Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Boss battle guide for Abzu in Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FF7R, including boss stats, attacks, and strategies for defeating it in the game.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Abzu

Abzu is a boss encountered in Midgar sewers and is one of the pets of Don Corneo. The boss has a variety of different attacks, including using sewer water to take out its targets. Abzu is weak to fire.

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Stats

Level
HP
MP
Weakness Fire
Strong Against Gravity
Absorbs None
Immunity None
EXP 840
AP 10
Rewards Phoenix Down, 350 Gil

Breakable Parts

Part After Breaking
Left Horn Causes Abzu to reel in pain, temporarily making it unable to attack.
Right Horn Causes Abzu to reel in pain, temporarily making it unable to attack.

Attacks

Bash and Smash

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Abzu slams its massive fists three times toward targets.

Ground Pound

Abzu slams raises both its arms in the air and smashes down on the ground.

Sewage Pools

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Abzu briefly charges itself before causing the pools of sewer water around the battlefield to explode.

Rush

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Abzu faces in the direction of its target and charges toward it.

Pounce

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Abzu clings on a sewage pipe and launches itself toward its target. If it connects, the Abzu will bind its target and continuously deal damage with its tongue. The attack can be dodged, causing Abzu to fall down and become vulnerable to attacks for a brief moment.

Blackwater Blast

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Abzu clings on a sewage pipe and charges itself, causing its horns to glow. After a brief moment, sewer water will gush out of the opening on the right side of the battlefield. Luckily, the move is easier to evade. If you stay on the spot far from the left sewer grate, you’ll be safe from the flood.

Backwash Spout

Another move to look out for is its Backwash Spout. Don’t let the vicious whirlpools catch you to prevent getting poisoned. If you fail to dodge it, remove the effect quickly by having the support member detoxify allies with a spell or using Antidotes.

Strategy

Use fire magic and fire-imbued weapons.

Abzu is weak to fire, so fire magic and attacks imbued with fire are very effective against it.

Summon Ifrit.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

Because of Abzu’s weakness to fire, it is recommended to summon Ifrit for the fight. Abzu’s HP can be reduced significantly with Ifrit’s attacks, especially Hellfire.

Dodge Abzu’s pounce attack.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Abzu Boss Guide

When Abzu clings to the wall, it will charge for an incoming Pounce. Get away by moving diagonally to dodge Abzu.

Abzu will be left helpless if it misses with its pounce attack. Time your dodge to make Abzu fall down and unload on it with attacks before it gets up.

A good way to play around it is to have spare ATB charge. The charge allows your ally to use healing when someone is affected by Bound. If the character you are controlling is bound, switch a different one and attack Abzu until it retreats.

Attack Abzu’s horns with fire magic.

Casting Fire on any of Abzu’s horns causes it to reel in pain, allowing you to interrupt its attacks. If you manage to break either of the horns, Abzu will writhe for a considerably longer period, giving you the opportunity to press on the offense before it can retaliate.

Keep at it.

When Abzu’s health reaches half, it becomes Enraged which heightens the damage of its attacks. Aside from its damage, the fight is more or less the same. Attack the boss while having Punisher set and burn it with strong fire spells. Use Limit Break when it comes up to finish off the boss.

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