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This is a guide and walkthrough to Chapter 12: Fight for Survival, a story chapter in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Read on to learn locations of items, rewards for completing this chapter, as well as useful tips and strategies for getting through this part of the story.

Previous Chapter Haunted
Current Chapter Fight for Survival
Next Chapter A Broken World

List of Main Scenario Objectives

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No. Title Description
1 Head for the Pillar The three fight off the mysterious fiends and arrive at the pillar. Leaving the injured Wedge with Aerith and Tifa, Cloud hurries towarrd the support pillar alone.
2 Link Up with Avalanche A seriously injured Biggs urges Cloud to help his friends. As he hurrries upward, he's spotted by a Turks' chopper.
3 Evacuation Orders The fight is intensifying, and Tifa runs to assist Cloud. Down on the surface, Wedge secures an evacuation route forr the civilians and Aerith makes for Seventh Heaven to save Marlene.
4 Saving Marlene Aerith has found Marlene. But when the pair try to leave, a Shinra chopper lands in front of Seventh Heaven and blocks their escape. To save Marlene, Aerith decides to make a deal with Tseng.
4-1 The Rescue Aerith delivers Betty to safety and takes off toward Seventh Heaven.
5 To the Top Cloud and Jessie climb the pillar, determined to save the slums below. But just as they are about to reach the top, howeverr, they lose Jessie right before their eyes. Biting back her grief, Tifa silently vows to stop Shinra's diabolical plot.
6 Showdown Cloud and Avalanche have failed to stop the plate separation, and the Sector 7 section plummets to the ground. Furious that they were unable to stop Shinra, the group finds a cable in the nick of time that they use to escape back down to the surface.

Part 12: Fight for Survival Walkthrough

Sector 7 Undercity Station

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Objectives
1 Follow Tifa and Aerith to the square for a cutscene.
Boss
2
Fight off the Enigmatic Spectre and Mysterious Spectres blocking your way. After defeating them, proceed along the path towards the pillar.
How to Beat the Enigmatic Spectre

Sector 7 Slums Pillar (Part 1)

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Objectives
1 Tifa and Aerith will leave your party. Take advantage of the rest area here. Start making your way up the pillar. On the second floor, take out three Elite Security Officers and a Sentry Gun. On the third floor, take out an Elite Grenadier and two Elite Riot Troopers. Continue up to the fourth floor and a cutscene will begin.
The cutscene will have you choose between two responses to Biggs.How to Answer Biggs
2OrbofGravity.pngGo around the donut on the third floor to find a chest with 2 Orbs of Gravity, though you'll also have to fight 2 Slug-Rays.
2 After the cutscene, circle around to the northern end and take the stairs up where you will run into two Helitroopers. Continue along to fight another Helitrooper and two Elite Security Officers. Climb the ladder up and continue on until you reach a cutscene.
ether.jpgAfter the fight with the Helitroopers, go to the other end of the circular path for a bottle of Ether.

Sector 7 Slums

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Objectives
1 You will take control of Aerith as she makes her way to Seventh Heaven. Follow the path straight for a few cutscenes.
2 With your path blocked, double back around and take a right at the fork. After the cutscene, carry the young girl over to Marle.
3 Now that the young girl is safe, continue along the path to Seventh Heaven. Inside Seventh Heaven, Marlene will be hiding on the other side of the counter behind the Pizza sign. Leave the bar to gain control of Cloud again.

Slums Pillar (Part 2)

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Objectives
1 Tifa will rejoin your party. Ahead, defeat two Slug-Rays and climb the ladder. The rest of your climb will be a gauntlet of enemies while you avoid the helicopter gunfire.
2 On the next floor, take the left path and descend the staircase at the end. You'll fight three Sentry Guns. Continue up the ladder, and keep climbing up until a cutscene with Jessie occurs.
3 You'll fight two Elite Riot Troopers, an Elite Grenadier and a Helitrooper. Go up the stairs to fight an Elite Shock Trooper and two Sentry Guns.
Elixir.pngAgainst the back of the donut, you can find a chest with an Elixir, but you'll have to battle with two Helitroopers.
4 Climb up the narrow walk on the left side and go up the stairs. A cutscene will begin. On the next floor up, you'll find a rest area. Take the stairs to reunite with Barret, who will rejoin your party.
Boss
5
Fight Reno and Rude.
Defeating Reno will get you 510 EXP, 10 AP, 850 Gil, and a Turbo Ether.
Defeating Rude will get you 2,550 Gil and a Mega-Potion.
How to Beat Reno and Rude
6 You will have 30 seconds to escape the pillar. Run over to the right side to find Tifa. A cutscene will begin in which you make your escape, and the chapter will end.

Maps and Obtainable Items

Maps

List of Maps
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Pillar - 4F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 4F Pillar - 5F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 5F
Pillar - 6F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 6F Pillar - 7F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 7F
Pillar - 8F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 8F Pillar - 9F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 9F
Pillar - 10F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 10F Pillar - 11F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 11F
Pillar - 12F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 12F Pillar - 13F Map.pngEnlarge Pillar - 13F
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Obtainable Items

Undercity Station
There are no items in this area.
Slums Pillar (Part 1)
Orbs of Gravity x2 Ether x1 -
Sector 7 Slums
There are no items in this area.
Slums Pillar 2
Elixir - -

Shops & Vending Machines

Vending Machine - Pillar

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List of Items
Item Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Weapon / Armor Price
Titanium Bangle 2000 Gil
Caliginous Bracelet 3200 Gil
Studded Bracer 3200 Gil
Mythril Armlet 3200 Gil
Accessory Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Supernatural Wristguards 5000 Gil
Survival Vest 5000 Gil
Platinum Earrings 5000 Gil
Timeworn Talisman 5000 Gil
Star Pendant 1500 Gil
Headband 1500 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Revival Materia 3000 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Poison Materia 1500 Gil
Barrier Materia 1500 Gil
Binding Materia 3000 Gil
Subversion Materia 3000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine - Pillar - 14F

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List of Items
Item Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion (Stock: 3) 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Ether (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Phoenix Down (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Weapon / Armor Price
Titanium Bangle 2000 Gil
Caliginous Bracelet 3200 Gil
Studded Bracer 3200 Gil
Mythril Armlet 3200 Gil
Accessory Price
Power Wristguards 800 Gil
Bulletproof Vest 800 Gil
Earrings 800 Gil
Talisman 800 Gil
Supernatural Wristguards 5000 Gil
Survival Vest 5000 Gil
Platinum Earrings 5000 Gil
Timeworn Talisman 5000 Gil
Star Pendant 1500 Gil
Headband 1500 Gil
Revival Earrings 500 Gil
Materia Price
Healing Materia 600 Gil
Cleansing Materia 1500 Gil
Revival Materia 3000 Gil
Fire Materia 500 Gil
Ice Materia 500 Gil
Lightning Materia 500 Gil
Poison Materia 1500 Gil
Barrier Materia 1500 Gil
Binding Materia 3000 Gil
Subversion Materia 3000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Tips and Strategies

Equip Fire Materia

Almost all of the enemies in this chapter are weak to Fire Magic. For most of the time, you'll be controlling solo Cloud, so make sure he's equipped with the strongest Fire Materia you've got, and linked with the Elemental Materia if you've got it.

How to Get the Fire Materia

Boss Strategy Guide

Reno and Rude

Reno and Rude
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Where They Appear Weaknesses
Sector 7 Pillar Reno: None
Rude: Wind, Poison

How to Beat Reno and Rude

How to Defeat Reno and Rude - Key Points

  • Don't get greedy and guard when you can
  • Stay healed up to survive their Turks Combo
  • Break out party members from Reno's Pyramid

Enigmatic Specter (sub-boss)

To beat Enigmatic Specter, focus on defeating the Mysterious Specters. Each time you defeat one of these, the Enigmatic Specter will be Staggered and vulnerable to attacks.
How to Beat the Enigmatic Spectre | Boss Guide

Story Walkthrough Related Links

Story Walkthrough

Chapter 1 The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1
Chapter 2 Fateful Encounters
Chapter 3 Home Sweet Slum
Chapter 4 Mad Dash
Chapter 5 Dogged Pursuit
Chapter 6 Light the Way
Chapter 7 A Trap is Sprung
Chapter 8 Budding Bodyguard
Chapter 9 The Town That Never Sleeps
Chapter 10 Rough Waters
Chapter 11 Haunted
Chapter 12 Fight for Survival
Chapter 13 A Broken World
Chapter 14 In Search of Hope
Chapter 15 The Day Midgar Stood Still
Chapter 16 The Belly of the Beast
Chapter 17 Deliverance from Chaos
Chapter 18 Destiny's Crossroads

Comment

3 MajorPaineNDiaz5 months

Equip Steal materia before Reno & Rude Boss battle. Steal Magician's Bracelet from Reno, and steal Heavy-Duty Bracer from Rude.

2 Anonymous5 months

fire materia is available since chapter 3 from literally every single shop and vendor machine - are you mentally challenged?

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