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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 (????) 13-07-2020 / 06:53 GMT

NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Bladed StaffChapter 11 - Steal from Eligor393400Lustrous Shield

Upgrade

Bladed Staff Core (8 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +8--
Defense +5--
Max HP +200--
Luck +5--
Bladed Staff Sub-Core I (10 SP)Description
Critical Hit Rate 10% BoostIncreases probability of landing a critical hit.
Critical Hit Damage 10% BoostIncreases damage dealt by critical hits.
Critical Hit Rate 50% Boost with Low HPSignificantly increases probability of landing a critical hit when HP is 25% or lower.
Crippling Damage 10% BoostIncreases damage dealt to discrete enemy parts.
Bladed Staff Sub-Core II (12 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +10--
Max HP +200--
Max MP +12--
Limit Break 5% Boost with Low HPIncreases the rate at which the limit gauge fills when HP is 25% or lower.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Bladed Staff Sub-Core III (14 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +12--
Max HP +200--
Max MP +15--
Physical Defense +10 with Low HPIncreases defense when HP is 25% or lower.
Magic Defense +10 with Low HPIncreases magic defense when HP is 25% or lower.
Critical Hit Damage 10% BoostIncreases damage dealt by critical hits.
Critical Hit Rate 50% Boost with Low HPSignificantly increases probability of landing a critical hit when HP is 25% or lower.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Bladed Staff Sub-Core IV (16 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +12--
Defense +8--
Max HP +250--
Magic Attack Power +5 with High HPIncreases magic attack power when HP is 75% or higher.
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.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.

Lustrous Shield

This is a useful ability that has limited use in most situations due to how the AI controls Aerith. While you can erect three shields at any given time and they'll absorb plenty of damage, for the most part the AI won't position themselves behind them when you change control. The best use for this ability is against Tonberries allowing you to protect yourself from Scourge.

Evaluation

This is another weapon that falls flat compared to Aerith's other weapons. You'll gain a lot of abilities that will enhance Aerith's criticals however her base Magic Attack Power is low making that a little less desirable. You'll also gain a few HP upgrades in this, increasing her survivability a bit but this is a weapon you should only equip to learn Lustrous Shield before moving on.

When spending your SP on the Bladed Staff look to pick up the Materia Slots first before any Magic Attack Power upgrades you can. Following this, all of the critical skills are useful should you decide to stick with the weapon.

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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