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Unleash a wave of non-elemental mako energy at an enemy in front of you with a slash of your sword.

Description

Blade Burst is an ability for Cloud in Final Fantasy VII Remake, provided to him by the Mythril Saber Mythril Saber. Cloud places his sword behind him and charges it up with mako energy, then spins in the air once and strikes the ground, sending three beams that travel along the ground.

Blade Burst is based on Blade Beam from the original Final Fantasy VII, where it was a level 2 limit break.

Mechanics[]

Weapon Ability Mythril Saber Mythril Saber
Effects - Long range
- Deals non-elemental magic damage
- Large outward area-of-effect
Interrupt stats - Interrupts targets with ≤50 interrupt defense
- Interrupted by attacks with ≥40 interrupt strength
Compatible Support Materia Support Materia Elemental Materia Elemental Materia
Applicable weapon passive bonuses - Critical Hit Rate Up
- Ability Critical Hit Rate Up
- Enemy Parts Damage Up
- Critical Damage Up
- Desperate Striker
Damage formula:

Where Cloud's Magic Attack is his respective attribute, and Target's Magic Defense is the respective attribute of the target
Power Modifier: 3.78
Stagger formula:

Where Target's Magic Rate Modifier is the respective stagger rate modifier of the target
Stagger Rate: 1

Use[]

Blade Burst is a unique ability for Cloud in that it deals ranged magic damage with no MP cost, which hits in a narrow fan. Blade Burst's biggest strength is its large area-of-effect and above average power, allowing Cloud to often attack without needing to run toward his enemies first.

As the attack is non-elemental, there is no need to worry about elemental resistances. However, enemies with magic resistance or a high magic defense can greatly reduce its effectiveness. Against enemies who resist physical damage, Blade Burst can be an excellent alternative to casting spells to save MP and deal damage with little fear of missing. Against single targets at longer range, it is not a full substitute for spellcasting as it still has limited range whereas spells do not.

Blade Burst takes advantage of Cloud's magical damage unlike his other abilities such as Braver or Triple Slash. Building Cloud towards high Magic Attack Magic Attack benefits Blade Burst, and a Magic Up Materia Magic Up Materia can be a great boost.

Equipping Cloud with Mythril Saber Mythril Saber can transform Blade Burst into one of his most powerful abilities, as it not only favors high magic attack, but also has strong magic-oriented passives.

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