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Asked: 5 years ago

How do I defeat Ruby and Emerald Weapon?

My people are in the 80-90s levels and I still get my butt royally kicked by both of them. I last probably 30 seconds.

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Where do I find Knights of the Round?

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Is there any kind of shortcut in the breeding process? Breeding is such a pain.

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I'm not sure if I have Final Attack. Just in case, could someone tell me where to find it? Please?

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Oh! I do have Final Attack! I remember getting it now.

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From: Dark_Forte 5 years ago

Assuming that you haven't Knights of the Round and mime materia (which is mostly the only excuse for being unable to beat them), I recommend that either you get them, or that you beat Ruby first, so you get the golden chocobo and can acquire the aforementioned materia.

To beat Ruby WEAPON without mime and KOTR, you can have Cloud get on Lucky 7's (having exactly 7777 HP, it makes you attack lots of times, and after that, all your attacks deal 7777 damage) and using Comet2 while it is paralyzed (by the usage of Dazers or Hades).
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To beat Emerald WEAPON after that, have the following setup: Bahamut ZERO + Quadra Magic; KOTR + HP absorb on one character, Underwater on another and Mime + HP plus on the other. First, unleash Bahamut x4 + KOTR, afterwards, have the other character Mime it until Emerald dies.
If you get the timing right, you will not need even Phoenix. Just remember the order of its attacks: after you attack it the first time, it uses Revenge Stamp, which deals low damage; then it uses Emerald Beam, which deals around 6000 damage to one person; then it revives its 4 eyes, which use an attack dealing around 2000 damage, then uses Aire Tam Storm, which will deal 5555 damage to your main attacker. If you plan your summons just after Emerald Beam and Aire Tam Storm, respectively, you won't have to worry at your level.

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Emerald - Use W-Summon in conjunction with Knights of the Round and have everyone mimic it over and over again. It will help if you have equipment or materia that boosts your magic stat as it determines the damage done by the summon. This somewhat depends on luck.

Ruby - Enter the battle with two characters already knocked out. Call Phoenix and then Knights of the Round with W-Summon (the order matters!). Wait until two characters are knocked out and then use Mime. Repeat until you win.

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It's in a cave that's on an uncharted island in the northeast corner of the world map. You can't get it unless you have an ocean chocobo (AKA a gold chocobo). If you don't know how to get one, consult the chocobo breeding guide in the FAQs/Guides section.

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Well, you do not need KOTR to beat the WEAPONS. Ruby can be paralyzed by summoning Hades and Emerald and be slowed. Also, Ruby can eliminate 2 charcaters even if its claws are buried, which is why Hades helps

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You can exchange items you get from defeating weapons for golden chocobo lol. j/k

The thing for Ruby is actually that you only need 3 Materias for everything to work out, and only 3. (You may use many more but it's not needed).
Final Attack (mastered)+ Phoenix (mastered), they must be connected that way you can't die, or actually... you can't stay dead as long as you have MP, that's why last needed Materia is that one which switches HP and MP.

As for Emerald... his strongest atk deals damage based on how many materias you have on character (1111 x number of materias on character), but damage he can do is maxed out at 9998. So what you need to do is kick out all materias you don't really need, and his damange output would drop down a lot, it still doesn't make it that easy, just a lot easier. (I'm actually not sure if this tactic works for Ruby or Emerald, but I think it's Emerald).

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For Emerald, as mentioned above his air tam storm does 1111 for each materia equipped. Only equip 2 materia, and be sure your hp is 9999, obviously you need HP plus. Keep your HP full and wait for AT storm, it does 2222 damage leaving you with 7777 :). The character will go into lucky seven mode and you sit back and wait for Emerald to die.

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Find
Gold Saucer/Battle Square (Complete the Special Battle)
[taken from:
Item/Materia Locations FAQ by Xenomic]

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emerald weapon is the stronger of the two in my opinion. ruby weapon can also be hard, especially with only one character. one time though, i managed to kill ruby weapon without him killing me and me using final attack+revive, i had such a high defense and magic defense etc with cloud that ruby's ultima attacks and his tentacles would often miss.

an easier way to do it is have 2 character's ko'd before hand, then when you go into battle use the item "dazers" or summon hades to paralize him. yes- you can paralize him. then summon phoenix to revive your pals ( you should have a mastersummon-MPabsorb materia combo if possible to keep your mp up) then start a knights of the round table chain,using the mime command and w-summon even. every 3 or 4 turns , or if you notice he's moving again, use the dazers or hades to paralize him again and repeat the process. you dont need to be really leveled up to beat ruby weapon, but you should at least have the best materia the game has to offer.

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Emerald - go into the battle with just cloud alive, have your two other people dead, have cloud equiped with only 4 materia, first off have underwater materia, you'll need it, then have Nights of the round and HP absorb paired up, and then have mimic, use knights of the round once then just keep using mimic over and over again

Ruby- same as emerald just without the underwater materia, and you can have other materia equiped as well(i suggest onl bringing HP+ materia)

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I'll give you the strategies I use all the time:

Emerald: One character w/Mastered (or level 3) Gravity Materia (combined with Quadra-Magic), one w/Underwater and Mime, one w/Phoenix (combined with MP Turbo (or whatever it was that restores MP upon casting >_>)). Emerald is WEAK to Gravity attacks, so Demi-1 will hurt him ALOT until he gets REALLY low on HP (Demi-3 for when that happens). Mime is for obvious reasons, and the Phoenix-Character is on standby to revive / use (Turbo) Ethers when needed.

Ruby: Dazers & MP Hammer & Fire-Elemental Armor = Boke Joss. (Joke Boss for those not familiar with Spoonerisms)

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In my opinion the best way to beat the weapons is in fact using the (mime-counter) materia set with (Knights of Round-HP Absorb) And then finally have W-Summon. A lot of people will tell you to have mastered counters on all your characters and mastered materias like Counter and Mime can take a long time to make. But if you kill off you other two characters and just use one character with this set up, you will heal yourself everytime you use the attack. Plus if you are really up at those levels you wont have to worry about Aire Tam Storm killing you off in one fight. For both Ruby and Emerald this works, but make sure that on Ruby that you use 1 KOR on the tentacles and one KOR on the weapon itself. Then whenever you mime it will always take out the tentacles first.

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OH and one more thing I forgot to mention. Though your other 2 characters are dead in my strategy, put the underwater materia on one of the dead characters. That way you will still get the benefits, but not force an extra 1111 damage on your main fighter.

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This is preparation for Emerald:
1) Get Omnislash
2) Get a weapon-armor combo that has at least 4 PAIRED materia slots
3) Master 4 counter materias and 4 mime materias [should be the same amount for both]
4) Pair each counter with each mime
5) [underwater materia is unneccesary]
6) Get two elixirs and use the W-Item glitch to get a lot of them, preferably 99
7) Kill off the two of your party members that aren't Cloud
8) Switch Cloud's limit break to level 4 and get his limit

This is the fight:
1) Use Omnislash right away
2) WAIT until he attacks you - you will use Omnislash 4 times now
3) If you think you can survive another hit, wait for him to attack you again
3) If you think he would kill you, use an elixir
4) When he hits you again, you will use 4 more elixirs
5) When you get your limit again...use it

Good luck!

Ruby Weapon is much harder than Emerald, and I didn't come up with a strategy yet.

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This is preparation for Emerald:
1) Get Omnislash
2) Get a weapon-armor combo that has at least 4 PAIRED materia slots
3) Master 4 counter materias and 4 mime materias [should be the same amount for both]
4) Pair each counter with each mime
5) [underwater materia is unneccesary]
6) Get two elixirs and use the W-Item glitch to get a lot of them, preferably 99
7) Kill off the two of your party members that aren't Cloud
8) Switch Cloud's limit break to level 4 and get his limit

This is the fight:
1) Use Omnislash right away
2) WAIT until he attacks you - you will use Omnislash 4 times now
3) If you think you can survive another hit, wait for him to attack you again
3) If you think he would kill you, use an elixir
4) When he hits you again, you will use 4 more elixirs
5) When you get your limit again...use it

Good luck!

Ruby Weapon is much harder than Emerald, and I didn't come up with a strategy yet.

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Take out all its HP.

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Easiest way .. well i used combinations KOTR-Hp absorb, Mime-counter(the one that counters wit the paired thing) pheonix-final attack and a bunch of hp ups...... i had 2 characteres dead... i just used KOTR once and let it do the rest he countered with mime to use kotr and healed himself every time...i left it on i came back in an hour after taking a shower and he was dead

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Here were my strategies at beating both. I'll start with ruby since a lot of people have a hard time With him.

Ruby- What i did to beat him Was i came into the fight with 2 characters Fallen( The character still standing was the one with W-Summon). As soon as he buried his claws in the ground I W-Summoned Phoenix and Hades( Pheonix to revive the fallen Charaters and Hades to Deal the Status Effects). At this point Ruby weapon can No longer counter using Ultima or use whirlsand. This is the point where you can W-Summon KOTR and Mime to your hearts content.

NOTE: You are going to want Ribbons on all 3 characters you are using because the Claw heal from the paralize the fastest and they can screw up any plans you had.
( For this fight i had 1 mime on each character So i didnt have to Use any MP After the first W-Summon of KOTR)
After 1 KOTR W-summon and 5 Mimes you WIN!

If you do not already have KOTR there is another option you can take which is long to set up for but cheaper and more entertaining.

Your going to Need 10 Hero drinks, Regen, Shield, Mime, Quadra Magic, 4X cut materia, Counter Support Materia,W-Item, W-Magic and the RIbbon of course!

your Materia set up should be something like this:
Mime<-->Counter(blue,Support) 4X cut<---> Quadra Magic
Cure <---> Sheild W-item<---> W-magic

First thing you are going to want to do when you get into battle is cast regen and shield. Now when He attacks you you will Counter Mime that so you cant be hit. Once your turn comes by Use W-item Hero Drinks. Now you counter and use 2 hero drinks. then after that use 4X cut x 4 and watch him die by 16 hits of 9999 every counter and normal attack.

NOTE: Come into battle with your Characters that you are not Using fallen. You will not know if he will take the character you want to use.
THIS CAN BE USED FOR EVERY CHARACTER. so ENJOY!!!!!

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Almost forgot. Emerald.

Same thing works on him. Just no fallen characters and you want a mastered final attack materia on a mastered phoenix.

OR the fun way works too just add the underwater materia and the final attack materia with phoenix to that characters set up.

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I'd go after Emerald First. He's the easier of the 2 and the old man gives you a Master Magic, Master Command, and Master Summon Materia for what Emerald gives you; these will help you in the fight against Ruby.

Have Final Attack Mastered 3 times linked with Master Revives, since Emerald is going to kill you and you want to be able to revive yourself after he does it. Have at least 3 Mime Materia and KOTR at least up to level 2. Have the person with Knights of the Round go first, and have everyone Mime this person afterwards. If you need to beef up your magic you can Morph sources from enemies in the sunken airship, Gelnika before you fight (these sources will permanently boost your stats and come in all varieties).

So you'll be Miming Knights of the Round for good damage until, inevitably, Emerald Weapon kills your whole party. Final Attack and Revive will bring your guys back. Use Knights of the Round again, keep miming, and you should be able to kill him around the 12th or 13th time you use this Summon. Doing this, I was able to kill Emerald and not even need the Underwater Materia (I had about 7 minutes left on the clock when he died).

To kill Ruby is a bit harder; his defenses are jacked up so most attacks won't work. What will? Knights of the Round. (Bahamut ZERO will work, but takes longer, and I'm not a masochist and I assume you aren't either) You'll have to start off with 2 of your characters KO'ed. He'll put up his tentacles, but don't attack them, let him have them up, or he'll take away the 2 party members after you revive them - which brings me to another point. Make sure to Revive your 2 characters after the tentacles are up. You can do the same KOTR+Mime strategy as before and odds are, Ruby won't flat out kill you. He might even do a few status attacks on your guys but nothing he does will be so bad, and he's got a lot less HP than Emerald so you can kill him before he gives you any headache.

It'll seem cheap, and it will be - and you'll probably get tired of seeing Knights of the Round, but you should be able to beat them.

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The easiest way to beat Emerald and Ruby is to have Vincents Death Penalty on and kill above 1billion things then fight them as he would kill it in one hit (after so many he kills it increases damage but it goes over 9999 even tho it doesnt look it) the 2nd easiest way would be 2 have Knights Of The Round and summon it and mimic or if u have Cut x 4 and Cloud with Mimic and a limit break so what u do is use a certian item that increases ur stats temp (not sure name of it) then get him 2 do OmniSlash u will be dealing 9999 damage per hit but since u are going 2 be using mimic if its Combied with Counter u will be doing another 9999 if u get hit

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