepen their bond with anyone they have already established a Social Link with. This process costs 100 yen and can even repair a bond that has been broken.

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Arcana

Character Name

Starting Requirements/Date Available

Romance

Fool

Protagonist/S.E.E.S. Group

  • Automatically starts
  • 4/18

N/A

Magician

Kenji Tomochika

  • Automatically Starts
  • 4/22

N/A

Chariot

Kazuki Miyamoto

  • Look/Listen for mention of the Track Club taking on new members.
  • 4/23

N/A

Strength

Yuko Nishiwaki

  • Manager of the Track Club, available once Chariot is at Rank 2.
  • 4/23

Yes

Hierophant

Elderly Couple

  • Enter the Bookworms Book Store once it is available
  • 4/25

N/A

Emperor

Hidetoshi Odagiri

  • Automatically begins after joining the Student Council
  • 4/27

N/A

Justice

Chihiro Fushimi

  • After joining the Student Council, look in the hallways outside the Council Room – it will take multiple approaches before unlocking.
  • 4/28

Yes

Hermit

Maya

  • Maya is only available during DAYTIME on SUNDAYS. Use the protagonist’s computer on/after:
  • 4/29

N/A

Hanged Man

Maiko

  • Maiko requires the protagonist to get two items before linking
  • Weird Takoyaki from Iwatodai Strip Mall shop and Mad Bull from the vending machines on the dorm’s second floor.
  • 5/6

N/A

Death

Pharos

  • The mysterious young boy visits during the Dark Hour, and will eventually link automatically.
  • 6/12

N/A

Fortune

Kaisuke Hiraga

  • Pay attention to notices about the Art Club, as joining will automatically begin this link.
  • 6/17

N/A

Lovers

Yukari Takeba

  • Players will notice Yukari waiting at the back of class after school, but the link cannot be established until reaching Charm level 6, ‘Charismatic’.
  • 7/25

Yes

Star

Mamoru Hayase

  • Players must be a member of the Track Team, then tell Hayase you’ll meet again during the track meet.
  • Must have Courage Rank 4 to link
  • 8/2

N/A

Sun

Akinari Kamiki

  • Players will be introduced to Kamiki while spending time with Maiko. She tells the player he is usually around the shrine on Sundays.
  • Hanged Man Rank 3, Academics Rank 4
  • 8/8

N/A

Temperance

Bebe

  • Found outside the Home Economics Room after reaching Hierophant Rank 3 and Academics Rank 2

N/A

Moon

Nozomi Suemitsu

  • Found on a bench in the center of Paulownia Mall
  • Nozomi will ask players for an Odd Morsel, which can be found in Tartarus.
  • After, he will ask three questions, the answer to which are:
    • Pheromone Coffee, Red, Hagakure Bowl
  • Magician Rank 4 and Charm Level 2 are required before Nozomi appears. .

N/A

Devil

President Tanaka

  • President Tanaka will show up at night in the Paulownia Mall
  • Players must first reach Hermit Rank 3 and Charm Rank 4.

N/A

Tower

Mutatsu

  • After reaching Strength level 4, speak with Yuko to learn about Mutatsu. He is found in the upstairs area of Club Escapade.
  • Speaking with Mutatsu will lead the player back downstairs to speak with the Bartender.
  • The drink orders are as follows: Margarita, Bloody Mart, Screwdriver, and Oolong Tea.
  • Return to Mutatsu to unlock Social Link

N/A

Preistess

Fuuka Yamagishi

  • Fuuka will be seen in the hallway of the upstairs area of the school.
  • Once the Protagonist reaches Fortune Rank 1 and Courage Rank 6, he can begin the Social Link process.

Yes

Empress

Mitsuru Kirijo

  • Mitusru cannot be engaged until late in the school year.
  • Once the player reaches Academics Rank 6, he’ll have to wait until:
  • 11/21

Yes

Judgment

Nyx Annihilation Team

  • Late game Social Link that will begin automatically.
  • Social Link will increase inside Tartarus
  • 12/31

N/A

Aeon

Aigis

  • Aigis unlocks in the final month of the game, and simply speaking to her in the classroom begins her Social Link.
  • 1/8

Yes


Raising every Social Link to its max level will unlock the ‘A Legacy of Friendships’ trophy/achievement.

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Persona 3 Reload

Released
February 2, 2024

Developer(s)
P-Studio

Genre(s)
JRPG


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