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The Guard Stick is Aeris's initial weapon in Final Fantasy VII. It is a basic weapon with a single Materia slot, and minimal stats. Guard Stick can be thrown.

Mechanics[]

As the Guard Stick has a base Attack stat bonus of 13, the base damage for physical attacks when the Guard Stick is equipped is in the following formula:

where "Level" is Aeris's current level and "Strength" is her Strength stat. The Guard Stick also has an Attack% (Accuracy) of 99%, and grants a +2 bonus to Aeris's Magic stat. Guard Stick also provides Aeris with +1 to her Vitality, and +4 to Spirit, which determine her resistance to physical and magical damage respectively.

Use[]

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The Guard Stick is initially equipped by Aeris, and can be replaced upon reaching Wall Market where the Mythril Rod can be purchased. It can also be replaced by the powerful Striking Staff available to steal shortly after.

Guard Stick has a single Materia slot. Due to Aeris's high Magic stat, and to compensate for her low physical damage, this slot should be given to an offensive Magic Materia, such as Fire, Ice, or Lightning. This allows Aeris to still be useful in fights and defeat enemies. Though she can also be given the Restore, this is generally unnecessary on Aeris due to her Limit providing more than enough healing at this stage, and because it gives her no offensive capability in battle.

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