Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) - Heli Gunner Boss Guide

A boss guide for Heli Gunner in Final Fantasy (VII,) including boss stats, attacks, and strategies on defeating it.

Heli Gunner Boss Guide

This boss is encountered in the Escape from Midgar section of Final Fantasy 7. The fight is ith Barret, Aerith, and Red XIII in your party.

Heli Gunner Boss Stats

Level 19
HP 1000
MP None
Weakness Lightning, Wind
Strong Against Earth
Absorbs None
Immunity Sleep, Return, Confusion, Silence, Darkness, Transform, Stop, Berserk, Poison, Paralysis, Stone, Slowly Stone, Manipulate, Death
EXP 250
Item Rewards 200 Gil

Heli Gunner Boss Attacks

1) AB Cannon

Heli Gunner’s single-target attack. It can also inflict Sleep on the target.

2) Spinning Body Blow

Spinning Body Blow is also a single-target attack of Heli Gunner. The boss monster spins and hits its target dealing high damage. Make sure to heal the targeted party member.

Heli Gunner Boss Guide Strategy

Secure Lighting and Restore Materia to Party Members

Make sure that Aerith and Red XII have Lightning and Restore Materia. Then, ensure that Barret has a Lightning Materia embeded in his Weapon. If Barret has Restore Materia, use it to cover for Aerith when targeted by the boss.

Use Lightning-based Magic

Same with the Hundred Gunner, Lightning magic attacks are highly effective to this boss. Cast spells with Aerith and Red XIII as frequently as possible. Barret’s Lighting Materia enhanced weapon can add more damage to his normal attacks and Limit Break over time.

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