Jump into the air and strike your foe with a powerful attack.Description
Braver is Cloud's default ability in Final Fantasy VII Remake. Cloud leaps into the air and strikes an opponent, leaving behind a trail of light and dealing burst damage in an area of effect. The ability was improved in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.
|Character Ability||Cloud Strife|
|Effects||- Close range|
- Deals physical melee damage
- Hits low-flying enemies
- Moderate area-of-effect radius
|Interrupt stats||- Interrupts targets with ≤50 interrupt defense|
- Interrupted by attacks with ≥40 interrupt strength
|Compatible Support Materia|| Elemental Materia|
|Applicable weapon passive bonuses||- Critical Hit Rate Up|
- Enemy Parts Damage Up
- Critical Damage Up
- Desperate Striker
Where 5 is used rather than 4 in Intergrade, Cloud's Attack Power is his respective attribute, and Target's Defense is the respective attribute of the target
VII Remake (PS4): 4
Intergrade (PS5): 5
Where 6 is used rather than 2 if the target is pressured, and Target's Physical Melee Rate Modifier is the respective stagger rate modifier of the target
Stagger Rate: 2
Pressured Rate: 6
Braver is used to deal physical burst damage to a target. It can hit low-flying enemies as well as multiple enemies close to the impact zone.
Before Cloud unlocks further abilities, Braver is good to finish off a single enemy without spending MP for a spell. Since the wind up is slow, Cloud may miss the target. Braver is optimally used on staggered enemies or against groups clustered together, as it can spread damage across them. Braver is also useful to catch low-flying enemies, where Cloud's other weapon abilities can't reach, though it still can't reach high-flyers. Triple Slash outclasses Braver against multiple enemies. Infinity's End is stronger, particularly against staggered targets, but costs 2 ATB. Blade Burst deals better damage against enemies with strong physical resistance, or if Cloud is magic damage focused.
In Intergrade, Braver deals more damage, and has improved tracking around Cloud. This makes Braver a considerably stronger and more reliable choice for damage output against single targets over Triple Slash, although Triple Slash still reigns supreme against multiple targets. Infinity's End was also improved, to retain its superiority over Braver.
Behind the scenes
Braver was used in the 2015 trailer shown for Final Fantasy VII Remake at the PlayStation Experience in December 5th, 2015.