As you make your way through Persona 5 Strikers, you’re going to want to invest in some Bond Skills to get the most out of it.
Bond Skills have a range of benefits in Persona 5 Strikers, but you need to unlock them and level them up to make good use of them. Their benefits range from increasing the HP of every member of the Phantom Thieves, healing your characters at the end of every battle, to even making treasure demons appear more often. Needless to say, they’re very useful indeed.
To unlock Bond Skills, you need to increase your Bond level. Every time your Bond level increases, you gain a number of Bond Points that can be used to unlock and upgrade Bond Skills. Initially the range of Bond Skills available will be limited, but as you make your way through the game, many more become available.
Increasing your Bond level occurs naturally as you play through Persona 5 Strikers thanks to Bond EXP being earned by completing battles and simply experiencing some story events. There are some things you can do to increase your Bond level more effectively, however. Firstly, unlock the Bondmaker Bond Skill as soon as you can – with that, you’ll earn more Bond EXP as you play through the game, making your Bond level increase faster. Another way to boost your Bond level is to complete Requests that reward you with Bond EXP. Many of these will require you to travel into Jails and beat monsters, which will net you even more Bond level EXP, too.
The final way to boost your Bond level is to cook new meals as and when you can. Whenever you visit a new location, scour all of its shops for new recipes. Once you have them, acquire the ingredients needed to cook them, then head back to your hideout to do so. You’ll gain a nice chunk of Bond EXP for each new dish you cook, and you’ll get some leftovers which will prove handy when you’re next exploring a jail.