Check this Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake, FF7R) boss guide on how to beat Sephiroth. Including moves, weakness, resistances, how to defeat, & more!
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Sephiroth - Weakness & Resistance
Sephiroth - Boss Info & Stats
Weaknesses & Resistances
|Lesser Resistance||Fire, Ice, Lighting, Wind, Magic|
|Greater Resistance||Fixed Damage|
|Immunities||Poison, Silence, Sleep, Slow, Stop, Berserk, Proportional Damage|
How To Beat Sephiroth - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks
Attack Pattern Changes Per HP
|- Will flinch when attacked with weapon ability while casting attack spell|
- May block and counter Cloud's attack while in Operator Mode
|- May teleport to behind you to ambush |
- May block your attack in Hard mode
|- Boosts elemental resistance for 60 sec (120 sec when all resistance is boosted) before slashing |
- Gets staggered if damaged by 7% of max HP during elemental boost mode, or gets hit by physical attack taking 10% of his max HP
|- Starts a countdown every 30 seconds, calling down a meteor that kills the entire party in a single blow|
Equip Best Materias
There are 4 phases in this battle & Cloud has to fight by himself at the beginning. Make sure you equip Heal Materia to Cloud so that he can heal his HP by himself.
If you want to change your equipment, you can press hold □ during the Sephiroth event movie.
Phase 1: Cloud VS Sephiroth
First phase of the battle is one on one battle with Cloud & Sephiroth. If you know Sephiroth's move pattern, you can easily pass this phase.
Counter Telluric Fury
Most important thing in phase 1 and 2 is to counter the Telluric Fury with Punisher mode. Sephiroth becomes pressured after countering him.
You Can Dodge Firaga
Dodge Firaga by rolling horizontally. By rolling couple times, it will become easier to dodge.
Guard & Dodge Backward Blizzaga
Blizzaga is hard to dodge. Change to Operator Mode & guard Blizzaga. Once you've guarded, dodge backward before the ice shatters. You can't guard Blizzaga with Punisher Mode.
Dodge Aeolian Onslaught Sideway
When you see Sephiroth jumping up, that's the sign of Aeolian Onslaught. Dodge sideway to evade this attack.
Don't Attack During Scintilla
When you see Sephiroth sheathing his sword, that's a sign of the counter. Don't attack him while he is doing this.
Phase 2: 2 On 1 Battle With Sephiroth
Once you've reduced Sephiroth's HP to certain amount, Tifa or Aerith joins your battle and it becomes 2 on1. However, Sephiroth's moves change dramatically so be aware.
Avoid Stepping On The Purple Light of Hell's Gate
When Sephiroth uses Hell's Gate, he jumps very high and stabs his sword on the ground. First, carefully dodge his stab by taking a distance from him. After you've dodge his stab, watch out for the purple light coming out of the ground. If you don't step on the purple light, you can evade Hell's Gate.
Guard & Dodge Aeroga
Same as Blizzaga, Aeroga is hard dodge as well. Receive Aeroga first by guarding with Operator mode and step backward with dodge.
Telluric Fury Becomes Continuous Attacks
In phase 3, you can't easily counter Teluric Fury since Sephiroth won't flinch after countering. Guard this move after countering.
Phase 3: 3 on 1 Battle With Sephiroth
At the last battle phase, 3rd member (Tifa or Aerith) joins your party. Sephiroth becomes One-winged and his moves change dramatically.
Counter Sephiroth's Physical Attack To Make Him Pressured
You can make Sephiroth under pressured by countering his normal physical attack. Make him staggered and use Limit Break to deal high damage.
Octaslash Deals Heavy Damage
Octaslash is extremely fast and deals heavy damage. Since its almost impossible to dodge, you might as well switch to other character and heal the damaged ally.
Sephiroth Changes His Element With Infusions
Sephiroth infuse himself with elemental magics. He will use the spell according to his infusion so make sure you learn all the pattern of his elemental attacks.
Last Phase: Sephiroth With Meteor
Sephiroth uses Meteor magic at the last phase. When you see this cutscene, you are almost defeating Sephiroth!
Sephiroth counts down the time until the meteor lands. Finish him quick before he finishes counting.