Fire an energy burst that hits multiple times. Increased stagger damage bonus. Costs 2 ATB.
Ray of Judgment is an ability for Aerith in Final Fantasy VII Remake, provided to her by the Mythril Rod. It launches a long range energy beam that deals damage consecutively, and also increases the stagger damage % bonus.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Ray of Judgment is spread over 10 hits of equal damage. Each hit has an attack power of 64, for a total of 640 overall, also increasing the stagger damage % bonus.
Use[edit | edit source]
Ray of Judgment is Aerith's most powerful ability in terms of raw damage. While it has a significant startup, it covers massive range, being able to hit the enemy from very long and safe distances. It is the only ability other than Tifa's True Strike and her Unbridled Strength techniques that can ncrease the enemy's stagger damage % bonus. This makes it a strong ability for Aerith to open with after an enemy is staggered, after which she can follow with other abilities and spells.
The ability has some drawbacks however; other than its ATB cost, Aerith is left vulnerable for a considerable amount of time while using it, and the attack does not track enemies who may thus move out of the line of fire. This means it is best to issue this command to Aerith while controlling another character, as enemies are less likely to interrupt her while channeling the attack. Due to the attack not being able to track enemies, it is also best used against enemies that are fixed in place or staggered.