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Increases ATB when staggering an enemy.

Description

ATB Stagger materia is a Complete Materia Complete Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission". It increases a character's ATB gauge when staggering an enemy.

Obtained[]

ATB Stagger in Chadleys Secret Research from FFVII Remake.jpg

ATB Stagger materia can be purchased from Chadley after completing Battle Intel Report 14 to stagger 40 enemy types. The first copy costs 100 gil, while further purchases cost 2000 gil apiece.

In "Episode INTERmission", ATB Stagger is a reward for scoring 20,000 points in the Basic Training course of the Shinra Box Buster minigame.

Stats[]

Level AP required Effect
1 0 Small ATB increase
2 250 Medium ATB increase
3 750 Large ATB increase

Use[]

ATB Stagger materia fills a character's ATB gauge after they stagger an enemy. The increase varies depending on the materia's level. When an enemy is staggered, the user can immediately perform an ATB ability to deal damage to them, making ATB Stagger a useful materia in some circumstances.

ATB Stagger is a good materia to equip on Tifa because her abilities and general kit are geared towards building up an enemy's stagger, and her Unbridled Strength techniques excel at increasing an enemy's stagger bonus damage. With ATB Stagger materia, Tifa can immediately use Unbridled Strength after staggering an enemy to then increase its bonus damage. Another character who benefits from the materia is Cloud, whose abilities focus on raw damage output. With ATB Stagger, he can immediately follow up staggering an enemy with a powerful melee attack.

ATB Stagger materia can be used in combination with other materia that also increase characters' ATB gauges rather quickly. These include First Strike Materia First Strike Materia, ATB Assist Materia ATB Assist Materia, Skill Master Materia Skill Master Materia, and ATB Boost Materia ATB Boost Materia. ATB Boost can be used with ATB Stagger to, after gaining ATB from staggering an enemy, immediately double this to gain two ATB charges, unleashing more powerful attacks on a weakened enemy. As before, Tifa can use her abilities together in quick succession in combos with her high Speed Speed to deal burst damage to a staggered enemy, while Cloud can take advantage of using powerful abilities, such as Infinity's End, quickly after an enemy is staggered, as Infinity's End is especially powerful against staggered foes but takes two ATB bars to execute.

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