This is a guide to beating the Boss Gigantipede in the game Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7R) DLC Intergrade. This article explains Gigantipede's weaknesses, and tips and strategies for defeating it on Normal and Hard.
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A multi-legged heavy weapons platform developed by Shinra's Advanced Weaponry Division. It is armed with a large number of missiles that it uses to eliminate intruders seeking to gain access to Midgar's central pillar.
Its head is susceptible to physical attacks, while its tail is susceptible to lightning attacks. Lightning attacks also rapidly fill its stagger gauge. Its long-range attack accuracy increases when its containment laser finds a target.
|Weakness / Status Ailments||-|
|Greater Resistances||Fire, Ice, Wind|
|Immunities||Poison, Silence, Sleep, Slow, Proportional Damage|
|Rare Items Dropped||-|
You will have only have Yuffie and Sonon for this fight.
Armor: Chthonian Armlet
Accessory: Mezu Drive
|Sonon||Weapon: Indurate Staff
Armor: Studded Bracer
Accessory: Kindred Cord
Boomerang's stats is great for magic builds as it has the highest magic damage stat out of all of her weapons. Use her lightning magic and ninjutsu on Gigantipede's tail to deal damage and stagger it.
Sonon's role here is to deal as much damage as he can to Gigantipede's head and to help focus down the Containment Drones. Beefing up his survivability and physical damage is important to fulfill that role.
|Weapon (4 Slots)|
|Armor (4 Slots)|
|Weapon (3 Slots)|
|Armor (2 Slots)|
|★ Strategy Checklist ★
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Like other mechs, Gigantipede suffers from a serious weakness to Lightning Magic when used on its tail. Use Yuffie's Lightning Ninjutsu to deal some consistent lightning damage with her attacks to its tail stagger it! It is also effective against the Containment Drones it sends out.
Its other weakness is striking its head with physical attacks. It can be a bit tougher as it moves around and will deal damage when ramming into you, but is worth helping stagger it when you do not have anymore MP for lightning spells! You can use Yuffie to deal lightning damage to its tal while commanding Sonon to use some abilities on its head!
After you deal enough damage, the Gigantipede will start sending out Containment Drones. These drones don't attack you themselves but will lock onto you with their lasers, allowing the Gigantipede to use its homing missiles onto you. Synergize with Sonon to destroy them as soon as they are deployed and you won't be eating the missile barrages.
Summoning Ramuh will be a big help if not ensure your win against Gigantipede. It has lighting attacks that can hit multiple targets, easily dealing damage to Gigantipede and its Containment Drones. Ramuh can be a bit tough to get, here's our guide to help you nab him!
|Attack Name||Guardable||Damage||Status Effect|
|Containment Laser||Focuses lasers on you. Once locked on, missiles will be launched.|
|Biotoxin Bomb||Fires missiles that impact the ground and leave poison pools that will damage you.|
|Drone Deployment||Summons Containment Drones.|
|Barrier||Activates Barrier on itself|
|Manawall||Activates Manawall on itself|
Just like the main game, in INTERmission's Hard Mode you'll be unable to recover MP outside of natural means and enemies will be much stronger. You'll want to hit level 50 first so head on over to the Shinra Combat Simulator in Chapter 2 on Easy Mode to farm Exp and AP.
・Try and give 2 to each character
・Attach 4 to the Ninja Armlet to level them up
・Try to start leveling them up as early as possible
・Link to Magnify for best effects
・Still useful without Magnify
・Only give to Yuffie
・Sonon will revive Yuffie by sacrificing himself if she dies
・A way to heal without using MP
・Heals more based on how much HP you've lost
・Heal all party members without using HP
・Requires 2 ATB so it can prevent you from using other attacks
・Gives you a boost to your MP
・Great for Hard Mode where you can't recover MP easily
・Equip 2 to each character if possible
・Fills the ATB Gauge when blocking attacks
・Sonon can also make use of it
・Equip on Sonon
・Every time Yuffie uses a command Sonon will follow up with the weakest linked magic
・Does not require ATB or MP
Only using Chakra and Prayer to heal can make things a little tough so don't forget some Healing materia. 2 MP Ups per character can also be used in their place.
On Hard Mode, the Containment Drones that will spawn after Gigantipede jumps up to the wall will be protected by either the Shield or Reflect status effect. Hit drones with Shield using magic and Reflect with physical attacks.
|Shield||・Physical attacks completely negated
・Use Lightning magic or Ninjutsu to clear them out
|Reflect||・Magic is completely negated
・Use Yuffie's Throw then Retrieve to quickly zip to them and take them down
Compared to normal you'll want to be more aware of the drones when they spawn as they can make things more difficult. Be sure to take them out or guard when they fire off missiles to prevent taking too much damage.
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|Chapter 2||Scarlet & The Crimson Mare
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|Shinra Combat Simulator||vs. Shinra's Dark Secrets
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