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Persona 5 Guide: Confidant Choices & Unlocks for Hanged, Death & Temperance - Iwai, Tae & Kawakami

A huge part of Persona 5 is building friendships with the people around you, and Persona 5 features 21 different characters you can form 'cooperations' with. These characters, known as confidants, offer bonuses to your skills and are related to each of the arcana in the game.

In previous Persona entries these were known as Social Links or S-Links, and they're functionally similar here in Persona 5. After a lot of time with the game, we've mapped all the relationships out - and thus can save you some headache.

Persona 5 Confidant Cooperations / Social Links - How They Work

Time is limited in the world of Persona, and as a result you'll want to try to be a little callous and minimise the amount of time you spend with each friend in order to max out their cooperation and unlock their bonuses. Decisions in conversations can impact this, so below we list the best-outcome, stat-boosting conversation options for Hanged (Iwai), Death (Tae) and Temperance (Kawakami) to boost them fast, plus how to enter relationships with a few of them.

Numbers like +2 represent how many points each choice will grow your relationship by, and are in-line with the growth when you're carrying a Persona of the same Arcana with you during the scene, since that gives you a bonus to points gained. Make sure you carry the right Persona in your stock when boosting your cooperations. Some may regard parts of this page as having minor spoilers, so beware.

For all the other Persona Arcana, be sure to check out our Confidant & Cooperations Guide Hub or visit the individual pages:

Hanged Man (Le Pendu - XII) - Iwai Munehisa Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Iwai's cooperation is always advanced by visiting him in his shop at night. He's in his shop at day, but won't entertain advancing your friendship then.

Rank 1:

  • After 5/6 and once you see the event in the airsoft shop with the 'package' you have to hold, talk to Iwai with rank 4 (dauntless) guts to start this cooperation.
  • Unlocks Starter Customization, allowing you to tweak your guns for battle.

Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "That's probably the signal." to call him.
    • Choice 3: "How's your cold?" +2 / "What should I do now?" +2
  • Bonus: Proficency Up

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "I always knew you were a thug." +3 / "Y-Yakuza?!" +2
    • Choice 3: "We made a deal, didn't we?" +3
  • Unlocks Medium Customization of your firearms.
  • Bonus: Proficency Up

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 4: "Where's my reward?" +3 / "You two should play nice." +2
  • Bonus: Proficency Up

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "You're pathetic." +3
    • Choice 3: "That's right." +3 / "I'll stick around for the guns." +3
  • Unlocks a Discount for gun customization.
  • Bonus: Proficency Up

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 3: "Girls." +3 / "That's a secret." +3 / "Our futures." +2
    • Choice 4: "You should buy is something." +3 / "Right." +2

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Absolutely." +3 / "I guess he likes guns." +2
    • Choice 2: "He's clever." +3 / "What a crafty bastard." +2
  • Unlocks Advanced Customization for your guns.
  • Bonus: Proficency Up

Rank 8:

  • Requires rank 5 guts.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "I did it all for Iwai." +3 / "It most definitely was." +2
    • Choice 2: "I will." +2 / "I want to help you." +2
    • After this a sidequest / request for Mementos is unlocked.
  • Complete the quest, then return to Iwai.
    • Choice 1: "I dunno." +2
    • Choice 2: "I guess I could consider it." +3 / "If you pay me well." +3 / "I'm back, baby." +2
  • Bonus: Proficency Up

Rank 9:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Are you sure he's alive?" +3 / "That's great news." +2
    • Choice 5: "Tell him the truth." +3 / "You need to trust your son." +3
    • Choice 6: "He's a cool kid, huh?" +3 / "Karou is really strong willed." +3

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Special Customization, the maximum type of gun type weapon customization.
  • Bonus: Proficency Up

Death (XIII) - Tae Takemi Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Tae is always found in her Clinic in the same region of town as your home at Leblanc, but she'll only see you for advancing your relationship in the daytime. 
  • If you want to give Tae a gift, get a Black Mug or a Cactus.

Rank 1:

  • After 4/18, visit the Clinic near LeBlanc Cafe and talk to her to start this cooperation.
  • Unlocks Rejuvenation, increasing the range of healing items the clinic stocks.

Rank 2:

  • Requires rank 2 (bold) guts.
  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: "I have a bad heart." +2
    • Choice 2: "I agree." +2

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 3: "I don't mind." +2 / "I need the medicine." +2
  • Unlocks Sterilization, adding even more items to the clinic shop.

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Dr. Takemi will help." +2
    • Choice 2: "You seem happy." +3 / "You're so kind." +2 / "Why free?" +2

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 3: "That's good." +3 / "When will it be done?" +2
  • Unlocks Immunization, adding support items to the clinic shop.

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 3: "It suits you." +3 / "You're not honest." +2

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "This is harrassment." +2 / "She's a great doctor." +2
    • Choice 3: "Just rest for today." +2 / "Anything I can do?" +2
    • Choice 4: "We all do sometimes." +3 / "I'm glad you did." +2
  • Unlocks a Discount, reducing the cost of clinic items significantly.

Rank 8:

  • Requires rank 4 (charismatic) charm.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "I'm your ally." +2
    • After this a sidequest / request for Mementos is unlocked: Bad Medicine.
  • Complete the Bad Medicine sidequest, then return to Tae:
    • Choice 2: "Let's get to work, doctor." +3 / "It's not over yet." +3 / "You should hurry." +2
    • Choice 3: "It's for you." +3 / "It's for Miwa-chan." +3 / "It's for my exams." +2

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Tae Takemi becomes available.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It was rough." +3 / "Don't worry about it." +2 / "It was for my exams." +2
    • Choice 3:
      • Romance - "I wanted to see you"
      • Friendship - "It was for my exams."
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "I love you."
      • Friendship - "What do you think?"
    • Choice 5:
      • Romance - "It isn't a joke."
      • Friendship - "That sounds good."

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Resuscitation, adding more revival-related items to the clinic store.

Temperance (XIV) - Sadayo Kawakami Confidant Cooperation Relationship Guide

  • Available Friday / Saturday nights. Call from the phone in LeBlanc. 
  • Likes Brand Perfume and Truffle Chocolates as gifts.

Rank 1:

  • On 5/24 a story event will take place. Ryuji will be looking to hire a maid. Go to this event. After the event is over, talk to Kawakami in front of the Faculty Lounge at school to get her phone number.
  • Once you have her phone number, call her from the phone at Leblanc. You'll need rank 3 (staunch) guts to do so. She costs 5000 yen each time you want to hang out with her.
  • Unlocks Slack Off, which lets you spend class time performing activities such as making infiltration tools.

Rank 2:

  • Impactful Conversation Choices for this Rank:
    • Choice 1: It does." +2
    • Choice 2: "Absolutely not!" +2

Rank 3:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Yeah, they do." +2 / "Do some real cooking." +2
    • Choice 3: "I'll request you more often." +3
  • Unlocks Housekeeping - Kawakami can make coffee or handle laundry for you.

Rank 4

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 2: "How rude." +2
    • Choice 3: "You need to love yourself." +3 / "Yes, you do." +2

Rank 5:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "It's fun." +2 / "Who's the Master here?" +2
    • Choice 2: "How terrible..." +2 / "So, did you stop?" +2
  • Unlocks Free Time, which lets you slack off even more often at school.

Rank 6:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Want to rest a bit?" +2
    • Choice 2: "Are you alright?" +3 / "You should go home." +3 / "Have you seen a doctor?" +2

Rank 7:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Don't pay them." +3 / "Don't strain yourself." +2
    • Choice 2: "Think this through more." +3
  • Unlocks a Super Housekeeping - Now Kawakami can make curry or infiltration tools for you.

Rank 8:

  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Is this what you really want?" +3
    • Choice 2: "If that's what you've decided." +3 / "You're running away." +2
    • Choice 5: All give +3
    • Choice 6: All give +3
    • After this, you'll be called to see Kawakami during the next school day. You'll get a request / sidequest: A Teacher Maid to Suffer.

Rank 9:

  • This is the point when a romance with Sadayo Kawakami becomes available.
  • You must have completed the A Teacher Maid to Suffer sidequest / request.
  • Impactful conversation choices for this rank:
    • Choice 1: "Nonsense." +3
    • Choice 2: Both +3
    • Choice 3:
      • Romance - "I want to keep seeing you."
      • Friendship - "Not really."
    • Choice 4:
      • Romance - "I mean what I say."
      • Friendship - "Got it."
    • Choice 5:
      • Romance - "I'm a man, you're a woman."
      • Friendship - "I'm a master, you're a maid."

Rank 10:

  • Any choices you make will be irrelevant, since this is the max rank.
  • Unlocks Special Massage, a massage that'll let you go out at night after exploring the metaverse/shadow world.
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