Allows you to recover HP when unleashing an attack of the linked materia's type. Works with fire, ice, lightning, wind, poison, enemy skill, deadly dodge, and parry materia.
HP Absorption materia is a Support Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It can be linked with a wide variety of Magic Materia, Command Materia, and Complete Materia to recover HP when unleashing an attack from the linked materia. It will heal the user based on a percentage of the damage they deal with the linked materia's ability.
Obtained[edit | edit source]
HP Absorption materia can be purchased from Chadley for 100 gil after completing the Battle Intel Report 19, which requires the player to defeat monsters of 10 unique varieties (the ones marked with the icon).
Stats[edit | edit source]
|1||-||Absorb HP (20% of damage dealt)|
|2||2500||Absorb HP (30% of damage dealt)|
|3||7500||Absorb HP (40% of damage dealt)|
Use[edit | edit source]
HP Absorption materia allows certain spells and abilities to heal the user after hitting. This can be very ATB and MP-efficient, saving the user from needing to heal themselves with spells or items. If paired with magic materia, it is best to match with an element that enemies either are weak to, or at least do not resist. If paired with other materia types, it is always useful, though it may heal by smaller amounts.
The combination is good on Barret in particular when paired with Lifesaver; he can tank damage, protecting other party members, and then heal himself while also dealing damage in an MP-efficient way. Aerith, who has a high Magic attribute and Arcane Ward to cast spells twice, can also use it efficiently.
Both Cloud and Tifa can also benefit from using the materia. For them, it is better with Parry Materia and Deadly Dodge Materia to take advantage of their naturally high Strength unless they are being used in a spellcasting role.
Another efficient use of the materia is when paired with Enemy Skill Materia. This is useful in particular for Spirit Syphonl, improving its HP regeneration even further. Another great use is in combination with Self-Destruct after dealing damage, assuming Warding Materia, Subversion Materia, and Reprieve are used in a combo to survive its effects.
In most difficulty settings and playthroughs, HP Absorption materia pairs best with magic spells, which are more reliable to use. If the player links the same magic materia with Magnify Materia, they can recover even more HP. However, in hard mode, HP Absorption materia can be paired very effectively with deadly dodge or parry to allow a character to heal themselves without ever needing to use MP, which in hard mode is very scarce.