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The Best Weapon For Barret Guide – Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Strongest Weapon for the Strongest Man

Barret is the first playable character in Final Fantasy 7 Remake after Cloud in the battles. He is strong and has a machine gun attached to this hand. This makes Barret the best for long-range attacks. Similar to Cloud, Tifa will also join the party and you will be switching between the players in the battle. Similar to the best weapon for Cloud, and the best weapon for Tifa, Barret also has limited choices. In this Final Fantasy 7 Barret Weapon guide you can learn which is the two best weapons for him. How to unlock them and what are the best available upgrades with their Skill Points cost.

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Best Weapon for Barret Guide

There are two best weapons for Barret, the Wrecking Ball and Big Bertha. Both are long ranged weapons unlocked during the main story.

How to unlock Big Bertha?

Big Bertha is a long ranged weapon that can be purchased from Sector 6 Slum Evergreen Park area. There is a Weapon shop in the region. Below are the basic stats and you can upgrade this weapon to make it more stronger.

  • Attack – 45
  • Magic Attack – 30
  • Materia Slots – 0-00

Big Bertha Abilities:

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  • Ability – Maximum Fury
  • Ability Effect – Consume all ATB charges to fire a long stream of bullets at an enemy.
  • Proficiency Bonus – Finish off an enemy.

Big Bertha Weapon Level 1 Upgrade: Unlock with 10 Skill Points

  • Attack Power: +8
  • Magic Attack Power: +10
  • Max HP: +250
  • Max HP: +250
  • Max HP: +250
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Big Bertha Weapon Level 4 Upgrade: Unlock with 12 Skill Points

  • Attack Power +5 with High HP
  • Magic Attack Power +5 with High HP
  • Physical Defense +10 with Low HP
  • Magic Defense +10 with Low HP
  • Trade-Off (Recover MP when taking significant damage)
  • Self-Healing 50% Boost with Low HP

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Big Bertha Weapon Level 5 Upgrade: Unlock with 14 Skill Points

  • Attack Power +10
  • Attack Power +10
  • Magic Attack Power +10
  • Max HP +250
  • Limit Break Damage 5% Boost
  • Limit Break 5% Boost with Low HP
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Big Bertha Weapon Level 6 Upgrade: Unlock with 16 Skill Points

  • Attack Power +10
  • Attack Power +10
  • Magic Attack Power +12
  • Max HP +250
  • Elemental Defense 5% Boost
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

How to unlock Wrecking Ball?

Wrecking Ball is a close-combat weapon, it is capable of pulverizing enemies with a sphere of solid steel. This weapon can be unlocked in Chapter 14, complete Odd Job Subterranean Menace quest.

  • Attack – 65
  • Magic Attack – 17
  • Materia Slots – 0-000

Wrecking Ball Abilities:

  • Ability – Smackdown
  • Ability Effect – Strike the ground and send nearby enemies flying.
  • Proficiency Bonus – Strike three or more enemies.

Wrecking Ball Weapon Level 1 Upgrade: Unlock with 10 Skill Points

  • Attack Power +6
  • Attack Power +6
  • Magic Attack Power +6
  • Attack Damage 5% Boost
  • ATB Charge Rate 10% Boost

Wrecking Ball Weapon Level 4 Upgrade: Unlock with 14 Skill Points

  • Buff Duration 10% Boost
  • Magic Damage Reduction 10% when Guarding
  • Crippling Damage (damage dealt to discrete enemy parts) 10% Boost
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Wrecking Ball Weapon Level 5 Upgrade: Unlock with 16 Skill Points

  • Attack Power +8
  • Attack Power +8
  • Attack Power +8
  • Magic Attack Power +8
  • Limit Break Damage 5% Boost
  • Bloodsucker (Recover HP when enemies are defeated)
  • Stagger Siphon (recover HP when using an ability on a staggered foe.)
  • Weapon Ability Critical Hit Rate 10% Boost

Wrecking Ball Weapon Level 6 Upgrade: Unlock with 18 Skill Points

  • Attack Power +8
  • Attack Power +8
  • MP Regeneration 10% Boost
  • Reprieve (Avoid incapacitation once per battle)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

For long range Big Bertha will go best with Barret, and if you need to deal with enemies in close combat then Wrecking ball can help you lot. So these are the two best weapons for Barret in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

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