Haste is an indirect magic spell in Final Fantasy VII. It is granted by the Time Materia at level one, and applies the Haste status effect, which doubles the speed of the target's ATB gauge speed. Haste is the counterpart of Slow, which halves ATB speed.
|Magic Materia||Time, Master Magic|
|Compatible Support Materia||Added Cut, All, Final Attack, HP Absorb, Magic Counter, MP Absorb, MP Turbo, Quadra Magic, Sneak Attack, Steal as well|
Haste can be used by characters with the Time Materia at level 1. It applies the Haste status effect, which doubles the ATB speed of the character. The spell is useful during fights as it can make allies to outpace enemies. The spell can be applied to all allies when linking the Time Materia with the All Materia. The spell can be especially good at the Battle Square where beneficial status effects don't run out in-between battles.
The Big Guard from the Enemy Skill Materia outclasses the basic Haste spell. Big Guard provides not only the Haste status, but also Barrier and MBarrier, to all allies, without linking to the All Materia. Though Big Guard costs more MP, the effects are worth it. Alternatively, players can also equip Sprint Shoes to apply Haste automatically when battle begins.