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This is a guide to beating the Shinra Combat Simulator challenge Vs. SOLDIER Trainees in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake. This article explains what enemies you will face, recommended equipment and materia, and tips and strategies for defeating them.

Vs. SOLDIER Trainees Basic Information


Battle Number Enemy
Battle #1 Sahagin Prince ×1
Battle #2 Phantom ×1
Battle #3 Grungy Bandit ×1
Battle #4 3-C SOLDIER Operator ×1
Battle #5 Cutter ×1


Character Reward
Cloud Cog Bangle
Barret Supreme Bracer
Tifa Rune Armlet
Aerith Geometric Bracelet

Best Equipment for This Battle



Buster Sword Base Fully Upgraded
Buster Sword Image Attack 22 91
Magic Attack 22 91
User Cloud
Materia Slots
(Fully Upgraded)
Fully Upgraded Bonus Stats
Defense +11 Magic Defense +11
Max HP +800 Max MP +26
A large broadsword that inherited the hopes of those who fight.


Purple Pain Base Fully Upgraded
Purple Pain Image Attack 51 82
Magic Attack 41 66
User Tifa
Materia Slots
(Fully Upgraded)
Fully Upgraded Bonus Stats
Defense +0 Magic Defense +0
Max HP +1150 Max MP +0
Leather gloves made from the hide of a ferocious beast.


Big Bertha Base Fully Upgraded
Big Bertha Image Attack 45 93
Magic Attack 30 62
User Barret
Materia Slots
(Fully Upgraded)
Fully Upgraded Bonus Stats
Defense +0 Magic Defense +0
Max HP +1250 Max MP +0
A firearm that boasts unrivaled destructive force. Found in the slums' black market.


Cog BangleCog Bangle 0 0 39 39 ○-○○


Weapon (4 Slots)
Armor (3 Slots)

Vs. SOLDIER Trainees Battle Guide

Battle #1

Vs. SOLDIER Trainees #1
Sahagin Prince ×1

Use Fire Magic When It Uses Barrier

The Sahagin Prince has a lot of health and is hard to stagger. Its weak to Fire magic and will deal significant damage but will not increase stagger gauge. The only way to stagger it is to attack him with fire while he has a buff up. This is the best time to cast Fire and put him into the stagger state.

Battle #2

Vs. SOLDIER Trainees #2
Phantom ×1

Watch Out for Reflect

The Phantom seems like a simple fight until it casts Reflect on itself. Do not cast any magic when you see the buff icon and stick to physical attacks. Having the Subversion materia to cast Breach will get rid of Reflect and will even put it in the pressured state.

Battle #3

Vs. SOLDIER Trainees #3
Grungy Bandit ×1

Dodge His Attacks and Attack to Pressure

This fight is fairly easy one on one. Most of the Grungy Bandit's attacks are easy to dodge. All you need to do is keep your distance and dodge to the side if you have to. Cast Fire magic while he tries to attack to pressure him. Rinse and repeat to stagger making this fight a piece of cake!

Battle #4

Vs. SOLDIER Trainees #4
3-C SOLDIER Operator ×1

Keep a Balance of Offense and Defense

Doing a certian amount of damage to the SOLDIER and blocking some of his attacks will make put him into the pressured state, so keep a balance of offense and defense. Watch out for any of the spells he tries to cast. It takes awhile to cast so you will have enough time to block. Once staggered Fire magic will make quick work of him.

Battle #5

Vs. SOLDIER Trainees #5
Cutter ×1

Lightning Magic Makes Staggering Easy

The Cutter is weak to Lightning magic. Use that to your advantage and cast Lighning to break its arms and put it into a pressured state to stagger!

Keep Behind It

Just like the sweeper it can not attack from its rear and will take some time before turning. So stay behind it and dish out the damage from there.

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