NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Buster SwordDefault222200Focused Thrust

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Buster Sword Core (4 SP)Description
Attack Power +5--
Magic Attack Power +5--
Max HP +100--
Punisher Mode Strong Attack Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by strong attacks in punisher mode.
Buster Sword Sub-Core I (6 SP)Description
Attack Power +8--
Magic Attack Power +8--
Defense +5--
Magic Defense +5--
Buster Sword Sub-Core II (8 SP)Description
Attack Power +8--
Magic Attack Power +8--
Max HP +150--
Max MP +6--
MP Regeneration 10% BoostSlightly increases MP regeneration speed during battle.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Buster Sword Sub-Core III (12 SP)Description
Attack Power +16--
Magic Attack Power +16--
Defense +6--
Magic Defense +6--
Max HP +150--
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Buster Sword Sub-Core IV (14 SP)Description
Attack Power +16--
Magic Attack Power +16--
Max HP +200--
Max MP +10--
Limit Break Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by limit breaks.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Buster Sword Sub-Core V (16 SP)Description
Attack Power +16--
Magic Attack Power +16--
Max HP +200--
Max MP +10--
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.

Focused Thrust

This is a Weapon Ability you’ll come to rely on for the majority of the game. This is Cloud’s main way of increasing the Stagger gauge so always look to use it whenever you see an enemy is Pressured as it will cause the gauge to increase faster.

Evaluation

The Buster Sword is a fairly competent Sword in the early parts of the game and if your main priority with Cloud is Physical Attack power, you’ll be sticking with the weapon until you unlock Hardedge in Chapter 9 where it’s easily outclassed. The Buster Sword however suffers once you reach Hard Mode, it’s final Weapon Level lacks the ever useful Reprieve ability or Attack Spells MP Cost Reduction 20% from the Mythril Saber.

When spending your SP on the Buster Sword, focus on obtaining the new Materia slots first followed by some of the more unique abilities such as MP Regeneration and Limit Break Damage boost.

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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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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