Increases your max HP. The total boost limit is +100% when more than one is equipped.
HP Up materia is a Complete Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake that increases the user's HP by a percentage: 10% at first level, up to a 50% increase at level 5. HP Up materia stacks up to a +100% HP boost, meaning two max level HP Up materia can be equipped per character. HP Up materia grants great durability.
Obtained[edit | edit source]
During Chapter 2, "Fateful Encounters", quest called "Evade Pursuers", after meeting with Aerith Cloud is attacked by Shinra Electric Power Company forces. The battle begins against security officers. Southeast on the map, a previously inaccessible area will lead to a battle against a few security officers and a guard dog, and Cloud can pick up an HP Up Materia.
An HP Up materia can be found during "A Train Wreck" in Chapter 11, "Haunted". Another HP Up is in the duct Cloud and Tifa crawl through to eavesdrop on the Shinra directors' meeting in Chapter 16, "The Belly of the Beast", the "Reconnaissance" quest.
Stats[edit | edit source]
|1||0||Increases max HP by 10%.|
|2||500||Increases max HP by 20%.|
|3||1000||Increases max HP by 30%.|
|4||3500||Increases max HP by 40%.|
|5||5000||Increases max HP by 50%.|
Use[edit | edit source]
The HP Up materia provides a percentage boost to a character's HP. Multiple HP Up materia can be equipped at once to boost up to 100% of a character's base HP. The materia can greatly boost a character's durability, meaning it is very common to equip multiple on all characters, especially in hard mode.
HP Up can be prioritized on Barret if used in conjunction with his Lifesaver ability. Barret has the highest base HP and Lifesaver allows him to tank damage away from the other party members. This means Barret can absorb most of the damage while still having solid HP himself. As HP Up materia is percentage-based, Barret will also gain the most out of using the materia at lower levels. Barret can also use the Provoke Materia to further draw fire his way.
Below Barret, HP Up should be prioritized on Tifa or Aerith, who have the second-lowest and lowest HP in the game respectively. Their survivability is based more on their mobility than their ability to sustain damage, as their low HP makes them fragile. Equipping the materia can help mitigate this problem and improve their survivability. Cloud benefits from HP Up materia for much the same reason as Tifa, as he is a melee character who will need to confront enemies upfront to deal damage, putting himself in harm's way. However, Cloud has the second-highest HP, and is less of a priority.