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The second raid: Reactor #5

Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough and Guide

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Final Fantasy VII Guide - Walkthrough

The second raid: Reactor #5

|| Treasure:| Phoenix Down, Hi-Potion, Ether, Potion, Tent, Ether,            ||
||          | Titan Bangle (Boss Reward).                                     ||

Are you ready for the second AVALANCHE mission? This video shows how to get through the train while getting all the goodies!

Once inside the train, talk to Tifa after the dialog. The alarm goes off.. and you'll only have 15 seconds to get to the next part. The man in the right back will give you a Phoenix Down when you talk to him during the alarm. Be fast though. In the second car, you'll get another 15 seconds. The man on the lower left will give you a Hi-potion if you talk to him and tell him 'Yeah'. Again, be quick! In the third wagon, a pickpocket guy will sometimes steal something from a small sum of money, or an item like a Potion or Phoenix Down. If he does, you'll hear a tingling sound. If you want it back, you have to run back to him and talk to him and answer 'That's Right!'. That's the bottom answer, so don't just button tap through it! Be quick during this whole thing. In the last few wagons, there are no items. Get to the end as quick as possible, and then jump out.

You are now in a Winding Tunnel. The right way is to go up, but if you want you can go down 5 screens and find a heavily guarded door where you can battle Special Combatants who will keep coming. It's not really worth it though. If you really want to train, you'd best do it in the tunnel. The Grashstrike enemy (The green bug-like creatures that use Silk often) sometimes drop an interesting item called Spider Web. This item casts Slow on all enemies, and it's interesting because Slow works on many bosses. If you can (and want to), try and get a few, because you won't be able to for a really long time. The chance it's dropped is about 4.7% for one creature. Since they tend to come in large groups, the chance per battle is higher.

When you come to the green laser beams, check the ventilation shaft to the left and crawl in. You won't be able to get back in the tunnels though. Grab the Ether and head down. Here, climb down another ladder. In the next area, that looks huge, just head to the long ladder that's nearby on the left, and climb up. Crawl through the shaft, and talk to Jessie. A Potion is slightly concealed on the left. Head to the lower left, and climb down. In the next area, talk to Biggs, grab the Tent item, and Save if you wish. Climb the small ladder to get to the reactor. Here, things should look familiar. Walk a little bit to the lower right and Cloud will slide down. Walk to the door on the left, and in the next screen go down the ladders again. Walk across the pipes, and to the end of the hall, just like last time. Save if you want to. When you approach, a scene will happen. Set the bomb, and backtrack all the way until you're at the elevator. Ride it up by pushing the button.

This video shows how to simultaneously press buttons and how to kick robot ass!

The chest in the next area holds an Ether (hmm, money). The device on the upper left opens the door, but all three the buttons must be pressed at the same time. Timing is everything.. if you get this on the first try I will give you a... a..chocolate cookie! Head further, now would be a good time to use the save point. If you want to, you can take your time to build up limit breaks for the next boss battle. Exit the area to the top, and walk all the way until you get a scene .. and a boss fight.

|Name: Air Buster (Level: 15)              |Weakness: Lightning                |
|HP: 1200                                  |Halves: Fire                       |
|Exp: 180                                  |Nullifies: Earth, Gravity          |
|AP: 16                                    |-----------------------------------|
|Gil: 150                                  |Status Effect Weaknesses:          |
|Drops: Titan Bangle(100%)                 |Slow, Stop                         |
|                                          '-----------------------------------|
|Attacks: Big Bomber [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 109.375 Base Damage]; Energy Ball [1  |
|Enemy, Phys Atk, 65.625 Base Damage]; Rear Gun [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 43.75      |
|Base Damage]; Bodyblow [1 Enemy, Phys Atk, 87.5 Base Damage]                  |
|Strategy: This is the only boss battle where you have a side attack. This     |
|gives you a big advantage over Air Buster, who takes 5 times the regular      |
|damage when attacked in the back. Time your Limit Breaks well and they can do |
|enormous amounts of damage. You can skip a character's turn with the Triangle |
|button. Use Bolt alot, and try to keep up everyone's HP to at least 150 .. The|
|most devastating attack that Air Buster has is Big Bomber, which can easily   |
|inflict 100 points of damage. Fortunately, he'll run out of ammo for that,    |
|making this battle even easier than it was.                                   |

A scene will take place. Afterwards, you'll wake up...