NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Big BerthaChapter 13 - Evergreen Park Item Shop453000Maximum Fury

Upgrade

Big Bertha Core (10 SP)Description
Attack Power +8--
Magic Attack Power +10--
Max HP +250--
Max HP +250--
Max HP +250--
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Big Bertha Sub-Core I (12 SP)Description
Attack Power +5 with High HPIncreases attack power when HP is 75% or higher.
Magic Attack Power +5 with High HPIncreases magic attack power when HP is 75% or higher.
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.
Trade-OffRecover MP when receiving significant damage.
Self-Healing 50% Boost with Low HPSignificantly increases the effectiveness of healing spells cast on you when HP is 25% or lower.
Big Bertha Sub-Core II (14 SP)Description
Attack Power +10--
Attack Power +10--
Magic Attack Power +10--
Max HP +250--
Limit Break Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by limit breaks.
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.
Big Bertha Sub-Core III (16 SP)Description
Attack Power +10--
Attack Power +10--
Magic Attack Power +12--
Max HP +250--
Elemental Defense 5% BoostReduces fire, ice, lightning, and wind damage taken.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.

Maximum Fury

This is one of Barret’s better abilities and is useful to use at the start of regular encounters. Barret will fire a continuous stream of bullets at an enemy and move on to the next if it’s defeated in the process. The duration will increase if you use it with a full ATB gauge and it’s an effective way of ending battles quickly by starting with Overcharge followed by Maximum Fury.

Evaluation

Big Bertha is an interesting weapon, it comes with a lot of Attack Power skills and Barret will gain a lot of HP from it, allowing you to tank well, especially with skills that increase your self healing and physical defense while in low HP. Big Bertha’s real downfall is that it lacks any of the real interesting abilities found in other weapons such as Reprieve, this is a weapon that is outclassed by both Light Machine Gun and the EKG Cannon.

When spending your SP on Big Bertha, look for Materia slots first and then focus on Attack Power and HP upgrades. Look out for the skills that increase Barret’s effectiveness at low HP to help him shine as a tank.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 October 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Nathan Garvin

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