The Airbuster is a boss encountered at the Sector 5 Reactor. It mainly uses ranged weapons to attack targets and is weak to lightning. The Airbuster can switch to a mode known as Tankbuster, allowing it to fire concentrated laser blasts from its chest.
|Strong Against||Gravity, Earth|
Attacks the target with multiple beams.
Shoots laser beams from the tips of its fingers.
Expels a large laser beam.
Deploys a large projectile that causes an explosion.
Divide and Conquer
Splits its arms from the main body. The arms propels on both sides.
Recalls its arms.
Use lightning magic.
Air Buster, like all machines, is weak to lightning. Use thunder spells or attacks imbued with the element to deal massive damage to it.
Switch to Barret when Air Buster moves away.
At the start of the second phase of the fight, Air Buster will be at a considerable distance away from you. Only Barret will be able to hit him with normal attacks when Air Buster is airborne so switch your controls to him and attack him to build up your ATB gauge.
Build up ATB gauges for Cloud and Tifa.
Try to accumulate up to two ATB bars with Cloud and Tifa when Air Buster is within melee range. You will want to have enough ATB bars to attack him with magic when he flies away again.
Defeat Air Buster before time runs out.
The boss battle has a time limit of 21 minutes. Stack as much damage as you can with abilities, limit breaks, and magic to take down Air Buster before the time runs out.