Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion - How to Beat Minerva Superboss Guide

A guide on how to beat Minerva in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion (FFVII CC Remaster/Crisis Core Reunion), including how to unlock the optional superboss fight, boss overview (stats), rewards, recommended stats, equipment (Materia, accessories, and items), and best strategies and tips to defeat Minerva.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion - Minerva Secret Boos and Super Boss Guide

How to Beat Minerva Superboss Guide for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion - Minerva Secret Boos and Super Boss Guide

This page contains a guide on how to beat Minerva in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion (FFVII CC Remaster/Crisis Core Reunion), including how to unlock the optional super boss fight, boss overview (stats), rewards, recommended stats, equipment (Materia, accessories, and items), and best strategies and tips to defeat Minerva.

Trophies and Achievements

Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Gold TrophyDivine Rule Broken Defeated Minerva.
PlayStation 4 - Gold TrophyMission Completionist Completed 100% of all missions.
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyMissions Completed: 25% Completed 25% of all missions.
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyMissions Completed: 50% Completed 50% of all missions.
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyMissions Completed: 75%
Completed 75% of all missions.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Trophies and Achievements List

How to Unlock

Minerva can only be fought during Mission 9-6-6 which requires you to clear several other Missions in the 9-X-X series to unlock during the game’s main story.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Important Missions by Chapter

Rewards

Defeating Minerva rewards you with the powerful Divine Slayer accessory. It is the only way to obtain this item in the game.

Accessory Name Effects
Divine Slayer
  • Break damage, HP, MP and AP limit
  • Display enemy status
  • ATK, VIT, MAG, SPR, LCK +50
  • HP, MP, AP +100%

Minerva Boss Overview

Stats

Enemy Name
Minerva
Lv. HP MP
100 10000000 999999
STR VIT MAG
255 201 255
SPR LUK SP
255 255 40000

Elemental and Status Resistances

Enemy Name
Minerva
Immune Gravity, Poison, Silence, Stun, Stop, Death, Blow Away, Zantetsuken, Interrupt
Half Fire, Ice, Lightning

Drops, Steal, and Reward Items

Enemy Name
Minerva
Drops None
Steal Phoenix Down
Reward Divine Slayer (Accessory)

Minerva Boss Preparation

Recommended Stats

Stat Recommended Value
HP 99,999
Stamina 255
Spirit 255

Recommended Equipment

Materia
Materia Name Effects How to Get
Costly Punch Convert 1.6% of Zack’s HP to deal non-physical, non-magical damage to enemy (ignores defense). Will deal 0 damage if Zack’s HP is higher than 1.11x of the normal amount.
  • Steal: Mako Ifrit
  • Treasure Chest: Mission 9-5-4
  • Materia Fusion: Hammer Punch (Master) + Libra (Master)/any Punch + any DMW
Curaga Restores large amount of Zack’s HP.
  • Buy: Research Dept. QMC
  • Enemy Drop: Wutai Imperial Guard, Green Grass
  • Steal: Angra Mainyu, Razor Weed
  • Materia Fusion: Regen (Master) + Libra/Cure + Death
Mug Steals an item from an enemy while dealing damage.
  • Reward: Mission 1-1-6
  • Steal: Lesser Demon
  • Materia Fusion: Smart Consumer (Master) + Libra (or any Materia with a grade of 4 or lower)/Steal + Electrocute
Accessories
Accessory Name Effects How to Get
Ziedrich
  • Halves all incoming elemental damage
  • ATK, VIT, MAG, SPR +100
Found in a chest in Mission 9-5-6.
Genji Armor
  • Break HP Limit (Max HP limit set to 99999)
  • Auto-Endure
  • Auto-Regen
Obtained after completing all DMW entries (100%). This accessory is permanently missable if you fail to obtain the Phoenix Materia at Nibelheim during Chapter 9.
Genji Glove
  • Break Damage Limit (Max damage set to 99999)
  • 100% critical rate for physical attacks
Found in a chest in Mission 9-6-4.
Protect Ring
  • Auto-Barrier
  • Auto-MBarrier
  • SPR +20
Buy: Mythril Mine Traders
Items
Item Name Effects How to Get
Phoenix Down Automatically revives Zack with full HP when incapacitated. Various
Elixir Fully restores Zack’s HP, MP, and AP, and heals all status ailments. Various

Minerva Boss Guide and Tips

Surviving Judgment Arrow

Minerva’s Judgement Arrow attack cannot be guarded or avoided so it is essential that you come into the fight with Zack at the maximum 99999 HP limit. Otherwise, you will get killed instantly even with any Barrier effects activated.

Costly Punch

Minerva’s total HP is a massive 10,000,000 with 201 Vitality and 255 Spirit so you will do very little damage with normal attacks.

To chip away at Minerva much more efficiently, you should have the Costly Punch Command Materia which allows you to deal big damage regardless of the enemy’s defenses and stats by using up a portion of Zack’s own HP. With Genji Gloves and Ziedrich equipped, you will be able to consistently output 99999 damage (the maximum allowable in the game for a single attack) with each use of Costly Punch.

Be sure to watch Zack’s HP while spamming Costly Punch and be ready to cast Curaga or use Elixirs. Having a good stock of Phoenix Downs is also recommended as you are likely to get incapacitated multiple times throughout the fight.

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    • SP Master with 10+ million SP and Gil Toss with over 20 million gil… ends in less than 5 minutes and you will lose exactly 0 HP. She could never get her limit break off so I never had to use a phoenix down once!!