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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 (????) 09-07-2020 / 20:53 GMT

NameAcquiredATKMATKDEFMDEFWeapon Ability
Purple PainChapter 16 - Missable Chest during Tifa Segment514100True Strike

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Purple Pain Core (10 SP)Description
Max HP +250--
Speed +5--
Critical Hit Rate 10% BoostIncreases probability of landing a critical hit.
Critical Hit Damage 10% BoostIncreases damage dealt by critical hits.
Physical Defense +10 with Low HPIncreases defense when HP is 25% or lower.
Magical Defense +10 with Low HPIncreases magic defense when HP is 25% or lower.
Purple Pain Sub-Core I (12 SP)Description
Attack Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by basic attacks.
Unbridled Strength Damage 10% BoostIncreases damage dealt by Whirling Uppercut / Omnistrike / Rise and Fall.
Concentration Activation 70%Adds a fixed chance that Tifa may enter battle with an increased chi level.
Critical Hit Rate 50% Boost with Low HPSignificantly increases probability of landing a critical hit when HP is 25% or lower.
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.
Purple Pain Sub-Core II (14 SP)Description
Attack Power +15--
Magic Attack Power +12--
Max HP +300--
Max HP +300--
Speed +6--
Critical Hit Damage 10% BoostIncreases damage dealt by critical hits.
Weapon Ability Critical Hit Rate 10% BoostIncreases probability of landing a critical hit with an ability
New Materia SlotAdds an additional materia slot or links two existing slots.
Purple Pain Sub-Core III (16 SP)Description
Attack Power +16--
Magic Attack Power +13--
Max HP +300--
Limit Break Damage 5% BoostIncreases damage dealt by limit breaks.
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.

True Strike

This is a fantastic ability and furthers Tifa's role as the best character to use when an enemy is Staggered. The range is short but that doesn't matter against an enemy that is Staggered and using the ability will increase the gauge by 30% allowing your hits to deal more damage during Stagger.

Evaluation

This is a contender for Tifa's best weapon purely down to all of the useful skills you can unlock here. Literally any skill that is ideal for Tifa, you'll find here along with the ever useful Reprieve ability. Ignore the lower Attack Power compared to her other weapons, with Purple Pain equipped Tifa will cause Critical Hits often and start most battles in Omnistrike from the start of battle. To make this weapon even stronger, slap on two Luck Up Materia's on her and watch those Criticals flow in.

When spending your SP on Purple Pain look to unlock all of the useful skills first. This means the entirety of Sub-Core I followed by the Concentration ability and Reprieve as soon as you're able. Following this, work on acquiring all of the Attack Power upgrades to increase the damage output of her constant Critical Hits.

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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