Check this Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake, FF7R) boss guide on how to beat Ghoul. Learn its weakness, physical and ghostly form, how to defeat on hard mode and more!Check Out All Boss Fight List & Tips!
Ghoul - Weakness & Resistance
Ghoul - Boss Info & Stats
|Subversion Materia||-||Turbo Ether|
Weaknesses & Resistances
|Immunities||Slow, Silence, Stop, Magic, Proportional Damage|
How To Beat Ghoul - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks
Change Your Attacks Depending On Its Form
During this fight, you'll have to pay close attention to Ghoul's form. In its white "physical" form, it will be susceptible to physical attacks, and while it's in the red "ghostly" form, it will be susceptible to magical attacks. Since its weakness is fire, when you see it turn red, use this spell as much possible!
Deal Massive Damage During Stagger
If you follow the steps above and deal the right type of damage at the right time, you should be able to easily fill up Ghoul's stagger bar. Save all your Limits for this and burn it down quickly!
Watch Out For Blue Lines On The Floor
Ghoul will send out a blue wave in a line in front of him. After a few moments pass, that line will explode in a burst of damage. As soon as you see this blue line, dodge to the side to avoid getting hit by the second explosion.
Summons Fires Around The Room
At a certain point in the fight, Ghoul will do a special animation and summon several blue fires around the room. These will move around and, especially for melee characters, block your way. Try not to run into them, as they deal ~600 damage if hit.
Ghoul Hard Mode Tips
Ghoul Hard Mode Overview
- Swap to Cloud and Tifa when white, Aerith when red
- Arcane Ward + Fire spells while vulnerable to magic
- Save limits and summons for the end
- Manage MP carefully, as there is a second boss this Chapter
|Cloud||Weapon: Buster Sword|
Armor: Force Bracelet
Accessory: Champion Belt
|Aerith|| Weapon: Reinforced Staff|
Armor: Chain Bangle
Limit: Healing Wind
|Tifa|| Weapon: Purple Pain|
Armor: Cog Bangle
Accessory: Supernatural Wristguards
|Fire||★★★||・Ghoul is weak to fire, this is a must have. Link with Elemental in Cloud's weapon|
|Elemental||★★★||・Link with Fire in Cloud's weapon|
|HP Up||★★★||・Recommended to run at least one on each character|
|Healing||★★★||・Useful to heal yourself up when low|
・One on each character
|Magnify||★★★||・Link with Healing on Aerith|
|Revival||★★★||・Recommended to run on at least 2 characters to be safe.|
|MP Up||★★★||・Recommended to run 2 on Aerith one on Cloud and Tifa|
|Ifrit||★★★||・Ghoul is weak to fire, useful to help push him in the final phase|
|Time||★★・||・Hasting Aerith can be helpful|
|Prayer||★・・||・Useful on Tifa, as this is only one of 2 boss fights|
|Barrier||★・・||・Good to have to reduce damage taken|
Deal Damage With Arcane Ward + Fire
The standard Arcane Ward + Magic strategy still works on this fight, but there is a catch here. Due to the debris scattered around the room, it can be more difficult than usual to get to your desired location. Therefore, place the Arcane Ward in an easy-to-access area of the room! The middle is a good bet.
Avoid Having Aerith's MP Drained
Ghoul will use an ability called Etheric Drain, which immobilizes and renders your character unusable for a short time and drains their MP! The best way to avoid this is to not have Aerith selected, but it will sometimes be unavoidable. If you can, use this time to beat away at the boss to get its stagger up!
Don't Use Soul Drain!
Using Soul Drain on ghost type enemies, including Ghoul, will result in YOU losing MP instead, so don't think you can regenerate MP like this.
Back Away And Guard Through Balefire
In the latter half of the fight, Ghoul will use an ability called Balefire where he summons fires that erupt around you. Don't approach him with your melee characters during this, as you'll just take lots of damage and be knocked up. Instead, focus on dodging and guarding through attacks.
For defeating Ghoul on hard mode, you'll get Telluric Scriptures Vol. X, which gives SP to Aerith.Check Out The Location Of All Manuscripts Here!