How to Beat Ultima Weapon

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This is a walkthrough for the boss Ultima Weapon from the game Final Fantasy VIII (FF8, FFVIII). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Ultima Weapon, including Ultima Weapon's stats and other useful information.

How to Beat Ultima Weapon


Card-Mod Ability, Laguna/ Gilgamesh Card, Initiative ability, Item Command, Meltdown Magic / Doomtrain. Reduce your Party's HP to a critical level if possible.


Light Pillar, which kills a single party member, Quake, Meteor, and Gravija


Have your party member with initiative immediately use Holy War. If this item is not available then let each party member use a Hero on themselves. Immediately cast Meltdown or Doomtrain once everyone is on Invincible (and Critical) Status. Once the preparations are ready, keep unleasing your offensive Limitbreaks and have other characters on standby for reapplying Holy War/Hero on your party members.

Drawing Eden

This is the only way to draw the GF Eden before disc 4. Be sure to do so before the battle is over.

Ultima Weapon - Stats and Basic Information

Ultima WeaponUltima Weapon Lv HP
1 ~ 100 51100 ~ 160000
Exp (Bonus) AP
- 100
Fire Ice Thunder Earth Poison Wind Water Holy
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Effective Status Attacks

【Numeric Value】= Weakness Ratio,【x】Ineffective,【-】Absorbs

Related Links

List of FFVIII Bosses

Story Bosses
Ifrit Elvoret X-ATM092
Granaldo Gerogero Seifer (1st)
Edea (1st Time) Biggs and Wedge (2nd) BGH251F2 (1st)
Oilboyle NORG BGH251F2 (2nd)
Raijin Fujin & Raijin (1st) Seifer (2nd)
Seifer & Edea Ruby Dragon Abadon
Propagator Raijin and Fujin (2nd) Mobile Type 8
Seifer (4th) Ultimecia -
Optional Bosses
Diablos Sacred Brothers
Cerberus Odin Tonberry King
Jumbo Cactuar Ultima Weapon Sphinxaur
Tri-Point Krysta Trauma
Red Giant Catoblepas Tiamat
Omega Weapon


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