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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 / 22:20 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 08-07-2020 / 14:30 GMT

NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Reinforced StaffChapter 17 - Chest In Aerith's Room508200ATB Ward

Upgrade

Reinforced Staff Core (10 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +5--
Magic Defense +5--
Max MP +8--
Buff Duration 10% BoostExtends the duration of beneficial status effects.
Debuff Resistance +5Increases resistance to detrimental status effects.
Reinforced Staff Sub-Core I (14 SP)Description
Physical Damage Reduction 10% when GuardingReduces physical damage taken when successfully guarding.
Magic Damage Reduction 10% when GuardingReduces magic damage taken when successfully guarding.
Magic Attack Power +5 with High HPIncreases magic attack power when HP is 75% or higher.
Self-Healing 50% Boost with Low HPSignificantly increases the effectiveness of healing spells cast on you when HP is 25% or lower.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Reinforced Staff Sub-Core II (16 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +10--
Magic Attack Power +10--
Magic Defense +8--
Max MP +10--
Tempest Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by Tempest.
Physical Defense +5 with High HPIncreases defense when HP is 75% or higher.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Reinforced Staff Sub-Core III (18 SP)Description
Magic Attack Power +12--
Magic Attack Power +12--
Max HP +300--
ReprieveAvoid incapacitation once per battle. Does not work against instant death attacks or when HP is at 1.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.

ATB Ward

This is an ability that requires a specific setup to get any use out of it. When used, Aerith will place a ward on the ground, allowing characters to leech some ATB from Aerith when using actions on top of the ward. For most situations, this is never worth using over Arcane Ward which offers more utility across the board.

Evaluation

For being a final weapon, the Reinforced Staff is a little disappointing mainly down to the fact that it seems to be more of a balanced weapon. Its Magic Attack Power is not above the Mythril Rod and the Silver Staff has much more useful skills than this weapon meaning that it's hard pressed to find a place for it. You will still get Reprieve here which is always useful and there are some useful critical abilities but for the most part, the Mythril Rod and Silver Staff excel over this in every way.

When spending your SP on the Reinforced Staff look to unlock the Materia Slots first before focusing on the Magic Attack Power upgrades. As soon as you reach Weapon Level 6, unlock Reprieve first followed by the final Magic Attack Power upgrades.

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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