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Gravity-based attack. HP at 1/2

Description

Demi2 is an attack magic spell in Final Fantasy VII. It is granted by the Gravity Materia at level two, and is the second-tier Gravity-elemental spell above Demi and below Demi3. It halves an enemy's current HP.

Stats[]

Magic Materia Gravity, Master Magic
Effect Gravity-elemental damage equal to 50% of target's current HP.
MP cost 33
Compatible Support Materia Added Cut, All, Final Attack, HP Absorb, Magic Counter, MP Absorb, MP Turbo, Quadra Magic, Sneak Attack, Steal as well
Reflect No

Demi2 deals fractional damage, and reduces the target's current HP by 50%, provided they have no resistance or immunity to the Gravity element.

Use[]

Demi2 can be used by characters with the Gravity Materia at level 2, and will halve an enemy's HP. Its damage is unaffected by the user's Magic stat and is based entirely on the enemy's current HP and its efficacy is determined by the target's resistance to Gravity damage. It has a high MP cost at 33, and cannot be reflected.

Demi2 can be useful in a variety of circumstances, but should be used sparingly due to its high MP cost. It is best used when paired with Support Materia. If paired with All, it can halve a group of enemies' HP, setting them up for a deadly follow-up attack. Pairing it with Added Cut means that a character with a strong physical attack, such as Cloud, Barret, Tifa, or Cid, can finish it off with the second attack after first reducing its HP greatly. This use case is also effective as the spell does not rely on the Magic stat.

In most cases, however, Demi2 is inefficient when cast on its own, due to its high MP cost, and because most larger enemies are immune to Gravity. Though Emerald Weapon is a notable exception, Demi2 deals the same damage against it as the normal Demi due to the 9999 damage limit. The E.Skill Laser has the same effect as Demi2, but costs much less MP at 16, and is thus usually preferable unless the player wants to link Gravity to a Support Materia.

Demi2 can be a good opening move against enemies with high HP, such as Valron, Harpy, Vlakorados, Death Machine, Wolfmeister, Eagle Gun, the enemies in sunken Gelnika, Behemoth, Dark Dragon, Dragon Zombie and Iron Man. Demi2 kills Ghirofelgo in the Mansion; the Ancient Dragon in the Temple of the Ancients; and Magnade and Icicle in the Great Glacier outright, as they are weak to Gravity.

Demi2 can also be good for depleting enemies' health for setting them them to be morphed without fear of killing them.

Demi2 can be cast by Gorkii.