Heals a large amount of HP.Description
Curaga is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It is the highest-level curative spell provided by Healing Materia. It restores a major amount of HP, above Cure and Cura, but has a longer cast time and higher MP cost.
Curaga costs 12 MP to cast, and can be used by characters with healing materia at level 4. It provides a huge amount of healing that, dependent on the Magic attribute of the caster, can heal at amounts even greater than a Mega-Potion. This makes it a very ATB-efficient way to cure character, but its high MP cost can be very limiting.
Curaga should be cast to rescue characters from dire situations if they are near-death, in order to spare MP. It can provide quick recovery in these situations, but when characters are healthier, Cura should be cast instead. Regen is a viable alternative to Curaga, which can heal a character fully and is not dependent on the caster's magic attribute, but is much slower to heal. Other alternatives to Curaga are Chakra and Pray, which have no MP cost, but also heal at lower amounts.
Curaga can be used very effectively by pairing the healing materia with Magnify Materia. This easily allows the caster to restore all allies nearer to full HP at a single ATB cost, making it very MP and ATB-efficient, more so than Pray. However, only a single magnify materia exists, and using this will prevent magnify from being paired with other potentially devastating combinations. Additionally, the Healing Carcanet will improve the amount being healed, and many weapons include unlocks that improve the healing amount when the spell is cast on others or on oneself.