This is a guide to beating the Boss Malboro in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). This article explains Malboro's attack patterns, weaknesses, and tips and strategies for defeating them.
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These grotesque monsters have countless tentacles springing from their heads, along with a giant maw that spits a corrosive liquid and emits the most acrid of breath
Aim for their mouth when they use Bad Breath or Chow Down, as hitting them there will make them susceptible to staggering.
Enemy skills can be learned from this monster.
|Weakness / Status Ailments||-|
|Stagger Length||10 seconds|
|Rare Items Dropped||-|
|Bad Breath||Inflict poison, silence, and sleep. Costs 2 ATB.|
|Swings a tentacle at its target.|
|After shaking its body for around 5 seconds, spits out a red wave of breath for 3 seconds.|
|Spits out acid from its mouth. Acid will land on the battlefield and persist for 15 seconds. Does not consume ATB when under 40% HP.|
|Swallows its target and chews for 6 seconds before spitting them out. If Malboro takes 3% of its total HP in damage it will spit its target out early.|
|Spins in a circle, flailing its tentacles.|
|Casts Biora on a target.|
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|Phase Point Summary|
|1||Malboro won't move very much but will swipe at the nearest person with its tentacles and periodically use Bad Breath with the occasional Test Bite and Tentacle Whirl. At lower HP it will begin to use Acid on further away targets.|
Use Esuna on Status Ailments
Hit Its Mouth to Stagger It
Save Your Allies from Test Bite
Keep Your Distance During Bad Breath
Malboro uses attacks that inflict various status ailments, but sinc eyou can't use items for this fight, you should make sure your party is equipped with the Cleansing Materia for access to Esuna. There are also accessories to shield you from status ailments as well as linking the Subversion and Warding materias on your armor.
When Malboro opens its mouth to use Bad Breath or Test Bite, its mouth becomes targettable. If you attack its mouth with magic it will stagger quicker, especially with its weakness, Lightning.
Malboro will occasionally use Test Bite and swallow up its target, binding them. If you deal enough damage while it's chewing on your party member you'll be able to rescue them, so use your strongest abilities here.
Malboro are known in the Final Fantasy series for their signature move, Bad Breath. Getting hit by this attack will inflict you with poison, sleep, silence, and toad, so if you're unlucky have an unafflicted party member cast Esuna and resume the fight. Bad Breath has a wide range so you'll want to either get behind it or far away to protect yourself.
If you bring the Enemy Skill materia to this fight, getting hit by Bad Breath will teach you the Enemy Skill as well.
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