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How To Beat Rufus & Darkstar - Weakness & Fight Guide
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How To Beat Rufus & Darkstar - Weakness & Fight Guide

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Check this Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake, FF7R) boss guide on how to beat Rufus & Dark Star. Including moves, weakness, resistances, how to defeat, and more!

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Rufus & Darkstar - Weakness & Resistance

Rufus - Boss Info & Stats

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HP EXP AP Gil
14688 1300 10 1300
Drop Rare Drop Steal
- - -

Weaknesses & Resistances

Weakness -
Lesser Resistance Poison, Magic, Fixed damage
Greater Resistance Sleep, Stop
Immunities Silence, Slow, Berserk, Proportional Damage
Absorbed Elements -

Darkstar - Boss Info & Stats

darkstar
HP EXP AP Gil
13056 1300 10 1300
Drop Rare Drop Steal
- - -

Weaknesses & Resistances

Weakness -
Lesser Resistance Lightning, Silence
Greater Resistance -
Immunities Slow, Berserk, Proportional Damage
Absorbed Elements -
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How To Beat Rufus & Darkstar - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks

Focus On Darkstar First

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Rufus counters your melee attacks. Try to focus on attacking Darkstar first.

Counter Darkstar's Corkscrew

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Switch to Punisher Mode and guard Darkstar's Corkscrew move. You can counter it and break the link between Rufus and Darkstar. Darkstar's stagger gauge is easy to fill when the link with Rufus is broken.

Rufus Will Start Shooting Laser

coins

When you halved Darkstar's HP, Rufus will start using two guns and his coins and shoot lasers. When this happens, their attack pattern changes & Darkstar will become support & Rufus will mainly attack you. You still want to get rid of Darkstar first to focus on Rufus so use magics from afar.

After Defeating Darkstar

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After defeating Darkstar, Rufus becomes more aggressive. Your melee attacks will be countered unless you strike him while he is reloading. Rufus reloads once every two gun attacks.

You Can Dodge Guns Akimbo By Running

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Instead of dodging Guns Akimbo you can run horizontally to dodge it.

Melee Attack After Casting Magic

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Rufus won't counter if you melee attack right after you've casted magic attack. By using this combo, you don't have to wait for him to reload.

Rufus Staggers Instantly After Limit Break

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Rufus' stggering gauge won't be filled with normal attacks. However, you can stagger him instantly by using Limit Break.

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Anonymous 2

Triple slash starting with spdarskstar will break the link easy

Anonymous 1

Using braver on rufus breaks the link too at least it did for me

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