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.
UPDATE: With the release of Persona 5 Royal, we’ve added the new “Followup” dialogue choices to each Confidant. Click here if you’re looking for the full Persona 5 Royal Confidant Guide as there are a couple of changes.