Crisis Core Reunion: How To Beat Wyerd?

Learn everything about how you can defeat the Wyerd in Crisis Core FFVII Reunion!

Wyerd in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion is among many enemies that are considered one of the toughest. In the remastered version along with the original version of the game on the PSP, many players have struggled against the mighty beast. Despite being bulky and having a good defense Wyerd is very slow when it comes to its movement. Its slow movement creates the perfect basis for an effective battle strategy in Crisis Core Reunion.

Key Highlights

  • Wyerd is an enemy the player gets to face in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion.
  • It is one of the toughest enemies, with high resistance against elemental and magical damage.
  • The Wyerd is present in a number of missions, including the M6-4-4, M7-4-6, and M8-6-2.
  • Darkness Materia, DMW Limit Break Attacks, and Costly Punch are some of the best moves to use against the Wyerd.
  • After defeating the Wyerd, players have a chance to get the Aegis Armlet as dropped loot.

About Wyerd

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Wyerd in “Breakthrough” [Image by eXputer]
Wyerd can be considered a mini-boss in Crisis Core Reunion due to its sheer resistance in battle. The extremely strong enemy is capable of dealing massive amounts of damage to Zack and can kill him in just a few moves. Fortunately, Wyerd’s attacks and movement are quite slow, which allows the player to timely dodge or evade the incoming powerful attacks.

As for its appearance, the Wyerd has a thick maroon-colored coat. It is a four-legged creature and has feet that resemble a dinosaur. Wyerd’s face is quite intimidating to look at, which is capped by two large horns. Before facing the mighty beast in Crisis Core Reunion, it is essential to learn a bit more about it.


Knowing the stats of your enemies is important before you face them in the Crisis Core FFVII Reunion. A bit of homework can help you out a lot as you would know which Materia and DMW you should rely on the most. As we mentioned earlier, the Wyerd is an extremely sturdy enemy in the game. It hardly has any weaknesses which the player can exploit. 

Let’s have a more in-depth look at the stats of Wyerd in the new Final Fantasy game.

  • Level: 55
  • HP (on Hard Difficulty): 48,799
  • MP: 29
  • ATK: 133
  • MAG: 9
  • VIT: 254
  • SPR: 48
  • LCK: 7
  • EXP: 5,966
  • SP: 244
  • Gil: 263

Moving on, it is also crucial to know how each element performs against the Wyerd. Many of the Materia attacks used by Zack use elemental damage. Sadly, when it comes to the Wyerd, none of them would prove beneficial.

  • Fire: Halved Damage (50%)
  • Ice: Halved Damage (50%)
  • Thunder: Halved Damage (50%)
  • Gravity: Immune (0%)


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Wyerd Location [Screenshot by eXputer]
Moving on, the Wyerd can be found in multiple places within the game. If you’re a returning Crisis Core Reunion player, you’d be well aware of the missions list by now. If you’re a new player, you can access the missions list by going to the in-game main menu. Here are all the missions that you can encounter Wyerd in.

  • M6-4-4: Hiding in the Wasteland (unlocked after completing “In the Secret Facility”)
  • M7-4-6: Breakthrough (unlocked after completing “Signs of Growth”)
  • M8-6-2: Another Notice (unlocked after completing “Notice”)


Naturally, players frequently wonder what loot they would receive after killing powerful opponents like the Wyerd. Well, I wonder no more since we have got that covered as well. In Crisis Core Reunion, players can get the chance to earn dropped loot after defeating their enemies. Not only that, but you can also snatch certain items from enemies by using moves like “Steal” or “Mug“.

When a player successfully defeats the Wyerd, they can potentially get the “Aegis Armlet” as a dropped item. Aegis Armlet is a Bangle item that can be worn by Zack Fair. Bangles typically increase Zack’s stats or protect him against various statuses. The Aegis Armlet will increase Zack’s VIT and SPR by +20 and also prevents Stun and Silence.

On the other hand, players can also possibly stealRemedy”  and “Pearl Necklace” from Wyerd. A Remedy is a healing item in Crisis Core Reunion, it heals all status effects which are applied to Zack during battle. The Pearl Necklace is an accessory that can be worn by Zack to prevent Silence and Poison. It also increases SPR by 20.

How To Defeat Wyerd In Crisis Core Reunion?

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Battle against the Wyerd [Image by eXputer]
Now that we are all caught up with some vital information about the Wyerd, it is time to review the method you should use to tackle it in battle. Since Wyerd is almost immune or heavily resistant to multiple types of elements, players can not head into battle without a plan. Wyerd is capable of dealing with cocky and overconfident players in a matter of seconds. 

Therefore, it’s best to revise your strategy if you keep dying against the Wyerd. The first thing you should do is familiarize yourself with its attacks in Crisis Core Reunion.


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Gaia’s Wrath move by Wyerd [Screenshot by eXputer]
Before heading into the battle against the Wyerd, whether it is in M6-4-4, M7-4-6, and M8-6-2, you should be aware of its moves. The Wyerd does not have a wide variety of attacks in its pocket, and since it’s quite slow, you can easily evade these moves. However, the Wyerd moves are highly damaging and can take down Zack within a few hits.

  • Bad Odor: Bad Odor is one of the most common moves the Wyerd will use in the game. During the move, the beast will let out a damaging gas which can cause Status Ailments on Zack.
  • Tackle: Next up, we have the Tackle move which is a simple attack Wyerd performs when the player is standing in front of him. Wyerd will slide forward or slightly to the side to bash into the player causing a massive amount of damage.
  • Gaia’s Wrath: Gaia’s Wrath is the deadliest Wyerd move. The powerful beast will stomp its feet twice on the ground creating two shockwaves that can do critical damage to the player. You should instantly sway away from Wyerd whenever you see the attack coming. Getting caught in both stomps can easily kill the player.  
  • Horn Charge: Another move that the Wyerd uses is known as the Horn Charge. The Wyerd will thrust its horns forward a few times. It can be easily dodged by the player by rolling to either side of the Wyerd.

Battle Strategy

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Darkness against Wyerd [Screenshot by eXputer]
By now it is no mystery that the Wyerd is a literal tank in Crisis Core Reunion. Therefore, you can’t just dash into the battle and use a bunch of Materias against it and expect it to lose the battle. We already mentioned earlier that the Wyerd has a high resistance against almost all elemental damage. We want to point out that it’s best to have Zack Leveled up to at least 25-30 before facing the Wyerd.

On top of all that, Wyerd has a high Vitality which means bringing down its health bar can be a huge problem. Additionally, Wyerd also starts all the battles with the Endure and Null Magic (takes no damage from magic) buffs. Fortunately, for you, after dealing with multiple Wyerds in the game, we have broken down some of the best moves and Materias you can rely on during the fight.

First up, it is essential to know that most of Wyerd’s moves are capable of dealing up to 3,000 damage on average. Hence, make sure that you have multiple HP Up Materias along with healing items at hand.

Materias such as the Hell Thundaga, Hell Firaga, Hell Blizzaga, and Quake are some of the best Materias in the game. However, they are not enough for the Wyerd because they hardly do any damage. Therefore, it’s best to get these out of your slots and not rely on them during the battles against the Wyerd.

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Darkness Materia [Image by eXputer]
With that said, when it comes to Materias, the best bet against the Wyerd is the “Darkness” Command Materia (which enables special attacks that expend HP to deal non-magic/physical damage) and the Costly Punch. It deals a considerable amount of damage to the Wyerd and can also be created through the Materia Fusion menu.

To craft the Darkness Materia, you can simply fuse Libra and Graviga together. You can also fuse Barrier and Graviga to create Darkness Materia in Crisis Core FFVII Reunion. Other than that, you can also rely on the DMW and use some of the Limit Break moves, like the Octaslash, to cause an adequate amount of damage to the Wyerd. Players can also use summons like the Bahamut.

Nonetheless, the key to winning the battle against the Wyerd is to stay patient. It has high Vitality and a huge health bar which takes a lot of time to be brought down. Therefore, keep an eye on the DMW; until then, make as much use of the Darkness Materia and the Costly Punch as you can. Eventually, you will be able to bring the mighty beast down in Crisis Core Reunion.


With that, we reach the end of our detailed combat guide. Today we covered all the things every player should know about the Wyerd in Crisis Core FFVII Reunion. After reading through the guide, you should be well aware of how to beat the Wyerd. We covered the most efficient battle strategy backed by some informative facts and stats about the Wyerd in the new Final Fantasy game.

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion is the latest game in the Final Fantasy franchise. It is a remastered version of the game that was first made available for the PSP in 2007. While playing through the storyline, it is important to know a few things, like the answers to Hojo’s Questions and the Mako Recovery Unit puzzle. Apart from that, players should also focus on getting the Magic Pot and Cactuar Summons for Zack Fair. To take Zack to the next level, it is also fulfilling to know everything about the Buster Sword.

Thank you for reading through our guide, which covered the fight against Wyerd. For more informative guides about Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion, stick around at eXputer.

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Sameer Tahir

When Sameer first acquired a Gameboy Advance nearly fifteen years ago, he instantly fell in love with video games. His passion for gaming hasn't wavered to date, and currently, he rejuvenates the experience by drafting video game guides at eXputer.

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