Breach is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission". It is the first spell provided by Subversion Materia. The spell removes the Barrier, Manaward, Shield, and Reflect statuses from a target. Unlike most spells, it costs 2 ATB to cast.
|Magic Materia||Subversion Materia|
|Effects||Removes Barrier, Manaward, Shield, and Reflect from target|
|Interrupt stats||Interrupted by attacks with ≥40 interrupt strength|
|Compatible Support Materia|| Magnify Materia|
Breach costs 10 MP to cast. It is used to remove protective buffs, including Barrier, Manaward, Shield, and Reflect, from a target. These effects can greatly change the tide of battle, as an enemy with the buffs enabled can reduce damage from or be completely immune to certain types of attackers. In these circumstances, using Breach is extremely useful to open up characters to get damage in completely.
Breach is outclased by Dispel, which removes all buffs from a target. Breach is still useful when saving MP if it is only protective buffs that need removing, but otherwise, Dispel removes more effects.