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This is a guide and walkthrough to Chapter 17: Deliverance from Chaos, a story chapter in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). 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 The Belly of the Beast
Current Chapter Deliverance from Chaos
Next Chapter Destiny's Crossroads

List of Main Scenario Objectives

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No. Title Description
1 A Way Out Jenova, a mysterious life-form, is kept deep within the Shinra Building. As the party approaches the creature, they are intercepted by Sephiroth, who sends Cloud hurtling to the lower levels.
2 Find the Others Someone has stolen Jenova. They follow an ominous-looking trail to the elevator, which they use to get up to the roof.

At this point, the party will be split up into two groups.

Cloud

No. Title Description
2-1 Find Barret Cloud and Red XIII reunite with Barret, and the trio searches for Tifa and Aerith.
2-2 Use the Central Terminal The door to the 3rd ward is now unlocked, allowing Tifa and Aerith to explore the area.
2-3 2nd Ward Cloud and the others finish exploring the 2nd ward, but are unable to find a way back to the upper level.
2-4 4th Ward They defeat the swordipede, thus stopping Hojo's interference.
2-5 Rescuing Red XIII Cloud informs Aerith and Tifa that Red XIII is in trouble. The two rush to his aid.

Tifa

No. Title Description
2-1 Research the 3rd Ward Aerith and Tifa finish exploring the 3rd ward, but are unable to find a way back to the upper level.
2-2 Rescuing Red XIII Tifa and Aerith fight their way through Hojo's experiments and reunite with Red XIII.
2-3 To the Central Terminal The 4th ward is now unlocked. Leave it to Cloud and Barret to explore the area.
2-4 A Way Up Hojo's "trial" now concluded, he reactivates the elevator. Tifa, Aerith, and Red XIII board the lift and make for the upper level.
2-5 Source of the Sound After defeating Hojo's experiments, they're all back together and ready to head to the roof.

Back Together

No. Title Description
3 The Ominous Trail They arrive at the president's office and watch as President Shinra is murdered. Sephiroth reclaims Jenova and disappears into the skies above the Shinra Building.
4 The Showdown Cloud faces off against Rufus Shinra, who escapes by helicopter. Cloud is blown off the helipad, but is saved by Tifa.
5 The Great Escape Barret and the others escape the Arsenal and reach the building's entrance, only to be caught by Heidegger. However, just when it seems all is lost, the roar of an engine rips through the air.

Chapter 17: Deliverance from Chaos Walkthrough

Hojo's Laboratory

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Objectives
1 In Aerith's room, talk to her twice to start a cutscene. At the end, you'll be able to leave the room.
ReinforcedStaff.pngOpen the chest here to get a Reinforced Staff, Aerith's final weapon.
enfeeblement ring.jpgInside the third room is a chest containing an Enfeeblement Ring.
phoenix down.jpgInside the fourth room to your right is a chest with a Phoenix Down.
ether.jpgYou will find another chest past the rooms. Open it to get an Ether.
2 Follow Red XIII along the path. Take advantage of the rest area in the final room and press the elevator switch on the far-left wall to ride the elevator.
3 Follow the others ahead until a cutscene begins. You'll fight four Unknown Entities.
4 Take the staircase directly ahead and go through the door on the right, then left. Continue ahead to the elevator and hit the switch.
If you come back again with Chapter Select after beating the game, you can find Chadley here. Go straight into the next room and turn left to find the Shinra Combat Simulator with new challenges.

68th Floor - Hojo's Laboratory: Restricted Area

Objectives
1 Go along the path and across the path until a cutscene begins. After the cutscene, Aerith and Tifa will leave the party.

Classified Research - The Drum

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Objectives
1 Head to the right and pull the lever at the end. Run across the tops of the pods that come out and down the stairs. You'll fight two Monodrives ahead.
PoisonMateria.pngAt the fork, turn right to get a Poison Materia.
2 Duck under the obstacle and fight two Unknown Entities. Red XIII will join your party.
3 Head straight along the steep path ahead to the right, then up the stairs. At the top, press Triangle to have Red XIII run across the gap.
phoenix down 2.jpgRun across the set of pods behind you and open the nearby chest for a Phoenix Down.
4 Run across the tops of the test pods and into the gate labeled 01.

The Drum - 1st Ward

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Objectives
1 Run up the stairs and through the gate. Fight two Monodrives and two Mark II Monodrives.
2 Next, two Unknown Entities will emerge from their pods. Battle them.
3 Last, you'll fight a more powerful enemy, M.O.T.H. Unit. Use Lightning attacks and stay out of the range of its blades.
4 Go through the gate that opens. The door will close and lock behind you. Go up the stairs and to the left.
TwinStinger.pngAt the bottom of the staircase to the left is a chest with Twin Stinger, Cloud's final weapon.
5 Press Triangle to have Red XIII run across and hit the switch. Run across the tops of the test pods.
6 Go around the room Aerith and Tifa are in and interact with the Terminal. After the cutscene, select Yes. to switch parties.
3000 gil.jpgAfter running across the pods, enter the room to your right and open the chest to obtain 3,000 Gil.
7 You'll be controlling Tifa with Aerith in your party. Run up the stairs and go out the door. Continue along the stairs and up the path until you reach the gate labeled 03. Use the Terminal to the right to call Cloud.
Take advantage of the rest area next to the Terminal.
Ether1.pngPull the lever on the left side wall and hop across the test pods to find a chest with an ether here.
8 You'll be controlling Cloud with Barret and Red XIII in your party. Run across the test pods to the left and fight a Blast-Ray and two Shock-Rays. Pull the lever to reveal a bridge to the central platform. Pull the switch labeled 03 and interact with the Terminal.
TimeMateria.pngGo to the left side of the central platform to get a Time Materia.
9 You'll be controlling Tifa with Aerith in your party. Go inside the gate labeled 03.

The Drum - 3rd Ward

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Objectives
1 Go through the door and pull the switch. Go into the next room and fight three Unknown Entities.
2 Go through the gap in the gate ahead. Go along the path and through the door at the end.
Mega-Potion1.pngAt the fork, go back behind the boxes to find a chest with a Mega-Potion.
3 Go right and into the next door. At the end of the path, you'll fight six Bloodhounds. Duck under the obtacles ahead.
4 Go into the next room. At the end of the path, you'll fight a Zenene.
5000 gil.jpgOutside the room with the Bloodhounds, go left and open the chest containing 5,000 Gil.
5 Go in the door and follow the path. Pull the switch at the end to open the door.
6 Go through the door and up the stairs inside. Walk across the pipe in the next room.
7 The pipe will collapse and Tifa and Aerith will fall. Fight the two Zenene.
force bracelet.jpgOpen the gate behind you for a chest containing a Force Bracelet.
mega-potion.jpgClimb the ladder ahead of you and to the end of the path to reach a chest with a Mega-Potion.
8 Go under the lowered gate and out the door. The door will close and lock behind you.
9 Go down the stairs and to the left. You'll fight three Sentry Launchers.
ether 2.jpgGo right instead and down the stairs for a chest containing an Ether.
10 Climb the ladder and go to the end of the path. Pull the lever on the left side. Hop across the test pods and call Cloud on the Terminal.
11 You'll be with Cloud, Barret and Red XIII again. Pull the lever labeled 02. Go off the central platform and to the left. Hop across the pods and go into the gate labeled 02.
Mega-Potion2.pngOn the platform with the Ward 2 Gate, you'll find a chest with a Mega-Potion.

The Drum - 2nd Ward

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Objectives
1 Continue ahead. You'll fight two Zenenes.
2 After the cutscene, go through the door to the right, then to the left at the fork.
AstralCuff1.pngGo right around the boxes instead to find an Astral Cuff.
3 Go left into the next room toward the M.O.T.H. Unit on the far left side. You'll fight the M.O.T.H. Unit and three Shock-Rays.
4 After the cutscene, go through the door to the right, then to the left at the fork.
5 Go left into the next room. After the cutscene, fight three Sledgeworms.
6 Duck under the gate and follow the path. After the cutscene, go left an up the stairs.
2 remedies.jpgGo right and open the chest in the 2nd room to obtain 2 Remedies.
chain bangle.jpgBefore you go up the stairs, check the far right side of the room for a Chain Bangle.
Boss
7
At the end of the path, the door will close ahead of you and you'll fight a Brain Pod. Partway through the battle, it will divide into 12 Brain Pods. Defeat them all.
How to Beat Brain Pod
8 Go through the now-open door. The door will close and lock behind you. Go up the stairs to the right and follow the path to the gate labeled 04.
Go through the door next to the Ward 4 Gate for a rest area.
9 Go down the stairs to the right. Press Triangle to have Red XIII jump across and pull the lever. Fight two Unknown Entities that come out – only Cloud and Barret will be there to fight.
10 After the battle, Red XIII will be knocked down to a lower level. Run across the test pods and interact with the Terminal.
11 You'll be controlling Tifa and Aerith. Just across the test pods and fight two Sledgeworms.
12 Go down the ladder and you'll fight two Enhanced Shock Troopers. Duck under the test pods on the opposite side and fight four Unknown Entities. You'll reunite with Red XIII.
13 Go down the stairs on the opposite side. Ask Red XIII to run across and pull the lever. Run across the test pods and pull the lever opposite the central platform. You'll fight two Shock-Rays and two Slug-Rays.
14 A bridge will expand allowing you to continue to the central platform. Pull the laver labeled 04 and interact with the Terminal.
15 You'll be controlling Cloud and Barret. Go back to the gate labeled 04.

The Drum - 4th Ward

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Objectives
1 Go up the stairs and into the pipe, then turn right. Pull the lever at the end.
2MegaPotions.pngGo to the left in the pipe. At the end, you'll find a chest with 2 Mega-Potions.
2 Go through the door and down the ladder. Climb up the ladder on the opposite side and go into the pipe.
Boss
3
After the cutscene, a battle with Swordipede will begin. Partway through the battle, Swordipede will leave the room and go to where Aerith and Tifa are, and you'll finish it off with Aerith and Tifa. At the end of the fight, Red XIII will join you.
How to Beat Swordipede
4 As Aerith and Tifa, go across the bridge and the door to the end of the pipe. Pull the lever to open the door and reunited with Cloud and Barret.
5 You'll be controlling Cloud with Aerith and Tifa in your party. Go to the end of the pipe ahead and through the door on the right. Interact with the button of the left side of the door at the end to open the elevator.
6 On the next floor, you'll watch a cutscene. Follow the trail of ooze into the elevator to the roof and select Yes. to head for the roof.
7 Continue following the trail into the next room and through the 69th Floor - Executive Suite area.

70th Floor - President's Office

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Objectives
1 You'll hear a voice calling out for help. Go out the door on the right side.
Use the rest area outside the President's Office before going to help him.
Boss
2
Continue walking outside and a cutscene will begin. At the end of the cutscene, you'll fight Jenova Dreamweaver with Cloud, Aerith and Tifa.
How to Beat Jenova Dreamweaver
3 After the battle, you'll be controlling Cloud. Aerith and Tifa will leave the party. Go around the opposite side of the building. Climb up the ladder here.
There's a rest area on the opposite side of the building as well.
Boss
4
After the cutscene, walk straight ahead. A battle will start with Rufus Shinra. You'll only have Cloud in your party.
How to Beat Rufus

58th Floor - Skyview Atrium

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Objectives
Boss
1
After the cutscene, you'll immediately start a fight with The Arsenal, controlling Barret and Aerith with Red XIII assisting.
During the cutscene before the fight, there will be a point where you can hold the Square button to opt to access the menu at the end of the cutscene. This will allow you to arrange Barret and Aerith's equipment.
How to Beat The Arsenal
2 After a final cutscene with Heidegger, the chapter will end.

Maps and Obtainable Items

Maps

List of Maps
65F - HojoEnlarge 65F - Hojo's Laboratory Sublevel 66F - HojoEnlarge 66F - Hojo's Laboratory Main Level
69F - Executive Suite.pngEnlarge 69F - Executive Suite 70F - PresidentEnlarge 70F - President's Office
The Drum - Level 1.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 1 The Drum - Level 2.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 2
The Drum - Level 3.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 3 The Drum - Level 4.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 4
The Drum - Level 5.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 5 The Drum - Level 6.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 6
The Drum - Level 7.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 7 The Drum - Level 8.pngEnlarge The Drum - Level 8
The Drum - Top Floor.pngEnlarge The Drum - Top Floor -

Obtainable Items

65F - Hojo's Laboratory Sublevel
Ether Enfeeblement Ring Reinforced Staff
Phoenix Down - -
The Drum - Level 1
Poison Materia - -
The Drum - Level 2
Phoenix Down - -
The Drum - Level 3
Twin Stinger - -
The Drum - Level 4
Astral Cuff Ether Time Materia
Mega-Potion 3000 Gil -
The Drum - Level 5
Remedy x2 Chain Bangle -
The Drum - Level 6
Force Bracelet Ether 5000 Gil
Mega-Potion - -
The Drum - Level 7
Mega-Potion - -
The Drum - Level 8
Mega-Potion - -

Shops & Vending Machines

Vending Machine - Employee Break Room

On the full map Area mapEnlarge On the area map

List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Maiden's Kiss 150 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories 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
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine - Passage B

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Mega-Potion (Stock: 3) 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Ether (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories 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
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine - Passage F

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Mega-Potion (Stock: 3) 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Ether (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories 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
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine - Passage D

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Mega-Potion (Stock: 3) 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Ether (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories 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
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine - Passage H

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 Gil
Mega-Potion (Stock: 3) 300 Gil
Ether 500 Gil
Ether (Stock: 2) 100 Gil
Phoenix Down 300 Gil
Antidote 80 Gil
Echo Mist 100 Gil
Smelling Salts 80 Gil
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories 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
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine (East) - Heliport

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 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
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories 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
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Vending Machine (West) - Heliport

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List of Items
Items Price
Potion 50 Gil
Hi-Potion 300 Gil
Mega-Potion 700 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
Remedy 600 Gil
Weapons / Armor Price
Cog Bangle 4000 Gil
Geometric Bracelet 6400 Gil
Supreme Bracer 6400 Gil
Rune Armlet 6400 Gil
Accessories 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
Time Materia 5000 Gil
HP Up Materia 2000 Gil
MP Up Materia 2000 Gil
Deadly Dodge Materia 600 Gil

Tips and Strategies

Return to Hojo's Lab after finishing the Story to meet Chadley

ChadleyHojosLab.png
After finishing the story, you'll unlock the Chapter Selection feature to jump to any Chapter you wish on any time, as well as the Hard difficulty setting.

After beating the game, use Chapter Selection to visit Chapter 17 again, and you'll find Chadley in Hojo's Lab near the start of the chapter. He'll allow you to use the Shinra Combat Simulator from Chapter 16, in addition to new challenges which are only available to fight on a Hard difficulty setting. Because it's very close to the start of the chapter, using the Combat Simulator here is much more convenient than going through Chapter 16 to meet Chadley on the 64th floor.

One thing to note is that there is no requirement to play the chapter on Hard difficulty to fight the Hard-only challenges. You'll be able to choose the difficulty from the Combat Simulator menu regardless of what difficulty you chose to play the chapter on.

Shinra Combat Simulator Guide and Rewards

Hold Square before The Arsenal

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During the cutscene before fighting the Arsenal, for a short time, a Square button's image will appear in the bottom left. Hold the button down to access the menu before the boss fight. Otherwise, you'll be forced to fight The Arsenal without being able to change out Barret and Aerith's equipment and Materia.

Boss Strategy Guide

Jenova Dreamweaver

Jenova Dreamweaver
JenovaDreamweaver.png
Where it Appears Weaknesses
President Shinra's Office None

How to Defeat Jenova Dreamweaver - Key Points

  • Avoid Magic attacks and focus on Physical attacks
  • Cripple its tentacles and Silence it to disable it
  • Use Tifa to knock out the Phase 2 & 3 Tentacles fast

How to Beat Jenova Dreamweaver

Rufus Shinra

Rufus
Rufus.png
Where he Appears Weaknesses
Outside President Shinra's Office None

How to Defeat Rufus - Key Points

  • Avoid using offensive Magic against Rufus
  • Equip Cloud with the Twin Stinger and use Counterstance to handle Darkstar's Abilities
  • Cast Haste to increase your chances to use Counterstance
  • In Phase 3, wait for him to Reload and then hit hard

How to Beat Rufus

The Arsenal

The Arsenal
TheArsenal.png
Where he Appears Weaknesses
58th Floor - Skyview Atrium Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind

How to Defeat The Arsenal - Key Points

  • Take out its Drones first
  • From Phase 2 on, watch its Defense Protocols to see what element it resists
  • Hide behind pillars to avoid gunfire
  • Focus your attacks on The Arsenal directly after defeating the Drones

How to Beat The Arsenal

Brain Pod (sub-boss)

Brain Pod
Brain Pod.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
The Drum - 2nd Ward Lightning

How to Beat Brain Pod - Key Points

  • Prepare against Stop and Poison
  • Use area attacks like Magnified Thundaga or Deadly Dodge

How to Beat Brain Pod

Swordipede (sub-boss)

Swordipede
Brain Pod.jpg
Where it Appears Weaknesses
The Drum - 4th Ward None

How to Beat Swordipede - Key Points

  • Focus on using long-ranged attackers on both phases (Barret and Aerith)
  • Remove auto-lock during Energy Volley
  • Pay attention to the Saw-Toothed Spin's attack pattern

How to Beat Swordipede

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

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4 Anonymous20 days

The chest that is supposed to be the force bracelet is a potion for me. I never got a force bracelet. Still don't have one and I beat the game already.

3 Anonymousabout 1 month

3000 gil chest on drum lvl 4 too

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    • Need the next part of this game, I am so sad.

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      If you complete the game and go to Chapter 17 with Chapter Select, you will be able to find Chadley near the start of the chapter and access all the VR missions with any three characters of your choice. Hope this helps!

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