Deal a large amount of ice damage.
Blizzaga is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It is granted by the Ice Materia, and is the highest-level Ice-elemental spell above Blizzard and Blizzara. Blizzard deals the highest amount of ice-element damage, but has a sizable MP cost and a slow casting time.
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Blizzaga costs 21 MP to cast with a level 3 ice materia equipped. It is the best ice spell to use against high-level enemies, and is particularly useful for both pressuring and staggering them. The spell shines against enemies that are weak to ice. It deals twice the damage compared to the base ice spell, Blizzard, and 1.25 times the damage compared to the second tier Ice spell, Blizzara.
Blizzaga's main drawback is its unreliability. As an ice spell, it works by creating a mine on the target which remains stationary before bursting to hit any enemies caught in the mine's wide radius. This mine can hit many enemies that run into it if well-placed, but can also be easily evaded by the initial target of the spell. Between this and its slow casting time, Blizzaga lags behind its peers, Firaga, Thundaga, and Aeroga, in reliability.
Blizzaga outclasses Blizzara in terms of raw damage, but there are many cases where Blizzara is preferred due to its slightly better reliability. In most cases, it may be best to set an enemy up with Blizzara first, or only use Blizzaga against enemies that are already pressured or staggered or stopped. Other times, Blizzara can be used if a player is on a budget for MP.
Blizzaga is amplified greatly by pairing the ice materia with Support Materia. HP Absorption Materia and MP Absorption Materia are good particularly strong pairs, as they can increase a character's sustainability by either substantially healing them or recouping some of the cost of the spell. Additionally, Magnify Materia can be a great pair with ice materia, allowing multiple Blizzagas to hit all enemies. Blizzaga is also paired very well with Aerith's Arcane Ward, causing it to be cast twice.