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Final Fantasy VII Remake
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin
First Published: 10-04-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-07-2020 / 00:16 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 12-07-2020 / 13:23 GMT

Warning!: This section contains SPOILERS, including a list of boss fights.

Over the course of your adventure you may come across rare tomes containing martial wisdom pertaining to a variety of combat styles. In other words, books that give character SP for upgrading their weapons. In Normal difficulty these books are quite rare, and typically you can only earn three (out of a possible fourteen) for each character: you can buy one from the Moogle Emporium in Chapter 8 or Chapter 14, you can earn another from completing the "vs. Shinra Thugs" battle in the Underground Colosseum for each character, while a final one can be obtained for completing a specific side quest for each character. The rest will have to be earned in Hard difficulty, usually by defeating bosses, defeating rare monsters during side quests or by completing the "vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates" Shinra Simulation Battle in Chapter 16 or Chapter 17.

You'll gain SP every time you level up, of course, but even at level 50 you won't have enough SP to buy everything on your weapons... or to hit Weapon Level 6. To gain enough SP to hit Weapon Level 6 (and hence unlock the last tier of weapon upgrades) you'll need to acquire some Manuscripts from Hard difficulty. By the time this is possible you'll have chapter select unlocked, and since you don't have to play through Hard difficulty linearly, you can skip around to go to whatever chapters you wish to acquire Manuscripts as you see fit.

A list of every Manuscript and where they can be found follows:

Cloud's Manuscripts

ManuscriptObtained
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IChapter 8 - Buy from the Moogle Emporium.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IIChapter 9 or Chapter 14 - complete the Cloud vs. Shinra Thugs battle in the Underground Colosseum.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IIIChapter 14 - complete the side quest Corneo's Secret Stash .
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IVChapter 2 - Defeat The Huntsman in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VChapter 3 - Defeat the Doomrats during the quest Rat Problem in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VIChapter 4 - Defeat Roche in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VIIChapter 8 - Defeat Reno in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VIIIChapter 9 - Defeat the Grungy Bandit during the side quest The Price of Thievery in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IXChapter 9 - Defeat the Jury-Rigged Cutter during the side quest Shears' Counterattack in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XChapter 9 - Defeat the Bombs during the side quest A Dynamite Body in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIChapter 14 - Defeat the Hellhound during the side quest Tomboy Bandit in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIIChapter 16 - Defeat Specimen H0512 in Hard difficulty.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIIIChapter 16 or Chapter 17 - Complete the Cloud vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates Shinra Combat Simulation.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIVChapter 17 - Defeat Rufus in Hard difficulty.

Barret's Manuscripts

ManuscriptObtained
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. IChapter 8 - Buy from the Moogle Emporium.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. IIChapter 14 - complete the Barret vs. Shinra Thugs battle in the Underground Colosseum.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. IIIChapter 14 - complete the side quest The Power of Music.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. IVChapter 1 - Defeat Scorpion Sentinel in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. VChapter 5 - Defeat Crab Warden in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. VIChapter 7 - Defeat Airbuster in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. VIIChapter 12 - Defeat Reno and Rude in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. VIIIChapter 13 - Defeat the Failed Experiment in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. IXChapter 14 - Defeat the Tonberry during the side quest Malicious Goons in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XChapter 14 - Defeat the Type-0 Behemoth during the side quest Subterranean Menace in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XIChapter 14 - Defeat the Rust Drake during the side quest Chocobo Search in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XIIChapter 15 - Defeat The Valkyrie in Hard difficulty.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XIIIChapter 16 or Chapter 17 - Complete the Barret vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates Shinra Combat Simulation.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XIVChapter 18 - Defeat Whisper Harbinger in Hard difficulty.

Tifa's Manuscripts

ManuscriptObtained
Way of the Fist Vol. IChapter 8 - Buy from the Moogle Emporium.
Way of the Fist Vol. IIChapter 14 - complete the Tifa vs. Shinra Thugs battle in the Underground Colosseum.
Way of the Fist Vol. IIIChapter 14 - complete the side quest Wavering Heart.
Way of the Fist Vol. IVChapter 3 - Defeat the Wrath Hound during the side quest On the Prowl in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. VChapter 4 - Defeat Enigmatic Spectre in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. VIChapter 6 - In Hard difficulty, complete the maintenance routine and loot a chest near where the Chocobo and Moogle materia was.
Way of the Fist Vol. VIIChapter 10 - Defeat Abzu in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. VIIIChapter 11 - Defeat Eligor in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. IXChapter 14 - Defeat Abzu and Abzu Shoats in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. XChapter 14 - Defeat the Phantoms during the side quest Missing Children in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. XIChapter 14 - Defeat the Trypapolis enemies during the side quest Chocobo Search in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. XIIChapter 14 - Defeat the Sahagin Prince during the side quest Corneo's Secret Stash in Hard difficulty.
Way of the Fist Vol. XIIIChapter 16 or Chapter 17 - Complete the Tifa vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates Shinra Combat Simulation.
Way of the Fist Vol. XIVChapter 17 - Defeat Jenova Dreamweaver in Hard difficulty.

Aerith's Manuscripts

ManuscriptObtained
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IChapter 8 - Buy from the Moogle Emporium.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IIChapter 9 - complete the Aerith vs. Shinra Thugs battle in the Underground Colosseum.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IIIChapter 14 - complete the side quest Secret Medicine.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IVChapter 8 - Defeat Rude in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VChapter 8 - Defeat the Mark II Monodrives during the side quest Weapons on a Rampage in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VIChapter 8 - Defeat the Hedgehog Pie King during the side quest Kids on Patrol in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VIIChapter 8 - Defeat the Chromogger during the side quest Angel of the Slums in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VIIIChapter 8 - Defeat the Venomantids during the side quest Paying Respects in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IXChapter 9 - Defeat Hell House in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XChapter 11 - Defeat theGhoul in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIChapter 17 - Complete the Aerith vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates Shinra Combat Simulation.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIIChapter 17 - Defeat the Swordipede in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIIIChapter 17 - Defeat The Arsenal in Hard difficulty.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIVChapter 18 - Defeat Sephiroth in Hard difficulty.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    12 July 2020
    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.The 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.

Inside Version 1.1

  • Full coverage of the Main Scenario
  • Coverage of all Side Quests
  • Trophy Guide
  • Full Enemy Intel
  • Materia and Ability Breakdown
  • Details on every character
  • Full breakdown of every location

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