How to find & beat the Quetzalcoatl in FF7 Rebirth to craft Windmill Gear

How to find & beat the Quetzalcoatl in FF7 Rebirth to craft Windmill Gear
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Ben Williams


1st Mar 2024 13:48

Getting the location of the Quetzalcoatl in FF7 Rebirth is easily the most difficult part of crafting the Windmill Gear during the "Where the Wind Blows" quest.

Although the odd job mission seems simple enough, with you only needing a Quetzalcoatl Talon, getting the part in the game is easier said than done.

How to find Quetzalcoatl Talon in FF7 Rebirth

The only way to locate the Quetzalcoatl and obtain its talon in FF7 Rebirth is by finding four World Intel lifesprings in the Grasslands.

There are six Lifespring locations in the Grasslands area altogether, which you identify with the symbol as shown in the map below; as you get closer, a red owl appears and will lead you the best of the way to each Lifespring.

A Lifespring to find the Quetzalcoatl Talon in FF7 Rebirth
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After you scan the fourth Lifespring, Chadley will tell you he's identified the location of the Quetzalcoatl's nest and will add it to your map - in rocky terrain south of Kalm.

Head to the site and hold the Triangle button to start the battle with the Quetzalcoatl, one of the most difficult fights you'll have this early in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth so far.

How to beat the Quetzalcoatl

To beat the Level 22 Quetzalcoatl, you'll need to be at least Level 20 to get through its 20,223 HP on Normal Difficulty - regularly using Blizzard to exploit its weakness to Ice-type attacks and Stagger it. 

However, I tested this boss battle on Easy difficulty with my party at around Level 17 and was able to get through it just fine by using plenty of varied Potions and the Cure Spell; I'd also recommend using the Shiva summon to deliver extra Ice damage as well. 

After a hard battle, the Quetzalcoatl Talon will be added to your FF7 Rebirth inventory - allowing you to craft the Windmill Gear if you've gathered the other components. 

For more from the game, check out how to gain SP fast in FF7 Rebirth, all greens locations to feed Piko, how to get Yuffie in your party, and its voice cast

Otherwise, check out our Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth guides homepage for even more essentials right here at GGRecon.

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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