FF7 Remake

How to Beat Doomrat | Boss Guide

Three Doomrats.jpg

This is a guide to beating the Boss Doomrat in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). This article explains Doomrat's attack patterns, weaknesses, and tips and strategies for defeating them.

Doomrat Stats and Information

Basic Information

Doomrat Enemy Icon
Species Movement Type
Biological Grounded Normal


A variant of the wererat, larger and more intelligent than its genetic relative. These creatures do not fear humans, and will seek revenge on those who harm their vermin brethren.

Assess (Tips)

Inflicting a certain amount of damage makes them susceptible to staggering.

Doomrat Stats

Easy Normal Hard
HP 1389~4089 2526~7434 14148
Attack 59~136 283
Magic Attack 50~117 238
Defense 44~103 194
Magic Defense 44~103 194

Doomrat Weaknesses & Resistances

Weakness / Status Ailments Ice
Lesser Resistances -
Greater Resistances -
Immunities -
Absorbed Elements -

Stagger Rates

×1 ×1 ×1 ×1
×1 ×1 ×1 -

Stagger Length

Stagger Length 10 seconds


Easy/Normal Hard
Gil 114~531 1968
AP 3 9
Exp 20~65 476
Items Dropped -
Rare Items Dropped -
Steal -

Learnable Enemy Skills

No Enemy Skills can be learned from Doomrat.

List of Enemy Skills

Doomrat Boss Fight Guide

Doomrat Abilities and Attack Patterns

Name Element Blockable? Knockdown? Status
- Yes No -
Jumps at a target and bites them.
- No No -
Tackles a target and binds them for 15 seconds while biting them. If its HP drops by 10% or they are hit by an ability they will release the target.
physical.pngDust Cloud
- Yes Yes -
Kicks up a cloud of dirt with their hind legs.
Call to Arms
- - - -
Calls two Wererats into battle.

*Status Effects and Ailments Guide

Best Characters for this Boss

Available Characters

Cloud IconCloud Tifa IconTifa

Doomrats are first encountered during the Rat Problem Odd Job in Chapter 3. In this chapter, Cloud and Tifa will be available for battle.

Best Equipment for Characters

Cloud Icon.jpegCloud Role: Attacker & Healer
Weapon: Iron Blade
Armor: Iron Bangle
Accessory: Power Wristguards
Tifa Icon.jpegTifa Role: Attacker
Weapon: Leather Gloves
Armor: Star Bracelet
Accessory: Power Wristguards

Best Materia for Cloud

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (1 Slot)

Occassionally use Triple Slash to slowly deal damage to all Doomrats. Cast Cure if needed.

Best Materia for Tifa

Weapon (2 Slots)
Armor (2 Slots)

Spam Blizzard to exploit their weakness for an easier fight. Chakra is for when Tifa needs healing but Cloud does not have sufficient ATB charges or MP.

Doomrat Attack Phases

Phase Point Summary
1 Doomrats will run around quickly and frequently use Dust Cloud. A Doomrat will try to call more Doomrats if left alone.

Tips & Strategies for Beating Doomrat

Strategy Checklist

Defeat Them One by One

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Initially, there will be 3 Doomrats in the field but more will come if you let a lone Doomrat use Call to Arms. Either way, focus on defeating one Doomrat at a time.

Weak to Ice

Blizzard-ed Doomrat.jpg

Doomrats are weak to Ice-elemental attacks. The problem is they are really quick, and Blizzard requires a few seconds before it actually causes significant damage. Because of this, only use Blizzard when they are staggered or pressured. You can use other spells like Fire or Aero until then.

Use Triple Slash

Triple Slashed Doomrat.jpg

Using Triple Slash helps a lot on passively defeating the other Doomrats as you are focusing on one. Remember not to use up every ATB charge you accumulate for Triple Slash and save some for healing.

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Chapter 1 Scorpion Sentinel
Chapter 4 Roche
Chapter 5 Crab Warden
Chapter 7 Airbuster
Chapter 8 Reno
Chapter 9 Hell House
Chapter 10 Abzu
Chapter 11 Ghoul
Chapter 13 Failed Experiment
Chapter 14 Abzu (2nd Fight)
Chapter 15 The Valkyrie
Chapter 16 Specimen H0512
Chapter 17 Jenova Dreamweaver
The Arsenal
Chapter 18 Motor Ball
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Chapter 8 Shiva
Chapter 9 Fat Chocobo
Chapter 13 Leviathan
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Chapter 3 The Hoodlums
Chapter 4 Enigmatic Spectre
Chapter 12 Enigmatic Spectre
Chapter 17 M.O.T.H. Unit
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1 Anonymousover 4 years

Doomrats can also be found in the second round of 'Two person team vs. Team Payback' in the coliseum.


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