In Shin Megami Tensei V, the entity known as Apsaras in a handful of various Atlus titles — from both this series and Persona — gets the ball rolling to allow players to either have them join their parties or another demon do so in Leanan Sidhe.
Here's a breakdown of whether players should side with Apsaras or Leanan Sidhe in Shin Megami Tensei V.
Shin Megami Tensei V Apsaras or Leanan Sidhe: Which to Choose
First, players must embark on Apsaras' The Spirit of Love quest, which can be picked up from her in the Netherworld region.
In this quest, players will be tasked with both tracking and taking down Leanan Sidhe, who Apsaras claims are attempting to "seduce" weaker demons over to her side only to lead them to future despair.
After taking on the quest, players can head south of Tokyo Plaza to the Shiba Park region to find Leanan Sidhe.
At this point, players will have the choice of siding with Apsaras or Leanan Sidhe as Nahobino will have the choice to talk to Sidhe and ultimately "Do nothing" or "Support the other side."
For those looking to stay loyal to Apsaras and have her join up, the initial option of "Fulfill Apsaras' request" or "Do nothing" will allow players to complete The Spirit of Love quest by defeating Leanan Sidhe and Ippon Datara.
For those looking to go down Leanan Sidhe's route, effectively failing The Spirit of Love quest and instead starting The Water Nymph quest to defeat Apsaras, they must talk to her to hear her argument that Apsaras has tricked the protagonist and is raising an army of pawns.
Ultimately, Leanan Sidhe has the better healing skill, as well as a powerful Mamudo skill, but Apsaras is still a solid choice due to her solid array of Ice-based magic. which is very effective in the fight against Hydra.