NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Metal KnucklesChapter 5 - Crab Warden Drop541200Overpower

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Metal Knuckles Core (4 SP)Description
Attack Power +4--
Attack Power +4--
Attack Power +4--
Speed +3--
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core I (6 SP)Description
Attack Damage 5% BoostIncresaes damage dealt by basic attacks.
Aerial Attack Damage 5%Increases damage dealt by aerial attacks.
Buff Duration 10% BoostExtends the duration of beneficial status effects.
Rear Assault 10% BoostIncreases damage dealt to enemies when attacking from behind.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core II (8 SP)Description
Attack Power +8--
Attack Power +8--
Attack Power +8--
Magic Attack Power +5--
Speed +4--
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core III (12 SP)Description
Attack Power +10--
Attack Power +10--
Magic Attack Power +5--
BloodsuckerRecover HP when enemies are defeated in battle.
Concentration Activation 30%Adds a fixed chance that Tifa may enter battle with an increased chi level.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core IV (14 SP)Description
Attack Power +12--
Attack Power +12--
Magic Attack Power +6--
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.
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Metal Knuckles Sub-Core V (16 SP)Description
Attack Power +15--
Attack Power +15--
Magic Attack Power +8--
ATB Charge Rate 10% Boost--
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.

Overpower

This is one of Tifa’s better abilities and one that is well worth adding to a Shortcut. There’s no wind-up and Tifa will slide towards an enemy from a decent range, allowing you to keep up with retreating enemies. What’s more, it has a chance to Pressure enemies, allowing you to follow up with the Focused abilities.

Evaluation

This weapon is by far Tifa’s hardest hitting weapon with more Attack Power upgrades than you’ll ever need and as Tifa’s role is one of damage dealing, this is up there with Purple Pain as her best weapon. The weapon doesn’t get much in the way of interesting skills and does lack Reprieve but sitting at 164 base Attack Power once all the nodes have been unlocked is nothing to scoff at.

When spending your SP on the Metal Knuckles always focus on Attack Power upgrades as they’re available, leaving Magic Attack Power upgrades for last. Purchase any Speed upgrades as they become available and look out for the ATB Charge Rate Boost at Weapon Level 6 to allow you to make more use of her weapon abilities.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    10 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    29 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.

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