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Increase the rate at which ATB fills.

Description

Haste is a magic spell in Final Fantasy VII Remake and "Episode INTERmission". It is the first level spell provided by Time Materia Time Materia, and the only one with a supportive effect as opposed to an offensive one. The spell applies the Haste Haste status to a target, which improves the rate at which their ATB gauge charges by 30%. Haste also dispels the Slow Slow and Stop Stop debuffs, but doing so does not replace the debuffs with Haste, and the spell must be cast again.

Haste is also a materia in the Fort Condor minigame in "Episode INTERmission", present on Battalion Board II, and Assassin Board I. It hastens movement and attack speed for allies that enter the spell's area of effect.

Mechanics[]

Magic Materia Magic Materia Time Materia Time Materia
Effects Grants Haste Haste to target for 100 seconds
Interrupt stats Interrupted by attacks with ≥40 interrupt strength
Compatible Support Materia Support Materia Magnify Materia Magnify Materia
Synergy Materia Synergy Materia

Use[]

Try and keep up!

Yuffie

Haste costs 4 MP to cast, and can be used by characters with time materia at level 1, and will apply the Haste buff for 100 seconds. This buff increase the target's ATB charge rate by 30%. This is useful on any character, and the increase to their ATB charge rate does not vary too greatly for characters with a higher or lower Speed Speed attribute, making it broadly useful on all.

Haste costs one ATB charge to cast. This is recouped after five ATB uses with Haste equipped, after which Haste will have provided more ATB than was required to cast it. Five ATB charges is normally achievable well within the duration of the Haste buff, making it a worthwhile cast.

Haste can be used effectively by pairing Magnify Materia Magnify Materia with time materia. This allows Haste to buff the entire party's ATB charge rate. Though magnify will shorten the buff duration, it does not reduce the effect. As magnify materia is a great pair with time materia for its other two spells, this can be a very efficient use of the spell. Haste also combines with Refocus Materia Refocus Materia once used in a multiplicative fashion, greatly increasing the ATB charge rate of a character.

Haste can be especially beneficial on Aerith to use her ATB Ward, as it expedites her ATB charge speed, so she can share more ATB with the party.

In "Episode INTERmission", Haste can be especially good in Yuffie and Sonon when the pair is synergized.

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