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Janus is a boss monster in Shadow Hearts: Covenant that appears in Sapientes Gladio’s Italian HQ. It looks like a large black and red demon with two human-like heads, three arms, three small black wings and two large bulbous “legs”.
Janus Shadow Hearts Covenant Boss Monster
GamesShadow Hearts: Covenant
LocationSG Italian HQ
Vulnerable ToDelay

Library Description

Two headed demon summoned from another world. The right head seeks pleasure while the left enjoys murder. Inner conflict has driven it quite insane.

Boss Battle Strategy


  • Bright Light
  • SP Def. Down
  • Red Blaze

For this battle you have the choice of four characters from Yuri, Karin, Gepetto, Blanca, Lucia and Joachim.

Janus has strong magic attacks (especially combined with Sp. Def Down which can be inflicted with Janus’ physical attacks.) that can target more than one person at once, so make sure to execute combos before Janus can attack, as characters that are grouped together risk getting hurt. Using Barrier (from Forneus or Gremory crest) is recommended for units with less HP or poor SP Def.

Janus is most vulnerable to dark attacks, so using Yuri as a primary attacker is suggested. Using Dark Edge (from Raum and Purson) on Joachim or Karin is recommended. Using Evil Ray or Evil Born (if you have them) is good for spellcasters or Gepetto’s Dark Cast (if Cornelia has the Dark Beauty dress).

Keep an eye on turn order, especially when constructing combos. If someone’s HP drops below half, heal them (there should be a dedicated healer) and if someone is about to go berserk, attend to that before healing HP or SP.

Origin & Trivia

Janus is the Roman God of beginnings, endings and transitions.