Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is happy to throw boss fights at you with abandon. The Materia Guardian is the first main boss of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and more follow regularly thereafter. However, Phoenix is a little different. This boss is an optional extra. It’s not essential to beat Phoenix to complete Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. But of course, fans of the series will want to do so regardless. This guide will tell you everything you need to know to beat Phoenix in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

This same boss exists in both the Junon Episode demo and the final release also. So if you’re coming here after the launch of the game, this guide for how to beat the Mater Guardian in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will still offer everything you need to know! Read on to learn how to beat Phoenix in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, including how to unlock it.

How to Find Phoenix in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Accessing the Phoenix boss in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a multi-stage process in itself. The details for how to find Phoenix are as follows:

  • You will need to complete all four available World Intel: Fiend Sightings on the Junon Region map.
  • Talk to Chadley at Gabe’s Ranch.
  • Access the Combat Simulator and finish all Combat Challenges.
  • A new one will appear, entitled Summon Entity: Phoenix.
  • Select this combat challenge to fight Phoenix.
How to Beat Phoenix in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

How to Beat Phoenix

The Pheonix boss has several phases to fight through. Be sure to make use of Cloud’s Braver and Triple Slash abilities, while supporting the Party with his access to Cure. Tifa will be a great asset when dealing with tethered enemies during the boss fight, while Barrett can use his Overcharge ability to quickly charge the stagger gauge of Phoenix

Phoenix Weaknesses, Resistances, and Immunities

Lesser ResistancesPoison
Greater ResistancesNone
ImmunitiesProportional Damage, Berserk, Slow, Stop, Silence, Sleep, Petrify, Stone, Morphable Items
Absorbed ElementsFire

And with that out of the way, here’s the process required for each phase of the Phoenix boss fight.

Phoenix Phase 1 – Defeat Summoned Enemies

Phoenix will summon enemies using its Breath of Creation ability. These enemies will be tethered to it, making it impervious to damage. You must defeat the enemies first to inflict damage upon Phoenix.

The Phoenix will be summoning BombFlan, and Grandhorn. You can use Assess and target their weaknesses to your advantage.

For both Flan and Grandhorn, use Fire Spells to aim for their weaknesses and stagger them. However, be careful not to attack Phoenix itself with any kind of fire ability.

Tifa is key to taking out the summoned enemies.

Phoenix Phase 2 – Block Comes in Handy

Phoenix will execute an attack called Incandescent Burst. This is an area of effect (AoE) attack which unleashes a wave of flame around the arena. It will damage any of your party caught in the wave.

To minimise this damage, it is recommended that you block (R1) when the waves intermittently approach.

At this time, Barrett is key to staggering the enemy.

Phoenix Phase 3 – More Summoning

Phoenix has another ability called Rebirth Flame. This ability summons enemies again, but this time several enemies at the same time.

Phoenix will be summoning FleetwingArchdragon, and Ogre through its Rebirth Flame ability. Fleetwing and Archdragon are weak to Aero SpellsOrge are weak to Fire Spells.

Once again, Tifa is great to dispose the enemies.

And that’s it! Everything you need to beat the Phoenix boss fight in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth! Now it’s time for the rewards.

Phoenix Boss Fight Rewards

Phoenix Rewards
Items DroppedPhoenix Materia

That completes this guide for how to beat Phoenix in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth! If you’re struggling with any other aspect of the game, be sure to check out our living Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth walkthrough guide.