Check this Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake, FF7R) boss guide on how to beat Rude. Including moves, weakness, resistances, how to defeat on hard mode, and more!Check Out All Boss Fight List & Tips!
Rude - Weakness & Resistance
Rude - Boss Info & Stats
Weaknesses & Resistances
|Other Resistances|| Fire (Lesser) |
Percent Damage (Strong)
|Immunities|| Silence |
How To Beat Rude - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks
Rude - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks Chart
|Rude Boss Fight Tips & Tricks|
|↓ 1. Fight is 2 vs 1|
|↓ 2. Guard and counter Rude's attacks|
|↓ 3. Keep distance when Rude grabs teammate|
|↓ 4. Use Wind when Rude is staggered|
1. Fight Is 2 Vs 1
Your fight with Rude will have you controlling Cloud and Aerith as they make their way out of Midgar. This is a tough battle as Rude moves fast and can hit both characters with his attacks.
2. Guard & Counter Rude's Attacks
Rude's attacks are usually grapple's and punches. He'll move in close and try to damage you in short distance. Guard instead of dodging to counter and build up his Stagger gauge.
3. Keep Distance When Rude Grabs Teammate
Rude can grab you or Aerith with one of his moves. When he does, keep your distance as he'll toss them towards you and can deal some damage.
4. Use Wind When Rude Is Staggered
Rude is vulnerable to wind spells and the perfect time to attack him with this is when he's staggered. It'll deal more damage, allowing you to take him down fast.
Rude - Moves & Counters
Rude Moves & Counters
|Move||Details / Counters|
|Haymaker||A powerful forward punch that can send you reeling backwards. Dodge to the side or guard fast to keep from getting damaged.|
|Hammerblow||Does an uppercut and sends you upward then smashes you down. Has short interval from his normal attacks so guard to avoid getting hit.|
|Running Tackle||Dashes towards you and tackles you, grabbing your character & tossing them overhead. Quickly dodge to keep from getting grabbed.|
|Spinning Axe Kick||Jumps up while spinning and smashes down onto the ground, creating a small shockwave. Guard or dodge away to prevent damage.|
|Sweet Dreams||Casts a sleeping spell on a target. Switch character & hit your teammate to wake them up.|
|Seize||Grabs a character and knocks them down. Spins them around and tosses them away. Switch character to avoid getting hit by the throw.|
|Shockwave||Punches ground and sends shockwave towards you. Move to the sides to avoid the shockwave.|
|Spirit Geyser||Pummels the ground to create blasts that send you into the air. Keep mobile and don't stop running until this move is done.|
Hard Mode Tips
Armor: Force Bracelet
|Aerith|| Weapon: Mythril Rod|
Armor: Chain Bangle
Accessory: Revival Earrings or Headband
Limit: Healing Wind
|Wind||★★★||・Rude's weakness. Use when staggered. Consider linking with Elemental for bonus damage.|
|Elemental||★★★||・Link with Wind in Cloud's weapon to gain bonus Wind damage on auto attacks|
|HP Up||★★★||・Recommended to run two on Cloud, one on Aerith|
|Healing||★★★||・Useful to heal yourself up when low|
・One on each character
|Magnify||★★★||・Link with Healing on Aerith|
|Revival||★★★||・Recommended to run on both characters to be safe.|
|MP Up||★★★||・Recommended to run 2 on Aerith|
|Barrier||★★★||・Key in this fight to reduce damage taken|
|Steadfast Block||★★・||・You'll be blocking for a lot of this fight, so it's worth it to build ATB in the process.|
|Time||★★・||・Hasting Cloud increases DPS a lot|
Headband Is Absolutely Crucial
The Headband will give you immunity to Rude's (arguably) most lethal ability: Sweet Dreams. This ability puts a character to sleep and can completely ruin you if you're not careful. Avoid this by bringing at least one Headband.
Auto Attack + Focused Thrust To Stagger
Use Wind-imbued auto attacks to build your ATB and spend it on Focused Thrust to stagger Rude. Once staggered, use Aeroga to deal massive damage.
Dodge Moves When Possible
It is possible to dodge many of Rude's ranged moves, including Spirit Geyser. As soon as you see the cast, start dodging to the side repeatedly.You won't be able to dodge all of them though, so make sure you have heals ready.
Play Carefully, Guard In Punisher Mode
Approach Rude with the intent to hit him will often be met with a brutal, high-damage counterattack. Instead, try to approach him slowly and be ready to Guard (in Punisher Mode) or use Counterstance (timing is key here, however.)
For defeating Rude on hard mode, you'll get Telluric Scriptures Vol. IV, which gives SP to Aerith.Check Out The Location Of All Manuscripts Here!