Final Fantasy 7 Remake Guide: How To Beat Airbuster On Hard Mode
Final Fantasy 7 Remake has a hard mode with tougher boss fights. Here’s how you can beat Airbuster in Final Fantasy VII Remake hard mode.
Airbuster is another tricky fight in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. It is even harder in the Hard difficulty since the battle lasts longer and you have to be on your toes at all times. As this battle would be long and relatively difficult, so in this guide, we will help you to go through this battle if you are finding it difficult to defeat the Airbuster. Below we have everything you need to get through this battle.
You need to look into weakening the Airbuster before the fight itself commences. To do this, fight a series of chambers that are filled with Shinra soldiers when you head towards the Airbuster. You can find instructions to remove the various elements of the Airbuster’s body from here. Try to find the keycards here and then decide on which part of Airbuster should be weakened before the actual fight.
The best way to deal with him is to remove the Airbuster’s Al Programming cores, which are highly important in killing the monster. It will slow down the monster, giving you a better opportunity to defeat it. Since the Hard mode leads to higher HP for the boss, it can make the battle shorter if you can take advantage of its slow speed.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Airbuster Boss Fight
Since Airbuster is a machine, you can exploit its weakness to lightning by equipping your party with the Lightning Materia. You can chain the Lightning attack on Airbuster to immobilize it and then continue to damage it with Cloud using the sword slash.
By diving out of its targeted area, you can avoid its charged laser assault and lightning strike. You should divide the parties into two and disable the Airbuster when it summons its two hands and sends them to both sides of the bridge.
At some point, the Airbuster will start a new phase and fly away from the squad, so make sure Barret has full health since he will assist in damage mitigation when Tifa and Cloud have no protection. You may utilize the Gattling Gun of Barret to attack the boss, while Tifa and Cloud can use the time to restore their health.