Deal a moderate amount of ice damage.
Blizzara is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It is granted by the Ice Materia, and is the second-level Ice-elemental spell above Blizzard and below Blizzaga. Blizzard deals decent ice-element damage, has a medium MP cost, and a moderate casting time.
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Blizzara costs 10 MP to cast with a level 2 ice materia equipped. It deals 1.5 times more damage compared to the base ice spell, Blizzard. The spell can be used against low-to-medium level enemies, against which it can deal major damage or outright kill them. It can also have uses against higher-level enemies in some circumstances, and is effective for pressuring and staggering stronger enemies. It is particularly strong against enemies weak to ice.
Among its peers— Fira, Thundara, and Aerora—Blizzara differs in that after hitting its target, it creates a mine that remains stationary, before dealing damage to any enemies that are caught in the mine's wide radius. If placed well, this can catch other enemies that run into it after it hits the first enemy. However, the main downside to this is that the initial enemy that is hit can run away from and evade the spell. Therefore, it is crucial to cast it on enemies that are stationary, such as those pressured or staggered or stopped, or to take advantage of a window of opportunity when they can be hit.
Blizzara is outclassed by Blizzaga in terms of pure damage. However, its lower MP cost and shorter cast time can make it preferable, such as when aiming to pressure an enemy weak to ice, or to deal damage on an MP budget. In some cases, it is preferable to pressure an enemy with Blizzara to then set them up for Blizzaga straight after. Likewise, though Blizzara outclasses Blizzard in terms of damage, the quick cast time of Blizzard can make it preferable against mobile enemies.
The spell can be amplified by pairing the ice materia with Support Materia. In particular, HP Absorption Materia and MP Absorption Materia are good pairs to increase a character's survivability and their sustained spellcasting ability respectively, whereas Magnify Materia can be a good pair to allow multiple Blizzaras to hit all enemies. Blizzara is also used effectively with Aerith's Arcane Ward, causing it to be cast twice.