Long Range is an Independent Materia in Final Fantasy VII. When equipped, it causes normal attacks from the Attack command to do full damage regardless of row, and also hit enemies that are normally out of reach with melee attacks.
Long Range is found at the Mythril Mine, by turning right from where the player first enters and climbing up the vines. To obtain multiple Long Range Materia, the player must master one.
|1||0||Attacks do full damage regardless of row. Can hit enemies normally out of reach with melee attacks.|
Long Range causes normal attacks to deal full damage regardless of the user's row. This means those who use it can move to the back row and reduce damage against them. It also allows the user to hit enemies normally out of reach with physical attacks, such as Bottomswell and Ultimate Weapon. This means that Materia can be useful on characters with melee attacks who mostly deal physical damage, such as Cloud, Tifa, or Cid, especially if they partake on the Battle Square.
Long Range is always useful to equip on physical attackers early on providing they have the Materia slot. However, it is made redundant when the player earns the Materia Slash-All, Mega All, or level 2 Double Cut, because Slash-All and 4x-Cut deal greater physical damage while themselves ignoring row.