Equips "Mystify" magic
Mystify is a Magic Materia in Final Fantasy VII equipped to provide the user negative status effect spells that render them incapable of fully controlling their actions. These spells are Confu, which inflicts the Confusion status effect that causes a target to randomly attack allies for its duration, and and Berserk, which inflicts the Berserk status effect that causes a target to permanently only physically attack an enemy for 150% damage. Mystify can also be linked with the Added Effect Materia to provide immunity to Confusion and Berserk.
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|Confu||18||60% chance of inflicting Confusion on target.|
|Berserk||18||Inflicts Berserk on target. 80% probability on enemies, 100% on allies.|
Use[edit | edit source]
The Mystify Materia grants the spell Confu at level 1, and Berserk at level 2. The former inflicts the Confusion status effect, causing a target to randomly attack its allies for its duration. The latter inflicts Berserk, which forces a target to only physically attack enemies, for 150% of their normal damage. Confu has a 60% chance of inflicting its status, while Berserk has an 80% probability on enemies and 100% chance on allies.
While Confu can render enemies harmless Berserk has varying effects depending on what enemy it is cast on. On enemies that rely on magical damage, it can render enemies relatively harmless, but on enemies reliant on physical damage, it can make them more dangerous by amplifying damage. Berserk can also be cast on allies, which can be useful in fights in which the character will only be attacking the enemy, as it will increase their damage.
Mystify is less useful for spellcasting. This is because in many cases the larger enemies are simply immune to the statuses anyway, and in other cases, items can also be used in its stead. Mystify can be linked with the Added Effect Materia on weapons for a 20% chance of inflicting the statuses on enemies with a physical attack, and when linked on armor, it can provide immunity to both statuses. As Mystify only comes with minor stat changes (+2% to MP and +1 Magic, but also -2% HP and -1 Strength), it is safe to equip this on any character. However, equipping Peace Ring and Ribbon also provide immunity to Berserk among other statuses.