Being a Fire-elemental summon, Ifrit is vulnerable to Ice-based attacks. A single Blizzard spell will likely inflict 500 points of damage. However, Ifrit will not just stand and let Zack do the damage; he will occasionally attack, and interrupt Zack's Materia use. In this case, the player should rush to Ifrit, then attack it continuously with sword slashes. Ifrit's special attack, Hellfire, is unavoidable.
If Zack kills enough Wutai troops during his Fort Tamblin mission, he will receive a Fire Armlet from Lazard, which can be equipped for the first battle against Ifrit to take less damage from its attacks.
Ifrit (also spelled Efreet or Afreet, from Arabic عفريت Ifrīt), is the name given to a class of Jinn (magical spirits 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,