Weapon upgrade menu.

This is a list of weapon passives in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Unlockable with SP (skill points), each weapon provides passive abilities when equipped. Unlocking these passives will apply them whenever that weapon is in use, giving each weapon unique perks and traits that change how it is used compared to other weapons. The weapon's abilities are unlocked by spending skill points that are earned both from leveling up and from manuscripts.

Weapon passives range from simple stat boosts to unique offensive or defensive properties, and to those that provide character-specific enhancements.

List of passives[edit | edit source]

Stat enhancements[edit | edit source]

The specific increase in the attribute varies, normally based on the weapon, or the weapon core.

Ability Effect Weapons
ATK Up Increases the Attack Power Attack Power bonus provided by the weapon. Cloud: Buster Sword Buster Sword, Iron Blade Iron Blade, Hardedge Hardedge, Mythril Rod Mythril Rod, Twin Stinger Twin Stinger

Barret: Gatling Gun Gatling Gun, Light Machine Gun Light Machine Gun, Big Bertha Big Bertha, Steel Pincers Steel Pincers, Wrecking Ball Wrecking Ball, EKG Cannon EKG Cannon
Tifa: Leather Gloves Leather Gloves, Metal Knuckles Metal Knuckles, Sonic Strikers Sonic Strikers, Feathered Gloves Feathered Gloves, Mythril Claws Mythril Claws, Purple Pain Purple Pain

MATK Up Increases the Magic Attack Magic Attack bonus provided by the weapon. Cloud: Buster Sword, Iron Blade, Hardedge, Mythril Saber, Twin Stinger

Barret: Gatling Gun, Light Machine Gun, Big Bertha, Steel Pincers, Wrecking Ball, EKG Cannon
Tifa: Leather Gloves, Metal Knuckles, Sonic Strikers, Feathered Gloves, Mythril Claws, Purple Pain
Aerith: Guard Stick Guard Stick, Silver Staff Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter Arcane Scepter, Mythril Rod, Bladed Staff Bladed Staff, Reinforced Staff Reinforced Staff

DEF Up Increases the Defense Defense of the wielder. Cloud: Buster Sword, Iron Blade

Barret: Gatling Gun, Light Machine Gun
Tifa: Leather Gloves
Aerith: Guard Stick, Bladed Staff

MDEF Up Increases the Magic Defense Magic Defense of the wielder. Cloud: Buster Sword, Mythril Saber

Barret: Gatling Gun
Tifa: Leather Gloves
Aerith: Guurd Stick, Reinforced Staff

Max HP Up Increases the maximum HP of the wielder. Cloud: Buster Sword, Nail Bat Nail Bat

Barret: Gatling Gun, Light Machine Gun, Big Bertha, EKG Cannon
Tifa: Leather Gloves, Purple Pain
Aerith: Guard Stick, Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter, Mythril Rod, Bladed Staff, Reinforced Staff

Max MP Up Increases the maximum MP of the wielder. Cloud: Buster Sword, Mythril Saber, Max MP

Barret: Gatling Gun, Steel Pincers
Tifa: Leather Gloves, Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Guard Stick, Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter, Mythril Rod, Bladed Staff, Reinforced Staff

Speed Up Increases the Speed Speed of the wielder. Tifa: Leather Gloves, Metal Knuckles, Sonic Strikers, Feathered Gloves, Purple Pain
Luck Up Increases the Luck Luck of the wielder. Cloud: Nail Bat

Aerith: Bladed Staff

Needs More Materia Either grants an additional materia slot, or links two existing slots, depending on the weapon and on how many previous slots were unlocked. All

Offensive effects[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Weapons
Enhanced Attack Boost damage of normal attacks +5%. Cloud: Nail Bat Nail Bat, Hardedge Hardedge

Barret: Light Machine Gun Light Machine Gun, Wrecking Ball Wrecking Ball, EKG Cannon EKG Cannon
Tifa: Metal Knuckles Metal Knuckles, Feathered Gloves Feathered Gloves, Purple Pain Purple Pain
Aerith: Guard Stick Guard Stick, Arcane Scepter Arcane Scepter

Enhanced Aerial Attack Boost damage of aerial attacks +5%. Cloud: Hardedge

Tifa: Metal Knuckles, Feathered Gloves

Enhanced Limit Breaks Boost damage of limit breaks +5%. Cloud: Buster Sword Buster Sword, Hardedge

Barret: Gatling Gun Gatling Gun, Light Machine Gun, Big Bertha Big Bertha, Wrecking Ball
Tifa: Leather Gloves, Purple Pain

Enhanced Elements Boost damage added by Elemental Materia Elemental Materia to attacks by +10%. Cloud: Mythril Rod Mythril Rod, Twin Stinger Twin Stinger

Barret: Steel Pincers Steel Pincers
Tifa: Sonic Strikers Sonic Strikers, Mythril Claws Mythril Claws
Aerith: Arcane Scepter

Elemental Damage Up Boost damage of elemental attacks +5%. Cloud: Iron Blade Iron Blade

Barret: Light Machine Gun

Fire Damage Up Boost damage by Fire Fire-elemental attacks by +5%. Cloud: Twin Stinger

Barret: Steel Pincers
Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Silver Staff Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter

Ice Damage Up Boost damage by Ice Ice-elemental attacks by +5%. Cloud: Twin Stinger

Barret: Steel Pincers
Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter

Lightning Damage Up Boost damage by Lightning Lightning-elemental attacks by +5%. Cloud: Twin Stinger

Barret: Steel Pincers
Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter

Wind Damage Up Boost damage by Wind Wind-elemental attacks by +5%. Cloud: Twin Stinger

Barret: Steel Pincers
Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter

Debuff Extension Lengthens the duration of debuffs inflicted on enemies by +10%. Cloud: Twin Stinger

Barret: Steel Pincers
Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter

Critical Hit Rate Up Boosts the probability of landing a critical hit by +10%. Cloud: Nail Bat

Barret: EKG Cannon
Tifa: Purple Pain
Aerith: Bladed Staff

Critical Damage Up Boosts the damage dealt by a critical hit by +25%. Cloud: Nail Bat

Barret: EKG Cannon
Tifa: Purple Pain
Aerith: Bladed Staff

Ability Critical Hit Rate Up Boosts the probability of landing a critical hit when using a weapon ability by +10%. Cloud: Nail Bat, Hardedge

Barret: Wrecking Ball, EKG Cannon
Tifa: Purple Pain

Enemy Parts Damage Up Increases damage dealt to discrete enemy parts by +10%. Cloud: Nail Bat, Hardedge

Barret: Wrecking Ball
Aerith: Bladed Staff

Backstabber Increases damage dealt when attacking an enemy from behind by +10%. Tifa: Metal Knuckles, Feathered Gloves Feathered Gloves

Supportive effects[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Weapons
ATB Charge Rate Up Increases the amount successful attacks increase the ATB gauge by +10%. Barret Wallace: Wrecking Ball Wrecking Ball

Tifa: Metal Knuckles Metal Knuckles, Feathered Gloves Feathered Gloves, Mythril Claws Mythril Claws

Buff Extension Lengthens the duration of buffs by +10%. Cloud: Hardedge Hardedge, Twin Stinger

Barret: Light Machine Gun Light Machine Gun, Wrecking Ball
Tifa: Metal Knuckles, Sonic Strikers Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Arcane Scepter Arcane Scepter, Reinforced Staff Reinforced Staff

Elemental Defense Up Reduces damage taken from elemental attacks by 5%. Cloud: Twin Stinger Twin Stinger

Barret: Big Bertha
Tifa: Mythril Claws
Aerith: Guard Stick Guard Stick, Arcane Scepter

Debuff Resistance Up Increases resistance to debuffs by +5. Cloud: Nail Bat Nail Bat, Mythril Rod Mythril Rod

Barret: Light Machine Gun
Tifa: Sonic Strikers, Mythril Claws
Aerith: Silver Staff, Mythril Rod, Reinforced Staff

Enhanced Physical Guard Reduce physical damage taken by 10% when guarding, Cloud: Iron Blade Iron Blade

Barret: Light Machine Gun
Tifa: Feathered Gloves Feathered Gloves
Aerith: Guard Stick, Reinforced Staff Reinforced Staff

Enhanced Magic Guard Reduce magic damage taken by 10% when guarding, Barret: Wrecking Ball

Tifa: Featherd Gloves
Aerith: Guard Stick, Reinforced Staff

Bloodsucker Recover HP enemies are defeated. Cloud: Hardedge

Barret: Wrecking Ball, EKG Cannon
Tifa: Metal Knuckles
Aerith: Mythril Rod

Stagger Siphon Recover HP when dealing damage to a staggered enemy with unique abilities. Cloud: Hardedge

Barret: Light Machine Gun, Wrecking Ball
Tifa: Feathered Gloves
Aerith: Arcane Scepter, Bladed Staff

Trade-Off Recover MP after taking significant damage. Cloud: Iron Blade, Mythril Saber

Barret: Big Bertha
Aerith: Silver Staff

MP Recovery Up I Increase the speed of passive MP regeneration by 10% during battle. Cloud: Buster Sword Buster Sword, Twin Stinger Twin Stinger

Barret: Steel Pincers Steel Pincers, Wrecking Ball
Aerith: Guard Stick, Arcane Scepter Arcane Scepter

MP Recovery Up III Increase the speed of passive MP regeneration by 50% during battle. Cloud: Mythril Saber

Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Silver Staff Silver Staff

MP Saver: Attack Spells Reduces the MP cost of attack spells by 20%. Cloud: Mythril Saber

Barret: Steel Pincers
Tifa: Mythril Claws
Aerith: Silver Staff

MP Saver: Healing Spells Reduces the MP cost of healing spells by 20%. Cloud: Twin Stinger

Barret: Light Machine Gun, Steel Pincers
Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Guard Stick, Silver Staff

Reprieve Survive an otherwise fatal attack at 1 HP once per battle. Cloud: Iron Blade, Nail Bat, Twin Stinger

Barret: Light Machine Gun, Wrecking Ball, EKG Cannon
Tifa: Mythril Claws, Purple Pain
Aerith: Guard Stick, Silver Staff, Arcane Scepter, Reinforced Staff

Conditional effects[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Weapons
Dominant Physical Offense Improves Attack Power Attack Power by +5 when HP is 75% or higher. Cloud: Mythril Rod Mythril Rod

Barret: Big Bertha Big Bertha Tifa: Mythril Claws Mythril Claws

Dominant Magic Offense Improves Magic Attack Magic Attack by +5 when HP is 75% or higher. Cloud: Iron Blade Iron Blade

Barret: Light Machine Gun Light Machine Gun, Big Bertha
Aerith: Bladed Staff Bladed Staff, Reinforced Staff Reinforced Staff

Dominant Physical Defense Improves Defense Defense by +5 when HP is 75% or higher. Cloud: Iron Blade Iron Blade

Barret: Light Machine Gun
Tifa: Sonic Strikers Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Mythril Rod, Reinforced Staff

Dominant Magic Defense Improves Magic Defense Magic Defense by +5 when HP is 75% or higher. Cloud: Twin Stinger Twin Stinger

Tifa: Sonic Strikers
Aerith: Mythril Rod

Desperate Physical Defense Improves physical defense by +10 when HP is 25% or higher. Cloud: Nail Bat

Barret: Big Bertha, EKG Cannon
Tifa: Metal Knuckles, Purple Pain
Aerith: Bladed Staff

Desperate Magic Defense Improves magic defense by +10 when HP is 25% or higher. Cloud: Nail Bat

Barret: Big Bertha, EKG Cannon
Tifa: Metal Knuckles, Purple Pain
Aerith: Bladed Staff

Desperate Recovery Boost self-healing by 50% when HP is 25% or lower. Cloud: Iron Blade

Barret: Big Bertha
Tifa: Leather Gloves

Desperate Limit Breaks Boost damage of limit breaks +5% when HP is 25% or lower. Cloud: Iron Blade, Nail Bat

Barret: Big Bertha
Tifa: Purple Pain

Desperate Striker Increase the probability of landing a critical hit by +50% when HP is 25% or lower. Cloud: Nail Bat

Barret: EKG Cannon
Tifa: Purple Pain
Aerith: Bladed Staff

Max MP Magic Up Boost magic effect by +20% when MP is full. Cloud: Mythril Saber

Barret: Steel Pincers Steel Pincers
Aerith: Silver Staff

Character-specific effects[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Character Weapons
Enhanced Punisher Boost damage of Strong Attacks under Punisher Mode +5%. Cloud Buster Sword Buster Sword, Hardedge Hardedge
Counter Damage Up Boost damage of counterattacks under Punisher Mode +5%. Cloud Iron Blade Iron Blade
Enhanced Overcharge Boost damage of Overcharge +10%. Barret Gatling Gun Gatling Gun, EKG Cannon EKG Cannon
Enhanced Techniques Boost damage of Whirling Uppercut, Omnistrike, and Rise and Fall +10%. Tifa Feathered Gloves Feathered Gloves, Purple Pain Purple Pain
Concentration Provides a chance that Tifa may enter battle with an increased chi level. Chance varies by weapon. Tifa Leather Gloves (50%), Metal Knuckles Metal Knuckles (30%), Sonic Strikers Sonic Strikers (50%), Feathered Gloves (70%), Mythril Claws (30%), Purple Pain (70%)
Enhanced Tempest Boost damage of Tempest +5%. Aerith Guard Stick Guard Stick, Reinforced Staff Reinforced Staff
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