Persona 5 Confidant Guide

After so many years, Persona 5 is finally here. It’s a game with an incredibly deep and entertaining combat system, and a intriguing plot, but one aspect that makes up the bulk of the campaign is the Confidant system (formerly known as Social Links). This allows players to interact with various characters around Tokyo and learn of their stories, all while at the same time getting benefits such as being able to switch out party members mid-battle, or reversing a dire situation into a beneficial one.

Given that there are so many Confidants with such varying personalities, we wanted to share a guide to which responses are best received by each individual. This ensures you won’t be wasting unnecessary time spending days and evenings with Confidants, and leveling them up quickly. Please note all the values are when you have a Persona with the corresponding Tarot Card in your arsenal.

This guide is only for Confidants that require dialogue choices to progress, so ones that are automatically leveled up through the story (such as Magician) or those that require other means of progressing, such as Strength, will not be listed here.


  • 日光

    thanks for the guide!

  • Ah Soon

    I hope you could update the missing confidant

    • alx_hollow

      There’s nothing missing. The others are automatic/persona fusion.

      • Ah Soon

        Yeah I know they are automatic, but it will be good to put it here completely, so the new player know something about them, my example are what this rank give you, from one to ten, and Twin Warden also a good guide to put it here.

        • alx_hollow

          “Twin Warden” I agree, the rest is spoiler.

          • Bobby

            … this whole page is a spoiler.

          • alx_hollow

            What’s a the spoiler here? The face of the confidants?
            Everyone knows there are 22 tarot cards in Persona.
            If you put the missing tarot cards you’ll reveal the traitor and the final boss, I think that’s a bigger spoiler.

          • Gillian Seed

            But actually, what you wrote is not the biggest spoiler? Playing the game and excluding confidants that is not in this list, it is easily possible to guess who is the traitor and the final boss, which I even didn’t know was confidants in the beginning…

          • alx_hollow

            That’s the point, he said “the whole page is a spoiler”, now it is.
            And yeah the traitor is easy, but the final boss is not. Who would thought the the final boss would be “fake Igor”? The guy who gives you the power to begin.
            Playing all the others Persona games and knowing Igor’s personality, this is really unexpected.
            The best part is that if you play the game a second time, you begin to see various hints to that end.

          • musicalsoul

            Boy am I glad that I didn’t scroll down here until after I beat the game.

          • Nadene Bates

            … ;w;
            I wasn’t so lucky…

          • Ah Soon

            Well you know, this is Internet, if you don’t want any spoiler, better get off from internet.

          • Bobby

            I think you misinterpret my comment.

            I wasnt complaining about being spoiled I had already completed the game by the time I posted the comment.

            I was referring to the comment “twin warden I agree, the rest is spoiler”

            When in reality the entire page were on is a spoiler. it tells you the confidants(which if you cant guess that a face portrait of someone in this game means confidant… come on)

            And the rest are auto level ups so it doesnt really give you anything about the major *spoiler* for who the traitor is or the final boss. You can piece two and two together to make assumptions but without actually knowing it’s a bit of a stretch to say

            “so and so is not on here therefore they must be the main villain”

    • yeaitsjohnny

      so go find it somewhere else or make it yourself lol there are plenty online

      • Ah Soon

        Relax, I don’t mean to be rude and there are no harm to ask this, don’t be negative. While they at it, it be good to put a complete confidant here.

        • Zephyr_Weiss

          not a good idea since they spoil the ending. besides, the ones here are the only ones that require you to answer correctly with the required persona arcana equipped. theres a separate guide for the twins since it requires you to combine personae with certain abilities that could be difficult. you might have to search elsewhere.

  • Felipe Lima

    Thank you for the guide!

  • Very much appreciated!

  • Nano1124

    Think you can add when each one is avaiable?

    • Zephyr_Weiss

      that will spoil the story

      • LIGHTDX

        No. It wouldn’t. If something like that is spoiler for you then you wouldn’t even be trying to use the confidant guide to begin with.

  • Kevin Lima Ferreira

    Your guide is the best one!!! I’m using it every day! Thank you very much!!

  • Asusan

    I’m almost done with all my confident. Thank you for the help.

  • Ramen_4_Life

    I’ve been using this guide during my NG+ run; it’s been very helpful. Thanks!

  • This guide has helped me out in all my playthroughs. Very good!

  • fohstick

    best confident guide. The other sites are infested with ads and fractured into multiple pages per confident

    • Zephyr_Weiss


  • Hunter Arrowsmith

    Sorry if this is a bit late, but you only get the full points if you have a persona equipped that shares that confidants arcana I believe

  • Filipe Fernandes Salvador

    Thank you so much man!

  • Weird how the temperance picture is the only one with fully black eyes
    its because she has brown eyes and something about these images art styles.

    • Zephyr_Weiss

      So does the sun arcana but his are different

  • Zephyr_Weiss


  • Zephyr_Weiss

    Have you noticed at some times it will say “since i have ‘this persona with this arcana’ my bond will be stronger” or something, that means its a boost to the bonding you will get 1 point higher depending on the answers


    It’s a great guide, it has been useful to me 🙂
    Having said that i think this guide could use date of when it start to be avalible the social link and how to start it. It could be done while keeping the min info like saying, go there and talk the confidant once, having certain social stats or work somewhere twice.