Final Fantasy VII How to defeat the Emerald and Ruby weapons By Johannes Haglund (firstname.lastname@example.org) Version 1.1 Granted, this is just one of the many stategies you can use to defeat the weapons, but in my opinion, it's the best, because you don't have to be all that powerful (from level 40 or so and up is enough), and it's a pretty easy strategy . The only this you'll need is time, since it'll take several hours to get all the stuff you need. As a side note , I can tell you that when I first defeated the weapons, I did it by brute force. All my characters was level 90+, and I had three (3) Mime materias. I actually managed to defeat Emerald weapon without the Underwater materia! If you want a challenge, why don't you try that too, huh? REQUIRED MATERIA ---------------- HP Plus (4 or 5 at level 2 or higher) MP Plus (1 or 2 at level 2 or higher) Magic Plus (level 4 or higher) HP Absorb Phoenix Quadra Magic Mimic Knights of the Round (KOR) Enemy Skill Final Attack Bahamut ZERO (BZ) W-Summon Underwater (Emerald only) REQUIRED ITEMS -------------- Mystile armor (can be replaced by Aegis armor) Enhance Sword (can be replaced by Ultima Weapon) Ribbon Sprint Shoes (2) Turbo Ether (2, can be replaced by Elixirs) PREPARATIONS ------------ You should get the above materia and items as soon as possible, and wear the materia at all times, to allow them to grow to the required levels. To get all of the required materia, you'll need to get the gold chocobo. I will not get into that here, so look somewhere else for info on how to raise chocobos. You should begin to do this as soon as possible, so you don't have to wait around too long for the chocobo. You also should get the Big Guard enemy skill. To get it, go to the beach at Costa del Sol, and use Manipulate on the Beach Plugs, and use Big Guard on yourself. Just be sure that you have the Enemy Skill materia equipped. RUBY WEAPON ----------- Ruby Weapon can be found in the desert around the gold saucer. You should fight this guy first, because he's a lot easier than Emerald. Oh, and by the way, SAVE before the battle! Characters (Equipped items and materia): Cloud (Mystile armor, Enhache Sword, Ribbon, HP Absorb linked to KOR, Mimic, W-Summon, Magic Plus, Bahamut ZERO linked to Quadra Magic, Final Attack linked to Phoenix, and the rest of the materia slots filled with HP and MP Plus) Any other character with high speed (Sprint Shoes, Enemy Skill) The battle: The first this you should do is cast Big Guard with the character with the Enemy Skill materia. Then you hope that Cloud isn't the one who Ruby whirlsands away. If he is, just reset the game and try again until he's the one left. Then start your attack by casting Bahamut ZERO twice. BZ will be cast five times, eight if Quadra Magic is at level two or higher. You won't probably do any serious damage to Ruby, but that's not the point. The point is to get him to stick his tentacles in the ground. At this time you MUST have at least 250 MP left, if not, use a Turbo Ether or Elixir to boost you up. Now cast KOR twice, once at the tentacles and once at Ruby himself. If KOR is at level one, it will only be cast once, on the tentacles, but that's okay . Since you've got a lot of magic power, thanks to Magic Plus, the tentacles will probably be destroyed, and because you've got KOR linked with HP Absorb, you'll be healed to full health too. After this, just use Mimic every turn until Ruby goes belly up. Every turn, you'll cast KOR twice for zero MP, and get healed to full health after each KOR. You don't have to worry too much about Ruby's counterattacks, because thanks to the Mystile armor, he'l miss most of the time, and then you'll get healed by KOR. Just keep mimicing, and you'll kill Ruby in no time. EMERALD WEAPON -------------- Emerald Weapon swims around in the sea just outside Junon. Use the submarine to find him. And once again, SAVE goddammit! Characters (Equipped items and materia): Cloud (Final Attack linked to Phoenix, Mimic, Sprint Shoes, Magic Plus (to get Magic power to 225), MP Plus (Enough to boost your MP to 550), and fill the rest of the slots with HP Plus) Any character with high Magic power (Quadra Magic linked to Bahamut ZERO, HP Absorb linked to KOR, W-Summon, Sprint Shoes, MP Plus (enough to get the MP to at least 800), and the leftover Magic Pluses) Any other character (Underwater) The battle: Start off with the character with BZ and KOR cast first a BZ and then a KOR. Then have Cloud use Mimic. The first character will cast BZ four times, and KOR once, and get healed by KOR. Then Cloud will do the same thing. Don't do anything with the third character, just wait for it to be Cloud's turn again, and use Mimic again, then repeat the procedure. Just skip everyone except Cloud, and have Cloud use Mimic. Don't worry about the other characters getting killed, just keep mimicing. Sooner or later, Emerald will use Aire Tam Storm on you, and you'll die. Just before you die, however, you'll use Final Attack and cast Phoenix. Not only will you do damage to Emerald, but everyone will be brought back to life with full health. Now use the second character to cast KOR twice, then mimic with Cloud. Continue to mimic with Cloud, and Emerald should be dead in a few turns. WHERE TO GET THE REQUIRED ITEMS AND MATERIA ------------------------------------------- HP Plus, MP Plus (Cosmo Canyon) Magic Plus (Zango Valley, start of disc 2) HP Absorb (Wutai, in a hidden chest in the house with the cats) Phoenix (Condor Mountain) Quadra Magic (In one of the caves that can be accessed by the gold chocobo) Mimic (In one of the caves that can be accessed by the gold chocobo) Knights of the Round (In one of the caves that can be accessed by the gold chocobo) Enemy Skill (Floor 68 of Shinra HQ, Ancient City, Chocobo Sage's house) Final Attack (Gold Saucer, Special Battle) Bahamut ZERO (Cosmo Canyon) W-Summon (Gold Saucer, Battle Square) Underwater (Junon Underwater Reactor, use Morph on Ghost ship, and give the Guidebook you recive to the man in Kalm) Mystile armor (Midgar, before the fight with Hojo) Enhance Sword (Junon) Sprint Shoes (Gold Saucer, can be won at the Chocobo races) VERSION HISTORY --------------- 1.0 - First ever version 1.1 - Just some minor corrections.