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Type Location
Midgar Sector 5 Reactor
Level HP MP EXP AP Gil Steal
15
1200
N/A
180
16
150
N/A
Loot Morph
Titan Bangle (100% chance)
N/A
Attacks & Abilities
Elemental Resistances
Fire
Ice
Lightning
Earth
Wind
Water
Dark
Holy
Status Effect Resistances
Death
Near-Death
Sleep
Poison
Sadness
Fury
Confusion
Silence
Slow
Stop
Frog
Small
Slow-Petrify
Petrify
Death Sentence
Manipulate
Berserk
Paralyzed
Darkness
Dual
Death Force
Resist
Lucky Girl
Imprisoned
Gravity
Haste
Peerless
Shield
Reflect
Barrier
MBarrier
Regen


Uniquely for a boss fight in Final Fantasy VII, this features your characters using a 'pincer' side-attack formation, with Cloud on one side and Tifa and Barret on the other side. This formation can give your party a sizeable advantage if you can time your attacks correctly; if you attack from behind, Air Buster takes 500% normal damage, making limit breaks extremely valuable in this fight. As this fight needs precise timing for maximum advantage, it may be better for a character to sometimes avoid making their move that turn, in which case, pressing the Triangle button button will skip that character's turn.

Similar to the tactics used for Guard Scorpion, have the character with the Lightning Materia use the Bolt spell repeatedly.

The AI for this boss uses its attacks as sequences in two 'programs'; Program 1 and Program 2. In Program 1, Air Buster will use its Big Bomber attack, although this can only be used a maximum of four times during the entire battle. The attack does moderate damage to your party, so heal up after it's been used and try to keep your HP near 200 if possible. During Program 2, it will use its less powerful Energy Ball attack, which is only capable of causing 60% of the damage of Big Bomber.

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