The Art of Swordplay manuscript for Cloud's weapon upgrades.

ManuscriptsManuscripts are key items in Final Fantasy VII Remake used to provide skill points for purchasing weapon upgrades, as well as second level limit breaks. Manuscripts are gained for completing various objectives, including Corneo Colosseum and Shinra Combat Simulator challenges, and by defeating certain enemies in hard mode.

Manuscripts are necessary to fully level up weapons after a character reaches their maximum level 50. There are 60 manuscripts in total. During an initial playthrough, only 12 can be obtained, and the remaining 48 require hard mode difficulty. There are 14 per character.

Manuscripts differ for each character. Cloud's are known as The Art of Swordplay, Barret's are known as Sharpshooter's Companion, Tifa's are the Way of the Fist, and Aerith's are Telluric Scriptures.

Limit breaks being learned from books alludes to the original Final Fantasy VII where each party member's final Limit was learned from a manual, which often required doing a sidequest to find.

Cloud's The Art of Swordplay[edit | edit source]

A primer on proper sword techinque. Increases Cloud's skill points.

Any difficulty[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
The Art of Swordplay Vol. I "Budding Bodyguard" Purchase from the Moogle Emporium for 5 moogle medals.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. II "The Town That Never Sleeps" Complete "Cloud vs. Shinra Thugs" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.
Ascension Limit Break "The Town That Never Sleeps" Complete "Cloud vs. Wild Animals" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. III "In Search of Hope" Complete "Corneo's Secret Stash".

Hard mode only[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IV "Fateful Encounters" Defeat The Huntsman.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. V "Home Sweet Slum" Defeat Doomrats during "Rat Problem".
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VI "Mad Dash" Defeat Roche.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VII "Budding Bodyguard" Defeat Reno.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. VIII "The Town That Never Sleeps" Defeat Beck, Burke, and Butch during "The Price of Thievery".
The Art of Swordplay Vol. IX "The Town That Never Sleeps" Defeat Jury-Rigged Cutter during "Shears' Counterattack".
The Art of Swordplay Vol. X "The Town That Never Sleeps" Defeat two Bombs during "A Dynamite Body".
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XI "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Beastmaster and Hellhound during "Tomboy Bandit".
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XII "The Belly of the Beast" Defeat Specimen H0512.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIII "Deliverance from Chaos" Complete the "Cloud vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates" challenge in the Shinra Combat Simulator.
The Art of Swordplay Vol. XIV "Deliverance from Chaos" Defeat Rufus and Darkstar.

Barret's Sharpshooter's Companion[edit | edit source]

A handbook dedicated to the proper use of fireamrs. Increases Barret's skill points.

Any difficulty[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. I "Budding Bodyguard" Purchase from the Moogle Emporium for 5 moogle medals.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. II "In Search of Hope" Complete "Barret vs. Shinra Thugs" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. III "In Search of Hope" Complete "The Power of Music".
Catastrophe Limit Break "The Town That Never Sleeps" Complete "Barret vs. Wild Animals" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.

Hard mode only[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. IV "The Destruction of Mako Reactor 1" Defeat the Scorpion Sentinel.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. V "Dogged Pursuit" Defeat the Crab Warden.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. VI "A Trap Is Sprung" Defeat the Airbuster.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. VII "Fight for Survival" Defeat Reno and Rude.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. VIII "A Broken World" Defeat the Failed Experiment.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. IX "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Tonberry during "Malicious Goons".
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. X "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Type-0 Behemoth during "Subterranean Menace".
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XI "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Rust Drake during "Chocobo Search".
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XI "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Rust Drake during "Chocobo Search".
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XII "The Day Midgar Stood Still" Defeat The Valkyrie.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XIII "Deliverance from Chaos" Complete the "Barret vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates" challenge in the Shinra Combat Simulator.
Sharpshooter's Companion Vol. XIV "Destiny's Crossroads" Defeat the Whisper Harbinger.

Tifa's Way of the Fist[edit | edit source]

A manuscript detailing some of martial arts' best-kept secrets. Increases Tifa's skill points.

Any difficulty[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
Way of the Fist Vol. I "Budding Bodyguard" Purchase from the Moogle Emporium for 5 moogle medals.
Way of the Fist Vol. II "In Search of Hope" Complete "Tifa vs. Shinra Thugs" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.
Way of the Fist Vol. III "In Search of Hope" Complete "Wavering Heart".
Dolphin Flurry Limit Break "The Town That Never Sleeps" Complete "Tifa vs. Wild Animals" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.

Hard mode only[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
Way of the Fist Vol. IV "Home Sweet Slum" Defeat the Wrath Hound during "On the Prowl".
Way of the Fist Vol. V "Mad Dash" Defeat the Enigmatic Specter.
Way of the Fist Vol. VI "Light the Way" Found in the ventilation fan (where the Chocobo & Moogle can previously be found).
Way of the Fist Vol. VII "Rough Waters" Defeat Abzu.
Way of the Fist Vol. VIII "Haunted" Defeat Eligor.
Way of the Fist Vol. IX "In Search of Hope" Defeat Abzu and the Abzu Shoats.
Way of the Fist Vol. X "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Phantoms during "Missing Children".
Way of the Fist Vol. XI "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Trypapolises during "Chocobo Search".
Way of the Fist Vol. XII "In Search of Hope" Defeat the Sahagin Prince during "Corneo's Secret Stash".
Way of the Fist Vol. XIII "Deliverance from Chaos" Complete the "Tifa vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates" challenge in the Shinra Combat Simulator.
Way of the Fist Vol. XIV "Deliverance from Chaos" Defeat the Jenova Dreamwaver.

Aerith's Telluric Scriptures[edit | edit source]

A collection of writings that discuss the mysteries of the planet. Increases Aerith's skill points.

Any difficulty[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
Telluric Scriptures Vol. I "Budding Bodyguard" Purchase from the Moogle Emporium for 5 moogle medals.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. II "The Town That Never Sleeps" Complete "Aerith vs. Shinra Thugs" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.
Planet's Protection Limit Break "The Town That Never Sleeps" Complete "Aerith vs. Wild Animals" challenge in Corneo Colosseum.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. III "In Search of Hope" Complete "Secret Medicine".

Hard mode only[edit | edit source]

Edition Chapter Obtained
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IV "Budding Bodyguard" Defeat Rude.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. V "Budding Bodyguard" Defeat the Monodrive Mk. II during "Weapons on a Rampage".
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VI "Budding Bodyguard" Defeat Hedgehog Pie King during "Kids on Patrol".
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VII "Budding Bodyguard" Defeat Chromogger during "Angel of the Slums".
Telluric Scriptures Vol. VIII "Budding Bodyguard" Defeat Venomantises during "Paying Respects".
Telluric Scriptures Vol. IX "The Town That Never Sleeps" Defeat Hell House.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. X "Haunted" Defeat the Ghoul.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XI "Deliverance from Chaos" Complete the "Aerith vs. 3-C SOLDIER Candidates" in the Shinra Combat Simulator.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XII "Deliverance from Chaos" Defeat the Swordipede.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIII "Deliverance from Chaos" Defeat The Arsenal.
Telluric Scriptures Vol. XIV "Destiny's Crossroads" Defeat Sephiroth.

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