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Restores life


Life is a restore magic spell in Final Fantasy VII. It is granted by the Revive Materia at level one, and revives a fallen character at a quarter of their max HP. Life is the basic reviving spell below Life2, which revives a character at full HP.


Magic Materia Revive, Master Magic
Effect Revives party member at 1/4 health
Compatible Support Materia Added Cut
Final Attack
HP Absorb
Magic Counter
MP Absorb
MP Turbo
Quadra Magic
Sneak Attack
Steal as well


Life can be used by characters with the Revive Materia at level 1. It revives a character at a quarter of their max HP, which is more than a Phoenix Down will. However, the spell has a great MP cost at 34, meaning that Phoenix Downs save more MP while Life saves more gil.

Though the spell Life2 revives a character at full HP, it has almost three times the MP cost. This is considerably higher than using Life along with most curative spells, aside from Cure3, meaning that Life remains useful until characters' max MP drastically increases.

The spell may instantly defeat undead opponents, even the boss Gi Nattak, but has a chance of missing.