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How to Get the Phoenix Summon in Crisis Core Reunion

By
Ben Chard

In Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII: Reunion, the DMW plays a large role in combat. When the reels stop on the same image three times, you’ll get a limit break or summon. This page will tell you how to get the Phoenix Summon.

Phoenix's Rebirth Flame is a fantastic Limit Break.

Icon Image Description
Pheonix.png Phoenix Deals magic-defense ignoring damage to all enemies present and activates Raise.

You won’t be able to obtain Phoenix until Chapter 8, so odds are it’ll most likely be the last one you need for the Limit Break Collector Trophy/Achievement. Fortunately, it’s an easy one to get when you know what you’re doing, but it can be easy to miss and it’s technically the only missable DMW in the game, so be sure you keep a save handy at the start of Chapter 8!

Where to Find Phoenix

As mentioned above, you’ll need to play through the story until you reach Chapter 8, where Zack and Sephiroth will head to Nibelheim for the infamous mission that will take place there. Once you enter the village proper, you’ll find Sephiroth standing outside the Inn.

Ignore him for the moment, and head to your right to find a young boy. Speak with him to learn all about Nibelheim’s Seven Wonders, a sidequest that spans Chapter 8 and 9 and will unlock the Seven Wonders Expert in the process. He’ll then give you the hint for the first of these Seven Wonders, being the red color water that residents are sometimes getting in their drinking water.

Examine the water tower to solve the first seven wonder and score a "Phoenix Materia" iconPhoenix Materia.

This is an easy one to solve, head over to the water tower in the center of the square (you’ll get a cutscene with Sephiroth first if you’re still at the start of the Chapter) and examine it. Zack will climb the ladder and discover a red Materia is the cause of the water being red. You’ll also obtain the "Phoenix Materia" iconPhoenix Materia at this moment and unlock the Limit Break Collector Trophy/Achievement if it’s your last.

Phoenix’s "Rebirth Flame" iconRebirth Flame is a fantastic Limit Break, when it activates, as it will not only deal magic-defense ignoring damage but also give you the same effect as a "Phoenix Down" iconPhoenix Down which is vital in the later Missions of Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII: Reunion.

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  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Guide Release
    12 December 2022
  • Last Updated
    12 January 2023
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