Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth - Sephiroth Gameplay Guide: Stats and Abilities

Sephiroth gameplay guide for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth), including an overview on how to play as Sephiroth, combat style, all unique abilities, moves, and skills, weapon abilities, limit breaks, synergy abilities, synergy skills, special commands and mechanics, initial stats, equipment, and spells, and other useful tips.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Sephiroth Character Guide: Abilities and Gameplay

Sephiroth Gameplay Guide for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth)

Character Profile

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Sephiroth Icon A legendary member of SOLDIER and war hero renowned for his unmatched prowess in battle. Sephiroth would discover the horrific experiments that led to his creation, eventually harboring a grudge on Shinra and resolving to exact his twisted will on the planet.

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Character Overview

Name Sephiroth
Age Unknown
Height 185 cm or 197 cm
Birthday Unknown
Blood Type Unknown
Weapon Swords
Initial Level 40
Initial Max HP 4259
Initial Max MP 60
Chapter Unlocked Chapter Prelude: The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim only
Voice Actor Tyler Hoechlin (EN), Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP)

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Sephiroth Combat Style Summary

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Sephiroth Gameplay

Sephiroth is a powerful melee and magic attacker who can easily overwhelm enemies using his arsenal of fast and powerful sword attacks and variety of high-damage spells at his disposal.

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Sephiroth also has access to unique ability mechanics such as Aura Charge and Retaliation Stance that make his offensive and defensive prowess leagues above Cloud. The renowned SOLDIER also boasts significantly higher initial stats than his ally. All these traits allow Sephiroth to end battles quickly when taking control of him in the game.

Becomes a temporary party member in The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim (Prelude).

Sephiroth is only playable as a temporary member of Cloud’s party during The Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim (prelude chapter). He will then permanently leave the party once you have cleared this introductory section of the game.

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Sephiroth Unique Abilities

Name Effect How to Unlock
Aura Charge By landing normal attacks on enemies with the □ button, Sephiroth fills his Aura Charge gauge that allows him to use new moves that can be chained into his combos. Unlocked by default.
Retaliation Stance By pressing the R1 button (guard), Sephiroth enters Retaliation Stance that allows him to parry and counter incoming attacks. Unlocked by default.
Warp By pressing the ○ button (dodge), Sephiroth can teleport instantly to any direction. Unlocked by default.
Ranged Attack By pressing and holding the □ button (attack), Sephiroth can shoot out a ball of energy towards the enemy. Unlocked by default.

Aura Charge

By landing normal attacks on enemies, Sephiroth will accumulate Aura which enables him to perform new Aura Charge moves that can be used immediately or at the end of combos.

Sephiroth will lose all Aura if he is hit by an attack, requiring you to fill it up again to use his Aura Charge moves.

Aura Charge Moves

Name Effect Input
Pierce Performs a quick rushing stab attack that can close the gap between Sephiroth and his target. Press △ (filled Aura Charge gauge).
Sword Dance Performs a quick slash while jumping backwards. Press △ after landing 1 normal attack or 2 to 3 in a combo (filled Aura Charge gauge).
Telluric Fury Performs a series of rapid slashes. Press △ after landing 4 normal attacks in a combo (filled Aura Charge gauge).
Shift Slash Performs a spinning slash after warping. Press △ after warping towards the target (filled Aura Charge gauge).
Skyshatter Performs a downward slash while in the air. Press △ while in the air (filled Aura Charge gauge).

Retaliation Stance

By pressing the R1 button (guard), Sephiroth enters Retaliation Stance, changing his □ command (normal attack) into Parry and his △ command (unique command) into Retaliation.

Retaliation Stance allows Sephiroth to deflect incoming attacks, nullifying any damage done to him, and immediately perform a more powerful version of Retaliation called Counter that knocks enemies down.

Retaliation Stance Moves

Name Effect Input
Parry Deflects incoming attacks, including some projectiles. Can be used to deflect a series of attacks. Press □ at the exact moment the enemy’s attack hits while in Retaliation Stance.
Retaliation Performs a spinning slash. Press △ while in Retaliation Stance.
Counter Performs a more powerful spinning slash. Knocks enemy down. Press △ after successfully parrying an enemy’s attack.

Sephiroth Weapon Abilities

Name ATB Effect Required Weapon
Zanshin 1 Launch rending waves of energy at the enemy. Can use while airborne. Masamune
Zanshin Rising (Follow-Up) 0 Adds an additional wave of energy to shoot towards the enemy. Can use while airborne.
Hell’s Gate 1 Descend from the skies and impale an enemy.
Infernal Gate (Follow-Up) 0 Causes a large explosion that deals additional damage to the enemy after Sephiroth lands.

Zanshin > Zanshin Rising

Sephiroth sends out two waves of energy from his sword at the target. Press △ afterwards to perform Zanshin Rising which adds a third and final energy wave to damage the enemy.

Zanshin and Zanshin Rising can be used both on the ground and while airborne.

Hell’s Gate > Infernal Gate

Sephiroth jumps up and performs an impaling strike as he descends on to the target. Press △ afterwards to perform Infernal Gate which causes a large concentration of energy to erupt around the area where Sephiroth lands.

Sephiroth Limit Breaks

Name Effect How to Unlock
Octaslash Slash at an enemy with breakneck speed. Unlocked by default.
Octaslash Prime (Follow-Up) Perform a powerful finisher that deals additional damage after using Octaslash. Unlocked by default.

Octaslash > Octaslash Prime

Sephiroth executes a series of eight rapid slashes at the target. Press △ afterwards to perform Octaslash Prime which causes Sephiroth to end the Limit Break with a powerful finisher.

Sephiroth Synergy Abilities

Name Effect Required Party Member
Double Helix Sephiroth and Cloud perform a powerful coordinated assault of sword slashes at the target. Afterwards, Cloud gains some charge to his Limit Break gauge while Sephiroth gains unlimited MP. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Cloud Strife IconCloud Strife

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Sephiroth Synergy Skills

As Active Character

Name Effect Required Party Member
Dualblade Dance Team up with your partner to unleash up to three consecutive close-range physical attacks. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Cloud Strife IconCloud Strife

As Partner Character

Name Effect Required Party Member
Voidshatter Hold the button to gather strength, then release to unleash a powerful physical attack. Significantly increases stagger. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (FF7 Rebirth) - Cloud Strife IconCloud Strife
Counterfire Team up with your partner to nullify a ranged attack and deliver a counterstroke.

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Sephiroth Initial Stats (Lv.40)

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Attack and Defense Attributes

ATK MATK DEF MDEF
247 249 141 142

Primary Attributes

STR MAG VIT SPT LCK SPD
74 75 104 105 39 41

Other Attributes

CRT RT CRT DMG ATB BNS INI LMT MAX LMT
8% 110% 0% 1 1

Sephiroth Initial Equipment

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Weapon

Name ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
Masamune O=OO=OO=O

Armor

Name ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
Resplendent Bracer O=OO=OO

Accessory

Name ATK DEF MATK MDEF Slots
Fortitude Ring None

Sephiroth Initial Materia

Name LV AP Effect
Revival Materia ★★ MAX Allows you to use Raise and Arise.
Healing Materia ★★★★ MAX Allows you to use Cure, Cura, Regen, and Curaga.
Fire Materia ★★★ MAX Allows you to use Fire, Fira, and Firaga.
Ice Materia ★★★ MAX Allows you to use Blizzard, Blizzara, and Blizzaga.
Wind Materia ★★★ MAX Allows you to use Aero, Aerora, and Aeroga
Lightning Materia ★★★ MAX Allows you to use Thunder. Thundara, and Thundaga.
Magnify Materia x3 ★★★ MAX Expand the range of linked materia (potency modified by -60%/-45%/-25% when expanded).

Sephiroth Initial Spells

Spell MP Effect
Cure 6 Restore a small amount of HP.
Cura 14 Restore a moderate amount of HP.
Curaga 19 Restore a large amount of HP.
Regen 6 Gradually restore HP over time.
Fire 4 Deal a small amount of fire damage.
Fira 10 Deal a moderate amount of fire damage.
Firaga 18 Deal a large amount of fire damage. Costs 2 ATB.
Blizzard 4 Deal a small amount of ice damage.
Blizzara 10 Deal a moderate amount of ice damage.
Blizzaga 18 Deal a large amount of ice damage. Costs 2 ATB.
Thunder 4 Deal a small amount of lightning damage. Guaranteed to hit.
Thundara 10 Deal a moderate amount of lightning damage. Guaranteed to hit.
Thundaga 18 Deal a large amount of lightning damage. Guaranteed to hit. Costs 2 ATB.
Aero 4 Deal a small amount of wind damage and launches enemies toward you.
Aerora 18 Deal a moderate amount of wind damage and launches enemies toward you.
Aeroga 10 Deal a large amount of wind damage and launches enemies toward you. Costs 2 ATB.
Raise 10 Revive ally and restore a moderate amount of HP.
Arise 22 Revive ally and restore all HP.

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