Check this Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake, FF7R) boss guide on how to beat The Arsenal. Including moves, weakness, resistances, how to defeat, and more!Check Out All Boss Fight List & Tips!
The Arsenal - Weakness & Resistance
The Arsenal - Boss Info & Stats
Weaknesses & Resistances
|Weakness||Thunder (after barrier is gone)|
How To Beat The Arsenal - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks
Attack Pattern Changes Per HP
Until Barrier is Down
|- Uses Barrier to negate most incoming damage|
- Fires cannon twice in Hard Mode
- Will stop taking damage around 90%
|- Will adapt to the attack & element that damaged it the most|
This mode will persist until staggered or until Phase 3
- Will boost elemental resistance in Hard Mode
|- Cannon can be destroyed when its cannon attack is canceled by flinching|
|- Uses Firewall & Pulse Cannon combo |
- Will boost physical defense in Hard Mode
The Arsenal - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks Chart
1. Take Cover Behind Pillars
The Arsenal will send a barrage of bullets your way that can easily halve your HP bar. Locate the pillars on the field & use it as a physical shield against most of The Arsenal's attacks.
2. Shoot Drones To Take Down Barrier
The Arsenal starts the fight with several drones protecting it with a barrier. Using Barrett's gun, take them down first to be able to damage the boss.
3. Avoid Electric Circles On Floor
When The Arsenal summons electric circles on the floor, make sure to move away from it. This attack can damage you even if you're hiding behind a pillar so avoid the rings at all cost!
4. Focus Damage On Weak Spots
When The Arsenal charges up its weaponry, mainly the Main Cannon and Laser Cannon, they will become weak spots. Take note of this & use your powerful ranged attacks to do heavy damage to these parts.
5. Boss Becomes Mobile During 2nd Phase
The Arsenal will start moving when it gets to its 2nd phase. It'll start charging at you so dodge sidewards to avoid getting run over and hit.
6. Becomes Pressured After Pulse Cannon
The Arsenal will use the Pulse Cannon move several times when its HP has been lowered significantly. Avoid this attack & immediately attack the boss as it will be Pressured & the Stagger gauge will fill up faster.
The Arsenal - Moves & Counters
The Arsenal Moves & Counters
|Move||Details / Counters|
|Primary Fire||Uses its right cannon to fire at a target. Use the pillars to keep yourself safe from harm or target the Main Cannon to deal heavy damage.|
|Saturation Fire||Showers a target with dozens of bullets from its left gun. Hide behind pillar to avoid taking damage.|
|Secondary Fire||Shoots a 3-4 rounds of bullets from its upper weaponry. Guard, dodge, or hide behind pillars to evade the bullets.|
|Voltaic Discharge||Sends out three electric waves on the ground. Keep your distance or stay to the far side to avoid the waves.|
|Homing Laser||Fires lasers that home in on their targets. Guard to lessen damage you receive. Laser Cannon becomes a weak spot, so deal damage by switching characters.|
|Charge||Charges forward towards you. Step or dodge to the side to keep from being run over.|
|Firewall||Shoots 2 lasers forward to create walls of fire on the field. Avoid the lasers and the flames or you'll get damaged.|
|Pulse Cannon||Shoots a very powerful laser from its midsection. Avoid and then counter to quickly fill the Stagger gauge.|