Rude is a member of the Turks encountered as a boss in Sector 7 slums. He is a formidable hand-to-hand fighter, able to deflect attacks with his bare fists. Rude can also grapple enemies before sending them flying with his spinning toss move.
First Encounter (Sector 7 Slums)
Rude is able to guard and deflect normal attacks, causing the enemy to be left open for a counterattack.
Rude grabs an enemy and swings them around before hurling them to another target, causing damage to both.
Avoid swapping to Aerith since it causes the boss to inflict her with Sleep. Instead, give some time to let Aerith’s ATB go up. Assign her to use support while you pilot Cloud.
Set to Punisher mode and have Cloud dodge the boss’ attacks. Cycle between Cloud’s and Aerith’s Aero.
Rude gains Shockwave and Spirit Geyser. When you suspect him to perform a ground pound, back away to avoid it and punish him with a counter if you can afford it. Like the first phase, concentrate on using Aero.
When you find Rude glowing, stop attacking and focus on evading. Nuke him with a wind spell of choice and execute counter.