Allows you to expand the range of spell with the linked materia. To switch back to a single target, press when selecting a spell.Description
Magnify materia is a Support Materia in Final Fantasy VII Remake. It can be linked with Magic Materia to increase the range of spells and allow them to hit all targets. It can be used both with offensive magic materia to hit all enemies, or defensive magic materia to cure or buff all allies.
A magnify materia orb can be found during the quest "Working Together Again" in "The Town That Never Sleeps," by using the third robotic arm puzzle in the Sector 6 Collapsed Expressway. The player must drop Aerith to its location and she will go pick up the orb.
As with other support materia, magnify materia cannot be obtained again using chapter selection once already acquired. Where a magnify materia was previously obtained, Healing Materia replaces it.
|1||0||60% reduction when expanded|
|2||500||45% reduction when expanded|
|3||25% reduction when expanded|
Magnify materia allows spells to hit all targets on the allied or enemy party, depending on the type of spell. If paired with Healing Materia, it will heal all allies, while if paired with damaging materia, such as fire, it will hit all enemies. This can be also be used to apply statuses to all enemies or allies, such as Time Materia for buffs to ATB charge rate, or particularly Barrier Materia for great damage mitigation. The statuses will not be reduced in their effect, but will be reduced in their duration.
The effect of magnify materia depends on its level. At level 1, its effect will be reduced by 60%, meaning a spell will deal 40% of its normal damage, or heal at 40% of its normal capacity, if hitting multiple targets. At level 2, the effect is reduced by only 45%, meaning spells work at 55% of their full capacity if hitting multiple targets, and at level 3 the effect is reduced by only 25%, meaning spells work at 75% of their full capacity if hitting multiple targets. As a result, magnify materia is very useful to level up, meaning it is advisable to equip it at all times even if it is not in use. When magnify materia is paired to a spell, pressing will cause it to only apply to one target, avoiding any reduction.
Magnify materia is normally best used with healing materia. This allows it to heal all allies with a single spell cast, and casting Curaga on all allies can often bring the party back to full HP with only 12 MP. This is particularly important in hard mode, where MP is scarce and items can't be used for healing. However, in cases where multiple targets are weak to the same element, pairing magnify materia with a high level damaging magic materia can potentially cripple entire groups of enemies out at once.
Because Aerith has the highest Magic attribute, and she can cast spells twice from one use with Arcane Ward, she is the best candidate to pair magnify materia with any spell, for it to be at its optimum effect. When Aerith is absent, Cloud is the next best substitute, followed by Tifa, and finally by Barret. Depending on the equipped weapon, however, their magic attribute may be higher.