Heals a moderate amount of HP.
Cura is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It is the second-level curative spell provided by Healing Materia. It restores HP at a rate above Cure but below Curaga, and has a medium cast time and MP cost. The effect can be boosted if the target being healed has the Salvation Badge.
Use[edit | edit source]
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Cura costs 8 MP and can be used with the healing materia at level 2. At lower levels, Cura heals characters a great amount, comparable to or greater than that of a Hi-Potion. Its main limitation is its MP cost, which can be restrictive early on.
As characters' MP pool and MP regeneration increase, Cura only becomes more effective and can be used more frequently. Even after Curaga is obtained, Cura still remains useful as an MP-efficient spell that also has a shorter cast time. The spell remains very ATB-efficient, and can heal by amounts greater than or comparable to both Chakra and Pray, though its MP cost remains a drawback in comparison. Unlike Regen, Cura depends on the caster's Magic attribute, whereas Regen's heal is based on HP percentage.
Cura can be amplified by pairing the healing materia with Magnify Materia to allow one to heal all allies at once for only a single ATB cost, which can rescue the party from difficult situations. Though Pray is also capable of this, Cura is more ATB-efficient. Additionally, the Healing Carcanet will improve the amount that is healed, and many weapons include unlocks that improve the healing amount when the spell is cast on others or on oneself.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
"Cura" comes from the Latin word which translates into "care," "treatment," "attention" and "concern."