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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 / 12:18 GMT

NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Mythril RodChapter 11 - Chest in the first area, to the west248200Ray of Judgment

Upgrade

Mythril Rod Core (10 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +5--
Magic Attack Power +5--
Max MP +13--
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Mythril Rod Sub-Core I (14 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +6--
Magic Attack Power +6--
Magic Attack Power +6--
BloodsuckerRecover HP when enemies are defeated in battle.
Magic 20% Boost with Full MPIncreases damage of attack spells cast when at max MP.
Mythril Rod Sub-Core II (16 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +10--
Magic Attack Power +10--
Max HP +200--
Physical Defense +5 with High HPIncreases defense when HP is 75% or higher.
Magic Defense +5 with High HPIncreases magic defense when HP is 75% or higher.
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.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Mythril Rod Sub-Core III (18 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +12--
Magic Attack Power +12--
Max HP +200--
Debuff Resistance +5Increases resistance to detrimental status effects.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.

Ray of Judgment

This is a unique weapon ability that has the power to increase the Stagger % similar to Tifa's chi combo and True Strike. Using this in conjunction with Tifa's abilities is a useful way of achieving over 300% (and unlocking the Trophy in the process). The downside to this ability is that it costs two ATB charges and it has a rather slow wind-up and can be easy to miss an enemy unless they're Staggered.

Evaluation

Mythril Rod is another strong contender for Aerith's best weapon along with the Silver Staff. Whereas the Silver Staff focuses on all the useful skills, Mythril Rod is about pure Magic Attack Power boasting a massive base of 164 when fully upgraded. You'll lack many of the useful skills but if all you want to do is have Aerith's spells hit as hard as possible, the Mythril Rod is the best around.

When spending your SP on the Mythril Rod focus on unlocking all of the Materia Slots followed by every Magic Attack Power upgrade. Following this, be sure to nab the Magic 20% Boost with Full MP skill along with Bloodsucker before you focus on the lesser stat upgrades such as HP.

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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