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The Most Brutal Bosses From The 'Final Fantasy VII Remake'

Updated October 22, 2020 8.2k votes 585 voters 11.1k views25 items

List RulesVote up all the bosses that had you tapping X to continue over and over (excluding VR battles.)

Potential spoilers below.

How far have you gotten in the Final Fantasy VII remake? Whether you have just begun or are already pretty far along, chances are good you've run into some bosses that have given you a run for your money at least a couple of times. Some Final Fantasy 7 Remake bosses are definitely easier than others, but if you need a little guidance to help you move further in the game, then this is the guide for you. 

Right from the start, you have to go up against the Scorpion Sentinel. It may be the first boss, but it's by no means a pushover. Just like in the original, you have to employ the right sets of strategies to win, which means you can't simply hack and slash your way through like you could with all the guards at the beginning of the mission. It's a pivotal moment when you realize exactly what kind of battles you can expect further in the game, and many of them only get tougher. Which FFVII Remake boss was your favorite to do battle with? And which ones had you cursing at Shinra over and over?

Vote up all the hardest FF7 Remake bosses so other gamers can see what to expect next. And fear not: we've included some tips and guides for each boss, as well as their weaknesses and immunities so you can go into each battle prepared, plus what kind of loot you can swipe from specific bosses.

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    Ghoul

    Photo: Square Enix

    Ghoul is fast and hard to keep track of. It's also able to change form, meaning certain attacks work better at specific times. Make sure to make the switch from magic to melee when the moment calls for it.

    Chapter: 11

    Weakness: Fire

    Immune to: Silence, Slow, Stop, Magic, Proportional Damage

    Items Dropped: Subversion Materia

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    Whisper Harbinger / Whisper Bahamut

    Photo: Square Enix

    Start by picking off the Whisper Enemies before you take on the main bosses. That way they'll be more vulnerable to physical and magic attacks.

    Chapter: 18

    Weakness: N/A

    Immune to: Poison, Silence, Sleep, Slow, Stop, Berserk

    Items Dropped: None

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    Airbuster

    Photo: Square Enix

    Depending on which parts you choose to remove (or keep) this boss fight could go a number of different ways. Just make sure your Lightning Materia is equipped.

    Chapter: 7

    Weakness: Lightning

    Immune to: Poison, Silence, Sleep, Slow, Berserk, Proportional Damage

    Items Dropped: Titanium Bangle

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    Reno & Rude

    Photo: Square Enix

    As if they weren't tough enough on their own, Reno & Rude together mix speed with strength. Use your Wind material to keep Rude off his toes and make sure to stun Reno as much as possible.

    Chapter: 12

    Weakness: None (Reno) / Wind (Rude)

    Immune to: Silence, Slow, Berserk

    Items Dropped: Ether (Reno) / Mega-Potion (Rude)

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