Creates a Barrier resistant to magical attacksDescription
MBarrier is an indirect magic spell in Final Fantasy VII. It is granted by the Barrier Materia at level two, and applies the MBarrier status effect which halves all magical damage. MBarrier is the counterpart of Barrier, which halves physical damage.
|Magic Materia||Barrier, Master Magic|
|Compatible Support Materia||Added Cut, All, Final Attack, HP Absorb, Magic Counter, MP Absorb, MP Turbo, Quadra Magic, Sneak Attack, Steal as Well|
MBarrier can be used by characters with the Barrier Materia at level 2. It applies the MBarrier status effect, which reduces incoming magic damage against the target receives by half. The spell has a moderate MP cost of 24. It is useful against enemies that rely on dealing magical damage. The spell can be applied to all allies when linking the Barrier Materia with the All Materia.
The main drawback to MBarrier is that Big Guard from the Enemy Skill Materia effectively makes it redundant. Big Guard provides not only the MBarrier status, but also Barrier and Haste, with no requirement to be linked to the All Materia. Though Big Guard's MP cost is over double that of MBarrier, the effects are worth it. Therefore, after Big Guard is obtained, MBarrier should only be used when a player is conserving MP.