Savage fire-elemental entity. This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smoldering ash.
Ifrit is a summoning materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It summons Ifrit, a fire beast with long curved horns, glowing red eyes, skin that looks like lava and long hair. He has clawed hands and feet and wears leg and arm guards and a loin cloth. The design is based on the Ifrit from the original Final Fantasy VII.
Jessie Rasberry gives the Ifrit materia to Cloud when they complete Chapter 3, "Home Sweet Slum". Ifrit is the only mandatory summon as it is the only one obtained as part of the story; all others are optional. It is the first summon the player can have unless they have DLC summons.
|Radiant Plume||2||Flames engulf an enemy and those adjacent to it.||Call forth fires from below to consume an enemy and others in the vicinity.|
|Crimson Dive||1||Ifrit jumps into the air and strikes an enemy from above.||Leap high into the air and bring fiery doom to an enemy from above.|
|Hellfire||-||Fire damage against all opponents.||-|
Invoke Ifrit to aid in you in battle.Description
- Role: Deals damage
- Element: Fire
- Ultimate Attack: Hellfire
After acquiring the Ifrit materia, the player can set it to any playable character's weapon and summon the beast in battle when the command becomes available. Summoning Ifrit costs 1 ATB segment. Because Ifrit is a larger summon, it can be summoned only when there is enough space, though it doesn't require as much as Leviathan and Bahamut do. It is best summoned against bosses who are weak to fire, such as Abzu. Ifrit is an aggressive summon who concentrates on one foe with heavy punches and by breathing fire onto it when the player is not invoking its ATB abilities.
If the player summons Ifrit against the Hell House, they get the following commentary:
- Kotch: We have a special guest that wants to kick things up a notch! But don't get too close—you can't handle his heat!
- Scotch: Feel that raging fire! Can the Hell House weather the inferno!?
Etymology and symbolism
Ifrit (also spelled Efreet or Afreet, from Arabic عفريت Ifrīt), is the name given to a class of Jinn (Demons also known as Djinn, Djinni, and Genie) that embody fire. Though they could live for thousands of years, they were not immortal, and if cut, they would "bleed" the fire running through their veins until it consumed their bodies.In Arabian mythology,
Ifrit's Enemy Intel states that Ifrit is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is known as the incarnation of creation and destruction. In Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from Mount Olympus and gifted it to humans. As punishment, Prometheus was chained to a rock and cursed to have an eagle devour his liver for eternity. The theft of fire for the benefit of humanity is a theme that recurs in many world mythologies.