FF7 Remake

How to Beat Eligor | Boss Fight Guide (Normal & Hard Mode)

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

Eligor Stats and Information

Basic Information

Eligor Enemy Icon
Species Movement Type
Unreadable Flying Boss


A ghastly fiend that haunts the train graveyard and feeds on human fear to grow stronger. It is a manifestation of the memories and sorrows that linger in the train graveyard.

Assess (Tips)

When it is in the air, hit it with wind attacks to rapidly fill its stagger gauge. Unleash a leaping attack to knock it down to the ground.

Eligor Stats

Easy Normal Hard
HP 17171 31220 66024
Attack 144 328
Magic Attack 144 328
Defense 169 363
Magic Defense 159 342

Eligor Weaknesses & Resistances

Weakness / Status Ailments Ice, Wind
Lesser Resistances Physical
Greater Resistances -
Immunities Silence, Sleep, Slow, Magic, Proportional Damage
Absorbed Elements -

Stagger Rates

×1 ×1 ×1 ×1
×1 ×1 ×1 -

Stagger Length

Stagger Length 10 seconds


Easy/Normal Hard
Gil 1200 3375
AP 10 30
Exp 1040 5850
Items Dropped Echo Mist (100%)
Rare Items Dropped -
Steal Bladed Staff (25%)

Learnable Enemy Skills

No Enemy Skills can be learned from Eligor.

List of Enemy Skills

Eligor Boss Fight Guide

Eligor Abilities and Attack Patterns

Name Element Blockable? Knockdown? Status
- Yes Yes -
Eligor's horse lifts its front legs up and stomps on a target. Eligor will also attack during the stomp.
- Yes No
silence.png (40 sec)
Eligor stabs at a target with its javelin. Silences whoever it hits on Hard mode.
- Yes No
silence.png (40 sec)
Eligor does a side swing at a target with its javelin. Silences whoever it hits on Hard mode.
Phase 1.jpg
- Yes Yes -
A basic charge attack.
Phase 1.jpg
- Yes Yes -
Eligor swings its javelin while chasing a target.
magical.pngSweeping Gaze
Phase 1.jpg Phase 3.jpg
- No No
silence.png (15 sec)
sleep.png (15 sec)
A red beam comes out of Eligor's eyes and rotates across the battlefield, putting to sleep and silencing whoever it hits.
Phase 2.jpg
- Yes No -
Runs in circles around the arena, knocking back anyone it hits. While in the air, javelins will drop on top of party members.
Phase 2.jpg
- No No
Casts Reflect on itself. On Hard mode, Eligor will cast Reflect on everyone and it will not expire.
magical.pngJavelin Bolts
Phase 2.jpg Phase 3.jpg
- No No -
Rains javelins down on the party or draws them up from the ground.
physical.pngPIercing Gaze
Phase 2.jpg Phase 3.jpg
- No No
silence.png (15 sec)
sleep.png (15 sec)
Shoots a red beam at one party member, putting them to sleep and silencing them.
physical.pngDash 'n' Slash
Phase 2.jpg Phase 3.jpg
- Yes No
silence.png (40 sec)
Swings its javelin from left to right while running around the arena. Silences whoever it hits on Hard mode.
physical.pngJavelin Gallop
Phase 3.jpg
- Yes No
silence.png (40 sec)
Runs in a circle around the arena swinging its javelin from left to right. Javelins will also drop onto random party members' heads. Silences whoever it hits on Hard mode.
magical.pngWinds of Gehenna
Phase 3.jpg
- Yes Yes -
Creates wind that drags the party towards it, ending in an explosion.

*Status Effects and Ailments Guide

Best Characters for This Boss

Available Characters

Cloud IconCloud Tifa IconTifa Aerith IconAerith

Recommended Characters

During the first phase the quickest way to deal damage is hitting it with Blizzard while it's stationary so pop an Arcane Ward with Aerith and hit it with your strongest Blizzard spells. Most of this fight is best handled with Aerith so until phase 3 you probably don't need to use Cloud or Tifa as much unless you want to.

Eligor Attack Phases

Phase 1

Phase Point Summary
1 Will rotate between Sweeping Gaze, Trample, and Reaper.
2 Once enough damage is dealt it will take to the skies.

Phase 2

Phase Point Summary
1 Immediately casts Reflect to prevent magic damage.
2 Starts to rotate between Piercing Gaze and Javelin Bolts, recasting Reflect from time to time.
3 When it takes enough damage it will return to the ground.

Phase 3

Phase Point Summary
1 Immediately casts Winds of Gehenna and gets rid of the large container in the middle of the battlefield.
2 Will continue to use Javelin Bolts, except they now come from the ground.
3 Rides in a circle around the battlefield only stopping to use Sweeping Gaze or if its wheels are crippled.

Tips & Strategies for Beating Eligor

Strategy Checklist
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Attack it From the Front!

Wheel Immunity.png

During the first phase, its backside is immune to all damage so target the front and go wild!

Equip Ice Materia and Shiva

Eligor's main weakness is Ice so you should bring your strongest Ice Materia and Shiva to maximize damage dealt. Pair this up with Aerith's Arcane Ward while Eligor is stationary and you can quickly stagger it.

How to Get the Shiva Materia

Use Wind Magic While it's in the Sky

Wind Magic.png

When Eligor takes off into the sky it gains a new weakness to wind magic. Wait until Reflect wears off and cast your strongest wind spell when it stops moving to deal a lot of damage. Like before, Arcane Ward is great for increasing damage output.

Hide Behind the Container During Javelin Bolts

Javelin Bolts.png

When javelins come raining down from the sky, you should quickly take cover behind the large crate that appears in the middle of the arena during phase 2. You can also hide behind this to avoid Piercing Gaze!

Cripple its Wheels in Phase 3

Wheel Crippled.png

After it comes back down to the ground, you will notice its wheels have now become both targettable and vulnerable to physical damage. When Eligor stops running around the arena, quickly take out one of its wheels to cripple it in place for an opportunity to deal a hefty amount of damage. Repeat with the next wheel and Eligor will go down shortly after.

Eligor: Hard Mode Guide

Best Characters and Equipment

Cloud Icon.jpegCloud Weapon: Mythril Saber
Armor: Force Bracelet
Accessory: Timeworn Talisman
Aerith Icon.jpegAerith Weapon: Mythril Rod
Armor: Chain Bangle
Accessory: Circlet
Tifa Icon.jpegTifa Weapon: Mythril Claws
Armor: Force Bracelet
Accessory: Timeworn Talisman

Have Everyone Magic Focused

Eligor has a Lesser Resistance against Physical damage, making physical attacks hit for less. Have Cloud and Tifa equipped with Ice linked with Elemental and use Mytrhil Saber and Mythril Claws to increase their magic damage output.

Best Materia to Use

The number of slots in your Weapon may vary depending on your Weapon Level.


Weapon (6 Slots)
Armor (4 Slots)


Weapon (6 Slots)
Armor (4 Slots)


Weapon (6 Slots)
Armor (4 Slots)
Strategy Checklist
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Keep Close or Dodge to the Side to Avoid Sweeping Gaze

Eligor Hard Mode Lazer overhead
Sweeping Gaze is hard to avoid and if hit, can disable your characters. When you see it about to use that attack, try to get in close during Phase 1 and 3. If you are close enough the laser will pass over your head. During Phase 2 you should dodge to the side it shoots the laser.

Make Use of Arcane Ward and Lustrous Shield

Eligor Hard Mode Aerith Lustrous Shield
Aerith has some powerful abilities under her belt. She has both offensive and defensive abilities to help the whole party. Use Arcane Ward to increase magic damage output and Lustrous Shield to protect sleeping party members against the Javelin Bolts.

Make Use of Prayer and Chakra

Eligor Hard Mode Tifa Prayer
When Eligor goes into the sky and casts Reflect, it will cast it on your entire party as well. This means that casting healing magic on any of your party members will reflect it onto the boss, healing it instead, so if you want to heal, use the abilities Prayer and Chakra instead.

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8 IxAMxNIGHTMAREover 1 year

Soon as you start, dodge back wit Cloud then strongest ice from 2 characters. Then attack from the rear but directly in the middle to avoid the wheels. Subversion will do away with his reflect if you are on hard mode. Don't know which mode wrote the strats here but they will definitely have you using heal spells that you don't need.

7 Anonymousabout 4 years

Excellent write up!


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