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Ice materia is a Magic Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake equipped to provide the user Ice-elemental spells. The materia has the ice element, meaning it can be linked with the Elemental Materia to add ice damage to attacks or resist against ice.
Obtained[edit | edit source]
An ice materia can first be found in the cave in Scrap Boulevard, first visited during the quest "A Job for the Neighborhood Watch". More can also be purchased from shops from Sector 7 Slums onwards, costing 500 gil each.
Later, an ice materia is initially equipped on Aerith Gainsborough.
In Chapter 13, "A Broken World", the player explores the Underground Test Site as Barret during the "In Solitude" segment. After reuniting with Tifa the player should take the path right go up the stairs, then shoot at the turbines to create a safe passage forward. The left turbine creates a path to a treasure chest with an ether, the right turbine leads to a dead-end with boxes, while the middle proceeds forward. Shooting the safes around cages can net items; one cage contains an ice materia orb, while another has a chest with a turbo ether.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Growth[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
|Blizzard||4||Deal a small amount of ice damage.|
|Blizzara||10||Deal a moderate amount of ice damage.|
|Blizzaga||21||Deal a large amount of ice damage.|
Use[edit | edit source]
Ice materia grants three tiers of ice-elemental spells, beginning with the base spell Ice. After receiving AP, it unlocks more powerful spells that require greater MP use; 300 AP unlocks Blizzara, and 900 AP unlocks Blizzaga. These spells are comparable in damage to spells from Fire Materia, Lightning Materia, and Wind Materia. Equipping the ice materia increases the user's max MP by +1.
Ice materia can be useful for spellcasting against enemies weak to ice, particularly on Aerith and Cloud, who have the highest and second-highest Magic attribute, respectively. Ice spells fire a homing projectile that can cause hit stun on impact, and explodes after a short delay for heavy damage, which can allow enemies to dodge out before the spell detonates. The initial projectile can also be blocked by obstacles between the caster and target. Fire or lightning spells are thus preferable against enemies that are not weak to the ice element.
The Elemental Materia can be paired with ice materia to add the ice element to equipment. This can be paired on weapons to allow a characters' normal attacks to exploit an enemy's weakness to ice, or on armor to resist ice damage. When used on weapons, it is especially effective on Tifa and Cloud, who have very high strength attributes, particularly on enemies weak to ice but resistant to physical damage. On armor, it can be used well in combination with the Provoke Materia to greatly resist ice attacks. This is ideal on Barret Wallace, who can sustain a lot of damage in battle. When used on a character's weapon, their weapon takes on an ice visual; e.g. Cloud's sword will have ice crystals on the blade. This visual can be added to enemies he strikes, as well.
The level of the player's best ice materia is assessed for Chocobo Sam's questline in Wall Market during "The Town That Never Sleeps". When Cloud and Johnny help the chef figure out which of his appliances is working sub-optimally, ice materia level matters for assessing the fridge.