Unleash a wave of non-elemental mako energy at an enemy in front of you with a slash of your sword.
Blade Burst is an ability for Cloud in Final Fantasy VII Remake, provided to him by the Mythril Saber. Cloud unleashes a non-elemental beam of mako energy from his sword, dealing non-elemental magic damage at range with a wide area-of-effect.
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Blade Burst is a unique ability for Cloud, which deals ranged magic damage with no MP cost, which hits in a wide radius. Against enemies who are resistant to physical damage, Blade Burst can be an excellent alternative to casting magic spells, saving MP, and dealing damage in a wider radius with no fear of missing. Blade Burst's biggest strength is its area-of-effect damage and range, allowing Cloud to attack enemies in a wide radius without needing to run towards them first. The attack is non-elemental, and will deal damage regardless of an enemy's weaknesses and resistances to elements.
Blade Burst does not take advantage of Cloud's physical damage like his other abilities such as Braver or Triple Slash do, which also hit enemies for area-of-effect damage and are in melee range. If Cloud's attributes are built more towards physical damage with a higher Attack Power, he will find these abilities preferable, though when built towards Magic Attack, Cloud will find Blade Burst a better way to deal damage. Blade Burst is very useful against enemies that resist physical damage, though against single targets at longer range, it is not a substitute for casting spells if Cloud has enough MP to spare.