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Which Is The Best Weapon For Tifa In Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Strongest Weapon for Tifa

Tifa is an important character in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Among all the four playable characters, Tifa is helpful and capable of unleashing some strong attacks in melee combat. In this FF7 Remake Weapon guide, you can learn which are the two best weapons for Tifa. What are the best available upgrades and how to unlock weapons for Tifa in Final Fantasy 7 Remake?

Which is the best weapon for Tifa?

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Tifa holds a wearable weapon crafted in the form of Knuckles, her default weapon like the Sword to Cloud. This wearable hand weapon has slots for Materia’s. The two best weapons for Tifa are Metal Knuckles and Purple Pain. Both are unlocked during the main story.

How to unlock Metal Knuckles?

You will unlock Metal Knuckles for Tifa after defeating the Crab Warden in Chapter 5 of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. This is the chapter where the Avalanche team is heading to Mako Reactor 2 and gets stuck inside a train tunnel. Check our guide on how to defeat Crab Warden to know more.

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Metal Knuckles Abilities:

  • Ability – Overpower
  • Ability Effect – Used in conjunction with basic attacks to effectively pressure enemies.
  • Proficiency Bonus – Follow up with a basic attack combo after using the weapon ability.

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 1 Upgrade: Unlock with 4 Skill Points

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  • +4 Attack Power
  • +4 Attack Power
  • +4 Attack Power
  • +3 Speed

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 2 Upgrade: Unlock with 6 Skill Points

  • Attack Damage – 5% Boost
  • Aerial Attack Damage – 5% Boost
  • Buff Duration – 10% Boost
  • Rear Assault – 10% Boost

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Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 3 Upgrade: Unlock with 8 Skill Points

  • +8  Attack Power
  • +8  Attack Power
  • +8  Attack Power
  • +5 Magic Attack power
  • +4 Speed
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 4 Upgrade: Unlock with 12 Skill Points

  • +10  Attack
  • +10  Attack
  • +5 Magic Attack power
  • Bloodsucker (Recover HP when enemies are defeated)
  • Concentration Activation 30% (Tifa may enter battle with increased chi)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 5 Upgrade: Unlock with 14 Skill Points

  • +12  Attack
  • +12  Attack
  • +6 Magic Attack power
  • Physical Defense +10 with Low HP
  • Magic Defense +10 with Low HP
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 6 Upgrade: Unlock with 16 Skill Points

  • +15  Attack
  • +15  Attack
  • +8 Magic Attack power
  • ATB Charge Rate 10% Boost
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

How to unlock Purple Pain?

Purple Pain unlocks later in the game, you will have to complete Chapter 15. In Chapter 16 in a chest before you head to the stairs to meet Barret you can collect Purple Pain weapon. Below are its stats and details on how to upgrade Purple Pain?

Purple Pain Stats:

  • Attack – 52
  • Magic Attack – 41
  • Materia Slots – 0-000

Purple Pain Abilities:

  • Ability – True Strike
  • Ability Effect – Deliver a tremendous blow at close range. Increased stagger damage bonus.
  • Proficiency – Bonus Strike a staggered enemy.

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 1 Upgrade: Unlock with 10 Skill Points

  • Max HP +250
  • Speed +5
  • 10% Boost on Critical Hit Rate
  • 10% Boost on Critical Hit Damage
  • Physical Defense: +10 with Low HP
  • Magic Defense: +10 with Low HP

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 2 Upgrade: Unlock with 12 Skill Points

  • Attack Damage:  5% Boost
  • Unbridled Strength Damage: 10% Boost
  • Concentration Activation: 70% (Tifa may enter battle with increased chi)
  • Critical Hit Rate: 50% Boost with Low HP
  • Limit Break: 5% Boost with Low HP
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 5 Upgrade: Unlock with 14 Skill Points

  • Attack Power – +15
  • Magic Attack Power –  +12
  • Max HP – +300
  • Max HP  – +300
  • Speed – +6
  • Critical Hit Damage: 10% Boost
  • Weapon Ability Critical Hit Rate: 10% Boost
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

Metal Knuckles Weapon Level 6 Upgrade: Unlock with 16 Skill Points

  • Attack Power: +16
  • Magic Attack Power: +13
  • Max HP: +300
  • Limit Break Damage: 5% Boost
  • Reprieve (Avoid incapacitation once per battle)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)
  • New Materia Slot (Or link two existing slots)

So these are two best weapons for Tifa in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Along with this you can also apply the best possible upgrades to make her more stronger.