How to Choose Who Fights Sephiroth | FF7 Remake

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This is a guide on how to choose who joins your fight against Sephiroth in Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R). Read on to find out what actions determine who joins and how to fight alongside your desired party members in the final battle!

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How to Choose Your Party

Different Actions Give Points

While initially believed to be random, the party members who join you when you fight Sephiroth is actually decided by a point system based on actions performed in the battle with the Whisper Harbinger. Depending on the point values at the end of the fight with Whisper Harbinger, different characters will show up during the final fight.

Barret's Actions


Action Points
Using an Ability, Spell, or Item 24
Using a Limit Break 120
Reducing any Whisper's HP to 0 and Staggering them 120
Finishing off Whisper Bahamut or Whisper Harbinger -

Tifa's Actions

Tifa_Palm Rush-2.jpg

Action Points
Using an Ability, Spell, or Item 20
Using a Limit Break 100
Reducing any Whisper's HP to 0 and Staggering them 100
Finishing off Whisper Bahamut or Whisper Harbinger 250

Aerith's Actions

Aerith_Unique ability.jpg

Action Points
Using an Ability, Spell, or Item 44
Using a Limit Break 220
Reducing any Whisper's HP to 0 and Staggering them 220
Finishing off Whisper Bahamut or Whisper Harbinger 550

Order That Party Members Join

Once all of the points have been tallied, the game decides who joins and when based on the table below:

Point Order Joining Member
First Second
Tifa came 1st and Aerith 2nd Tifa Aerith
Aerith came 1st and Tifa 2nd Aerith Tifa
Aerith came last Tifa Barret
Tifa came last Aerith Barret

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Chapter 18 How to Choose Who Fights Sephiroth

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7 Anonymous12 months

>>1 >>1 Another time I played I chose better things for Tifa (ex: like when we have to choose between going to either Tifa or Aerith in the sewers before the Abzu fight- which I think makes a big difference in affinity)- and this made her come up first in the final boss fight. Playing the game multiple times, I realised things aren’t as random as some think it is. You can try it yourself and see if it works, though. Just to make sure. For me, I love repeating this game XD

6 Anonymous12 months

>>1 >>1 I’m pretty sure it’s all about the affinity system in the game. Like, what to choose for the dialogue options for both Tifa and Aerith. I played it more than once and saw that it did actually make a difference to which order the characters come in during the Sephiroth fight. I said better things to Aerith the first time, so she came in first.

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