In Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, one of the quests that may leave you scratching your head is the “Beastly Battle of Wits” quest given by Nozuchi in West Shinbashi. This quest involves solving three riddles presented by Nozuchi, each with its own unique challenge. It’s important to note that there is some combat involved in completing this quest, so make sure you’re prepared before diving in.

The first phase of the quest involves answering a multiple-choice question related to the teachings of Buddha. If you get the answer wrong, you can try again with no consequences. The correct answer to this question is “An empty path.”

Next, you’ll be tasked with finding Sangaku Beads hidden by Nozuchi. These beads are located on a hill in the Shiba region, where Kodama spirits reside. Look for a sparkling object on the ground near the Shiba Leyline to find the beads.

The final phase of the quest challenges you to make Nozuchi “walk,” which involves engaging in combat. Attack Nozuchi as you would any other monster on the overworld to initiate a battle. Nozuchi, along with two Kodamas, will be your opponents. Focus on exploiting their weaknesses to Fire, Ice, and Lightning to emerge victorious. Be cautious of their healing abilities and avoid using party members weak to Force (Wind) to prevent the enemy from gaining extra turns.

After defeating Nozuchi and its companions, the quest will come to an end, and you will be rewarded with the Virtuous Neutral Periapt, unlocking the Omagatoki: Momentum Magatsuhi skill. Congratulations on mastering the Beastly Battle of Wits quest in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance! Remember to pay attention to details, exploit weaknesses, and be strategic in your battles to overcome challenges in the game.