Conjure a magical shield that keeps enemies at bay and stops projectiles.
Lustrous Shield is an ability for Aerith in Final Fantasy VII Remake, provided to her by the Bladed Staff. It places a floating energy flower that acts as a shield, capable of blocking projectiles. Three wards can be placed at a time, and each ward lasts 80 seconds.
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Lustrous Shield is a defensive ability that, when used correctly, can provide a lot of utility. It is capable of blocking pretty much any projectile in the game, including some boss attacks. It can also deal some passive damage in contact with the enemy. Aerith can summon up to two Lustrous Shields at the same time. However, its use is relegated to few situations dues to many of its drawbacks. For instance, the character must be standing directly behind the shield for it to actually take effect, greatly limiting its use. Some melee enemies can also pass through the shield and attack characters.
Lustrous Shield is mostly useful during boss fights with very telegraphed projectile attacks, such as Hell House. It can also be used with Aerith's Arcane Ward and ATB Ward, to defend an area that she is already using to quickly casts spells from.