Conjure a magical ward. Allies who use ATB within it regain partial ATB from your gauge. Costs 2 ATB.
ATB Ward is an ability for Aerith in Final Fantasy VII Remake, provided by the Reinforced Staff. It creates a large ward on the ground, where any other party member than Aerith who uses an ATB ability within it regains partial ATB, allowing them to charge up abilities quickly. The ward costs two ATB charges, and lasts 240 seconds.
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ATB Ward is a potentially powerful ability that allows Aerith's allies to more quickly charge up ATB abilities. If Aerith’s ATB gauge is at least partially charged, allies who use any ATB ability within the ward will have their ATB gauge partially refunded by reciprocally draining Aerith's ATB gauge. Much like Arcane Ward, the ability only helps characters in a certain area, though unlike Arcane Ward, it costs two ATB charges. The main drawbacks are its high cost, being less helpful against mobile enemies, and that Aerith herself does not benefit from the ability.
ATB Ward can be used in conjunction with Arcane Ward to not only cast two spells at once, but also to quickly charge them up. Aside from spells, the only abilities that can be used effectively within the ATB Ward are Tifa's Unbridled Strength and Barret's ranged abilities. ATB Ward can also be used with Lustrous Shield to protect the area.