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Fire element attack

Description

Fire is an attack magic spell in Final Fantasy VII. It is granted by the Fire Materia at level one, and is the basic Fire-elemental spell below Fire2 and Fire3.

Mechanics[]

Magic Materia Fire, Master Magic
Effects Small fire-elemental damage
Compatible Support Materia Added Cut
All
Final Attack
HP Absorb
Magic Counter
MP Absorb
MP Turbo
Quadra Magic
Sneak Attack
Steal as well

Damage formula:

where "Level" is the caster's current level and "Magical Attack" is their Magic atk stat. This is effectively 0.5x the base magic damage.

Use[]

Fire can be used by characters with the Fire Materia at level 1. At early levels, it can be a potent spell to cast on enemies that resist physical attacks, but are more vulnerable to magic generally. It is especially useful against enemies weak to Fire-elemental attacks, such as animals and water monsters.

The spell can be amplified by pairing the Fire Materia with Support Materia. The All Materia allows it to hit all enemies, while MP Turbo boosts both its damage and MP cost. As the spell has a low MP cost in general, MP Turbo can be efficient on Fire.

Fire becomes outclassed by Fire2 and Fire3, both gained from the leveled up Fire Materia. It can still be advisable to use Fire to conserve MP. It is also outclassed by Flare, gained from the Contain Materia. Fire is superior to the Flame Thrower E.Skill, even though the latter deals slightly more damage, for being able to be paired with Support Materia and for having a lower MP cost.

Fire can be cast by the enemies Mono Drive, Hedgehog Pie, Ghost, Sample:H0512-opt, Turks:Rude (during the Gongaga encounter) and Poodler. It is also equipped by Dyne, Pollensalta, and Death Dealer, but they will never use it in their AI script.

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