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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Metal Knuckles

By
Ben Chard
&
Nathan Garvin
Name Acquired ATK MATK DEF MDEF Weapon Ability
Metal Knuckles Chapter 5 - Crab Warden Drop 54 12 0 0 Overpower

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Metal Knuckles Core (4 SP) Description
Attack Power +4 --
Attack Power +4 --
Attack Power +4 --
Speed +3 --
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core I (6 SP) Description
Attack Damage 5% Boost Incresaes damage dealt by basic attacks.
Aerial Attack Damage 5% Increases damage dealt by aerial attacks.
Buff Duration 10% Boost Extends the duration of beneficial status effects.
Rear Assault 10% Boost Increases damage dealt to enemies when attacking from behind.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core II (8 SP) Description
Attack Power +8 --
Attack Power +8 --
Attack Power +8 --
Magic Attack Power +5 --
Speed +4 --
New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core III (12 SP) Description
Attack Power +10 --
Attack Power +10 --
Magic Attack Power +5 --
Bloodsucker Recover HP when enemies are defeated in battle.
Concentration Activation 30% Adds a fixed chance that Tifa may enter battle with an increased chi level.
New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core IV (14 SP) Description
Attack Power +12 --
Attack Power +12 --
Magic Attack Power +6 --
Physical Defense +10 with Low HP Increases defense when HP is 25% or lower.
Magic Defense +10 with Low HP Increases magic defense when HP is 25% or lower.
New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core V (16 SP) Description
Attack Power +15 --
Attack Power +15 --
Magic Attack Power +8 --
ATB Charge Rate 10% Boost --
New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia Slot Adds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.

Overpower

This is one of Tifa’s better abilities and one that is well worth adding to a Shortcut. There’s no wind-up and Tifa will slide towards an enemy from a decent range, allowing you to keep up with retreating enemies. What’s more, it has a chance to Pressure enemies, allowing you to follow up with the Focused abilities.

Evaluation

This weapon is by far Tifa’s hardest hitting weapon with more Attack Power upgrades than you’ll ever need and as Tifa’s role is one of damage dealing, this is up there with Purple Pain as her best weapon. The weapon doesn’t get much in the way of interesting skills and does lack Reprieve but sitting at 164 base Attack Power once all the nodes have been unlocked is nothing to scoff at.

When spending your SP on the Metal Knuckles always focus on Attack Power upgrades as they’re available, leaving Magic Attack Power upgrades for last. Purchase any Speed upgrades as they become available and look out for the ATB Charge Rate Boost at Weapon Level 6 to allow you to make more use of her weapon abilities.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    17 June 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin

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In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him.

This guide for Final Fantasy VII Remake features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring coverage of all Main Scenario Chapters, all Side Quests and mini games along with indepth sections on Materia, Enemy Intel and Battle Intel.

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