Once a member of SOLDIER and well-respected hero of Shinra, Sephiroth changed when he learned he was himself an experimental construct. He plots to destroy the planet out of his deep hatred for humanity.
Sephiroth is a playable character who could initially be recruited during the Challenge Event Of Shinra and Legends as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Shinra Building Floors 66-70. The second chance to recruit him was during the Challenge Event The Jenova Project as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Shinra Cargo Ship on Classic difficulty. He has also appeared in Blood Madness and The Second Coming as the lead character, and was recruitable upon completing the Bonus Quest, "Complete Midgar Highway Elite (VII)".
Sephiroth is a capable fighter with excellent physical stats plus high Speed, making him well-suited to the role of a Samurai in battle. An early downfall of Sephiroth in this game is that the katana was a semi-rare weapon type, and that he cannot equip swords, meaning that he may not reach his fullest potential without a little luck in a Relic Draw. His Soul Break repertoire is one of the more lethal sets, as many of his early Soul breaks target all foes at once, and his base Attack stat is 288, the highest of any character at level 99, just above Orlandeau (287) and Dark Knight Cecil (217).
|Rank Max: 5||5||5||3||2||2||2||3||3||4|
|Job||S.Lv 1||S.Lv 2||S.Lv 3||S.Lv 4||S.Lv 5|
|Warrior||+1 ATK||+70 HP||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+2 ATK|
|Knight||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+100 HP||+1 DEF||+2 DEF|
|Red Mage||+1 ATK||+1 DEF||+1 RES||+60 HP||+2 ATK|
|Samurai* Requires mastery of Warrior's Record Sphere.||+3 ATK||+170 HP||+5 ATK||+6 ATK||+6% Samurai Ability Damage|
|Dark Knight* Requires mastery of Warrior and Knight's Record Spheres.||+2 ATK||+2 ATK||+220 HP||+5 ATK||+6 DEF|
|Warmage* Requires mastery of Knight and Red Mage's Record Spheres.||+3 ATK||+180 HP||+6 ATK||+6% Darkness Ability Damage||Minor Blind Resistance|
|Demonsblood||Use 6★ Samurai Abilities||Demonsblood||+3% Samurai Ability Damage||—||—|
Sephiroth can use Black Magic abilities up to rarity rank 3, Combat abilities up to rarity rank 5, Samurai abilities up to rarity rank 5, and Darkness abilities up to rarity rank 5. Via Record Spheres, his available Samurai abilities increase to rarity rank 5.
His default Soul Break is Oblivion which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment delivers a lightning-quick sword slash to all enemies dealing damage equal to 110% damage potency of a conventional attack.
He can equip accessories.