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FF7 Remake Aerith Best Weapon Guide

Less fight and more magic

Aerith is magical and enigmatic, her existence in Final Fantasy 7 Remake is unique compared other playable characters. In this guide you can find details on best weapons for Aerith. She usually joins the party later in the game and use spear type weapons. Her attacks includes lot of magic, while Cloud is more about mobility and sword movement. Tifa is fast and best for melee while Barret is an heavy long range attack guy.

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Best Weapon for Aerith Guide

Mythril Rod and Reinforced Staff are two best weapons for Aerith. Reinforced Staff is an best overall weapon while Myhtril Rod brings strong magic attacks. It relies on you what you pick. Below are the details on how to unlock these weapons, there upgrades and stats.

How to unlock Mythril Rod?

Myhtril Rod can be unlocked in Chapter Chapter 11. When you are in the  Train Graveyard, you will have to locate a purple chest. Another way to unlock Mythril Rod is buying it form Sector 5 Slum Shop.

Mythril Rod Abilities:

  • Ability – Ray of Judgement
  • Ability Effect – Fire an energy burst that hits multiple times. Increased stagger damage bonus. Costs 2 ATB.
  • Proficiency Bonus – Strike a staggered enemy.

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Mythril Rod Weapon Level 1 Upgrade: Unlock with 10 Skill Points

  • Magic Attack Power: +5
  • Magic Attack Power: +5
  • Max MP: +13
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Mythril Rod Weapon Level 4 Upgrade: Unlock with 14 Skill Points

  • Magic Attack Power: +6
  • Magic Attack Power: +6
  • Magic Attack Power: +6
  • Bloodsucker (Recover HP when enemies are defeated)
  • Magic 20% Boost with Full MP

Mythril Rod Weapon Level 5 Upgrade: Unlock with 16 Skill Points

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  • Magic Attack Power: +10
  • Magic Attack Power: +10
  • Max HP: +200
  • Physical Defense +5 with High HP
  • Magic Defense +5 with High HP
  • Limit Break 5% Boost with Low HP
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Mythril Rod Weapon Level 6 Upgrade: Unlock with 18 Skill Points

  • Magic Attack Power: +12
  • Magic Attack Power: +12
  • Max HP +200
  • Debuff Resistance +5
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

How to unlock Reinforced Staff?

Reinforced Staff is a solid and durable staff, produced by Hojo Laboratory. It is an best all rounded weapon for Aerith. It is hidden in a purple chest in the first room at the start of Chapter 17.

Reinforced Staff Abilities:

  • Ability – ATB Ward
  • Ability Effect – Conjure a magical ward. Allies who use ATB within it regain partial ATB from your gauge. Costs 2 ATB.
  • Proficiency Bonus – Conjure a ward (one time only during activation)

Reinforced Staff Weapon Level 1 Upgrade: Unlock with 10 Skill Points

  • Magic Attack Power: +5
  • Magic Defense: +5
  • Max MP: +8
  • Buff Duration 10% Boost
  • Debuff Resistance +5

Reinforced Staff Weapon Level 4 Upgrade: Unlock with 14 Skill Points

  • Physical Damage Reduction 10% when Guarding
  • Magic Damage Reduction 10% when Guarding
  • Magic Attack Power +5 with High HP
  • Self-Healing 50% Boost with Low HP
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Reinforced Staff Weapon Level 5 Upgrade: Unlock with 16 Skill Points

  • Magic Attack Power: +10
  • Magic Attack Power: +10
  • Magic Defense: +8
  • Max MP: +10
  • Tempest Damage 5% Boost
  • Physical Defense +5 with High HP
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Reinforced Staff Weapon Level 6 Upgrade: Unlock with 18 Skill Points

  • Magic Attack Power: +12
  • Magic Attack Power: +12
  • Max HP: +300
  • Reprieve (Avoid incapacitation once per battle)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

If you are confused what to choose then go with Reinforced Staff. A unique experimental weapon which gives you more Magic Attack. You can increase the weapons capability by using the right materia and upgrades.

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