Equips "Deathblow" command
Deathblow is a Command Materia in Final Fantasy VII equipped to provide the ability D.blow. This ability launches a physical attack at a third of its normal accuracy, but a guaranteed critical hit if it lands, meaning it deals double damage. D.blow can also be used by a character with the Master Command Materia.
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|Ability||Effect||Compatible Support Materia|
|D.blow||Physical attack (1/3 accuracy of normal attack) on one enemy, and if it connects it will be a critical hit. If All, use ability on all enemies with hit-chance calculated per-target. Always long range.||Added Cut, Counter, Final Attack, HP Absorb, MP Absorb, Sneak Attack, Steal as well|
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The Deathblow Materia provides the D.blow command, which has its own slot and does not replace the Attack command.
D.blow deals a guaranteed critical hit, but has a third of the accuracy of a normal attack. The attack ignores row. As it is a guaranteed critical attack, it will do twice the damage of a normal attack. The attack can be paired with many Support Materia, allowing the player to take advantage of effects such as HP Absorb, MP Absorb, and Sneak Attack with normal physical attacks. It can also be used with Added Cut to still get in a hit even if D.blow misses, making it a serviceable substitute for Double Cut.
Deathblow provides +1 to Luck, which can benefit any character. The best characters to use D.blow are Tifa with God's Hand or Vincent with Sniper CR or Long Barrel R, as these weapons have the max 255 accuracy. Aside from this, characters with a high Strength stat—such as Cloud, Barret, and Cid—are effective users of the Materia. Tifa's Strength stat also means she can effectively use the Materia with other weapons aside from God's Hand. The attack also always connects if the enemy is sleeping/stopped/paralyzed.
When compared with 2x-Cut, D.blow is less reliable and does the same amount of damage, meaning that 2x-Cut is normally a better choice.