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How to Beat Venomantis | Boss Fight Guide

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

Venomantis Stats and Information

Basic Information

Venomantis Enemy Icon
Species Movement Type
Biological Grounded Normal


A subspecies of the grashtrike that is marked with yellow and black patterning on its carapace. It is also armed with a highly potent poison.

Assess (Tips)

Tactical data not available.

Venomantis Stats

Easy Normal Hard
HP 5066~6815 9210~12390 23580
Attack 108~136 283
Magic Attack 108~136 283
Defense 74~103 194
Magic Defense 74~103 194

Venomantis 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 252~531 1968
AP 4 12
Exp 32~65 476
Items Dropped -
Rare Items Dropped -
Steal -

Learnable Enemy Skills

No Enemy Skills can be learned from Venomantis.

List of Enemy Skills

Venomantis Boss Fight Guide

Venomantis Abilities and Attack Patterns

Name Element Blockable? Knockdown? Status
physical.pngSickle Slash
- Yes No
poison.png (180 sec)
Raises its pincers and slashes down on a target.
physical.pngSickle Swipe
- Yes No
poison.png (180 sec)
Crosses its pincers and slashes at a target.
physical.pngLeaping Slash
- Yes Yes
poison.png (180 sec)
Jumps and swings its pincers down on a target.
physical.pngTorpid Shot
- Yes No
sleep.png (15 sec)
Stabs at a target with its stinger.
magical.pngTorpid Sting
- No No
sleep.png (15 sec)
Shoots a sleeping dart from its tail. If it hits the ground before reaching a target, it will release a cloud of sleeping gas that disappears after 2.5 seconds.
- No No
slow.png (15 sec)
Spits out 5 webs at a target. Will stay on the field for 5 seconds.

*Status Effects and Ailments Guide

Best Characters for This Boss

Available Characters

Cloud IconCloud Aerith IconAerith

The Venomantis is encountered in the Paying Respects Odd Job in Chapter 8. During this chapter, Cloud and Aerith are available.

Best Equipment for Characters

Cloud Icon.jpegCloud Role: Attacker
Weapon: Buster Sword
Armor: Caliginous Bracelet
Accessory: Power Wristguards
Aerith Icon.jpegAerith Role: Support
Weapon: Silver Staff
Armor: Mythril Armlet
Accessory: Crescent Moon Charm

Best Materia for Cloud

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (3 Slots)

You got that right, spam Triple Slash again this time. Use Punisher Mode's auto-counter to gain ATB charges. Defeat the Venomantises one by one and cast Blizzard (or higher) on the one that you are focusing on. Use Aerith's Arcane Ward for doublecasting if you have enough MP.

Best Materia for Aerith

Weapon (3 Slots)
Armor (2 Slots)

Set an Arcane Ward for Cloud's Blizzard as soon as you can. Save ATB charges for Prayer to heal both Cloud and Aerith. If you only need healing on one character, just use spells from the Healing materia. You can also purge the Poison debuff with Poisona from the Cleansing materia but you do not always need to do this as you might get poisoned again right after cleansing.

Venomantis Attack Phases

1 There will be 3 Venomantises in the area and all of them will use their abilities in rotation.
2 They will also web the area often which inflicts Slow.

Tips & Strategies for Beating Venomantis

Strategy Checklist

Use Ice-elemental Attacks


They are all weak against Ice attacks so equip Elemental + Ice materias on Cloud to infuse his basic attacks with Ice damage and keep on countering their attacks. Remember to use Blizzard (or higher) but save some of Cloud's MP in case you need healing.

Avoid the Webs


The Venomantises will often web a large area which will cause Slow to any ally who steps on it. Getting inflicted by Slow will cause your ATB bar to generate charges slowly, which means the frequency of the character using commands will be lessened.

If you are slowed by the webs, immediately get away from it and the Slow debuff will be removed after a few seconds.

Prepare for Poison Debuff


Almost all of the Venomantises' attacks inflict Poison. The continuous damage from this might be little but since this debuff lasts very long, it can accumulate to an alarming amount of damage. You can cast Poisona to remove this or equip a Star Pendant to completely nullify this debuff.

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