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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: 03-07-2020 / 00:44 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 03-07-2020 / 20:52 GMT

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Apr 2020 · 20 hrs ago · 1.1
Aerith Gainsborough

Arcane Scepter

NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Arcane ScepterChapter 9 - Complete A Dynamite Body or Shears' Counterattack243600Fleeting Familiar

Upgrade

Arcane Scepter Core (8 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +5--
Max MP +8--
Max MP +8--
Inflicted Debuff Duration 10% BoostExtends the duration of detrimental status effects applied to enemies.
Buff Duration 10% BoostExtends the duration of beneficial status effects.
Arcane Scepter Sub-Core I (10 SP)Description
Fire Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by fire attacks.
Ice Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by ice attacks.
Lightning Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by lightning attacks.
Wind Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by wind attacks.
Elemental Materia Damage 10% BoostIncreases damage added to attacks by elemental materia.
Arcane Scepter Sub-Core II (12 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +7--
Magic Attack +7--
Max MP +10--
Attack Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by basic attacks.
Stagger SiphonRecover HP when dealing damage with unique abilities to a staggered enemy.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Arcane Scepter Sub-Core III (14 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +8--
Magic Attack Power +8--
Max MP +10--
Attack Spells MP Cost Reduction 20%Reduces MP Cost of attack spells.
MP Regeneration 10% BoostSlightly increases MP regeneration speed during battle.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Arcane Scepter Sub-Core IV (16 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +8--
Magic Attack Power +8--
Max HP +300--
Max MP +10--
Elemental Defense 5% BoostReduces fire, ice, lightning, and wind damage taken.
ReprieveAvoid incapacitation once per battle. Does not work against instant death attacks or when HP is at 1.

Fleeting Familiar

A rather situational ability, Fleeting Familiar will see Aerith summon a fairy that will auto attack your targets or send out a stream of energy if you use spells instead. It's additional damage that can help out a little but for most situations, you're better off using her ATB charges for spells or her better weapon abilities.

Evaluation

This is a rather unremarkable weapon that should see little use considering the other options for Aerith. You'll gain plenty of MP and there's a few useful abilities such as Reprieve and Attack Spells MP Cost Reduction but other weapons such as Silver Staff offer this and more.

When spending your SP on the Arcane Scepter focus on unlocking all Materia slots before purchasing all Magic Attack Power and MP+ upgrades. As soon as Attack Spells MP Cost Reduction and Reprieve become available, be sure to snag them.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    3 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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