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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: 10-07-2020 / 20:25 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 11-07-2020 / 14:57 GMT

NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Steel PincersChapter 14 - Moogle Emporium533900Charging Uppercut

Upgrade

Steel Pincers Core (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 dealt to attacks by elemental materia.
Inflicted Debuff Duration 10% BoostExtends the duration of detrimental status effects applied to enemies.
Steel Pincers Sub-Core I (6 SP)Description
Attack Power +12--
Magic Attack Power +8--
Max MP +8--
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Steel Pincers Sub-Core II (14 SP)Description
Attack Power +16--
Magic Attack Power +14--
Max MP +10--
Max MP +10--
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.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Steel Pincers Sub-Core III (16 SP)Description
Attack Power +10--
Attack Power +10--
Magic Attack Power +12--
Magic Defense +5 with High HPIncreases magic defense when HP is 75% or higher.
Attack Spells MP Cost Reduction 20%Reduces MP cost of attack spells.
Healing Spells MP Cost Reduction 20%Reduces MP cost of healing spells cast during battle.
Magic 20% Boost with Full MPIncreases damage of attack spells cast when at max MP.

Charging Uppercut

This is a powerful ability that will see Barret run towards his opponent and uppercut them, increasing the Charge gauge in the process. For the most part, it's uses are limited, especially seeing as Barret is best utilized from range.

Evaluation

Steel Pincers are a strange weapon, they change Barret from a ranged character to an melee attacker which goes against Barret's strengths. It's a shame, because there are some useful skills to learn with Steel Pincers such as the MP Cost reduction skills and the elemental boost skills, pushing Barret more towards a caster even though he can only attack up close.

When spending your SP on the Steel Pincers, grab one of the elemental boosts in the main core based on what spells you use the most. Once available, be sure to pick up all of the cost reduction spells as soon as they're available.

Guide Information

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