PARTY MEMBER PREPARATION
Ah, finally the part where you
have to choose your members to defeat Sephiroth's first form. Depending
on how strong you are, you have the option from using 1 to 3 parties.
Yep, if you're REALLY strong, then you use all of your members. So....
For your main party, choose your
strongest members. For mine, my strongest members were Cloud, Tifa,
and Vincent. Equip them with all of the strongest magic that you use
all of the time and pack them with masterized HP and MP plusses. Also
equip Cloud with the Mega-All materia and any other special materia
that you have on your party members (Double Cut, Slash-All, Contain,
etc.). Have Cloud have the Ultima Weapon, Escort Guard, and Ribbon
on him. For your second member (Tifa, in my case) have their final
weapon, the strongest armor that you have, and another Ribbon if you
have one. If not, then equip a Tetra Elemental. For your third member
(Vincent, in my case again), have their final weapon, another strong
armor, and a Tetra Elemental (yeah, you should have two; to get another
one, just morph a Cactuar).
Since I, unfortunately, had strong
levels (Cloud was at level 82 or somethin' like that) I had to put
three parties to use. However, I just used my main party when the
battle began ^^.
SEPHIROTH STAGES AND STRATEGY
Stage One: JENOVA
Oh yes, you get to fight her
again. This time, it's for the last time. She appears as a boss before
you meet Sephiroth and have the time to choose your party members
for the final battle depending on your level. She's pretty easy, though.
To finish her nice and quick, I had Vincent with his Limit Break to
max, turned to Chaos, and just let him do the work. Tifa and Cloud
just stood around, casting Big Guard and all. When his limit break
was full, I just initiated Omnislash and *poof* she's gone. Hehe,
like I said, she's fast and easy ^^.
But if you're not as strong,
then do this: take out her nasty little arms first of all. Then, once
the arms have died, use whatever powerful magics and attacks that
you have in store. Just make sure that you beat her before she finishes
her countdown or face an Ultima spell.
Stage Two: Bizzaro Sephiroth
This is where everything depends
on if you have three parties or one. Since I had three, I just switched
back and forth whenever a body part died. Basically, Sephiroth's Bizarro
form has many parts: Left Magic, Left Wing, Right Magic, Right Wing,
Torso, Core, and Head. The head is the easiest to take out, but it
Anyhoo, take out the Left and
Right Magics as well as their Wings either using your main party (with
Cloud as the lead with Mega-All) or switching back and forth between
parties. Once you've finished with those four, focus on your main
party with the torso. The core itself is invunerable until the torso
and all the other parts are dead. Use whatever powerful magics you
have (Ultima and Contain-junction Quadra Magic and W-Magic is a good
one) and your most powerful limit breaks at him. Eventually, Bizarro
Sephiroth will tilt sideways and sink to the ground in defeat.
Third Stage: Ultimate Sephiroth
Hehe, my answer to beating him?
Well, if you have Knights of the Round and W-Summon on it, cast that
and then he's dead. If you don't have W-Summon, cast Knights of the
Round and wait until Cloud's limit break is full and use his most
powerful limit break.
If you don't have those....well,
I have a solution to that, too, although it's rather long and tedious
First and foremost, cast Big
Guard or Wall. That'll keep Sephiroth's attacks at half. Smack him
around with your most powerful spells, keeping your HP levels up,
and hit him with physical attacks if he's on the ground. Sephiroth
will cast Wall at the beginning of this battle, so either you wait
it out or cast DeSpell on him so that you can use your attacks at
full power. Limit Breaks are a must. There is a point when Sephiroth
flies, so be sure that you have at least a party member who can attack
from long range and have your other party members cast spells, summons,
etc. Neo Bahamut and Bahamut ZERO work pretty well against him as
Make sure that your HP and MP
levels are high, because if you've taken a lot of time, Sephiroth
will eventually cast Supernova on you. Be prepared for a big hit since
this takes out a lot of damage and CAN kill everyone if you don't
have any barriers on you. Yet, a good thing about this is (if you're
still alive) that your limit breaks will fill up fast. Keep smacking
him with powerful spells and summons, limit breaks, and whatnot as
well as keep up your party's health at the same time. Eventually,
after an hour or so, you'll beat him ^^.
A funny thing about the Supernova
spell is that Sephiroth basically calls upon a Meteor to destroy all
the planets. If you haven't been able to beat him fast enough, he'll
cast Supernova again and you'll get to see the planets get blown up
again. *shrugs* I'm not sure how you can blow up planets twice ^^.
Final Stage: Normal Sephiroth
Haha, yeah, I told you that Sephiroth
only had two forms, but in the ending (the beginning of it, at least)
Cloud's spiritual body goes back into the recesses of his mind and
meets Sephiroth face to face. Don't worry, though. You'll be quite
ready when you meet him ^^.
Enjoy the beautiful ending, folks!
And yes, don't forget about the other CG movie at the end of the credits