In FFXVI, you’ll experience over-the-top Eikon fights as these huge beasts duke it out in major slugfests. The first one you take part in is against the Eikon of Fire Ifrit. You’ll play as the Phoenix, and you’ll need to take down this monstrosity. Here’s how to beat the Eikon of Fire, Ifrit, in Final Fantasy XVI.
How to Beat Ifrit in Final Fantasy XVI
Controlling Phoenix is actually quite simple; you only have access to a few buttons. Your primary way of dealing damage is to track your cursor over Ifrit as it jumps and flies around. Hitting the Triangle button will unleash volleys of fire upon Ifrit. Hold down the Triangle button always, as there’s no limit to how much you can shoot. So constantly track your cursor over FIrit until it turns into a circle; that’s how you know the fire will hit the Eikon of Fire and deal damage.
Using R1 is crucial in this fight. Anytime Ifrit charges towards you, use R1 to evade. If you do a precision dodge (which is done by dodging at the last possible second), you can hit Triangle to do a little extra damage in the form of a counterattack.
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When you get Ifrit’s health down to about the halfway mark, the cinematic will take over, and you’ll need to be ready to hit and mash square when the cinematic strike button appears on the screen. You’ll know it’s coming when the corners of the screen turn blue.
Use this to deal even more damage to Ifrit. Rinse and repeat this process to finish the fight. You can be pretty liberal with the dodge button if you’re having trouble.
That’s everything you need to know about how to beat Ifrit, the Eikon of Fire in FFXVI. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out Prima Games. We have plenty of useful tips and tricks to keep you in the game. Check out how to use Photo Mode to take pictures of all of the stellar fights in the game.